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Hyderabad to Tadoba tiger reserve Road condition, Route and Gates information, Tadoba Guide

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Hyderabad to Tadoba route:

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Hyderabad to Tadoba forest route is a mix of 4-lane and 2-lane route. First leg of the journey is Hyderabad to Adilabad on NH7 via Nirmal. It is a beautiful 4-lane toll road one can easily maintain 100 km/hr for the first 300 Kilometers. Adilabad to Wani is mix of good and bad roads.

 

Once you cross Wani you need to change the route depending on the gate you are planning to visit. Following are the list of Gates available.

 

Entry Gates :: Tadoba Tiger Reserve

  • Khutvanda
  • Kolara (Second best option)
  • Mohurli (Famous gate)
  • Navegaon
  • Pangdi
  • Zahri (Kolsa)

 

Note : Tuesday is a Holiday (subjected to change)

 

Tadoba will be closed during monsoon i.e

 

1st July to 15th October (subjected to change)

 

Best Route :Hyderabad to Mohurli gate Tadoba (Famous gate)

Hyderabad --> Kamareddy --> Nirmal --> Adilabad -->Pandharkawada -->Karanji --> Wani --> Chandrapur --> Mohurli gate

 

Best Route :Hyderabad to Kolara (Second option)

Hyderabad --> Kamareddy --> Nirmal --> Adilabad -->Pandharkawada -->Karanji-->Wani--> Warora --> Chimur --> Kolara gate

 

Note:

Routes and Gates are always confusing around the forest arear. Even though you use Google maps make sure to recheck with locals

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How to book a Tadoba Tiger Safari Online?
 

 

  • Select the park name as Tadoba and select the date.

 

  • Select the slot. Each entry gate consists of two different slots per day, Morning and Evening.

 

  • Select the vehicle type, here you have two options you have to choose either own or hired vehicle.(We will prefer the hired vehicle to get the proper view ).

 

  • Guide fee should be paid at the entrance of the Park. Guide is mandatory for every vehicle both for own and hired. If you are planning to take your own vehicle make sure you reserve a place for the guide.

 

  • Hiring a vehicle is an easy task as you can find plenty of them at the entry gate. (We paid 2k for the trip during weekend)

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Resorts at Tadoba

All the resorts are over priced to certain extent. Make sure you pre book the resort and avoid last minute plans.

If you pre book the resort you can ask the resort owner to book the safari for you.

Some of the best resorts

Kolara Gate

  • Svasara Jungle Lodge(Best Resort but on the expensive side)
  • Chava Kolara

Mohurli Gate

  • Tiger village resort
  • Seri Tiger resort (recommended)

 

En-route  to tadoba. All the images are taken from a mobile camera, excuse for the quality.

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After 300 kilometers non-stop drive, we took our first break.

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We had gone on an early morning safari at the Mohurli gate without any advance booking due to lack of information.
Limited vehicles are allowed per day. Luckily one family did not show up at the gate and the officer allowed us to make an entry.

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We witnessed a tiger chasing the boar live. Missed my camera badly.

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He dragged his meal into the woods.

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15~20 jeeps  went in and only 3 jeeps got lucky to view the tiger, Rest of them had gone home disappointed.

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We went around in search of more tigers but couldn't find any further. We drove back home on the same day.

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Tadoba and Pench forests are always confusing.

There are many entry gates at different gates.If we visit without planning we will be in soup.

Information about Tadoba is spot on.

Thank you for sharing.

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Great post buddy.. We need to do this together once get back to India ... Let us plan for a safari drive meet up flag

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sagar said:
Great post buddy.. We need to do this together once get back to India ... Let us plan for a safari drive meet up flag

 

Sure.

We will plan for the drive during June/July

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You were lucky that you did not book the slot, got an opportunity to enter safari an spotted a tiger.

I have few questions?

What is the best season to visit tadoba?
How are roads now?
Best gate to enter?
I have a duster, Can it do the safari?

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11 hours ago, karthik said:

How are roads now?
Best gate to enter?
I have a duster, Can it do the safari?


Road condition is mixed, First 300 kilometers Hyderabad to Adilabad is bliss. Super smooth 4-lane road.
After Adilabad road is average, Nothing alarming.

Mohurli is the best gate to enter, you can find many resorts around Mohurli gate.

Duster can easily do it, I will suggest you to hire a gypsy, view is far more better that regular vehicles.
Gypsy come with custom seats and you sit very high.
 

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Roads are not maintained well after Adilabad.

I would suggest you to book 2 safari slots.

Chances of spotting a tiger is less.

So book as many slots as you can.

Some people book 3 slots, morning, evening and next day morning.
 

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Tadoba is very confusing, gates, time slots and accommodation.
All these things should be planned well in advance.
Thank you for the information guys. Cheers.

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Thanks a lot for sharing the much needed info regarding the gates at Tadoba. Is this the right time to visit Tadoba for spotting the tigers?

 

 

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Nice post. planning for tadoba trip this summer vacation. Need some details about the guest house and tariffs.

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31 minutes ago, Krish said:

Nice post. planning for tadoba trip this summer vacation. Need some details about the guest house and tariffs.


Hotel/Resorts at Tadoba are on the expensive side during the peak season.Some of the best resorts.
 

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Kolara Gate

  • Svasara Jungle Lodge(Best Resort but on the expensive side)
  • Chava Kolara

Mohurli Gate

  • Tiger village resort
  • Seri Tiger resort (recommended)

 

 

You need to book resort, then book a gate depending on the nearest one available.
if it is confusing, you can also ask the hotel guys to book a gate for you.


March-April-May is the best time to visit.
Try to book 2~3 safaris, so that you may not miss spotting a Tiger.

 

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1 hour ago, gowtham said:


Hotel/Resorts at Tadoba are on the expensive side during the peak season.Some of the best resorts.
 

 

You need to book resort, then book a gate depending on the nearest one available.
if it is confusing, you can also ask the hotel guys to book a gate for you.


March-April-May is the best time to visit.
Try to book 2~3 safaris, so that you may not miss spotting a Tiger.

 

How much time does one Safari take? I stay there for two days. Will book a resort near kolara gate and will go through mohurli gate. Is that possible?

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11 hours ago, Krish said:

How much time does one Safari take? I stay there for two days. Will book a resort near kolara gate and will go through mohurli gate. Is that possible?


Total Safari time will be around 3 hours.

You can attend two Safari's per day, i.e morning and evening.
If you book a resort, those guys will defiantly help in booking the gate.

I am not sure about the distance between Kolara gate and mohurli gate. You can check with resort owners for that information.
Some resort will arrange the Safari vehicle directly from resort. So they will have more info about gates. :)

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4 hours ago, gowtham said:


Total Safari time will be around 3 hours.

You can attend two Safari's per day, i.e morning and evening.
If you book a resort, those guys will defiantly help in booking the gate.

I am not sure about the distance between Kolara gate and mohurli gate. You can check with resort owners for that information.
Some resort will arrange the Safari vehicle directly from resort. So they will have more info about gates. :)

Seri tiger resort is on the higher side. ₹7k per night it's high. Looking for other resorts near other gates if I find a good one I'll book it or else will book seri.

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Seri tiger resort is on the higher side. ₹7k per night it's high. Looking for other resorts near other gates if I find a good one I'll book it or else will book seri.

Yeah price is on the expensive side.

Very few private resorts.

There are some government hotels, managed by tourism guys. Check them out.

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14 minutes ago, gowtham said:

 


Yeah price was on the expensive side.
Very few private resorts.

There are some government hotels, managed by tourism guys. Check them out.

 

Will check. Government resorts are not maintained properly in many places.

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Guest Dipa

Thanks for sharing this very good information about tadoba. I have visited tadoba many times but i have some friends out of maharashtra and they dont now the route for tadoba this blog will help them.  I always book best resort in tadoba so they rovide all facility including tadoba jungle safari booking and stay and food and naturalist while doing jungle safari.

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The resort which you mentioned is on the expensive side.

There are some cheap options avialble in Tadoba.

Tadoba gates and safari is a mess, If you drive down without planning.

1. Book the safari in advance
2. Book the accommodation in advance 

3. If you are not sure about the Safari booking contact your resort guy. They will book a slot for you.


 

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