One of the most popular national parks in India, located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh always attracts a lot of tourists from India as well as abroad. All because of high tiger density and amazing tiger sightings in the last few years! In 1968 Bandhavgarh was declared as a national park and it is spread across 450 square km. Bandhavgarh was the first place in India where the majestic white tiger (Mohan) was found in 1951.
The place blends so nicely with the forest; you will really feel disconnected from your stressful urban lives. The pure air, the sunny sky, the birds, the inviting forest and the peaceful quiet makes it an almost ethereal experience. In Bandhavgarh, there are 3 Core zones (Tala, Magadhi & Khitauli) and 3 buffer zones. Each core zone has about similar number of tigers. You will find tigers anywhere if you are lucky, it also might just happen that you visit all 3 core zones and see nothing and then find a tiger sitting on the road on your way back to the hotel.
You need to keep your eyes and ears on the target each time you enter the park. Listening for monkeys and Sambar, Deer alarm calls, pointing out pugmarks in the sand, and following the signs to get a glimpse of these beautiful tigers and other animals. On a side note: if you're a BIRD NERD then, you'll enjoy these parks while tracking tigers, leopards, elephants and other animals. The park has excellent opportunities for tiger sightings here, if you have the patience and listen for alarm calls. Around 90% successful sightings and a 30% chance of a very close encounter if you and the guide read the tigers’ movements correctly.
Bandhavgarh Jungle itself is an enriching experience. Away from the hustle or daily life, you get to experience the calmness and once in the jungle, you know there is nothing other than nature that controls everything. Come with an open mind, enjoy the safari, if you spot a tiger consider yourself lucky but don’t return back disappointed. Remember it’s their territory and it’s their wish to show up. We would strongly recommend this trip, if you're looking for a new adventure, wanting to see these breathtaking creatures in their natural habitat!
Region: Madhya Pradesh
Tour Type: Wildlife Safari
Duration: 3 Days & 2 Nights
Reach Jabalpur station around 7AM. Cab will be waiting for you at Jabalpur station. Start your journey from here after all members meet. Travel time will take 4-5 hours to reach the hotel, after completing check in procedure, hot delicious lunch will be waiting for you. After lunch we will do a briefing and introduction round with all the participants.
Get ready for your first evening safari! Sights of different animals and birds and enjoy the beautiful scenery. After the safari, come back to the hotel for a delicious dinner and proper rest for an early morning tomorrow.
Meals: Lunch, Evening Tea, Dinner.
Wake up and you need to be ready before 5.30AM sharp. Leave for a morning safari. Mostly we will try to carry pack breakfast so that we spend more time in safari. Most of the time forest guide track tigers on their pugmarks. Other commonly seen animals are elephants, leopards, deer, sambhar, reptiles, jungle cat, sloth, pangolin, and owls that thrive in this park. Come back to the hotel and have your hot lunch. Take some rest and get ready for one more evening wildlife safari. This time we might go for new terrain. Journey is very exciting and adventurous but everything depends on the weather and how many animals you get to see over there if you’re lucky.
You will see plenty of other animals, birds and some of the forest scenery is quite beautiful and spectacular - so definitely take your camera and keep taking photos! The overall Safari and Jungle ride is so much fun and exciting that you are rejuvenated at the end of the 3 hours. After safari you come back to the hotel, have a delicious dinner and everyone will share their experience about the entire trip.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea, Dinner.
After having breakfast, we check out from the hotel and vehicle (shared cab) will be ready to drop you at Jabalpur station. Drive will take 4-5 hrs time through scenic landscape. You are expected to reach Jabalpur around 3-4 pm, you can book your travel plan any time after 4PM.
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation on sharing basis in comfortable Deluxe Hotel/Guest house.
- All meals at the hotel (as per itineraries)
- Coordinator throughout tour
- Permits and entry fees
- All Jungle safaris in Bandhavgarh National Park
- Jeeps for all safaris (6 people in one jeep)
- Guide Fees for all safaris, in every jeep there will be one guide.
- Pick up and drop from Jabalpur station in sharing vehicle.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Personal expenses like laundry, drinks, and camera fees
- Personal Camera Charges
- Unscheduled stay due to natural reasons.
- Customized package for pickup from your respective location.
- Valid ID proof is compulsory (Aadhar/ Pan card/DL)
- Carry camouflaged cloths, or any dull colour cloths (Please no bright colour)
- Torch with extra batteries
- Cap, Hat, Sunglasses
- Good Shoes, Sandal
- Water Bottles
- Energy bars, dry fruits, Glucose, ORS
- Personal First aid
- Sanitary Kit
- Raincoat/Poncho, Umbrella
- Camera, Binocular (optional)