This, just like Kanha is a mighty Sal forest and is spread in an area of 694 Sq. Kms (Approx.), is home to approx 55-60 wild tigers. This has given the park a lot of fame due to the highest density of Tigers in Central India, hence there are photographers who throng the place during summer to photograph the mammals… especially the Tiger!! The other predators here include the Leopard and the Wild Dogs/Dhole. Jackals, Jungle Cats and Sloth Bear are also seen in the park. Apart from the tigers and other predators, one could also watch the Spotted Deer, Sambhar Deer and Barking Deer. There are also antelopes like the Chowsingha/Four Horned Antelope and the Neel Gai. The Park has an abundance of Birdlife and has recorded about 300 species of birds of which some are migrants and most are residents.
The park also has mythological significance, as it is believed that the Bandhavgarh Fort was built by Lord Ram for his brother Laxman to keep a close watch on Lanka, hence the name Bandhavgarh (Bandhav- Brother; Garh- fort).
There is a majority of tribals living around this Park, mostly Gond and Baigas, the later being the most primitive tribe of mainland India!! They are warm and welcoming and are excellent trackers and spotters!!!
There is an option of having 02 safaris a day in an open Gypsy, between sunrise and sunset. One could also opt for visiting the fort, a 2.5 hrs trek (At the moment closed for tourism) and the Sleeping statue of Lord Vishnu ‘Sheshaiyya’. This need to be informed to the driver and Guide as one is entering the park so as to enable them to choose the designated route. It has been observed that the majestic Tiger makes its presence felt most of the time. The sighting of Tiger is a matter of chance, but Bandhavgarh leaves one mesmerized by the sheer beauty of the forest, Lakes and the Meadows.
Type of Forest: Moist Deciduous (Sal); Dry Deciduous (Saja, Tendu, Tinsa, etc.), Bamboo and Meadows.
Weather: Temperatures in Winter range from 10 degree celsius during the Day and can Drop to -10C late at Night and early mornings. Temperature in Summer range between 10-45 degree celsius
Accessibility by Train: Katni/Jabalpur
Accessibility by Air: Jabalpur
Day 1: 4/3/20:
Arrival at Jabalpur. Our representative would meet you at the railway station on your arrival. You would straight away proceed to Bandhavgarh by AC Innova (04 HRS).
On arrival at Bandhavgarh, check-in into the resort.
Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: 5/3/20:
With an early wake-up call, get set for the safari experience. Have a great morning drive. On your return to campsite have breakfast, relax refresh.
Post Lunch proceed for another Safari and return to the campsite just after sunset.
Dinner and overnight at stay.
Day 3: 6/3/20:
Post Lunch proceed for another Safari, and return to the campsite just after sunset.
Dinner and overnight at stay.
Day 4: 7/3/20:
Another morning safari, with a picnic breakfast.
Back to the hotel for lunch.
Departure for Jabalpur.