Bandhavgarh Tiger Safari
Duration: 6 nights / 7 days
Places to Visit: New Delhi - Jabalpur - Bandhavgarh - Jabalpur - Delhi
This is a program for someone who wants an almost sure shot tour to see the Tiger. Bandhavgarh is a destination for Tiger lovers. People who do not wish to see anything else but the Tiger come to Bandhavgarh, what they get in return is something that gets them to return to Bandhavgarh. An erstwhile hunting ground of the Maharaja of Rewa, Bandhavgarh stands tall amongst all other national parks when it comes to Tiger sightings. Advantage that Bandhavgarh has compared to other parks is it’s higher Tiger density. Also a fact that Bandhavgarh is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh which is home to six other national parks, and this is one state that is quite serious towards conservation comparatively. The rules and regulations in this state are more strict compared to many. Hence you do not find the rush of general tourism here. Only true and ardent lovers of Tigers come this far.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrival at the capital Delhi. A welcome on arrival by the representatives of Nature Safari India and then check into the hotel.
Day 2: New Delhi – Jabalpur – Bandhavgarh
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to board a flight at 1000hrs to arrive Jabalpur at 1200hrs. Met at the Airport and drive to Bandhavgarh, 200kms, about 3.5 hours drive. Check in at the resort. Afternoon is free for walk to the local village, or accompany our naturalist for a local birding tour.
The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is relatively high. The possibility of spotting Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Leopard and Tiger is very good. The park is also densely populated with animals like the Chital (Spotted Deer), Sambhar, Barking Deer, Nilgai (Blue Bull), Chowsingha (Four Horned Antelope) and is rich in bird life.
The terrain is rocky, rising sharply from the swampy and densely forested valley. The finest of these hills is Bandhavgarh, which is bounded by great cliffs and eroded rocks. The Bandhavgarh Fort, believed to be 2000 years old, stands at the highest point. There is a temple at the fort that can be visited by jeeps. Scattered throughout the park, particularly around the fort, are numerous caves containing shrines with ancient Sanskrit inscriptions. The ramparts of the fort provide a home for vultures, blue rock thrushes and crag martins.
Day 3 – 6 : Bandhavgarh
During this time we recommend you do all the possible safaris, minimum 7 and maximum 8. The national park is closed on Wednesday afternoons for safaris. We will provide you safaris in the zones which are good for Tiger sightings. In these 7-8 excursions you will get to see the 3 tourism zones of Tala, Magdhi and Khitauli.
Day 7: Bandhavgarh - Jabalpur – New Delhi
This is the last day the Bandhavgarh national park as you visit the forest and try to sight the Tigers here. Depart for Jabalpur at 1100hrs, to board a flight at 4pm to arrive New Delhi at 6pm. Check into the hotel for the night
Day 8: New Delhi – fly back home
Assistance is provided on departure from the hotel to the Airport to board a flight back home.
End of the tour.