Little-visited by tourists, the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve in western India is a true hidden gem. This is one of the finest places in the country to get up close to Bengal tigers and other rare wildlife.
The reserve gets one half of its name from the god ‘Tadoba’ (or ‘Taru’) – who, according to legend, died here while fighting a tiger – and the other half from the Andhari River that weaves its way through the rich forest. Svasara Jungle Lodge, perched on the very edge of this unspoiled wilderness, just 300 meters from the park’s Kolara gate, is the ideal base for exploration.
Just 12 comfortably furnished and spacious suites make up the accommodations. Though surrounded by acres of natural and untamed forest, each suite is fitted with modern comforts and luxurious amenities. A swimming pool, spa and both indoor and outdoor multi-cuisine dining complete the lodge’s facilities. Expert naturalists will take you, in custom-fitted jeeps, to explore the reserve where you have a good chance of spotting tigers, wild dogs, sloth bears, gaur, sambar and some 200 species of birds.
Svasara Jungle Lodge, at a glance
- Small and charming wilderness lodge set in 10 acres of forest on the edge of the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve
- A two-hour journey from the city of Nagpur
- A stone’s throw from the Kolara gate
- 12 light and airy suites with en-suite bathrooms, local furnishings, a terrace and modern amenities
- Dining at the lodge is multi-cuisine, including regional, continental and local Varadi dishes
- Enjoy al fresco dinners in the Teakhouse
For leisure and pleasure
- Morning and afternoon jeep safaris in Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve alongside knowledgeable naturalists
- Encounters with a variety of wildlife including the magnificent Bengal tiger
- The reserve is also fantastic for birdwatchers, with varieties that include the honey buzzard, grey-headed fishing eagle and crested serpent eagle
- Enjoy a refreshing swim in the lodge’s pool or a treatment at the spa in between activities
- Browse the lodge’s library where you can learn about the surrounding flora and flora
- Watch a Tadoba documentary at the lodge’s open-air Jungle Movie theater