How to reach Tadoba (TATR) from Bangalore?

How to reach Tadoba from Bangalore? 

What is the shortest route and distance?

Road / Rail /Air convenience... 

I have tried to address all these below…

From Bangalore to Tadoba 
Nearest railhead is Chandrapur (30 kms) or Balharshah (35 kms).

If you have sufficient time take the days train so that you don’t miss on the next day morning safari.

1. Sanghamitra Express – 2295 – Dep: 9am Arrival: 5:30am at Chandrapur. From there 30 minutes’ drive and you are drive straight into the morning safari. Journey time: 20 hours.
Train runs 6 days a week and 2AC fare is about 1200/- per person. This would be fastest of the day trains and would be convenient for people on short trips.

2. Jaipur Express – 2975 – Dep: 1pm Arrival: 8:20am at Chandrapur. Reach Tadoba, rest for couple of hours and start with the afternoon safari. Journey time: 19 hours.
Train runs on Thursday and Saturday.
3. Gorakhpur Express – 5016 – Dep: 7:40am Arrival: 6:30am at Chandrapur. Slightly inconvenient and longer train. Journey time: 23 hours.
Run only on Thursday.Bagmati Express – 2578 – Alternate to Sanghamitra on Fridays. No other changes. 

Fastest way of reaching Tadoba

Rajdhani Express – 2429 – Dep: 8:20pm Arrival: 1:15pm at Balharshah (but ticket needs to booked till Nagpur as there is no official stop at Balharshah only change of guards and division). You will be right in time for the afternoon safari. Journey time: 17 hours.
Train runs on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. 3AC fare is about 1500/- per person. 

By Road and Rail

Take an overnight Volvo bus to Hyderabad and ensure you reach by 6am. Catch the daily AP Express (2723) to reach Chandrapur by 1pm. Journey time: 17 hours. 

By Air

Bangalore – Nagpur flight (4 hrs) and from there by road to Tadoba (3 hrs). Slightly inconvenient and almost the day goes off in travelling to and fro from the airport.

Tadoba (Chandrapur) to Bangalore

My preferred way of travel. 
Chandrapur to Secunderabad by Rail (AP Express – 2724; Dep: 12:25pm Arrival: 7:15pm – Runs daily). Sleeper fare – 350/-. Secunderabad to Hyderabad RG bus station by local bus 10/-. Overnight KSRTC Volvo to Bangalore (multiple services available). Fare 750/-.
Next day morning you are back at your work desk.

Bangalore Rajdhani from Balharshah. 
Rajdhani – 2430 – Dep: 3pm Arrival: 6:40 am (but ticket needs to booked from Nagpur and boarding at Kazipet). Journey time: 16 hours. 3AC fare is about 1500/- per person.
Train runs on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Day trains available but consumes whole day of travel. Sanghamitra, Gorakhpur and Jaipur express. Suggested on return only if no other alternate option available. 


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