BANDHAVGARH TIGER RESERVE

     

    Bandahavgarh national park is one of the popular wildlife destination in india. It is located in the umaria district of Madhya pardesh. The density of tiger population at Bandhavgarh national park is one of the highest known in India. The national park is situated at 197 km away north-east of Jabalpur. This wild life park derived its very name from an ancient fort in the area. Bandhavgarh National Park belongs to the Vindhyan mountain ranges of central India and it boasts to have the highest density of tiger population in the country. Now there are about 46 to 52 tigers one can spot here. 


    The forests of Bandhavgarh are the white tiger jungles of the yesteryears. However, no white tigers have been reported from the wild in the last 50 years, and it is believed that less than a dozen have been seen in India in about a hundred years. And yet when white tigers were sighted, it was right here in Bandhavgarh. Once a hunting reserve of the royal family of Rewa in more  recent times, Bandhavgarh was declared a park in 1968. This is also the site where the famous  WHITE TIGERS of Rewa were discovered.
    Wandering through the Bandhavgarh national park on an Elephant Back, the chances of seeing a tiger are quite good. Among the other wild attractions include, Nilgai, Chausingha, Chital, Chinkara, Wild Boar and sometimes a Fox or Jackal.

      There are 32 hills in this part of the park, which has a large natural fort at its center. The fort's cliffs are 2625 feet (800 meters) high, 1000 feet (300 meters) above the surrounding countryside. Bandavgarh has been a center of human activity and settlement for over 2000 years, and there are references to it in the ancient books, the Narad-Panch Ratra and the Shiva Purana. Legend has it that Lord Rama, hero of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana, stopped at Bandavgarh on his way back to his homeland after defeating the demon King Ravana of Lanka. Two monkey architects, who had engineered a bridge between the isle of Lanka and the mainland, are said to have built Bandavgarh's Fort. Later Rama handed it over to his brother Lakshmana who became known as Bandavdhish "The Lord of the Fort". Lakshmana is the particular God of the fort and is regularly worshipped in a temple there.

     

     

     

     

    Wildlife in Bandhavgarh

    There are more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds. Common Langurs and Rhesus Macaque represent the primate group. Carnivores include the Asiatic Jackal, Bengal Fox, Sloth Bear, Ratel, Gray Mongoose, Striped Hyena, Jungle Cat, Leopard and Tiger. The artiodactyls frequently sighted are Wild Pigs, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Chausingha, Nilgai, Chinkara and Gaur. Mammals such as Dhole, the smallIndian Civet, Palm Squirrel and Lesser Bandicoot Rat are seen occasionally. Among the herbivores, Gaur is the only coarse feeder
    There are two main ways of getting about in the park- in a motor vehicleoron elephant back. Many of the animals are now accustomed to both; evenso,it is best to talk quietly and not make rapid movements. Jeep safaris are best undertaken from dawn until about 10am and from about 4pm until dusk, as the animals are most active during these periods. A Forest Department guide must always accompany you. This guide will be able to direct you and point out wildlife. Elephants are used every morning by the Forest Department for Tiger- tracking. If a Tiger is found, then the elephant will take you directly to the Tiger either from the lodge or from a nearby point reached by jeep/car.

     

    Location : Umaria District, Madhya Pradesh 
    Nearest Access : Umaria (34 kms) 
    Coverage Area : 450 sq km 
    Climate : Winter- between 0° to 20° C and Summer- 36°C to 46°C
    Major Wild life Attractions - Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Sambhar, Nilagai, Chausingha, Dhole, Jackal, Indian Fox, Striped Hyena, Wild Boar
    Best time to visit : Mid November to June


    The Bandhavgarh National Park is located in the north eastern border of Madhya Pradesh at the central part of India. It dwells around the Umaria-Shahdol district surrounded by the Satpura mountain range. The latitude and longitude are 23°30’ to 23°46’ N and 80° 11’ to 36°E. The park is elevated at an altitude between 410 m and 810 m. The mountains of Bandhavgarh Tala range are being composed of sandstone and the soil is sandy to sandy loam. The whole park is filled with more than 20 luminous streams out of which some of the most important streams are Johilla, janadh, charanganga, Damnar, Banbei, Ambanala and Andhiyari Jhiria. These streams then merge into the son river, an important southern tributary to the river Ganges.
    Along with that many caves and lakes can also be found at the vicinity of Bandhavgarh Park specially around the area of the fort which is the most majestic and ancient part of Bandhavgarh.

     

    Safari Zone and Timing
    There are 04 different zones of the national park from where visitors can Enjoy Jeep safari rides. Vehicles Permitted to enter inside the national park in 
    each shift:
    • Tala zone 
    • Magadhi zone 
    • Khitauli zone 
    • Panpatha zone 
    The Bandhavgarh National Park remain closed from July 1st to October 15th 


    SAFARI TIMINGS:
    Winter Timings: 
    Morning à 6:00-11:00am (5hrs)
    Afternoon à 3:00-6:00pm (3hrs)
    Summer Timings:
    Morning à 5:30-10:30am (5hrs)
    Afternoon à 3:30-6:30pm (3hrs)

     

    HOW TO REACH BANDHAVGARH NTIONAL PARK

    BY AIR:


    Nearest Aerodrome is Khajuraho.-200 km Jabalpur -150 Km


    BY RAIL:


    Nearest Railway Station 
    Umaria -32 Km


    BY ROAD:


    Nearest Bus stand are Umaria, Katni and Jabalpur.

     

    TOUR PACKAGES AT BANDHAVGARH

     

    TIGER SAFARI TOUR AT BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK

    DURATION :- 02NIGHTS / 03DAYS

    Day 01: Umaria - Bandhavgarh National park
    Meals: Lunch & Dinner in resort

     
    Morning receive you from Umaria railway station and drive to the resort, upon arrival Check-in to your rooms, unpack your luggage and let the feel of jungle enter your soul. Lunch would be served in the enclosed restaurant. After lunch just sit by the poolside. Evening Tea/Coffee Biscuits would be served in the evening. Dinner & Overnight stay in resort.


    Day 02: Bandhavgarh National Park
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner in resort

     
    Today you will get an early wakeup call at about 0515 hrs. Tea/Coffee & Biscuits would be ready, get ready for Jeep safari and the wildlife adventure of Bandhavgarh begins. The duration of safari is about five hours accompanied by an experienced forest guide. You return to lodge by 11 a.m. Lunch at the resort. The Evening Safari would start by 1530 hrs and you would be returning at about 1830 hrs. Tea/Coffee Biscuits would be served in the evening, dinner & overnight at resort.


    Day 03: Bandhavgarh National Park - Umaria
    Meals: Breakfast in resort

    Today it's a relax morning. Breakfast would be served in the resort, and then drive back to Umaria railway station to catch the train for your onward journey.


    Note: 
    Please note Jungle safari can be increased by the Govt. Authority without prior notice, so the difference if any would be charged accordingly.
    According to the new rules all national park shall remained closed on ALL WEDNESDAYS w.e.f. 1st April 2011
    Below mentioned rates are applicable only for Indian national.


    Cost of the tour is Rs. 14,250/- per person (based on 02 people)
    Cost of the tour is Rs. 10,500/- per person (based on 04 people)


    Cost Included:
    • All pick up and dropping facilities from Umaria railway station
    • 02 nights' accommodation on twin sharing basis
    • All Meals as mentioned in the itinerary, 
    • Tea/Coffee with cookies/light snacks.
    • 02 jeep safaris (1 morning & 1 evening) at Bandhavgarh National Park
    • All entrance charges, taxes, guide fee, at Bandhvagarh
    • Drivers T.A. - D.A.
    • ALL fuel, and state taxes, parking fee
    • All taxes


    Cost Excluded:
    • Any airfare / train fare
    • Any insurance 
    • Any personal expenses like laundry, STD calls etc
    • Any claim or delay charges due to natural calamities such as land slide, road blockage,    heavy rain etc
    • Or any other things which are not mentioned in cost included column

     

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    Bandhavgarh - Kanha National Park Safari Tour

    DURATION: 6 Nights / 7 Days


    Day 01: Bandhavgarh National Park
    Arrive Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve for lunch.
    Evening Bush Dinner and overnight at resort.


    Day 02: Bandhavgarh National Park
    Morning and evening Jeep Safari in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. 
    Overnight at resort.


    Day 03: Bandhavgarh National Park
    Morning and evening Jeep Safari in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. 
    Overnight at resort.


    Day 04:Bandhavgarh –Kanha
    Post breakfast drive 5 hours to Kanha Tiger Reserve.
    Evening nature walk and village visit.
    Overnight at Kanha resort.


    Day 05: Kanha National Park
    Morning and evening Jeep Safari in Kanha Tiger Reserve. 
    Overnight at Kanha resort.


    Day 06: Kanha National park. 
    safari at kanha national park and Overnight at Kanha resort.


    Day 07: Kanha National park.
    Post breakfast transfer for further connections.

     

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    KANHA BANDHAVGARH PENCH NAGPUR


    Itinerary - 07 Night / 08 Days

     
    Day - 1: Pick up from Nagpur to Kanha (285 kms / 6hrs drive approx)
    Pick up from Nagpur and straight drive to Kanha national park. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.

    Day - 2: Kanha National Park


    Morning and evening jeep safari at the park. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.

    Day - 3: Kanha - Bandhavgarh (280 kms, 6hrs drive approx)

    Morning jeep safari at the park then drive to Bandhavgarh.  Upon arrival check into hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.

    Day - 4: Bandhavgarh National Park


    Morning and evening jeep safari inside the jungle, or rest at hotel.

    Day - 5: Bandhavgarh National Park

    Morning and evening jeep safari inside the jungle, or rest at hotel.

    Day - 6: Bandhavgarh – Pench (450kms, 9hrs drive approx)
    After morning park safari, Departure for Pench. Dinner & overnight stay at Pench.

    Day - 7: Pench National Park

    Morning & afternoon jeep safari at the park, overnight at Pench.
     
    Day - 8: Pench - Nagpur (100 kms, 2hrs drive approx)

    Morning excursion of national park and departure for Nagpur and transfer to railway station or Airport to connect your onward destination.
    Cost of the tour is Rs. 51,950/- per person (Based on 02pax).
    CHILD POLICY
    0 – 4 yrs would be complementary basis
    5 – 11yrs would charge 35% of the adult cost
    Cost Included:
    ·        Transportation by car throughout the tour Ex. Nagpur
    ·        07 nights’ accommodation on double  sharing basis
    ·        All meals at the resort
    ·        Morning & evening Tea / coffee at the resort
    ·        01 jeep safaris at Kanha
    ·        01jeep safaris at Bandhavgarh
    ·        01jeep safaris at Pench
    ·        Gypsy hire charges, entrance fee, guide fee
    ·        Drivers T.A.-D.A.
    ·        All fuel charges, state taxes, parking fee
    ·        All taxes
    Cost Excluded for all the Packages:
    ·        Any airfare / train fare
    ·        Any Extra safari other than specified in cost included column
    ·        Any insurance
    ·        Any personal expenses like STD calls, laundry etc
    ·        Any claim or delay charges due to natural calamities such as land slide, road blockage etc
    ·        Or any other things which are not mentioned in cost included column.

     

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    KANHA BANDHAVGARH TOUR


     
     Duration:04 nights / 05 days

    Day 01: Jabalpur - Kanha (210kms, 4½hrs drive)
    Morning receive you from Jabalpur railway station and drive to Kanha NP, enjoy afternoon safari at Kanha, overnight at Kanha.


    Day 02: Kanha N P
    Enjoy morning & evening jeep safari at the park, overnight at Kanha.


    Day 03: Kanha - Bandhavagarh (240kms, 5hrs drive)
    Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Bandhavgarh, enjoy afternoon safari at Bandhavgarh, overnight at Bandhavgarh.


    Day 04: Bandhavgarh N P
    Enjoy morning & evening jeep safari at Bandhavgarh, overnight at Bandhavgarh.


    Day 05: Bandhavgarh - Umaria (40kms, 1 hrs drive)
    Morning after breakfast check out from the resort and drive to Umaria railway station to catch the train for your onwards journey.


    Note: 
    • Please note Jungle safari can be increased by the Govt. Authority without prior notice,    so the difference if any would be charged accordingly.
    • According to the new rules all national park shall remained closed on ALL    WEDNESDAYS w.e.f. 1st April 2011
    • Below mentioned rates are applicable only for Indian national.


    Cost of the tour is Rs. 32,850/- per person (based on 02 people)
    Cost of the tour is Rs. 22,850/- per person (based on 04 people)


    Cost Included:
    • Transportation by car throughout the tour
    • All pick up and dropping facilities
    • Sightseeing as per the itinerary 
    • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
    • All meals at Kanha & Bandhavgarh only 
    • Morning & evening Tea / coffee at Kanha & Bandhavgarh only
    • 03 jeep safaris at Kanha
    • 03 jeep safaris at Bandhavgarh
    • Gypsy hire charges, entrance fee, guide fee
    • Drivers T.A.-D.A.
    • All fuel charges, state taxes, parking fee
    • All taxes
    Cost Excluded:
    • Any airfare / train fare
    • Any insurance
    • Any personal expenses like STD calls, laundry etc
    • Any claim or delay charges due to natural calamities such as land slide, road blockage    etc
    • Or any other things which are not mentioned in cost included column

     

     

 


                          

 

 

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