Tiger Photography In Bandhavgarh National Park

DURATION: 09 Nights 10 Days


TRIP WAY: Delhi – Jabalpur – Bandhavgarh – Agra – Delhi

Our trip visits the best Tiger Park in India – Bandhavgarh National Park. You get to spend enough time in the park to take in its unique ambience and eco-system. The emphasis of the trip are tigers certainly, but also the many other wildlife species that are found exclusively in Bandhavgarh National Park. We will do our best to get you in the best game-viewing regions of the park at the time of the trip, in order to maximize your chances for getting great photographs. March and April are excellent game-viewing months, as the water supply has started to dry up by then, resulting in greater game concentrations around the remaining waterholes. This in turn attracts the predators.

Recommended Equipment
For mammals, a fast lens reaching up to 300mm would be ideal. Also, a zoom is very handy in Indian conditions, where subject proximity can vary (thus necessitating a wide variety of focal lengths) and the dust factor makes it preferable to minimize lens swapping. For birding, you’ll need your longest lens – just like anywhere else.

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi international airport you will be welcome by our representative and escorted to your pre-booked hotel in Delhi. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Delhi - Jabalpur (By flight) - Bandhavgarh (220 km)
Morning transfer to the airport to board the flight for Jabalpur. Upon arrival meet with our representative and drive to Bandhavgarh. On arrival check into wildlife resort. Rest of the day free for acclimatization. Overnight stay at resort.
Day 3: Bandhavgarh National Park
Today after morning tea, we will proceed for our very first jungle safari to the Bandhavgarh National Park accompanying with a wildlife guide. Later return to the resort for fresh-n-up & breakfast. After lunch we will again visit the park for Tiger Photography. Overnight stay at resort. Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is mainly known for its Royal Bangal Tigers. It has a typical central Indian fauna & home of more than 22 species of mammals. Common langur and rhesus macaque represent the primate group. Among the carnivore species jackal, Bengal fox, sloth bear, rattle, grey (small Indian) and ruddy mongoose, striped hyena, wolf, wild dog, jungle cat, leopard and tiger are prominent. Ungulates (animals which walk on tips of their toes) include chital, sambar, barking deer, chinkara, chousingha, nilgai and wild pig. Porcupine, lesser bandicoot and three-striped palm squirrel are among the rodents. Small Indian civet and toddy cat are also found here though seen rarely being nocturnal. Another nocturnal animal, the rufous-tailed hare is also seen usually during dusk. Some of its mammals have been listed as threatened animals by IUCN in their red list like the wild dog, Bengal fox, sloth bear, leopard and tiger.
Day 04: Bandhavgarh National Park
Today we will enter twice to the national park for our morning & afternoon scheduled Jungle safari for its wildlife. Overnight stay at wildlife resort. Spread at vindhya hills in Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh National Park consists of a core area of 105 sq km and a buffer area of approximately 400 sq km of topography varies between steep ridges, undulating, forest and open meadows. Bandhavgarh National Park is known for the Royal Bengal Tigers. The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. It was the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa and at present is a famous natural hub for White Tigers. Bandhavgarh was declared a national park in 1968. Since then many steps have been taken to retain Bandhavgarh National Park as an un-spoilt national habitat for a variety of wildlife peculiar to the area. These includes gaur (Indian bison), sloth bear, leopard, porcupine, wild boar, sambar and spotted deer, among others and of course, the tiger.
Day 05-07: Bandhavgarh National Park
We will continue on our tiger photography trips to the park. On one of our trip to the park we will have an excursion to the Bandhavgarh fort. This fort is in ruins now but the strong high walls of the fort tell a saga of valour and splendour. The fort blends with the wilds of the park and has become a part of the park. No one knows when the fort was constructed but scripts as old as Shiva Purina have mention the fort which is believed to be almost 2000 years old. The park in itself is historically very important. The signs of early habitation can be seen in the caves excavated from the cliffs to the north of the fort. Brahmi inscriptions here date back to the 1st century BC. Overnight stay at wildlife resort.
Day 08: Bandhavgarh National Park - Katni - Agra
Today after breakfast will enjoy birds photography or will explore the nearby tribal villages. Later after lunch drive to Katni railway station from here we will board an overnight train to Agra. Overnight stay on board.
Day 09: Arrive Agra – Delhi (203 km)
We will arrive at Agra railway station very early in the morning where you will met by our representative followed by transfer to the hotel for fresh-n-up. After fresh-n-up we will visit The Taj Mahal at dawan to photograph its best view. Taj Mahal looks wonderful at the sunrise and sunset time. The changing hues of Taj enchant your eye for sure. Later return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast with a short rest we will visit Agra Fort before leaving for Delhi. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10: Delhi - Departure
Morning after breakfast our representative will escort you to International airport for your return journey.
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