5 Nights / 6 Days
Delhi - Bandhavgarh
Bandhavgarh National Park - Madhya Pradesh
A wildlife retreat, where history and nature meet, Bandhavgarh is not too far away from Kanha. Set amidst the Vindhyan ranges, the Park has a series of ridges running through it. Initially just 105.40 sq. km. in area, Bandhavgarh with 25 resident tigers, was noted for its high density tiger population. Today, it has been extended to an area of 437 sq. km.
About half the Park is covered with fine stands of sal, while mixed forests are found in the higher reaches of the hills. Stretches of bamboo and grasslands extend to the north.
The main viewing area is still in the core of the Park with its 32 picturesque, wooded hills. An ancient fort up on a precipice, 800 metres high, dominates the Park.
Bandhavgarh's history goes back 2000 years in time and the earliest signs of habitation can be seen in the Caves excavated from the cliffs to the north of the fort. Brahmi inscription here, date back to the 1st century BC A hunting reserve of the roya! family of Rewa in more recent times, Bandhavgarh was declared a Park in 1968. This is where the famous white tigers of Rewa were discovered.
Wandering through the Park on elephant back, the chances of seeing a tiger are quite good. Also to be seen here are nilgai, chausingha, chital, chinkara, wild boar and sometimes a fox or jackal. Other inhabitants of the Park include the muntjac, jungle cat, ratel, hyena, porcupine, the rhesus macaque and the black-faced langur. About 150 species of birds are also found here and include the migratory birds that arrive in winter like the steppe eagle and various water birds.
Tiger, Bandhavgarh National ParkIt is possible to climb up to the Bandhavgarh fort for a breathtaking bird's-eye view of the Park and there is also a small population of black buck that lives here, protected from the predators below.
General Information :
Best Time to Visit : November to June.
Nearest Town : Umaria (30 km)
How to Get Here : Air: Jabalpur (170 km), Khajuraho (210 km) , Rail:Umaria (30 km), Jabalpur (170 km)
Begin your tour.
Arrive into Delhi
Welcome to Vardhman's "Bandhavgarh Wildlife Tour "! On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
This morning after a leisurely breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Delhi.
Combined city tour of New Delhi & Old Delhi
Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
Afternoon transfer to Railway station to take train for Bandhavgarh .
Reach UMARIA Railway station and directly drive to bandavgarh and transfer to hotel by our representative.
Bandavgarh is justifiably famous for its Tigers, but it has a wide range of other game. The undergrowth is not as dense as in some northern terai forests, but the best time to see the park inhabitants is still the summer months when water becomes more scarce and the undergrowth dies back. A full day game viewing inside the jungle.
A full day game viewing inside the jungle.
Trip to the Bandavgarh Fort: The oldest fort in India - considered to be more than 2500 years. One-hour trek up the fort is worth the effort. The charm of this trek lies in discovering these monuments in the jungle, unspoiled and unexplored. Some of the statues lie off the main path and so it is best to take a guide. Apart from the avatars, well worth seeing are three small temples of around the 12th century.
After breakfast, Nature Walk to the Jungle for wildlife viewing. Afternoon transfer to Railway station to take a train for Delhi.Overnight: Train
Arrive at Delhi Railway Station and yo will be transfer to Delhi International airport by our representative to board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of 'Bandhavgarh Wildlife Tour' escorted by Vardhman Vacations.