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 Bamera out of which the Tala zone attracts maximum number of tourists for sighting the tiger. Elephant shows are also organized in Magdi 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. Bandhavgarh is popularly known as ‘white tiger country’. Other 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.
1. 6 safaris in the Tiger capital of India, chance for multiple encounters with the King.
2. Spot antelopes and other mammals in action
3. Stay at the comfortable Tiger Den resort
Arrive at Jabalpur, Katni or Umaria in the morning. Transfer to resort near Tala gate by 1pm. Checkin and have lunch at the resort. Post lunch head out for your first afternoon safari at Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve. It could be possibly 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 skipper briefs about the forest, what to expect and the house is left open for discussion
Days 2 & 3
You are waken 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 10am 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 about key learnings and plan for the next day.
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 with happy memories of the trip.
19 to 22 May 2018
Check out some of the images made by our team at Bandhavgarh
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Cost – Rs. 40,000 per person plus 5% GST
1. More than 60 days before the trip – 20%
2. 30-60 days before the trip – 60%
3. Less than 30 days before the trip – 90%
1. Transportation till Bandhavgarh (Resort in Tala) – We can arrange at actual cost.
2. Camera charges if any payable at gate
3. Personal expenses
If you are sure of everything and wish to book the trip, please proceed for payment by clicking on the button below. After the booking is confirmed, we will reach out to you with your welcome kit and schedule a consultation with the tour skipper to plan your photography expectations from the trip.Proceed to payment