Maharashtra is the third largest and second most populated state, mapped on the western coast of India. This tourism-friendly state offers an array of scopes to plan a holiday in the state. The strong pillars of tourism erecting Maharashtra’s pride encompass wildlife tourism, heritage tourism, pilgrimage, hill stations, beaches, adventure, museums, lakes, forts, caves, fairs, festivals, and cuisines. In this blog, the wildlife tourism of Maharashtra will be highlighted. Talking about Maharashtra, it escorts the state’s capital, Mumbai to the forefront. The City of Dreams and the Financial Capital of India is the land of a considerable struggling population. It is the busiest city in India and therefore has been rightfully given the moniker, City that never sleeps’. However, there are a number of places where you should definitely pay a visit on your trip to Mumbai. Some of the top most tourist places include
Based on the list of spots you can sketch your Mumbai itinerary for 3-4 days, where you can also cover some of the nearby destinations from Mumbai, such as Lonavla, Khandala, Mahabaleshwar, Matheran, Alibaug, Lavasa, Raigad, etc.
Coming to the wildlife part, there are several national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in Maharashtra -
You can plan various safari tours during your visit to these wildlife hubs from Mumbai. However, contemplating the busy lives of Mumbaikars, here’s a tour plan to visit Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve and Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary. If you are planning to visit Tadoba first, then transfer to Nagpur from Mumbai by flight, which is a time-effective option. On the contrary, you can also board a train from Mumbai to Chandrapura Railway Station. Travel the rest of the path by road.
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve - Jeep safari and canter safari are available in the morning and evening slots. The fauna of Tadoba comprises species of mammals, avifauna, invertebrate and reptiles. The Royal Bengal Tiger is the foremost attraction followed by jungle cat, leopard cat, sambar, sloth bear, flying squirrel, blue bull, and many more. Your itinerary majorly depends on what time you reach Tadoba. It is better to take some rest on the day of arrival.
The next day conduct your jungle safaris both in the morning and evening slots. You can also opt for a night safari if you are an adventure enthusiast. On the day after, go for the morning safari and then leave for sightseeing at Ramdegi Temple, Irai Lake and Tadoba Butterfly Garden. Browse through other Tadoba Tour Packages to plan your holidays based on your interests.
After done with the sightseeing, check out and leave for Nagzira National Park, which is at a distance of 191 km from Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.
Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary - Relax in your hotel or resort room on the day you reach Nagzira. The next day go for a morning jeep safari and have breakfast after returning. The wildlife family constitutes Bengal Tigers, Leopards, Sambar, Chital, Barking Deer, Sambar Deer, Nilgai, Red-collared Dove, Egret, Indian Python, Monitor Lizard, and so on. Visit Chulbandh Dam after breakfast which is at a distance of 34 km from the sanctuary. After the evening safari, you can choose to check out from the hotel or resort. Else, take a leave on the next morning. The nearest railway station from Nagzira is Soundad, at a distance of 20 km. Apart from that, transfer to Nagpur to board a train or flight to wind up your holiday.