Spread over more than 600 sq. km, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is one of the major National Parks in Maharashtra, and one of the upcoming wildlife hotspots in India. Located in the wildlife-rich region of central India, this teak-covered forest is the perfect hiding hole for the world’s largest big cat. Apart from the tiger, spectacular wildlife such as leopards, sloth bears, nilgai are also found in Tadoba.
This flourishing ecosystem also supports the Gond tribal community, one of Maharashtra’s many tribes. To give you a more hands-on, rustic experience, we will spend quality time with the locals living in villages close to the sanctuary, getting to know the nitty-gritties of their lives. Through our interactions with them, we will make new friends and gain valuable insight into their lives as we sit under a starlit sky, enthralled by their stories. They have the most astonishing jungle experience to narrate, for the jungle that we all love so much, is their home!
- "Chaay Pe Charcha" , a session with the local native tribes
- Interaction with the families of guides
- 3 days of Jungle Safari
- A story telling session by the natives
We board the Nagpur-bound Pune-Nagpur Express at 5:40 PM from Pune. Alternatively, you can also travel by overnight luxury sleeper buses or you can fly down to Nagpur the next day (24th June 2018) by an early morning flight. The most suitable flight from Pune is Go Air G8-283.
At 9:30 AM, we reach Nagpur and after a sumptuous breakfast, we head towards Tadoba. Campers who are travelling by bus or by flight will be picked up from their arriving point and all the campers will unite at the breakfast point.
We reach Tadoba by afternoon and check in at our resort. Time to freshen up and lunch, followed by first safari in the jungle!
In the evening, we will have a small, informal ice-breaking session and a discussion about the jungle.
We head into the wilderness early in the morning. Two safaris for the day! We have a special session arranged for the evening – “Chaay pe charcha”. We visit families of drivers and guides who are with us all day. Hot cup of tea, cool evening breeze and unending jungle stories – the setting is perfect!
We have two safaris today. We will explore various parts of the Park – each of our jeep heading into different zones.
One last safari in the morning! We bid adieu to the jungle today. After having lunch, we will reach Nagpur late afternoon. Pune bound Pune-Nagpur Express at 6:30 PM.
Alternatively, you can also travel by overnight luxury sleeper buses or you can fly down to Pune on the evening of 27th June 2018. The most suitable flights from Nagpur are Go Air G8-284 and Indigo 6E-221.
Reach Pune by 10:00 AM.
Adults – INR 20,200 per camper
Kids (5 to 11 years) – INR 17,200 per camper
1. Nagpur-Tadoba-Nagpur travel by AC Innovas or similar vehicles.
2. Accommodation on triple sharing basis.
3. 6 safaris, Park entry fees, safari charges, guide and driver charges.
4. Activities with locals.
5. All meals ex-Nagpur.
6. Assistance of our wildlife instructors & photography experts.
7. Travel Insurance.
8. What is excluded?
1. Pune-Nagpur and Nagpur-Pune travel (chargeable on actual basis if booked by us.)
2. Food during train journeys / bus journeys.
3. Personal expenses.
4. Mineral water & soft drinks.
5. Camera charges.
6. Anything else not present in list of inclusions.
Kanha. The lengthening evening shadows. A cup of warm chai and never-ending conversations. This is how Footloose Journeys began.
Bablu, our driver in Kanha, was talking with unprecedented fervor. The jungle, traversed all day in the open-top safari, was coming alive once again. Bablu’s words were painting a picture unseen to the tourists. It was not that he had been reticent before. No one had bothered to ask.
The guides and drivers that unravel the mysteries of the forests often remain nameless. Hidden behind the veil of professional tourism, the real contributors to the forest perform a thankless job. It was the desire to repay their unspoken debt that got us started on Footloose. We are passionate travellers who believe that there is more to travelling than just “visiting” a place! We believe that travelling is more than just a bunch of tick-marks on the list of places you wish to visit. We believe that a traveller should try and understand the place rather than just be there. And with this credence, we aim at adding social values to tourism – for the benefit of both the visitors and the hosts!
Co-founder and instructor at Footloose Journey, Paresh is a Naturalist! He believes that travelling or experiencing new places is not complete unless and until the local communities are understood, even lived. He strives to introduce everyone around him to the way of living of the inhabitants of the places. With his dare-devil attitude and jocularity, he is the life of the team! Having him around on expeditions is a time spent in mirth and wonder. Wildlife Photographer | Developing community oriented tourism models at various destinations in India. | People & conservation.
One of the first volunteers of the team. An avid nature lover, his keen interest in the natural world has taken him to some of the most remote places in India at a very young age. He has chosen environmental studies as his academic interest as well. He regularly volunteers with researchers and even regional Forest Departments for conservation related studies and surveys. Travelling has earned him quiet a handful of knowledge, and that shows on the camps! Since he loves to connect with people, he makes sure that he makes close friends wherever he travels!
Co-founder & instructor at Footloose Journeys. Over the years, she has taken several camps to the Northern and North-eastern areas of India to take part in the education campaigns there. Rich in experiences, her stories are worth an ear!. She is the organiser and the practical head behind the venture. One can always find her fussing after campers’ smallest needs! With her multi-tasking abilities she ensures that things run smoothly. She always carries the urge to help the needy in her heart.
Amazing experience!!! Tadoba Andhari tiger reserve. Still in transit back home couldn't even wait to give this journey a full five stars.
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