The Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve is considered to be a leading wildlife park in Maharashtra easily connecting with the other parks in Central India. The Reserve is the oldest and the largest national park in Maharashtra and in the last 5 years has become popular because of the number of tiger sightings and also the quality of the sightings and other varied wildlife including 200+ species of birds. The Big 5 Mammals that can be sighted here include tiger, leopard, dhole (Indian Wild dog), Sloth Bear and Indian Bison.
Tadoba derives its name from ‘Taru’, a God worshipped by the tribal community in the area. Legend holds that Taru was a village chief who was killed in a mythological encounter with a tiger. The second part of the name ‘Andhari’ comes from the Andhari River that meanders through the forests of Tadoba and renders the forest fertile and provides sustenance to many a flora and fauna.
Svasara meaning ‘the nest’ is located 300m from the Kolara Gate towards the north of the reserve just under a two hours drive from Nagpur. The lodge offers twelve charming habitat-themed rooms, a spa and pool and an evolving sense of conscious and environment friendly tourism. The rooms are decorated with the right amount of modernity and comfort, with features and facilities hinting at the lodge's philosophy of treading softly. All rooms are air-conditioned, which is very important in this part of the country as there is a very short winter and temperatures begin to soar as early as March with a brief respite between December-January. En-suite bathrooms, tea/coffee stations, a cozy outside sitting etc. make each room, comfortable and private. The lodge also recently added a spa and swimming pool, which provides respite from the heat. The Spa is housed in a beautiful house constructed with reclaimed teak wood and Allahabad whitetiles salvaged from old buildings. The culinary experience at Svasara requires a special mention. The lodge’s forte is the local Verhadi cuisine, which features spices like Goda masala from Vidharbha region in which the lodge is located. Every dinner is a regional Indian spread, featuring the mainstream cuisines like Awadhi as well as lesser-known cuisines like Anglo Indian. Guests can also request for continental comfort foods, if they would like to avoid the Indian fare. The kitchen team happily caters to also special dietary needs such as vegan and gluten-free. Since they have an open kitchen at The Teak House (the alfresco dining pavilion and jungle cinema) and an organic kitchen garden just behind the same, guests can try their hand at cooking along with Svasara chefs, an activity that is appreciated by most.
Being the most premium accommodation towards the Kolara side, Svasara is very close to the forest making it an ideal location for nature walks and to look for smaller fauna such as jungle cats, civet cats, geckos and a variety of birds. Forest visits and nature walks are with trained naturalists well versed with the reserve and the region’s wildlife. The Wildlife Experience in Svasara is very well managed with a great team of naturalists with diverse interests including butterflies, birds, geology, forestry etc. who not only enhance the wilderness experience of the guests but also provide great opportunity for interaction and learning.
The Svasara was the highlight of my trip to India. A lovely casual friendly air, very knowledgeable naturalists and you are more than likely to see a tiger - I saw 2 and 2 cubs in my first safari...
Beautiful place, lovely caring staff, tasty food, got to see tigers,.. leopard,.wild dogs,and wild Buffalo's Must visit, summer may be best time for more sighting, but we were very lucky ,as it was...
Accommodation The rooms are large, air conditioned with comfortable twin beds & en-suite. Facilities Take insect repellent, the evening meal is served in an open building. The Spa is very good...
Nearest Airport : Nagpur - 110 Km
Nearest Railway Station : Nagpur - 104 Km
Room cancellations 45 days before check-in date, will incur charge of 10% of total invoice amount as banking and admin fee.
Between 45 to 30 days before check-in date, will incur 1 night retention charge per room.
Between 30 to 15 days before check-in date, will incur 50% retention charge of the invoice amount.
Within 15 days of check-in or No Show, will incur charge of 100% advance paid.
Jeep Safaris are 100% non-refundable and non-changeable once booked.
Terms & Conditions
Safari payment 100% advance 75 days* before drive date; NO refunds/changes on safari bookings.
Room payment 50% advance at time of booking or 45 days before check-in date- whichever is earlier, and balance payment 30 days before check-in date.