Located in Maharashtra and not often frequented by many travellers, Tadoba National Park, otherwise known as the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, is home to a healthy number of majestic tigers. The park is well linked to Mumbai, making it ideal to visit at the start or end of your holiday to India.
If you want a high chance of spotting these beautiful creatures, Tadoba is excellent for sightings, though you may need several days in the park to ensure a greater chance. You can also spot an array of other wildlife, such as panthers, Indian leopards, Striped hyenas, gaurs, jackals, jungle cats and bison just to name a few. As well, you may have a good chance of spotting the shy sloth bear.
The park’s landscape is varied, from cliffs and deep valleys to caves and hills, lakes and water bodies, you can walk and kayak through the buffer zones. The best time to visit is between November and May and mid-October to mid-March, when temperatures are milder, though the middle of December through till the end of January should be avoided due to cold, misty mornings. For the real wildlife enthusiasts, the prime time to visit is from March to the end of May when the weather is extremely hot, drying up watering holes and making wildlife sightings more common. In regards to accommodation, there isn’t a great deal of variety and none at the luxury end of the scale. However, Svasara Jungle Lodge is the most comfortable option.