Feel the thrill at Bandhavgarh
Located in the Vindhyan ranges in Umaria District of Madhya Pradesh,
Bandhavgarh National Park was once the hunting preserve of the Maharaja of
Rewa. Today, Bandhavgarh National Park boasts of some 25 resident tigers
prowling in its 105 sq-km of core area. Today wildlife enthusiasts from all
over the world come to Bandhavgarh to experience the thrill of watching a
tiger in its natural habitat. Royal Bengal tigers, White tigers can be
spotted here along with gaur (Indian bison), sloth bear, leopard, porcupine,
wild boar, sambhar and spotted deer. So have a time of your life with
trip to Bandhavgarh National Park.
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Triangle With Tiger Tour
Eastern Madhya Pradesh, Central India
Go there for :
Tigers (white tigers of Rewa)
437 sq km
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Prime Attractions at Bandhavgarh
Get your cameras ready to shoot as
many as you can of Bandhavgarh's 22 mammal species and about 250 bird
species. Go for the so-called Tiger Show with expert guides who follow pug
marks and jungle calls right upto the beast. Other fellow mates, who become
the master predator's diet include nilgai(blue bull), chinkara (Indian
gazelle), chausingha (four-horned antelope), wild boar, sambhar (Indian
stag), the muntjac (barking deer), herds of chital (spotted deer), gaur
(Indian bison) and so on. The two primate species, the rhesus macaque and
the Hanuman langur, act the best tiger-spotting guides in Bandhavgarh
National Park with their raucous calls.
Remember to carry your binoculars to feast your eyes on the avian abundance
at Bandhavgarh, that includes Paradise fly catchers, Golden and Black headed
Orioles, Red-vented Bulbuls, Purple Sunbirds, Mynahs, Peacock, Jungle Fowl,
Yellow Ioras, Blue Jays and Green Barbets.
Bandhavgarh Fort :
This 14th century Fort and the adjacent hills
have about 35 ancient (about 1st century B.C.) sandstone caves with Brahmi
messages. As per the lores, this fort was built by the same simian
architects who constructed the bridge to Lanka for Lord Shree Ram.
Kalchuri Archeological Remains:
The researchers have discovered
interesting Archaeological remains from Kalchuri period in Bandhavgarh and
they have been constant visitors of Bandhavgarh ever since other than
Bandhavgarh legends has that the white tigers still
rule the forest. This museum has the white tiger cub Mohan, captured by a
Rajah in 1951, all stuffed and mounted.
You can attend the 3-day wildlife photography camp,
held between April and June, organized by a Delhi-based studio called Nature
Safari. Seats are limited and you have to book well in advance.
Jeep safaris at the crack of dawn are recommended. The Park Office
or any hotel near Bandhavgarh has the facility of renting a jeep for Rs.
650. You can have a jeep safari in the park between 10 am to 4 pm. You can
also drive your own vehicle into the jungle accompanied by an authorized
guide. Only 6 persons + 1 driver + 1 guide are allowed in one jeep. Jeep
safari charges are - Indians: Rs.3500 / 4500 and Foreigners: 4500 / 6500. If
you want to have a better look at the wildlife specimens, head for the watch
tower in the park, specially recommended for viewing Gaur.
Even an elephnat ride would be a great idea to see the tigers
hunting and playing in their natural habitat. Just imagine the feel while
sitting at the back of elephant, just amazing. Elephant ride charges are -
Indians: Rs. 60/Hour (Adults), Rs. 40/Hour (Child below 12 years) and
Foreigners: Rs. 300 (Adults), Rs. 200 (Child).
The small town of Tala, located near the park,
provides most of the basic facilities including vegetable vendors, cigeratte
shops, liquor store, a fuel pump and a small hospital with basic medical
facilities. The park office is also located here near the northern gate.
The park has four main entrances, Panpatha in the north, Tala
in the east (most of the hotels are located here), Dhamokar in the
south-west and Khitauli in the west. Two roads, Umaria-Rewa highway and
Parasi-Katni road via Khitauli pass through the park.
Approx. Entry Charges: Rs. 20 (Indians), Rs. 200
(Foreigners), Guide Charges : Rs. 75, Vehicle Entry : Rs. 100 (Park round
charges extra), Camera Charges : Rs. 25/Day (Still) Rs. 200/Day (Video),
Cine documentary film : 12000/Day and Video documentary film : Rs. 6000/Day
A compact pair of binoculars of 7x or 8x magnification is a
The park timings vary according to season, generally
depending on the time of sunrise and sunset
Summers are definitely not a time to visit Bandhavgarh as it
is very hot and dry and dusty. If you are visiting in the October-February
period,do not forget to carry warm clothes because it gets quite cold here
You can also travel around the park in your own vehicle, but
assisted by a forest department guide. Jeeps can be rented at the park
office for about Rs. 650. Jeeps enter the park from 6:30 to 10 AM and from
2:30 PM till 6.
The small souvenir shop at the main entrance of the park at
Tala sells maps, books, T-shirts and pictures related to the wildlife of the
(20 km from Tala): Head to this reservoir for
some amazing bird-watching safari. The Panpatha Sanctuary nearby is another
(10 km): Another ornithologist retreat if you have had
your fill of the tigers of Bandhavgarh.
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