Bandhavgarh National Park

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Bandhavgarh National Park located in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh is one of the popular parks of India. The Park has mythological significance. It derives its name from a hillock which is said to have been gifted by Lord Rama to his brother Lakshmana to keep a watch over Lanka. Hence the name Bandhavgarh(meaning brother’s fort). Constituted in 1968, it is spread over forest divisions of Umaria and Katni, the park enjoys profuseness of flora and fauna.  It has perhaps the highest density of tiger population in India.


The park has been divided into three major zones named as Tala, Magdi and Khitauli out of which the Tala zone attracts a maximum number of tourists for sighting the Tiger. Elephant shows are also organized in the Magdhi zone of the Bandhavgarh National Park. The park consists of mixed vegetation ranging from tall grasslands to thick sal forests and bamboo stretches. The varied topography and moderate climate supports a variety of flora and fauna. Major animals include Bengal Tigers, Leopards, Sambar, Barking Deer, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Gaur, Chausingha and Chinkara, the Asiatic jackal, Bengal fox, sloth bear, ratel, grey mongoose, striped hyena and jungle cat. Besides, the lush vegetation bordering marshes and streams is a home to a rich avian species like Black Ibis, Brown Shrike, Long Tailed Shrike, Bay Backed Shrike, Common Iora, Lesser White Throat, Wooly Necked Stork, Crested Serpent Eagle and the like.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 6 safaris in the Tiger capital of India, a chance for multiple encounters with the King of the jungle.

 

  • At this time Bandhavgarh is brimming with Tiger cubs. If lucky we might encounter some of them.

 

  • We are likely to spot multiple species of antelopes, Gaur and if lucky Sloth Bears.

 

  • Stay at the 5-star Syna resort in Bandhavgarh.

 

  • Come back a better photographer with field photography guidance from the mentor and peer learning sessions.

 

Slots:-

Slot I - 19th to 22nd May (4 Days)

Slot II - 12th to 15th Oct (4 Days)

GALLERY

Bear fight at Bandhavgarh
The Tiger taking a stroll
The Tiger taking a stroll
The Tiger waiting for its prey
The Tiger taking a dip at a swamp
Bandhavgarh National Park

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  • Day 1: 19th May 2019

    Arrive at Jabalpur, Katni or Umaria in the morning. Transfer to resort near Tala gate by 1 pm. Check in and have lunch at the resort. Post lunch, head out for your first afternoon-safari at Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve. It could be possible that your first date with the King of the jungle at Bandhavgarh - the Tiger. In the evening the group has its meet and greet session. The mentor briefs about the forest, what to expect, subjects to photograph and after that the house is left open for discussion. This is followed by a lavish buffet dinner. 

     

  • Day 2: 20th May 2019

    You are wakened up by 5.00 am in preparation for the morning safari. As you have your morning Tea be greeted by songs of birds in the resort. By 5.30am we leave for the morning safari and track Wildlife in the park. Your trip leader decides the route of the safari based on previous days sightings and accordingly, we spend time in different areas of the park. By 10.30am we start back for the resort. Once back at the resort, have your breakfast. Post breakfast you can decide to take a power nap or take a walk in the beautiful confines of the resort. Post lunch, head out for the second safari of the day. In the evening the group gets together and reviews images of the day, we discuss the key learnings and plan for the next day.

     

  • Day 3: 21st May 2019

    You are wakened up by 5.00 am in preparation for the morning safari. As you have your morning Tea be greeted by songs of birds in the resort. By 5.30am we leave for the morning safari and track Wildlife in the park. Your trip leader decides the route of the safari based on previous days sightings and accordingly, we spend time in different areas of the park. By 10.30am we start back for the resort. Once back at the resort, have your breakfast. Post breakfast you can decide to take a power nap or take a walk in the beautiful confines of the resort. Post lunch, head out for the second safari of the day. In the evening the group gets together and reviews images of the day, we discuss the key learnings and plan for the next day.

     

     

  • Day 4: 22nd May 2019

    Today is our last safari at Bandhavgarh.

     

    Wake up for a new day and new surprises. We often had our best Tiger encounters on our last day but visiting a jungle with open mind works best. Post the safari and breakfast, head out to Jabalpur/Katni with happy memories of the trip.