Tiger Spotting in Tadoba National Park

Tiger Spotting: Our Experiences in Tadoba


Welcome to Tiger Spotting in Tadoba National Park, an adventure with 98 Stripes! Tadoba National Park is known for its diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes, and is one of the top tiger reserves in India. With our team of wildlife enthusiasts and photographers, we have had the privilege to witness the majesty of the tigers in their natural habitat. Through our Tiger Spotting adventure, we invite you to join us on a journey through the wilderness of Tadoba, and witness the beauty of the tigers in their natural habitat. Our team has captured the essence of Tadoba's wildlife through their lenses, bringing you a visual treat that will leave you in awe. In this article, we share our experiences and tales from the wild, as we explore the diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes of Tadoba. Get ready to witness the majesty of the tigers in their natural habitat, and explore the wilderness of Tadoba with 98 Stripes!

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is one of the popular wildlife destinations in India, known for its rich biodiversity and tiger sightings. The best time to visit Tadoba for tiger sightings is during the months of April to June, which marks the summer season in the region. During this time, the water sources within the reserve dry up, and animals gather around the remaining waterholes, increasing the chances of spotting tigers and other wildlife.

Another good time to visit Tadoba for tiger sightings is during the months of October to February, which marks the winter season in the region. During this time, the weather is pleasant, and the grasses are shorter, making it easier to spot tigers and other wildlife. However, it's worth noting that the chances of sighting tigers during this time are lower compared to the summer season.

Overall, the best safari months in Tadoba for tiger sightings are April to June.

Tigers in the Wild

One of the rainy morning thought of venturing into the forest on a Jungle safari ride, which happens in Tadoba Buffer, just to get a different perspective to the wild in this season. I can clearly say that this is one of my best the TATR forest had to offer and while I was too lucky to spot a Tiger, coolly shrugging off her wet fur and walking pompously, as always as if challenging the rain to stop her. She was her majestic best and the way she plopped into the water puddles was an amazing step to watch. While I did have the camera with me but as I had missed carrying the camera rain cover, I could not dare to take it out, but the oculus and the cornea created some amazing images which is stored comfortably in the cloud of the grey cells. I did manage some clicks, risking the camera, ads the beauty was compelling. So one my most magnanimous period of tiger spotting or tiger sighting, rather, some long minutes with the tiger, was mostly without the familiar shutter clicking noise, which was probably a blessing in disguise, as I was able to have my tiger sighting period in total dedication, without the attention diversion to the camera.

But this safari was a different one, as I could see observe and feel so many other flora and fauna around. The trees were so different and the chirps the squeaks the grunts/buzz of the amphibians were a cacophony to the ears. As a matter of fact, post the safari I was searching how does beetle or grasshopper make sound, squeak or buzz, and I learnt it’s called “stridulating” rubbing certain body parts/ wings to make sound, while some of them also do vocal, and they different sounds for different purpose.

Anyways, while driving through the changing colour of the topography of the forest was indeed awe strucking, and I wondered as to how come one jungle, all constant still produce and embrace so many colours and so much rhythm in itself. The trees are so well aligned and the plan or strategy can beat any closed door white/ blue collared Google/ Skype meets. There are several layers, and you could observe that when you go next, when I say layers in mean, several rows of plantation, ensuring the foliage covers every part, with low shrubs being first then the larger one and then the bigger ones. Now that is not easy, as for all them they need certain amount of sun for photosynthesis, or dew for food and colour and also water, some more some less, and that’s how nature aligns the trees. They create their own green house and ensure the right amount of ingredients is provided to them and in their desired quantity - Man it can get awesomely complicated. To keep myself getting carried away, I would like to state that the flora and fauna of TATR (am sure it would be same at most places, plus or minus) is worth looking at when you visit.

While driving through my eyes stuck to A particular type of tree, white naked branches in dancing pose, with some leaves on top, bark shinning and standing in a pose which any one would get endeared with - the unique GHOST TREE. It's called Starculia Urens, but true to its former name, it could be interpreted as Ghost Tree, if seen in pitch darkness and its bracts as. I spreading its arm and asking you to embrace. You must notice this, and am sure if you are alert you would, when in TATR, or ensure to ask the guide to show you one. I was so enthralled, that I completely forgot my purpose of the tiger safari, which was tiger spotting or tiger sighting. It was a mesmerising piece of nature.

For academic reason latter on I found out it has lots of medicinal attributes, and its gum which oozes form the bark, is used for several reason in medicine or thinking agent in cosmetics.

Tadoba National Park

Must tell you TATR is a different world and while Tiger which is the APEX of the wild, there is just enough and more to it. Tadoba has offered me tiger spotting or tiger sighting in 90% of the tiger safaris I have made in it, and I do not see why it can be the same for you as well. You need the experience of the local guides, who knows which part of the forest to visit at what time, for the maximum chance of tiger spotting and tiger sighting. Talk to us, and you will have an enthralling experience.

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