Wild Boar crossing the path, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve Tales – Day 2 – Morning Safari

Sunrise in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Sunrise in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Lone Tree, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra

After a fun evening safari of Day 1 in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, we headed to our MTDC Cottage and as I said earlier, I could not wait for the next day and enjoy another jungle safari but this time early in the morning. After dinner, we quickly re-winded our day by seeing the photographs of the safari. Alarmed our clocks for 4:30 am and I was not sure whether I will be able to sleep or not and if I sleep, whether I will wake up that early! Haha. But the enthu cutlet in me was ready to wake up. I dozed off in no time and don’t know how within some time, it was already 4:30 amโ€ฆ.!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Safari Path, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Safari Path, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra

Day 2: Morning Safari:: I had to drag myself up to be on time. Quickly dressed up in camouflaged clothes, loaded our camera gears, and packed our sacks just like the soldiers. Going on a safari was no less than an adventure. It was too early and the kitchen was also closed so we had to skip breakfast. The safari call time was 6 am; we were ready at 5:45 am. Meanwhile, I did some walk in the peaceful serene environment. The chirping of birds was the only sound one could hear. But it did not last long. Jeeps and people started flocking and everybody was in the rush to reach the gate at the earliest.

Safari Jeeps waiting, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Safari Jeeps waiting, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve
Nanchi, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Nanchi, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra

We too hopped in our jeep and reached the checkpoint. All were waiting in the queue and glanced at each other with an awkward smile. After the scheduled time, the gates were open, passes were checked and we zoomed into the jungle. Trust me it is such a wonderful feeling. The cool breeze touched our face and at the same time, I could smell the aroma of the jungle. The paths were silent as if nothing happened last night. Jungles are so mysterious!

What do you thinkโ€ฆwas the morning safari worth the wait?  

The sky was covered with grey clouds with a tint of orange shade hinting of sunrise. That was the most amazing sunrise I have ever seen in my life. The sky was the canvas and nature colored it most beautifully. The golden divine Sun rays added to the beauty!

Sunrise in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Sunrise in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra

Crossed some of the beautiful paths. This time we were in a different zone. Our day’s spotting started with the Indian Male Bison grazing its breakfast with an “I don’t care” look! Moving on we saw a Sambar Deer giving us a pose. We crossed the most beautiful, serene, and tranquil Andhari river. Meandering through the Tadoba forests, this river gave its name to Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. We wish we could sit there forever. A different world!

Indian Bison Face, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Indian Bison Face, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Indian Bison, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Indian Bison, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Andhari River, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Andhari River, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Sambar Deer, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Sambar Deer, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra

We also spotted a Marsh Crocodile. Further ahead, a Colorful Indian Roller on the tree was looking for some hunt and watched us pass by. On a jungle path, we also clicked wild boars, kingfisher, langurs, and spotted deer. In the search of the majesty, Mr. Tiger, we moved from one water reservoir to another but in vain.

Marsh Crocodile, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Marsh Crocodile, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Indian Roller, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Indian Roller, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, Maharashtra

As the day moved ahead, the sun was getting stronger and unbearable. Our morning safari also ended on a hopeful note to spot the Tigers in the same day evening safari. We were still happy and content with the sunrise views, Andhari River, Nature, and wilderness.

Our jeeps parked us in front of the cottage. We stepped towards a restaurant for the brunch and hopes in our eyes. We await our next safari which was just after 5 hours! 

38 thoughts on “Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve Tales – Day 2 – Morning Safari

    1. That’s nice. Where did you go for the safari in India? Yes, please stay tuned for the upcoming posts to find out whether we could photograph the tiger or not! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for dropping by. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Yes, it was a travellers’ and photographer’s paradise. We did not wish to come but had to! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

      I was busy with some other daily tasks. Writing, reading, cooking, walking, keeps me busy otherwise. Thank you for remembering! ๐Ÿ™‚ Now, your wait is over. Haha. Thank you for being a wonderful reader, Harsh! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ

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  1. Thats the most beautiful safari i hope one day i can go see but thanks for this love it saw at Fortheloveto Link up Party

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    1. Thank you Kelly. Yes, indeed it was very beautiful and full of adventure. If any time you get a chance to India, please do visit Tadoba for wildlife experience. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Extremely wild animals! But you seem to have a fun time being there.

    I missed your picture again, Nanchi.

    One or my colleagues is from Chandrapur so I could connect more as I’ve already heard about it.

    Great post!

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    1. Thank you Sumit! Yes, we had a great time. I have posted a single photo of mine in this post.

      Yes, if you get a chance, you must visit Tadoba for wildlife adventure. I am glad you liked the post.

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  3. What a memorable trip. Enjoyed your photos. It makes me hanker after travel! I went on a safari very early one morning in Sri Lanka but unfortunately we don’t really see any interesting wildlife. Another time. Thanks for linking up at #WowOnWednesday

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  4. I have never been on a safari. I could feel your excitement through your writing and through the photographs that you took. Thank you for the virtual tour. May not be the real thing but close enough. Enjoy seeing those tigers.

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  5. Beautiful pictures Madam..!! You look great in the Army gear.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Loved the pictures of the rivers and lakes. They appear to be so pristine and calm (they are NOT)
    The roller bird looks very beautiful and vibrant. The one which you labelled as crocodile may actually be an alligator due to the fact that it appears to be dragging it’s under-belly to the ground while moving. Plus it’s stout is quite broad. Crocodiles keep their underbelly slightly above the ground and have a bit narrower stouts. (Both are dangerous though to humans)
    Hope you are able to get a glimpse of the tigers in Tadoba..!!

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  6. The sunrise took my breath away. I love safaris & the wilderness. Sighting of the main species is definitely a high but I simply love the landscapes and the other wildlife we come across.
    Your photos literally transported me there ๐Ÿ˜

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