The TATR will be open to tourists again from tomorrow.

From tomorrow (October 20th), anyone booking flights to Mumbai will be able to take a trip to the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR), as it reopens its gates following the Supreme Court’s decision to lift a ban on tiger tourism.

The TATR is one of Maharashtra’s major tourist attractions and is often referred to locally as the Jewel of Vidharba and as well as the apex predator, the forest ecosystem is also home to leopard, bison, wild boar, flying squirrel and barking deer.

According to the reserve’s field director and chief conservator of forests Veerendra Tiwari, only 52 vehicles will be permitted into the core areas of the tiger sanctuary each morning and afternoon.

Morning sessions will run from 6.30 am to 10.30 am local time, while the afternoon trips occur between 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm.

The field director appealed for tourists to cooperate with their guides and maintain their discipline when in the tigers’ habitat.

Written by Erin Marshal

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