Gypsy for Tadoba safari information needed

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#16 Oct 29th, 2015, 12:37
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Nice information Nitinule. But what is the booking procedure for Canter seats ? Can it be booked online ? I think viv_etc wants info on booking procedure of Canter Safari.
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Thanks a ton nitin for the detailed info...
And thanks didindia7..yes i was also told the same by a few ppl...that there are ppl looking to share...and they check just the first name of the gypsy booking for authentification.
will have to take my chances.
yes arupratan, i am looking for authentic info to book canter. But from watever i read online, the canter cant be booked online. Its like a open ticket window. Last minute types. And the minimum number is 16 pax to operate the canter.
yes Nitin i agree, tiger spotting is sheer luck. I have thought of doing 2 gypsy safaris (morning & evening), an elephant safari (hoping my kid will enjoy
and if time permits maybe a canter safari.

Any idea wat are the timings, duration & cost for elephant safari?

Thanks
#18 Oct 29th, 2015, 19:07
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The rates for the Gypsy is slightly higher on a week end (SAT / SUN) as compared to week days
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Yes.. Canter booking is on the spot. You cant book it online. It is sort of tatkal booking for the tourists who do not get Gypsies at the last moment.
I have never done Elephant safari but I think it is also on the spot. You can contact the guide and ask him to book the Elephant Safari. they will do it for you.

I go from Mumbai so I prefer to do minimum 6 safaris in core area. all people sleep for a while before lunch but I dont sleep after morning safari. I do Photography in the MTDC premises and i nearby open area. the motto is to click maximum good images of Birds.

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Thanks Nitin for the information. I am going to call the numbers given and give your reference. Thanks again
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After february, safari will cost 1000 Rs more for a gipsy...
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Hello Friends,
I was not aware of the gate system in Tadoba, and assumed they are zones while doing online booking.
I have booked 4 safaris: Khutvanda, Kolara, Navegaon, Mohurli in that order.
I called a gypsy owner and was told Kolara and Navegaon gates are 100 kms from Moharli.
I am staying at MTDC.
Now, I am in a dilemma whether to cancel the trip and replan later or travel to Kolara and Navegaon somehow.
Please help and guide me.
How long does it take to travel to Kolara/navegaon from MTDC?
How much will taxi cost?
Thanks in advance.
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I think I paid nearly 3500 Rs, I am a foreigner...
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Thanks didindia7... How much time did it take to reach from Moharli gate to Navegaon/Kolara Gate?
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I don't remember exactly, more than 1 hour and a half
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Originally Posted by Sameer Wakude View Post Thanks didindia7... How much time did it take to reach from Moharli gate to Navegaon/Kolara Gate?
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They have started with the canter. It may not be able to go to all the areas and the duration is limited. For tickets, you can get only from the counter. Call up your hotel. They should be able to help you.
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Originally Posted by Sameer Wakude View Post Hello Friends,
I was not aware of the gate system in Tadoba, and assumed they are zones while doing online booking.
I have booked 4 safaris: Khutvanda, Kolara, Navegaon, Mohurli in that order.
I called a gypsy owner and was told Kolara and Navegaon gates are 100 kms from Moharli.
I am staying at MTDC.
Now, I am in a dilemma whether to cancel the trip and replan later or travel to Kolara and Navegaon somehow.
Please help and guide me.
How long does it take to travel to Kolara/navegaon from MTDC?
How much will taxi cost?
Thanks in advance.
Sorry to say.. You have booked a Disaster trip.

All gates are far away from each other at tadoba . Any wildlife park Gates are never next to each other. But you can access Jungle any point to any point from any gate.

gate should be always near to your hotel.

If you are staying at MTDC Moharli then you should choose Moharli gate for all your safaris

accessing Kolara/navegaon Not at all possible from Moharli gate.. They will not allow you from Moharli gate at any cost. You will have to start at 4AM from out side way to reach other gate. two hour minimum to reach other gates from outer roads.. I dont think anyone will be ready for this. there is no other transport. Its next to impossible. There is not taxi. Gypsy will not come to only drop you at navegao or any other gate. and Moharli Gypsy will not be allowed to enter from any other gate. it is strict rule even you can see all Safari gypsies are given Gate Name Sticker.

If you have booked and now cant cancel the trip then my suggestion is Do safaris from Moharli gate as you are staying at MTDC (which you have already booked ) and cancel rest of the safaris. Remaining time you can go to Buffer areas like Devada Buffer and others. Tatkal booking is there for buffer area (only). First come first go basis.

EDIT: You are staying at Moharli so you cancel all the trips from other gates and try if you can gate CORE AREA entry in the new Safari bus. go early at the moharli gate and do tatkal booking. This is also good option. Bus take only main roads only but bus roams 1 hour extra than Gypsies. People are helpful over there.

All the best.

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Nitin Ule
#28 Jan 15th, 2016, 18:23
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Hi Nitin,
Read your informatiive replies...I have a few questions regarding gates/zones. I'm staying at Irai Retreat and have booked 1 each safari from Mohurli & Khutwanda gate, and in the process of booking 2 more safaris.
My question is:
1. Is it better to go through Mohurli gate (I'm told u can enter here) for the Khutwanda entry or should we go around the park and enter thru Khutwanda gate so that we reach the core areas of Pandarpauni/ Tadoba lake quicker?
2. You say vehicles from bearing Mohurli registration are not allowed from Khutwanda gate? So how to find jeeps bearing Khutwanda registration?
3. I'm thinking of booking a safari for Kolsa range just to get a feel of the forest there as its supposed to be good. Is one allowed to enter thru Mohurli? Is it worth the long drive?
4. How to get to Mohurli from Chandrapur? Our train arrives around 1.00 pm? Time taken?
Thanks a ton
#29 Jan 15th, 2016, 19:05
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Hi Nitin,
Read your informatiive replies...I have a few questions regarding gates/zones. I'm staying at Irai Retreat and have booked 1 each safari from Mohurli & Khutwanda gate, and in the process of booking 2 more safaris.

My question is:
1. Is it better to go through Mohurli gate (I'm told u can enter here) for the Khutwanda entry or should we go around the park and enter thru Khutwanda gate so that we reach the core areas of Pandarpauni/ Tadoba lake quicker?

Any area of the Jungle is accessible from any gate. So You can go to anywhere to Kolsa, Moharli, Telia, Pandharpawni. No problem. Moharli gate is I can say little bit happening (crowded) and busy. But you get Tea Poha over there. You are doing both the gate and you are staying in the middle of both the gates.. Dont try to book any other Gate as it will be difficult to reach. Tadoba lake and Pandharpouni are equal from both the gates you are going to enter. matter of 5 minutes max. I DONT THINK YOU CAN ENTER FROM MOHARLI IF YOU HAVE TICKET BOOKED FROM KHUTWANDA GATE. IT WAS NOT ALLOWED BUT PLEASE CHECK WITH GYPSY OWNER BEFORE DECIDING.


2. You say vehicles from bearing Mohurli registration are not allowed from Khutwanda gate? So how to find jeeps bearing Khutwanda registration?

I dont know why you are asking this question and why to find Gypsies from Khutwanda Gate but all the Gypsies have Gate Name Mark on their door like Moharli Gypsies have ML mark on them. Kolara gate Gypsies have KL mark on them. So you can recognize. But if you have Entry Ticket of Moharli gate then You HAVE to enter from that gate only. Your Gate ticket will have Khutwanda written on it. So I dont think you can enter from Moharli gate with Khutwanda ticket. make sure with FD people at any Gate or you will be late for the safari if they do not allow you from the other gate


3. I'm thinking of booking a safari for Kolsa range just to get a feel of the forest there as its supposed to be good. Is one allowed to enter thru Mohurli? Is it worth the long drive?

It is possible to visit Kolsa from your any Gate. But it takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to reach Kolsa. Kolsa is huge Jungle many routes are closed right now. Also as the Kolsa range is huge the chances to spot Tiger are lesser than PP or Telia lake. But still you can do Kolsa after you get good sightings at Tadoba or Moharli range. Kolsa is Beautiful and dense forest. habitat is different as there are more water bodies all over Kolsa. Animals are healthy but visibility is lesser than Tadoba range. No need to book special safari to Kolsa. just inform your Driver and Guide that next trip you want to go to Kolsa. they will directly take you to Kolsa.


4. How to get to Mohurli from Chandrapur? Our train arrives around 1.00 pm? Time taken?

If your train arrives to Chandrapur at 1:00pm then you will really have to rush to Hotel as Safari will start at 2:30 I think. (Time changes according to weather and sunlight) call your Hotel at 12:00PM and ask them to keep the lunch ready and tell them you have to go for safari so they will be ready and you can finish lunch and leave for safari on time. If it is Moharli gate then it is close to your hotel or Khutwanda is little away. Talk to your Gypsy wala and request him to pick you up from Chandrapur if possible. He will either picky you up (at some extra cost) or will give some Taxi option to come to Hotel as soon as possible. You will have to rush to catch the Afternoon safari. From Chandrapur it will take approx 45 minutes to reach your Hotel Irai.

Thanks a ton
#30 Jan 15th, 2016, 20:00
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Hey Nitin, That was quick...Ok things are way clearer now. Actually on the map Tadoba Lake & Pandharpauni was showing way north, near Navegaon entrance...
And this is cool, that we can go to Kolsa region if we wish to through Mohurli entry as well....
Ok 1 more thing...do you think its a good idea to go into the buffer area for 1 safari? Last time we'd gone there searching for Wagdoh and missed him by a minute literally.
We are reaching on 26th (this month) and I'm wondering if buffer is open (for evening safari)? The online system shows main entry gates as 'closed'.
Also have noted the gypsy guys' numbers.
Thanks a ton again.
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