Bandhavgarh - Tiger capital of India - Wild Voyager
19 to 22 May

Bandhavgarh - Tiger capital of India

INTRODUCTION

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.

Highlights

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

Itinerary

Day 1
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.

Day 4
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.

Dates

19 to 22 May 2018

GALLERY

Check out some of the images made by our team at Bandhavgarh

WHY US?

For every destination we offer a tour, our team has been there multiple times before and have done all the background work on the ground logistics and photography opportunities. So every trip we offer is meticulously planned to offer the best photography opportunities in that place while ensuring a safe and comfortable stay for you.

You can just wind off from your mundane world, leave the hassles of logistics to us and enjoy your date with the wilderness. All this with the company of an experienced nature photographer who is there to help you with your photography needs. Read more about us here

COST AND TERMS

Cost – Rs. 40,000 per person plus 5% GST

Terms
1. Full amount payable at booking

Cancellation charges

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%


Inclusions
1. Stay at deluxe Tiger Den resort
2. All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and NA beverages for duration of the trip.
3. 6 safaris in Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve in open gypsy (4 in a jeep)
4. All entry fees, taxes etc
5. Services of an experienced guide and trip leader throughout the trip
6. Photography assistance by a professional during the trip

Exclusions

1. Transportation till Bandhavgarh (Resort in Tala) – We can arrange at actual cost.
2. Camera charges if any payable at gate
3. Personal expenses


BOOKING AND PAYMENT

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Quick facts

Dates:
19 to 22 May 2018
Cost:
Rs. 40,000 per person plus 5% GST
Location:
Bandhavgarh National Park, India
Skipper:
Alankar Chandra

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What our guests say

  • Excellent management with reasonable cost safaris . Looking forward for more as time permits
    Dr. Sandeep Kaushal
    Eye Surgeon
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    Jodhpur medical college
  • I had travelled with Alankar to Tal Chhappar for a birding trip in November 2015. The entire logistics was seamlessly managed, from stay to our vehicles. There were immense learning opportunities on the field and we spotted over 40 species of birds including many birds of prey for which Tal Chhappar is famous. I wish Alankar the best in his future endeavours.
    Sougata Ganguli
    Director of Sales
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  • I had a great time with Wild Voyager team at Rajaji National Park. Wish them the best for future.
    Praveen Sinha
    Co-founder
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  • The Jim Corbett National Park has recently opened after monsoon season of 2016. We were excited about staying within Forest Guest houses of Dhikala and Bijrani zones. The trip was not disappointing at all with lush green forests, good guides to ensure that the vehicle was well kept and ride was not very bumpy. The fauna was in full glory in the park. The tiger show on Sambhar road was a delightful experience. There was a slight hiccup in Dhikala Forest Rest house, but was sorted out soon. The stay in Malani Forest Rest house was a very soothing experience, sleeping along with jungle sounds. It was not the first visit for us to Jim Corbett National Park, and will not be the last one also.
    Sarthak Singhal
    Engineer
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  • It was my first visit to Kenya. Loved the places. Loved the way it was arranged. Came back with happy memories.

    Rajendra Masanta
    Senior Associate
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About the Mentor
Alankar Chandra is a passionate traveller and one of the leading natural history photographers from India. His works have been published in international and domestic media and he is widely followed on social media. His passion has taken him to remote wilderness destinations in India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Tanzania, Iceland and Thailand. He is a management graduate from IIM Ahmedabad and engineer from Delhi College of Engineering, and has held senior leadership position in corporates before chasing his passion with Wild Voyager.





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