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Bandhavgarh with Camilla

Temple Of The Tiger (3N/4D)

16 Dec to 19 Dec 2021

6 safaris | Best Guides & Drivers | Batch Led By Camilla Malvestiti

Bandhavgarh National Park   (View All Batches)

Overview

Legend says that Lord Rama gifted the haunting Bandhavgarh Fort to his younger brother, Laxman, to keep a watch over Lanka. While the myth might be a bit too far-stretched, the charm and allure of this fabled jungle is surely not. Here, the tiger reigns supreme for its story is told by the lighthearted stream that flows along Chakradhara, the old Sal that overlooks the Banbei watchtower, the wrinkled forest guard who patrols day and night to protect this iconic wilderness, the ancient pebbles that line the burnt riverbeds and the ephemeral flower that blooms but for a few hours. The tale of this legendary creature is everywhere, and why not!

What to expect?

Bandhavgarh and tiger go together like Mozart and symphony, they are synonyms of each other. Iconic tigers like Charger, Sita, B2 and Bamera have lived and died in this primeval forest, each one leaving their legacy on the land. While these tigers are no more, their descendants are ruling Bandhavgarh with passion and intent, for this last great wilderness in central Madhya Pradesh is theirs to preserve for generations to come. Bandhavgarh is an excellent place to try our luck with leopards and sloth bears too, for these creatures of the night do inhabit the woods in good numbers. Over the last many years, thanks to countless visits, we have developed an extremely potent team of local drivers and guides. Right from positioning the gypsy to get the best possible angles for photography to using their incredible gut instinct to take the jungle byway less beaten are just some of the many path-breaking things that these forest folk do. Their stories and tales about tiger tracking are just about as legendary as the tigers themselves. These six safaris in Bandhavgarh's iconic and mostly hilly Tala zone, the grassier and less dense but the hot and happening Magadhi zone and the many-surprised Khitauli zone would give you a central Indian safari experience like no other. Over the course of these four days, as we try our best to increase our tiger count in this 'Temple of the Tiger', we slowly but surely submit ourselves to the magic and aura of this jungle and its inhabitants. Our many encounters with the vultures, the ungulates, the flycatchers and the iconic meadows would take our breath away. Bandhavgarh would leave you a transformed person, like it has so many times before.

1
Drive to Bandhavgarh-Jungle safari-Overnight in Bandhavgarh

Pick up in Jabalpur and three hours' drive to Bandhavagrh. Post lunch, we enter the hallowed reserve for a jungle safari. We will get our priorities straight and would start searching for the Tiger right from the word, 'Go'. After an introduction to the forest, we return to our beautiful lodge for chai and an orientation session. A hot dinner would be followed by some much needed sleep.

Day 2 & 3
Morning and evening jungle safaris-Overnight in Bandhavgarh

Four more safaris in India's second most filmed national park would definitely have given us the Tiger and much more by now. We continue exploring the woods for the many wonders that it holds. Nights would be dedicated to crackling campfires, camp stories, photography sessions and everything that Beyond Wild is known for when on camp!


4
Morning safari, drive to Jabalpur. Tour ends.

One last stroke of luck maybe, one final glimpse of our favourite animals and then we retrace our way back to Jabalpur. Tour ends.

Highlights

  • Spend five nights and undertake six safaris in arguably central India's Tiger Capital.
  • A unique chance to make stunning tiger images with dense Sal backgrounds, in rocky outcrops overlooking meadows and up hills and ravines so very peculiar of Bandhavgarh.
  • Stay at a luxury forest lodge that serves mouth-watering Indian food and gives you a chance to unwind around a glorious fireplace or the pool.
  • Learn wildlife photography and enjoy bird watching with our experts on camp.
  • Enjoy a complete central Indian wildlife experience.
  • Safari with the best guides and drivers in Bandhavgarh.
  • Enjoy safaris in only the premium zones where currently a few tigresses are raising their litters. This makes for ample photo opportunities and some thrilling tiger tracking.

Costs

DOUBLE SHARING BASIS
INR 28,000
(per person)
  • Standard AC Rooms

  1. 4-men gypsy increment: 4,000/- INR per person.


(What is this?)

(GST of 5% extra on above costs.)

Booking amount: 50% of the tour cost.

Balance can be paid upto a month before departure.

Please note:

1. Getting safari bookings in Bandhavgarh is extremely difficult and we always prefer booking the most premium zones. Hence, please confirm at least 4 months before departure.

2. Those wanting to join ex Jabalpur can do so. We will deduct the train fare accordingly. You may contact the office for necessary travel arrangements.

Inclusions

  1. Accommodation at the chosen wildlife resort for 5 nights in comfortable Air-conditioned rooms/tents.
  2. All meals ex-Jabalpur (daily bed tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner) starting breakfast on Day 2 and ending with lunch on Day 5.
  3. 6 jungle safaris in Bandhavgarh National Park with all fees, permits, taxes with the best guides and drivers in Bandhavgarh.
  4. Professional driver and guide to man the gypsies.
  5. Services of a ‘Beyond Wild’ wildlife expert throughout the tour.
  6. Return Jabalpur-Bandhavgarh-Jabalpur transfers by an AC Innova.
  7. Return Mumbai-Jabalpur-Mumbai transfers by 3AC train.


Exclusions

  1. Any air fare or rail fare.
  2. All Govt. Taxes as applicable.
  3. Personal expenses like laundry, soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral water, internet and telephone charges, etc.
  4. Anything not mentioned in the list of inclusions.


Travel to and fro Jabalpur (in case if you are not coming by train with us):

Please contact our head office at info@beyondwild.in for further details regarding the arrangements and we shall be more than happy to help you.

Those from cities other than Mumbai and Pune can contact us for travel arrangements.

Booking Procedure

A 50% advance amount and a recognized Government Identity card (Aadhar, Pancard, Driver's License, OCI, Passport, Voter's ID, Government Employee's ID, school/College ID) would all do for Indian nationals.

For non Indian nationals, only Passport is allowed. IDs should be scanned and sent by WhatsApp at 07827408095.

Cancellation - Refund (On Tour Cost)

  • If cancellation is communicated 10 days (or less) before departure OR No Show - No Refund.
  • If cancellation is communicated 20 to 11 days before departure - 20% of tour cost refunded.
  • If cancellation is communicated 30 to 21 days before departure - 40% of tour cost refunded.
  • If cancellation is communicated 30 to 59 days before departure - 60% of tour cost refunded.
  • If cancellation is communicated 60 days (or more) before departure - 80% of tour cost refunded.
  • If cancellation is communicated 120 days (or more) before departure - Full Refund.