Birding safari in Tadoba Tiger Reserve

On a morning safari into the Tadoba National Park we saw the Oriental Honey Buzzard that came down to the lake to quench its thirst. It was a lovely sighting. The Brown Fish Owl, featured above, was another price catch of the afternoon safari, later that day. While waiting at the camp for the jeep, […]

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Tigers sun bathing in Tadoba

As my safari vehicle drove into Tadoba National Park for one last time on this trip, I couldn’t help but replay in my mind, all the fantastic sightings that Matt and I had been blessed with, over the days that we had been here. Matt’s first Tiger sighting happened in the Junone buffer zone. We […]

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A quiet day in Tadoba National Park

As the late morning sun got hotter, the Tigress mom, Choti Tara led her cubs into the shaded undergrowth farther away from us and soon disappeared. As we prepared to move to a different area of the Tadoba National Park, this handsome Spotted Deer Stag emerged from the lantana and we framed him when he […]

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Tigress and her favourite son in Tadoba

The spectacular sighting of the Tigress (Choti Tara) with her cubs in Taboda National Park will remain etched in our memories forever. I also observed that one of the cubs was more attached to the Tiger mom and she also seemed to be more caring towards it. This lead me to infer that Choti Tara […]

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Sibling Play in Tadoba

Watching Choti Tara, one of the much sought after Tigress in Tadoba National Park, play with her cubs would have brought tears of joys to any die hard wildlife enthusiast. Soon it reached a point where the Tigress could not be at the receiving end of her sons teeth and claws and she growled at […]

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Mother and cubs at play in Tadoba

The Tigress popularly known as Choti Tara,who we talked about in our last post on Tadoba National Park, led her cubs off the tracks into the grasslands adjacent to the tracks. Our driver almost immediately realised that we might be in for a spectacle and he drove ahead and positioned the jeep at a perfect […]

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Cats’ Walk in Tadoba National Park

During one of our safaris at the Tadoba Nationa Park, the noise level was slowly getting to us, thanks to the restless tourists in the many jeeps wanting to get a closer look at Choti Tara (Tigress) and her cubs. Given that we were the first jeep, we kept the right distance from the resting […]

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Tiger cubs suckling in wild Tadoba

Watching Choti Tara (Tigress) with her two cubs blissfully sitting in the open, in Tadoba National Park was an amazing sighting. But we were not prepared for what happened next. One of the cubs walked over to Choti Tara and we watched her shower her affection on him. After a few moments of affection, the […]

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Choti Tara (Tigress) with cubs in Tadoba

As we started on our last safari of this trip to Tadoba, I was just playing back the last couple of days in my mind. Matt had come all the way from Charlotte to Tadoba to realise his childhood dream of seeing “a” Tiger in the wild. We were over the moon since we had […]

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Wagdoh male – Probably India’s largest Tiger

We once again drove into the Junone buffer zone of Tadoba National Park in search of the largest Tiger in India. We reached the watering hole that he had been frequenting the last couple of days and found a vantage point and parked our jeep. We waited for over 30 minutes in the 47 degrees […]

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