06 Nights/07 Days
This is a program for someone who wants an almost sure-shot tour to see the Tiger. Bandhavgarh National Park 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. Erstwhile hunting ground of the Maharaja of Rewa, Bandhavgarh stands tall amongst all other national parks when it comes to Tiger sightings. The advantage that Bandhavgarh has compared to other parks is its 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 about the conservation of Tigers. In the recently concluded Tiger census, Madhya Pradesh has been awarded the Tiger state of India title based on the fact that this state has the maximum number of Tigers compared to any other state 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. One has to book safaris much in advance, almost about 5 months before if you want the best possible zones for Tiger sightings while on Tiger safari in Bandhavgarh.
National Parks Covered
Arrival in New Delhi
Arrive New Delhi. Overnight stay at the hotel in New Delhi.
New Delhi – Jabalpur – Bandhavgarh (flight + 200 km/3-4hrs)
Breakfast and depart to board a flight to Jabalpur. Met at the Airport and drive to Bandhavgarh, 200kms, about 3.5 hours drive. Check in at the resort. Lunch and proceed for afternoon safari to the jungle. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 3 - 6
In Bandhavgarh National Park
Morning and afternoon tiger safari to Bandhavgarh national park. All meals and overnight at the resort. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is relatively high. 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.
Bandhavgarh – Jabalpur – New Delhi (200km/3-4hrs + flight)
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. Overnight at the hotel in New Delhi.
New Delhi Fly back home
Morning free for leisure activities and later transfer to International airport to board a flight back home or onward destination.