Locating the elusive tiger in Bandhavegarh was quite a challenge. While our very first evening safari brought us to the Churbehera tigress hidden in the foliage with a kill beside her (wild boar), the ferocious Chakradhara tigress refused to oblige the numerous jeeps gheraoing the meadows which she made her cover. Nearly 100 odd jeeps lined up in anxious wait hoping she would emerge from the grass until it was time for all humans to leave the park at 7 p.m. sharp
The centre Point where all jeeps are to report by 7.30 a.m. and the only place within the park where we are allowed to alight from our vehicle and refreash ourselves.
Pugmarks of a male tiger - possibly B2 who also refused to oblige us. We waited in vain until it rained heavily & drenched us all in the open jeeps. By then, an irritable jeep driver informed us it was time to exit the park.
This pregnant tigress is the Churbehera female who gave us sightings throughout - pix taken from atop the elephant barely few feet away from her. She had abandoned her kill of few days and had moved a few yards away. By this time, the kill began to really stink!It mattered little to her that there was a flurry of activity in her honour with people from all corners of the earth keen to get a close-up. Instead she found all this very boring! Yaawwn!!!
Other tiger sightings included the Munjani cub, the 3 Rajbehera cubs and the Bitari female. Unfortunately these were spotted behind the tree cover & hence could not be caught on the lens. It is always a thrilling experience to watch a tiger in the wild rather than seeing them behind iron bars.
Visitors are strictly prohibited from alighting from the jeeps in the park area except at the Centre Point. While climbing onto the elephant, you need to climb atop the jeep to do so. For the tiger, when you are in the jeep, you are part of the vehicle. However, when you alight you are a human and fair game. Few days after we left, I received the unfortunate news that the Munjani female had attacked and killed a local youth who entered the park to collect Tendu leaves.
Duration : 08 Nights - 09 Days
Destinations : Delhi - Bandhavgarh - Kanha - Nagpur - Delhi
Day 01 : Arrival at Delhi
At New Delhi Airport our will come to receive you amd escort you to your hotel for over
Day 02: Delhi - Umaria - Bandhavgarh National Park
On day two after lunch we will depart to New Delhi Railway Station to board a train to Umaria in MP. Upon arrival transfer to Tala will be arranged. At Bandhavgarh guests will put up in a jungle resort with modern amenities and facilities.
Day 03: In Bandhavgarh National Park
The wildlife tour begins today with open jeep safari in Bandhavgarh preserve. The park is one of the most beautiful in India and boasts of highest concentration of tiger in the World.
Day 04: Jungle Safari in Bandhavgarh
Enjoy a jeep safari in Bandhavgarh National Park. Guests have an option for elephant safari in the park. Elephant safari is exhilarating experience amongst the untamed World. There will another safari in the evening. Late evening there are more activities like nature film show, chat with the naturalist and the sound sleep follows.
Day 05: Bandhavgarh - Kanha National Park
Drive to the next destination Kanha National PArk. Your stay is in the finest jungle lodges for comfort and enjoyable experience. There is time for afternoon safari and your Kanha explorations begin.
Day 06 : Kanha Tiger Safari
Twin tiger safaris await you. This is a good chance to see the tiger in the wild. If your luck favors you will see the leopard and the sloth bear. There is more to come.
Day 07 : Kanha - Nagpur
After another exciting excursion in park at morning return for breakfast and a quick lunch. Then drive to Nagpur to the hotel booked previously for overnight stay.
Day 08 : Nagpur - Delhi - Departure
After a delicious Indian meal we proceed for the next destination New Delhi. We leave you at the airport to catch flight for New Delhi.
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