About Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the popular National Park in India located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh was declared as 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 Lakshaman to keep a watch on Lanka (Ceylon). Hence the name Bandhavgarh (Sanskrit: Brother’s Fort).
Bandhavgarh shot into fame with Charger and Sita sightings in mid nineties, ever since there has been no looking back for this national park in MP. The Tiger density in the Tala zone of this park puts rest of the parks to shame. A rare jewel as far as Tiger sightings are concerned, Bandhavgarh attracted lot of media attention for the number of Tigers one would see in each Safari. It has the distinction of harboring the highest concentration of tigers per unit area of forest.
Wild Animals and Birds at Bandhavgarh
Animals : Common Langurs, Rhesus Macaque, Asiatic Jackal, Bengal Fox, Sloth Bear, Ratel, Gray Mongoose, Striped Hyena, Jungle Cat, Leopard, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Chausingha, Nilgai, Chinkara and Tiger.
Birds : Browed fantails, Steppe eagles, Green pigeons, Grey Malabar Hornbills, Blossom headed Parakeets, Blue bearded bee eaters, Green bee eaters, White bellied drongos, Owls, Minivets, Woodshrikes, Paradise flycatchers, etc.
Travel ItineraryDay 1: Evening Departure Evening Departure to Katni, Madhya Pradesh from CST,Dadar
Day 2: Arrival at Katni Arrival at Katni by afternoon, departure for Bandhavgarh by SUV (110 kms), transfer to resort. Dinner & Night stay at Bandhavgarh.
Day 3: Jungle Safari Leave for early morning Jungle Safari. Return to resort for breakfast. Some free time for relaxation. After lunch, again we shall leave for a jungle safari at around 2:30 pm. On returning back to resort, we will have an informative slideshow on wild habitat of Bandhavgarh. Campfire & Overnight stay at resort at Bandhavgarh.
Day 4: Jungle Safari Leave for early morning Jungle Safari. Return to resort for breakfast. Some free time for relaxation. After lunch, again we shall leave for a jungle safari at around 2:30 pm. Post Dinner,Travel 2 Katni. Night Departure 2 Mumbai …
Day 5: Arrival @ Mumbai Arrive Mumbai @ Night
Rs. 9,500/- per person: for Non A.C. rooms (double sharing) + Rail / Airfare. Rs. 9,000/- per person: for Non A.C. rooms (triple sharing) + Rail / Airfare.
Tour cost includes
- 2 N /3 d … Accommodation in resort, all meals
- 4 safaris by gypsy
- Pick & drop from Katni by AC- SUV (Tavera /Indica)
For registration & paying the tour cost, you can deposit cash / a cheque / transfer it online to bank account of Jagadish Govind PatilBank Account Details as follows: Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464 Branch:- Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W) RTGS/NEFT IFSC Code – ICIC0000268
Things to carry :
- Woollen clothing(for winter season), Summer clothing (for summer season)
- Comfortable sports shoes with a decent grip
- Personal clothing, Sunscreen lotion, Cap, Scarf.Torch (Mandatory)
- A camera.. or else you will miss the show
- Plastic bags and a water bottle
- Personal Medical kit, Do not carry any valuables or jewellery.
- Personal Identification.(Compulsory).