Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

Entry to the park

In olden days, these majestic pillars served as way marks for the sentries.


Very domesticated Pachyderms!

Birdlife at TATRIndian

Indian Roller

Green bee-eater

Brown Rockchat

Yellow-footed Green Pigeon

Red Spurfowl not a great picture as shot in poor light

Lesser Adjutant Stork

closer view of the Yellow-footed Green Pigeon

More Winged creatures

Asian Pied Starling


Common Wanderer

Female of the Plu-headed Parakeet

Plum-headed Parakeet (Male)

Black-headed Ibis

Hunters & Hunted

An alert Sambar watches us city folks

Indian Wild Dog locally called Dhole

A Shikra watches its prey (above) before finally swooping to catch and feast on it (below)

Regal beings indeed!

This majestic tigress cooly cam in front of our jeep & then walked past majestically to disappear into the forest. 

She made our day!

Another impressive mammal of the Central Indian forests is the Gaur or Inidan Bison. Came across this family soon after the Tigress. You can imagine our up-beat mood!

More views

A view of the waterbody

 Marsh Harrier dapples over his intended prey

Juvenile Changeable Hawk Eagle

Found this Ruddy Mongoose at the same spot as the Tigress. Called this the Lucky Spot!

More views of winged creatures

Short-toed Eagle


Black Ibis

Grey Pansy at the MTDC Resort

Leopard at the Resort (Yes, butterflies also have these names!)

Good-bye TATR

Brown Fish Owl

Crested Serpent Eagle

A bee-hive

shot at considerable distance - a Racquet-tailed Drongo (left) keeping company with Green Pigeons

Green Bee-eater
After seeing these photos, you may like to experience the place for yourself. Tadoba is 25 kms from the nearest railhead - Chandrapur and 220 kms from the nearest airport Nagpur. Area is 625 sq. Kms. MTDC resort at Moharli gate is a good place to stay with comfortable cottages - some of them overlooking a large wetland.