Pugdundee Safaris will be launching its new Waghoba Eco lodge in India’s Tadoba National Park in October 2020.  

The lodge will set a new benchmark for eco-friendly construction, using specialised hand-made, sun-baked Adobe bricks as well as locally sourced stone for the structures and ingenious Guna Vault roofs, which are made from tapered, burnt clay pipes. 

Pugdundee Safaris is one of India’s leading responsible safari companies which has, over the past decade, repeatedly won awards for its excellence in eco-tourism, its commitment to green architecture, its experienced naturalists and pioneering mobile safari initiative.

Pugdundee offer a collection of six intimate jungle lodges where visitors can go in search of tigers, sloth bears and a wide range of wildlife. The company also offers a fantastic range of bespoke wilderness safaris, motorcycle tours, photography tours, walking and mobile tented safaris.

Ingenious Guna Vault roofs, made from tapered, burnt clay p[pes

The lodge at Tadoba will boast 15 exclusive luxurious cottages as well as a swimming pool, organic vegetable and herb garden, nature library and a lounge. The lodge has been named ‘Waghoba’, which is the name used by locals to address the tiger with the greatest respect.  

It is a short 15-minute drive from Tadoba’s Khutwanda gate, or 30 minutes from Moharli gate, which is located approximately 130km (a 2.5-hour drive) from Nagpur.  

Tadoba National Park is one of 47 tiger reserves in India, and the oldest and largest (1,727 km2) in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. It is a tropical dry deciduous forest with teak as the prominent tree species. The park is rich in water resources due to its lakes and is known for sightings of tigers, sloth bears and wild dogs as well as some of the best native woodland bird species of Central India.

For more information visit www.pugdundeesafaris.com