Top Activities in Tadoba

Located in Maharashtra, Central India, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve or Tadoba National Park is one of the most preferred tiger destinations in India and the largest in the state. Tadoba has gained immense popularity in recent years as the top park for tiger sightings, and is one of India’s forty-seven project tiger reserves. This pristine, wild habitat is located in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra, also referred to as Vidarbha region. Connectivity to Tadoba is excellent as it is just 2-1/2 hours from Nagpur International airport. A quaint, beautiful jungle with a hilly terrain and undulating landscape, Tadoba guarantees tiger and wildlife sightings galore, in addition to many more activities, one can indulge in.

Tadoba Jungle Safari

A dry deciduous forest with mostly teak and bamboo trees, Tadoba has a mix of grasslands and dry forests. This type of vegetation allows better visibility throughout the forest and of course a better chance of sightings. The thrill of traversing the forests, taking in the smells and the sounds of its pristine flora and fauna, and being engulfed in its wild charms in open 4x4 jeeps, specially fitted with front-facing, are inescapable experiences. Safaris in Tadoba are operated by locals to support employment, experienced Pugdundee naturalists are available on prior bookings to accompany on safaris.
Tadoba Jungle Safari
Bird Photography in Tadoba

Bird Photography in Tadoba

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is home to over 280 bird species! Since it has many unique habitats including water bodies, grasslands, adjoining farmlands, dense forest, and bamboo zones in Tadoba, it makes it an amazing place to go birding.
While you stroll by the rivers or go on boats in the lakes of Tadoba, you get to rendezvous with raptors like White-eyed buzzards, Oriental honey buzzards, Paradise flycatchers, Open Billed Stork, and Lesser Adjutants. In winters the lakes are full with migratory guests and in summers the residents flock to the last of the remaining wetlands. So let the birder in you find its way to this delightful birding haven.
Bird Photography in Tadoba

Nature Walk in Tadoba

Tadoba Tiger Reserve has many recognized walking trails to explore the jungle closely, these are all located in the buffer zone of the Tiger reserve. Entry tickets and an authorized guide are required to access these trails. Waghoba is located in a versatile habitat and offers many options for short and long walks including in forests, farms, and around villages.
In-house experienced naturalists are available for walks and other excursions on prior booking. They add much value to the experience by interpreting the jungle and its surrounding with ease. Jamunbudi Hill hike is situated close to the lodge and is highly recommended for its flora, fauna, and spectacular views.
Nature Walk in Tadoba
Cycling Tour in Tadoba

Cycling Tour in Tadoba

Waghoba Eco Lodge offers cycling trips in the adjoining forests and countryside. The lodge has good-quality trail bikes available on prior bookings. You can spend a leisurely evening riding through the countryside and even to Irai Dam.
It promises an adventure that you explore at your own pace, while you immerse yourself in the lush surroundings and absorb the rawness of nature, gathering some peerless memories.
We are happy to organize a guide, naturalist and a picnic hamper on prior reservations.
Cycling Tour in Tadoba

Night Safari in Tadoba

Night Safari is the latest addition to an array of activities in Tadoba. Night Safari is available in the buffer zone from Junona Gate which is 45 minutes from our lodge. The complete experience is about 3-4 hours starting just after sunset.
It’s a great way to experience the nightlife in Tadoba National Park and has become popular for leopard & tiger sightings.
Good warm clothing for winter months and prior booking is recommended to enjoy the experience.
Night Safari in Tadoba
Boat Ride in Tadoba

Boat Ride in Tadoba

The boating facility on the backwaters of Irai lake is offered by the forest department. This is an ideal activity for birders and photographers. Some of the birds that can be seen are Crested Poachard, Grey Heron, Stork Billed Kingfisher, and Cotton Goose. Many migratory birds also arrive at this lake in winters.
The boating point is about 30 minutes’ drive from the lodge. Guest have the option of booking the boat from 1-3 hours. Guest booking for a longer duration has the option of going all the way into the buffer of Tadoba by boat and also an opportunity to see mammals.
Boat Ride in Tadoba

Log Hut Stay in Tadoba

Simple log huts have been made above forest guard check posts in the buffer zone and are a unique experience of spending a night deep inside the tiger country.
Filled with night calls from owls, nightjars, and occasional alarm calls to warn the forest residents of any predator movements in their surroundings, it’s an experience that keeps your adrenaline pumping.
Accommodation is basic and toilet facilities are available, authorized jeeps will pick and drop you from the log huts.
However, prior reservations and a basic night kit are recommended (torches, water, snack & clothing as per weather).
Log Hut Stay in Tadoba
Ramdegi Temple in Tadoba

Ramdegi Temple in Tadoba

Ramdegi is a charming rural setup in the Chimur Taluk of Chandrapur. An idyllic countryside drives through lush, verdant fields on either side, village’s charming rural setup takes you back in time. A temple dedicated to Lord Rama stands serenely, near the Ramdegi forest. It is also believed to be one of the spots where Rama stayed during his 14 years of exile. Thereby making it a popular spot for tourists and pilgrims alike.
There are fascinating Buddha sculptures by a banyan tree, some 400 steps away, at Ramdegi, at Buddha Vihar. It is believed that tigers too can be seen boldly walking into the temple complex under the cover of a night.
Ramdegi is also a great habitat for sloth bears and a good population can be found around the area. The temple pujari (priests) have many tales to share about the bears. Ramdegi excursion is now part of the buffer zone and a buffer safari has to be booked to access this area.
Ramdegi Temple in Tadoba

Sevagram Gandhi Ashram

Sevagram is a township, located 8 km from Wardha. The ashram was set up by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, in the outskirts of the village. This became his home and residence from 1938, till his demise in 1948.
There is a museum here that preserves artifacts from India’s freedom struggle. A disciple of Gandhiji, Seth Jamnalal Bajaj donated about 300 acres of land to the ashram. A picturesque location that brings forth memories from India’s freedom struggle, Sevagram is a fascinating day trip that is a must-do.
Must visit are the innumerable centres like CSC – Centre of Science of Villages and many Khadhi outfits like Magan Khadhi. It is about a 2-hour drive from our lodge. This visit can be also made when traveling back and forth from Nagpur, as it’s a small detour from the highway.
Sevagram Gandhi Ashram
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