What is the best time to visit Tadoba National Park?
The best time to visit Tadoba National Park is between October and June. You can expect to spot most tigers between March and June. The Park remains closed between July and September.
Weather in Tadoba National Park
Upcoming Tadoba National Park Weather
Monthly Weather in Tadoba National Park
Tadoba National Park in Winter (October - February)
Winter is the ideal time to visit Tadoba to watch birds and indulge in adventure sports. The weather is not very cool; the temperature ranges between 23°C and 30°C. The breeze is refreshing, and the land looks lush and green after the monsoons. Mornings and evenings are delightful and pleasant. Walk through gushing waterfalls and brooks as you discover the wild side of nature. This is the perfect time to spot Sambar deer, barking deer, sloth bears, Indian bison, wild boars, wild dogs and leopards at Tadoba. If you’re lucky, you can spot a lone tiger or two frolicking in the sun too.
As you breathe in the fresh mountain air, hear the calls of crested serpent eagles, changeable hawk eagles, paradise flycatchers, bulbuls, grey-headed fish eagles, warblers, peacocks, blue flycatchers and Indian pittas. The 200 bird species found in Tadoba are every bird watcher’s dreams come true! This is your best chance to spot migratory birds. Watch butterflies flutter by as you try to count their colourful wings. With monarchs, Mormons, swordtails and pansies, the butterfly population in Tadoba is fascinating indeed.
With acres and acres of spectacular landscapes, a myriad of travelling options, magnificent animals and pleasant weather, Tadoba is an ideal escape from the busy madness of the cities. Be it with families, your significant other or even solo, Tadoba has options for tourists of every kind. Visit this Park to get an authentic experience of nature, and you are sure to be rejuvenated at the end of it!
Tadoba National Park in Monsoon (July - September)
The southwest monsoon strikes Tadoba in the end of June. The region receives copious rainfall that refreshes and rejuvenates the terrain. Humidity is high and it is difficult to maneuver through the rough roads. The main zones of the park are closed between July and September in keeping with the heavy rains. This is the least favourable time to visit Tadoba as there is not much to see in the Park itself. If you want to have a taste of adventure and thrill, you can visit sites near the Park including the Ayyappa temple, the Durga Maa temple, Sankatmochan Hanuman temple, Shiv Mandir, Urjanagar and Tadoba Lake.
Tadoba National Park in Summer (March - June)
The scorching heat of the summer does not spare Tadoba National Park. With temperatures ranging between 30°C and 40°C, the terrain is mostly dry and sweltering. Do not let this deter you though – it is easier to spot animals in the Park in summer because they are drawn to the watering holes, lakes and rivulets within the sanctuary. The lack of a dense green cover makes it easier to see animals resting in the bushes as well. This is one of the best times to spot the Royal Bengal Tiger in Tadoba, lounging by the lakes or prowling amongst the shrubs. Visibility is excellent, and the sky is a clear, striking blue.
Remember to take along a bottle of water to stay hydrated during your safari, as drinking water may not be readily available. Wear cotton and light linens to beat the heat.
Visit the Kolsa zone to revel in the beauty of the distinct flora and vegetation of the region. With towering Sal, Hirda, cotton and teak trees, the crepe myrtle, crocodile bark and axle wood trees add beauty and charm to the forest floor. You can go plum picking with your guide by the lakes and streams, or play around the bamboo groves in Tadoba Zone. Try to find honey badgers, jungle cats, civets and striped hyenas hiding in the shrubs, or walk to the lakes to spy marsh crocodiles, the famous Indian Star tortoise, terrapins and Russell's vipers. Jeep safaris are a great way to explore Tadoba in all its finery.
Events in Tadoba National Park
Tiger Spotting at Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve
February - May
One of the largest National Parks in India, Tadoba Andhari has about 43 tigers, one of the highest numbers in India. The lake offers a good habitat for the mugger crocodiles, another attraction for visitors. Try and visit from Feb to May, as the chances for a wildlife sighting are higher at this time.