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Frequently Asked Questions

Guests planning a trip to Jharna-Tadoba need to arrive into the city of Nagpur in the state Maharashtra, Central India. Nagpur is the third largest city in Maharashtra and hence, has great air as well as rail connectivity from all the major cities of India. The British had constructed a Zero Mile Stone monument here demarcating the geographical centre-point of colonial India, and they used this monument to measure all the distances. The monument consists of four horses and a pillar made up of sandstone.

The Kolara Gate is the closest gate from Nagpur at a distance of 100 kms; driving time is about two hours. Jharna is conveniently located right next to the Kolara Gate (about 300m).

Kolara – 300 m – 2 mins
Madnapur Kolara Zone – 6 kms – 15 mins
Alizanza Zone – 11 kms – 25 mins
Navegaon – 35 kms – 45 mins
Pangdi – 45 kms – 1 hr 15 mins
Khutvanda – 75 kms – 1 hour 45 mins
Mohurli – 85 kms – 2 hrs
Zhari – 110 kms – 3 hrs

400 kms, and the driving time is 6.5 hours from Mukki and Kisli gates.

A fee of INR 200 per safari is currently levied on all cameras (small/DSLR etc.) with lenses up to 200 mm. Cameras with lenses above 200 mm are charged INR 250 per safari. Fees are directly payable to the forest officials at the entry gate. This fee is subject to changes by the forest department.

Photo Identity cards are required at the time of check-in and for all the safaris. Do ensure you carry the same photo ID you shared with us at the time of booking.

Check-in time is 2 pm and Check-out time is 12 noon.

Safari timings are determined by the sunrise and sunset timing, and are informed by the forest department. Once at lodge, our naturalists inform guests of current timings, offering them a wake-up call for the very early morning safaris! The safari timings are subject to revisions by forest department.

MORNING (4 hours)

Period Entry Exit
1st Oct to 31st  Oct 6 am 10 am
1st Nov to 28th/29th Feb 630 am 1030 am
1st Mar to 30th April 6 am 10 am
1st May to 30th June 530 am 930 am

EVENING (4 hours)

Period Entry Exit
1st Oct to 31st Oct 230 pm 630 pm
1st Nov to 28th/29th Feb 2 pm 6 pm
1st Mar to 30th April 230 pm 630 pm
1st May to 30th June 3 pm 7 pm

October to March offers the best weather with sunny days and pleasant evenings. April to June is very hot but it is an excellent time for tiger sightings. July to September are Monsoon months and good for activities at the lodge such as nature walks, birding, cultural day tours, lakeside picnics, village tours etc. Permission for jungle safaris during these months is subject to forest department decisions, which is typically announced in June.


An indicative monthly temperatures is shown below:


Month Max (°C) Min (°C) Precipitation (mm)
January 29 13 9
February 32 15 10
March 37 19 22
April 40 24 16
May 43 27 11
June 37 26 195
July 31 26 418
August 32 23 384
September 31 23 259
October 32 20 51
November 30 15 5
December 28 12 8

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.


We hope you could find the needed information to decide Jharna is the perfect place for your next travel adventure! Still have any questions before booking? Please call us at +91 77559 83051 or write to reservation@jharanajunglelodge.com

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