Home In The Woods
98Stripes "home in the woods" is due to open its doors by the third quarter of 2023, in Tadoba Andhari area.
98Stripes has luxurious private villas in Tadoba, which is one of the best places for tiger and other wildlife sightings in India. Situated in the vicinity of one the 7 main entry gates of the core area, 98Stripes provides you with the best of Indian wildlife Safari experience with stay in the luxurious comfort of our hospitality and your own lawn space. Enrich your experience with the best jungle tour, along with a dash of exposure to local culture, and an exquisite array of gastronomical delights, with wifi following you always.
We ensure your return with a unique, true Indian wildlife experience, that you will cherish for the rest of your life, and we are sure that you will want to come back for more.
Our Villa is at your disposal, with well done interiors, richly furnished to give you the warmth of your home away from home. Each villa has a separate living room, bed room and powder room, along with a spacious wash area and a personal lawn. The personal lawn would add privacy and you could enjoy reading at the Gazebo or have barbecue along with good wine in your own space along with some good music. The different season would add a different texture to your stay, like, in rain, the gazebo could provide you solace in your loved ones company with a hot cup of tea / coffee / soup.
One also has the option to Work From The Jungles, which has become a popular concept post Covid, an option where you can spend quality time with your family and yet work with smooth wifi, midst nature and fresh air.
We Indians love to eat and hence we have a variety of cuisines including continental, and fillers in between. While we would have a common dining area, we also have a great cafe with good coffee, sandwiches, pizza, local delicacies and fresh tea and also À la carte menu.
We shall, on request, arrange for local music and dance, or take you around the villages for a glimpse of their life.
Check out the section below for our holistic efforts in this region:
98Stripes is marching towards ESG (Environment Social and Governance) certification, as we see this as a huge opportunity to aid Mother Nature and upliftment to community, we have seen some locals graduated to managerial posts.
The safari booking is through the Govt online platform and can be accessed on www.mytadoba.org. This online system is well developed which also has a TATKAL service available for late comers or last-minute visitors, which opens 3 days prior to the date of the safari. A quite transparent system and a good way for all and every to plan themselves to get a glimpse of The My Lord, The Mighty Panthera Tigris.
While we have no role to play on the online booking system, but yes, we can assist wherever and in whatever way we can, do reach out to us.
We are based comparatively at the newer side of TATR, Tadoba North, while the other areas are Mohurli and Kolsa Range. This area, in-spite of being new, has gained a lot of traction in terms of visitors with a whooping 80% success rate, with at least 10 gates including the core. The gates we cater to are Two Core gates Kolara and Navegaon, and buffer (where animals and human kind of co-exist) of Sirkheda, Palasgaon (primarily night safari), Belara, Madnapur, Kolara Buffer, Alizanjha, Navegaon and some more new opening up. The good thing is 98Stripes is within the radius of 2/3 kms for most gates.
The other advantage of TATR is that it's operational 12 months, with all buffer gates in operations during the rainy season, July to Oct, while the Core gates are shut.
I must add that the flora fauna and all the animals are so different during the rainy season. Apart from the Tiger you get to see plethora of different species of Bugs. Spiders, butterflies are some rare birds and amphibians.
TATR is a huge dense forest and we have access to only 20% of the forest land. Animals are shy and avoid humans; it’s certainly a matter of luck to sight them. Our advice to guest is to enjoy the wilderness in the lush forests while the prized species conveniently camouflage, it’s a delight when they present themselves to us.
Jungle lore says they see us 100% of the time and our chances of seeing them is 10%.
Our safari infrastructure will be your friend, philosopher and guide throughout the adventure. We proudly provide the below and we try to keep raising our own Bar so as to make your experience worthwhile, and your feedback our learnings.
Welcome to TATR, The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, home to over 115 tigers (according to census 2020, actually could be more), in its 1727 square kilometre of wilderness. The area is also home to over.
Welcome to 98Stripes, the jewel in the crown of TATR. Its unique location, of being in the vicinity of multiple entry gates, and unique, luxury hospitality, lets you explore TATR like no other. With us, you can taste a different flavour of the Tadoba forest each day, by exploring different areas. You can enthral on the rich wildlife, experiencing how they live in their own habitat, soak in the wonderful, unblemished nature, get in unison with the chatter of the birds, the bark of the deer, or the occasional roar of the tiger.
Once you are back we shall take over and ensure to give you true luxury with the right amount of pampering, albeit with local flavour of culture, food, music and solitude. Scroll down below, to know more about your stay.
As mentioned because of our strategic location we are at an edge with choice of more number of gates and also number of safari rides, which is also limited at each gate.
Areas of interest around Tadoba could be
98Stripes boasts to be one of its kind boutique resort with fine dining and living experience in the wild. Its all about The Jungle, Nature, Wildlife and Warmth, and We have tried absorb the local flora, fauna, culture, cuisine & history to make it exciting and adventurous. Our features:
The Owner & Founder, Manoj N Gupta has gone through a huge transformation - after 35 years in the corporate world and with his experience in various MNC and his chequered career, he decided to hang his boots in pursuit of his inner self, happiness (passion for the wild, deeper connection of human to wild, simplicity being best). He did explore himself and then decided on to have 98Stripes, the approx number of black stripes a tiger has.
He believes in connecting humans with nature, sustainability, respecting the wild, co habitation & is absolutely stunned by the beauty, resilience & power of Nature.
He is an avid farmer, budding ornithologist and an amateur photographer and some of them can be seen on his insta page. He also intends to write a book of facts and fictions of Tigers.
To know more, Visit his Instagram at:
Tadoba is in Maharashtra, India, and it’s here that we have the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR), which is one of the 47 tiger reserves in India, spread over 1727 Sq Km area. The Dist is Chandrapur and the closest air connectivity is Nagpur, 102 kms away. Tadoba National Park was created in 1955 post which Andhari Wildlife was created in 1986 and then the two were amalgamated into one in 1995, which birth to Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.
It is interesting to know as to how the name came into being and one is always intrigued about it. The word Tadoba Andhari comes from the name of a God “Taru” or “Tadoba” and the word Andhari comes from the river which flows in the region.
Taru was a village chief who succumbed to death in a mythological encounter with a tiger, and he has his temple on the banks of the Tadoba Lake, which is visited by Adivasis between Dec-January.
The Tadoba National Park is divided into three separate forest ranges, Tadoba North, Kolsa South and Mohurli Range, the latter sandwiched between the first two. There are two lakes and one river in the park, which gets filled every year in monsoon, Tadoba Lake, Kolsa Lake and Tadoba River.
|Nearest Airport -Nagpur (120 kms), Raipur (375 kms), Jabalpur (425 kms)
|Nearest Railway Station - Chandrapur (50 kms), Nagpur (120 kms), Badnera (237 kms)
|Tadoba is an Ex-Nagpur / Ex-Raipur / Ex-Jabalpur / Ex-Hyderabad / Ex-Bhopal Getaway
|Average Day / Night Temperature of Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India
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Teak is predominant tree along with Bamboo and the other deciduous trees like Ain (crocodile bark), Bija, Hald, Tendu etc. most have them having high medicinal value, ayurvedic or allopathy, like KachKujali (used to treat Parkinson), Neem, Bheria, Bija and Beheda, makes the area so rich. TATR has 141 species of trees and plants belonging to 58 botanical families.
Royal Bengal Tigers/ Leopards/ Gaurs/Sloth Bears/Striped Hyenas (though not much now)/Nilgai/Small Indian Civet/Sambar/Barking Deer/Vhital/Jungle cats/Honey badger and chausingha, are the key wildlife found here.
It has marsh crocodiles too, with reptiles like Indian Python/Indian monitor lizard/Russell Viper/Cobra and many others. While the population of crocodiles has deleted drastically, but at one point in time it have a crocodile fertilisation centre.
There are 95 varieties of birds and raptors, and if you are an Ornithologists or even if you like them, you must take the walking trails with the forest lady guides (another feather in the cap for TATR), and you would certainly see Crested serpent eagles/Grey Headed Fish Eagle/Changeable hawk eagle, with the smaller species of India Pitta/Stone curlew/Paradise flycatcher/Orange headed Thrush/Black Drongo/Hoopoe/Woodpecker/Crested Honey Buzzard/India Roller and many many more.
The other excitement are the butterflies, there are at least 74 species and you can spot Monarch/Swordtails/Mormons and Pansies.
If Insects excite you there are a whole lot of them and the rare ones are Danaid Eggfly/Great Eggfly/Praying Mantis/Jewel Beetles/Dragonflies and in monsoon you can sight three spiders - Giant wood spiders/Signature Spiders and Red Wood Spiders. Apart from them hunting spiders are Crab Spider/Lynx Spider and Wolf Spider.
The forest folks and avid photographers keep bumping into one or the other new species which pop up, like the recent “thick knee” or “stone curlew” or “dikkop” genus name “Burhinus” which has been recently found. Who knows with your eyes wide opened you might help TATR find another jewel.
EXCITED OR NOT !!