Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the most popular national parks 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 Lakshmana 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. Tourists would come out of the park saying they saw 4, some 5, some even 6 in just one safari. Sounds unbelievable, but it is 100% true.
Day 1, 21st Nov, Saturday:
Start our journey from Mumbai to jabalpur by Garib Rath Express by 1.30 pm
Day 2, 22nd Nov, Sunday:
Reach Jabalpur early morning. Travel till Bandhavgarh by private vehicle.
Check in at hotel and rest.
Proceed for evening safari. After safari Dinner
Retire for the day.
Day 3, 23rd Nov, Monday:
Early Morning Safari and back to hotel by 10 am
Breakfast, rest, Lunch.
Evening safari. After safari Dinner
Retire for the day.
Day 4, 24th Nov, Tuesday:
Early Morning proceed for Bird Watching.
Post Breakfast travel back to Jabalpur.
Visit Bhedaghat & Dhuandhar Waterfalls.
Lunch at Jabalpur
Evening board Varanasi Mumbai LTT Superfast express towards Mumbai.
- Identity proof (must)
- Torch with Extra Batteries (must)
- Good trekking shoes (must)
- Water (at least 3 Ltrs)
- Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.,
- Extra Pair of Clothes.
- Sleeping Bag / Bedding.
- Bunch of Newspaper.
- Sunscreen, Cap, Camera, Skarf, Sunglasses etc.
- Medicines & personal care stuff (Optional).
Ø Travel from Jabalpur station to resort and back in AC vehicle
Ø Stay and food facilities at the resort.
Ø 3 Wildlife Safaris (1 morning and 2 evening)
Ø 1 Bird watching session
Ø Entry and Guide charges.
Ø Food while train travelling (also lunch at Jabalpur on last day )
Ø Mineral water/ cold drinks
Ø Camera fees for the park
Ø Any extra snacks if you order.
It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.