Bandhavgarh National Park

Tucked beautifully amidst the Vindhya Hills of Madhya Pradesh, the Bandhavgarh National Park is home to Royal Bengal Tigers and top list for Tiger safaris in India. Besides the big cats, 37 species of mammals, 250 species of birds, 80 species of butterflies and more harmoniously share space with each other here. Cherishing mythological and legendary significance, the Bandhavgarh National park was once a royal hunting ground. Interestingly, the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve derives its name from the Bandhavgarh Fort that is said to be gifted by Lord Rama to his brother Lord Lakshman.

Bandhavgarh is known for offering amusing Tiger safari in India packed with various enthralling experiences. Besides Tiger safaris, you will be left enthralled to find man-made caves with rock paintings and inscriptions as the park dates back to 200 years ago. Embark on an adventurous expedition amidst lush greenery to spot the wild in their natural habitat up close and personal.

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Activities

  • Jeep Safari – Feel the thrill

A golden opportunity for adventure lovers, Jeep Safari at Bandhavgarh during Wildlife Photo Tour triggers a sense of awe, of the kind, never experienced before. Adding fun and excitement to the Tiger safaris in India, these jeep safaris are surely the best to observe the flora and fauna of the park. Drive past Magadhi, Tala, Panpatta and Khitauli zones to see what surprises await you! The fun quotient reaches the next level when you enjoy your breakfast amidst the dense jungle. Get your packed breakfast from the hotel and relish it while sipping a hot cup of tea accompanied with yummy pakoras. You can partake in jeep safari at fixed timings which are as follows:

Summer 

  1. Morning – 5:30 am – 10:30 am (Closed on Holi)
  2. Afternoon – 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm (Closed on Wednesday and Holi)

Winter

  1. Morning – 6:00 am – 11:00 am
  2. Afternoon – 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Closed on Wednesday)
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  • Birding – The ultimate joy of watching your favorite bird

A haven for bird lovers, Bandhavgarh flaunts a variety of avifaunal species. During your Wildlife photo tour, Birding in Bandhavgarh can be best enjoyed at places like Rajbahera, Garhpuri, Shesh shaiya, Majhauli, Bhitari, Khitauli. You will be delighted to spot babblers, herons, red-necked vultures, brown fish owl, etc. So, wait no more. Just pick your binoculars in addition to your ranger hat and get ready to be enthralled! 

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  • Nature Walk – Get close to Mother Nature

Wandering through the lush jungles in Bandhavgarh gives you a perfect first-hand experience of watching the flora and fauna of the park. Nature Walk in Bandhavgarh is one of the best things to do to get close to Mother Nature. Or else you will surely find something which others usually don’t. Forget the city chaos and soak in the beauty of nature amidst the tranquil environment.       

  • Cycle Tour – An incredible voyage on 2 Wheels

Pedal along the mysterious trails to observe the park and places to visit nearby Bandhavgarh at your own pace with an expert by your side. Visit hamlets in close proximity, take some time to talk to the villagers and see how they become your friend in no time. A cycle tour in Bandhavgarh will keep you engaged all day long and comes as icing on the cake for every biking enthusiast.   

  • Hot Air Balloon Safari – Dare to fly high

Fly high in the sky and delight in a bird’s eye view of the Bandhavgarh and nearby areas. India’s first hot air balloon wildlife safari is a must-try if you are a wildlife lover with a dash of adventure spirit. The aerial view of the free-spirited animals and wild surroundings will surely get etched on your mind and heart forever. Boast of trying this super exciting activity before everybody else and make people jealous of you!    

  • Night Safari – Catch the action in the dark

Drive through the jungle in an open jeep at night during Tiger safari in India to feel that adrenaline rush. Witness the wildlife in the dark as you embark on a one-of-a-kind adventure. Conducted between 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Night Safari in Bandhavgarh gives you a chance to catch all the action when dusk gets darker. Lucky ones usually get to spot a tiger or leopard at this time. The heart-throbbing safari will undoubtedly become an unforgettable memory.

Top places to stay/ Top Luxurious Stays

Kings Lodge – Unwind in the lap of nature

Cradled between Sal forested hills, Kings Lodge is surely one of the best luxury resorts in Bandhavgarh. Rejuvenate and relax yourself in your private cottage nestled amid the wilderness. The ultimate resort also tickles your tastebuds with its fresh, regional and seasonal food whenever you wish to savor a delicious meal. From jeep safaris, village visits bespoke alfresco meals to sundowner sessions, you will get everything here. Spend some days in nature’s lap away from the maddening crowd and chaotic city life.   

Taj Mahal Kothi / Mahua Kothi – For matchless comfort and luxury

Flaunting a relaxing and calm ambiance, Taj Mahal Kothi lets you spend nights and days peacefully. Exuding the flavor of the jungle environ, mud cottages offer you a unique experience. Savoring fresh and scrumptious food comes as an added plus. It lies nearby the park which means that you are never far from adventure. Treat your eyes to the stunning views of the jungle or simply sit back and enjoy nature’s company. The choice is yours!  

Tree house hideaway resort – A perfect getaway from city life

A perfect place to stay in Bandhavgarh, Tree house hideaway resort allows you to spot animals from your private balcony. Listen to the voice of the crickets at night or wake up to the soothing chirping of the birds in the morning. You are going to have an unforgettable stay here. With 5 exclusive tree houses that are located in the dense jungle, this resort is going to make your wildlife trip in India exceptional.

Bandhav Vilas – Add an extra dimension to your stay

Offering a perfect blend of luxury and comfort, Bandhav Vilas will leave you pampered to the core. Boasting picturesque settings, the luxury jungle resort comes with a sun-kissed private sit-out and decks and a dramatic watercourse. The open-air multi-cuisine dining option with a huge variety of appetizing food served around a bonfire is sure to overwhelm you. Choose from these villas and add fun to your stay apart from Tiger Safaris. Recreational facilities offered here will make you fall in love with this place for sure.

Nature Heritage Resort – For the pampering that you will love

Positioned in the vicinity of the Bandhavgarh National Park, Nature Heritage Resort comes equipped with all the latest amenities to ensure that all your needs are met during your stay and Tiger Safari In India. Lavishly furnished, AC cottages never fail to offer matchless comfort after long wildlife Tours. The taste of freshly cooked food is sure to linger in your mouth for a long. Designed to merge itself with the beautiful natural ambience, the resort will urge you to come here again and again.