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Tale of Bandhavgarh

Date of Visit:                                      1st June to 6th June 12

Group strength:                                 11

No of Safaris:                                     5 (Tala Zone only)

Travel:                                               Mumbai to Katni (by Rajendra nagar Express) and from Katni to Bandhavgarh by road

                                                          Bandhavgarh to Nagpur by Road and from Nagpur to Mumbai by flight

Bandhavgarh National Park is 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.

There are four zones at Bandhavgarh: Tala Zone, Magdhi Zone, Panpattha Zone and Khitauli Zone. Of the four the preferred zone was Tala Zone simply because of the sightings in the recent past.

Was super excited to visit the land of the tigers. The excitement doubled especially after lack of tiger luck from Ranathambhore and Corbett trips earlier on this year. So this time Bandhavgarh was the decider of my fate of tiger sighting of the season as it was the last tour of the summers. With all possible adventurous the group managed to reach “Kings Lodge” late evening after a long journey. With dark clouds covering the whole of Bandhavgarh, we were all geared up for the pre monsoon showers for the next day’s morning safari. But to rain god’s grace, it was just a passing shower and early morning was clear skies.

Every day we had a wakeup call by 2:45 am and use to leave the resort at 3:30 am to try and be one of the first to enter the jungles.. It used to be a great feeling to be in the arms of Mother Nature leaving behind the Mumbai’s rat race. The gates opened by 5:15 am.  Evening safari use to start by 3:30 pm and end by 7:00 pm.

There are 4 routes inside Tala zone – A, B, C and D and the routes are distributed in the combination of AC, CA, BD or DB.

  • Safari I (BD route): Kankati (Vijaya) female with 3 cubs + Banbai female with 3 cubs
  • Safari II (CA route): Kankati (Vijaya) female with 3 cubs
  • Safari III (BD route): Kankati (Vijaya) female with 3 cubs and Bamera Male (for almost an hour)
  • Safari IV (AC route): -
  • Safari V (DB route): Banbai Female with 3 cubs

It was really a hard time for us to call it a day on the 5th post such wonderful sightings. I could manage to capture the memories of this trip which were almost 38 GBs.

The pictures are featured under BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK

 RSS  Disclaimer : This photograph is taken in the natural habitat. Incase if anybody needs the copy of this picture, please contact me. All Rights Reserved by Yogesh Rane (www.junglebook.co.in / www.yogeshrane.com)