Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Bandhavgarh National Park - The Tiger Heaven (6th to 9th June, 2017)

The summer holidays are a perfect excuse to visit this most popular Tiger destinations with Family and friends....... It is one of the fastest filling trip of Nature India ....A World renowned Tiger reserve that has a legacy of legendary Tigers.  

Dates: 6th to 9th June, 2017 (Mumbai to Jabalpur & Back travel days excluded) The bookings for Bandhavgarh National Park Wildlife trip is on…..book your seats NOW to get the desired train bookings (see the details at the end) ..... If you want the thrill of exploring the Tiger country, it is here.......100%


About Bandhavgarh they say, that you have got be really unlucky not to see a Tiger in Bandhavgarh.One park which is on top of the charts as far as Tiger sightings are concerned is Bandhavgarh. One park which is a hot favorite today with Wildlife Photographers is Bandhavgarh.

Bandhavgarh National Park manages to satiate both the wildlife and general tourists. It is not only the Tiger sightings here, but the natural and archaeological splendor that awaits a visitor which is totally unexpected, and beyond imagination. Bandhavgarh National Park lies in the heart of Madhya Pradesh and once the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Rewa. BNP in over a period of 10 years has become the real hot spot of seeing wild tigers in close quarters.This is probably a place where tiger sighting is slightly easier than other national parks in India.

At the centre of the park is Bandhavgarh hill, rising 811 mt above sea level. There are a large number of smaller hills separated by gently sloping valleys surrounding the hill. These valleys end in small, swampy meadows, locally known as 'Bohera'. The lowest point in the park is at Tala (440 mt above MSL).

Bandhavgarh was declared a national park in 1968 with an area of 105 km². The buffer is spread over the forest divisions of Umaria and Katni and totals 437 km². The park derives its name from the most prominent hillock of the area, which is said to be given by Hindu Lord Rama to his brother Lakshmana to keep a watch on Lanka (Ceylon). Hence the name Bandhavgarh(Sanskrit: Brother's Fort).

The vegetation is chiefly of Sal forest in the valleys and on the lower slopes, gradually changing to mixed deciduous forest on the hills and in the hotter, drier areas of the park in the south and west. Bamboo is found throughout. The terrain is of great rocky hills rising sharply from the swampy and densely- forested valley bottoms. The finest of these hills is Bandhavgarh, sided with great cliffs and eroded rocks, and on its highest point.


The mammals frequently sighted are Wild Pigs, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Chausingha, Nilgai, Barking Deer and Sloth Bear. Mammals such as Leopards, the small Indian Civet, Palm Squirrel and Lesser Bandicoot Rat are seen occasionally.

There are various species of birds in BNP, which makes it a bird watchers' paradise. The vegetation along streams and marshes is rich in bird life. The common ones are Little Grebe, Egret, lesser Adjutant,Indian Pitta, Paradise Flycatcher, Brown-fish Owl, Leafbirds, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Black Ibis, Lesser Whistling Teal, White-eyed Buzzard, Orange-headed Ground Thrush, Crested Serpent Eagle, Long-billed, Egyptian & Himalayan Griffon Vultures, Indian Peafowl, Red Jungle Fowl, Doves, Parakeets, Yellow-footed Green Pigeons, Rufous Treepie, Malabar Pied Hornbills, Kingfishers and Indian Rollers.

Reptilian Fauna include Cobra, Krait, Viper, Rat-snake, Python, Turtle and a number of lizard varieties, including Varanus. Within the bounds of the Bandhavgarh National Park, vehicles may be hired at the entrance to drive around, however private vehicles are not allowed inside the park. Also, in the middle of Tala range, stands the majestic Bandhavgarh fort, thought to be some 2,000 years old.

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Nature India has organized an exclusive trip to this Tiger heaven – Bandhavgarh, from 6th to 9th June, 2017 the details are given below.


Tour Itinerary & Other Details: (Jabalpur to Jabalpur)

Date: 6th June, 2017 evening 4.00 pm to 9th June, 2017 evening 6:30 pm (travel days excluded)

Travel to Bandhavgarh: (To be booked by participants) Overnight train travel can be booked from Mumbai to Jabalpur & Jabalpur to Mumbai .....however since it is a busy sector, the train bookings should be done soon to get the desired train and class (as per the suggestions in itinerary).....Nature India can ASSIST in bookings if required 
(and only if possible) with separate train charges on actuals.

Day 1: 5th June,2017 - Monday: Departure from Mumbai by 13202 LTT RJPB Express @ 22:15 Hrs

Day 2: 6th June, 2017 - Tuesday: Arrival at Jabalpur at 15:55 Hrs - Proceed to village Tala (Bandhavgarh) by AC Vehicles, Apprx. Time 4 hours - Tea & Snacks - Check-in Mogli Resorts at the edge of the Park - Camp Orientation - Dinner & Night stay at Mogli resorts

Day 3: 7th June, 2017 - Wednesday : Early morning Park Safari No.1 @ 5.00 am - Return to the resort - Lunch - Rest - Evening will be devoted for a small Birdwatching Session in the wonderful campus of Mogli resorts - Evening tea & snacks followed by discussions of Days sightings & Film on Tigers - Dinner & Night stay at Mogli Resorts

Day 4: 8th June, 2017 - Thrusday: Early morning Park Safari No.2 @ 5.00 am - Return to the resort - Rest- Lunch - Proceed for the Evening Park Safari No.3 - Return to the resort - Discussion of Days sightings - Dinner & Night stay at Mogli Resorts

Day 5: 9th June, 2017 - Friday: Early morning Park Safari No.4 @ 5.00 am with packed breakfast- Return to the resort  – Lunch – Checkout (@ 12 pm) and Conclude the trip - Proceed to Jabalpur Station (4 Hrs journey) by AC Tavera/ Qualis to Board 12187 Mumbai Garib Rath Exp @ 19:30 Hrs OR Flight (Ideally after 19:00 Hrs).

Day 6: 10th June, 2017 - Saturday: Arrive at Mumbai by 12:15 Hrs

Trip charges (Jabalpur to Jabalpur): Rs. 19700/- only 

(Includes A/C room stay in the wonderful, palatial & comfortable Mogli Resort, on twin sharing basis, Travel charges from Jabalpur to Bandhavgarh to Jabalpur in AC Vehicle, Total 4 Safari's by 4x4 gypsies & 1 Birdwatching session, Park entry charges, veg/non-veg food , Guide charges, Information articles & on board snacks and mineral water)

This does not include travel charges from Mumbai to Jabalpur Station and Back, Camera fees (has to be paid near the entrance before every safari) or any charges other than the above.

Registration: You can register by sending a confirmation mail to natureindiatours@gmail.com and by paying a non refundable Advance of Rs.9500/-after our email confirmation …..The remaining amount can be given later or on the day of travel. The seats shall be confirmed only after the advance payment.

Kindly register soon as the train bookings are not easily available.

Stay Arrangement: Stay arrangement is on twin sharing basis in the famous Mogli resort which is renowned for its ambiance and service. visit their web site

Resource Person: Mr. Adesh Shivkar / Mr. Mandar Khadilkar 

Mode of Payment: You can either
1) Transfer the advance money directly to our HDFC A/c (Provided in our registration mail).. please mention your name, date and other details….
2) Courier a cheque of Rs.9500/- as advance amount to the following address
Name: Mr. Adesh Shivkar
Address: Provided in our registration mail

Please Note:
1) Once registered, the advance amount of Rs. 9500/- is strictly non-refundable
2) Alcohol & Smoking is strictly prohibited on all Nature India Tours
3) This is primarily a Wildlife watching trip
4) Nature India will not be responsible for any days lost due to bad weather. 
5) Kindly register on this trip only if you agree with Nature India's rules and policies

Please revert on natureindiatours@gmail.com ID, in case you need any clarification ….

For any other queries we are available on 9820455713 (Adesh) and 9930318665 (Mandar)

Thanks for your patience.

Looking forward for a very rewarding trip with you all !!

Warm Regards,

Adesh Shivkar & Mandar Khadilkar

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