In the heart of Central India, Bandhavgarh National Park is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise. The high density of Tigers, the beautiful grasslands, the scenic rolling hills are the amazing highlights on a Wildlife Photography Tour in Bandhavgarh. At The Wildside, we offer a variety of travel options to Kanha National Park. Choose from our wide array of offerings including our scheduled Bandhavgarh Wildlife Photo Tours, a Customised Vacation or a Private guided safari to the beautiful Bandhavgarh National Park.
The world’s first wild White Tiger was sighted in Bandhavgarh, which was captured by the King of Rewa Maharaja Martand Singh. He was named Mohan and was domesticated by the Maharaja. The King was also successful in breeding white tigers, and these cats have thrived in captivity since then. Hence, all of the world’s white tigers in captivity share their genes with Bandhavgarh’s tigers and are Mohan’s descendants.
Bandhavgarh derives its name from the legends of Ramayana. It is believed that the fort was built during the Ramayana Age by Lord Rama and given to his brother Lakshmana to keep a watch over Sri Lanka. Bandhav means Brother, and Garh means Fort. The fort still stands as a testimony to time for over 2000 years now.
Having one of the highest densities of wild tigers in the country, Bandhavgarh is nothing short of heaven for wildlife viewing. With about 60 tigers roaming the forests of Bandhavgarh, the park offers unparalleled experiences, which are next to none.
October to June
3 nights and 4 days
Bandhavgarh Fort, Tiger Safari, Wildlife Photography, Bandhavgarh National Park, Wildlife Safari Tour in India
Bandhavgarh National Park is synonymous with Tiger safaris. The open grasslands and forests of Bandhavgarh offer great wildlife viewing opportunities. The Tiger photography tours in Bandhavgarh not just for wildlife photographers, but for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts too. Be accompanied by one of the most experienced guides and drivers and also talk to us if you would like to be guided by our skipper from The Wildside.
A Tiger safari in Bandhavgarh can span anywhere between 4 hours to the whole day and can be dusty and a bit tiring on the bumpy roads. The hot/cold weather of the region can add to it. But this is not going to stop you from watching and photographing Tigers and other wildlife. Our selection of hotels and lodges ranging from economic to luxury options will be your ideal retreat to retire for the day and relax and rejuvenate for the next day’s wildlife adventure. At The Wildside, we work with a few partner lodges that have well-appointed air-conditioned rooms with ensuite facilities. The chefs at all these lodges are known to churn out the best of local and international cuisines to suit everyone’s palettes.
While the priority of choosing accommodation on a Wildlife tour is primarily based on the location and distance from the park, our partner lodges are all located between 5-10 minutes from the National Park entrance, yet offering high levels of service and comforts to the guests. What are you waiting for? Talk to us to start planning your wildlife photography tour and tiger safari to Central India.
Arrival in Bandhavgarh
The nearest airport to Bandhavgarh is located in Jabalpurr. Depending on the time of arrival from your origin, our destination specialist will advise if it would be possible to go on an afternoon safari
Spend the rest of the afternoon in the park and return back to the lodge at sunset. Following dinner, overnight in your lodge at Bandhavgarh.
Morning and afternoon safaris
Over the next 2 days, explore different zones of Bandhavgarh National Park on 2 daily game drives. During your morning safari, a packed breakfast will be carried and served inside the park.
Return to the lodge around mid-day. Due to the dry weather conditions in Central India, the park’s wildlife is not very active between mid-day and late afternoon.
Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at the lodge and rest a bit in the sanctuary of your comfortable lodge. In the late afternoon, it is time for the day’s second safari. Spend the rest of the afternoon inside the park and return back to the lodge at sunset. Following dinner, overnight in your lodge at Bandhavgarh.
Morning safari and departure
After a final morning safari, it is time to bid adieu to the beautiful forests of Central India.
Return to the lodge around mid-day. After an early lunch, depart to Jabalpur Airport for your return flight home/onward destination.
Bandhavgarh can be combined with other interesting destinations like Kanha National Park or any other destination in Central India.
Bandhavgarh has been divided into a few zones. Some zones are better than the others in terms of being more scenic and at the same harboring more wildlife and higher possibilities of sightings Big Cats. Due to these destinations being very popular, it is highly recommended to book your Bandhavgarh Tiger safari permits at least 4 months before the trip. Talk to our destination specialist who will be able to assist you in planning your journey.
Central Indian parks like Bandhavgarh are good throughout the year. The summer months (March-June) are relatively more productive than winter as Wildlife are drawn to a few waterholes in the park to beat the heat.
Jabalpur is the nearest airport to Bandhavgarh and is well connected to major Indian cities with daily flights. Train services are available to the neighbouring town of Katni.
If you are keen to extend the duration at one/two of the locations or would like to visit Kanha and Bandhavgarh and combine it with another destination, please feel free to write to us to customize your vacation and tiger safari.