Tadoba Andhari Reserve—Where the tigers roam free
As the legend goes, the tribal God ‘Tadu’ died here many years ago while fighting a tiger. The tribals erected a shrine in his memory under a large tree on the shores of Lake Tadoba, which gave birth to the name ‘Tadoba’, the local jungle. A rare jungle jewel amongst India’s leading tiger reserves and national parks, Tadoba is affably called the Land of the Tigers, due to its high tiger density. Other wildlife that is regularly spotted at this sanctuary, include: Leopard, Sloth Bear, Gaur (Indian Bison), Rusty Spotted Cat, Ratel, Indian Mouse Deer, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Wild Pig, Four Horned Antelope, Flying Squirrel, and more and over 195 species of birds that include the Crested Serpent Eagle, Honey Buzzard, Paradise Flycatcher, Grey-headed Fishing Eagle, the shy Jungle Fowl, and many more.
With a surge of upmarket resorts, Maharashtra’s Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve makes for an ideal destination to explore with your newly cemented soulmate. If you’re from Mumbai or Delhi, you can simply fly directly to Nagpur and check into any of the luxe-lodges, which include the likes of Svasara Jungle Lodge (www.svasararesorts.com), Irai Safari Retreat (www.iraisafariretreat.com) and the Tiger Trails Jungle Lodge (www.tigertrails.in).
If you’re looking to satisfy your adrenalin junkie soul—Arunachal Pradesh is the state you need to head to for your getaway. From trekking in Tawang Chu to kayaking and rafting along the Subansiri River amid the rapids—you’ll truly be in for a joy ride. And there’s no better way to relax with your partner while testing their limits all at the same time—Plus, you’ll have some epic stories to share with the in-laws once you’re back in the metro.
Simply fly to Dibrugarh in Assam from most major cities and from there you’ll need to take a six hour ferry boat ride to Pasighat where all the adventures will unfold.
To fill your foodie-tummy, start with ‘God’s own country’ with a spice trail that covers Kerala’s culinary pockets: Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady and Alleppey and delve into a world of Kuttanadan chicken curry, Meen Mulakittathu (fish curry), appams and Avial, which is a mix of vegetables and coconut, seasoned with curry leaves along with local rice.
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