Date of Travel
16 Jan to 20 Jan 2021
Cost of Trip
INR485007 Seat left
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Overview

Bandhavgarh is a paradise when it comes to wildlife photography. It is spread across an area of 1500+ square kilometers, in a region which is known for its thick sal and bamboo forests, interspersed with hills, grasslands and perineal streams. It prides itself on being the most densely populated tiger reserve in the country. This undoubtedly makes Bandhavgarh one of the best places in the world to spot and photograph wild tigers in their natural habitat. The reserve also offers a wide variety of flora and fauna including deer, sambhar, the Indian bison, leopard, jackal, wild dog and over 350 different species of birds. During this tour, I will be your personal mentor and teach you everything about wildlife and photography. It will be a really fun experience, full of thrill, adventure and learning.

Itinerary

Our tour will be for 4 nights and 5 days, with six safaris, two nature walks, two stargazing experiences, one bush dinner and tribal dance experience, hands on learning and lots of fun, laughter and adventure. And what better place to do this than in the Tiger Capital of the World!

Your Accommodation

Kings Lodge is a luxurious eco-friendly resort nestled between Sal forested hills of Bandhavgarh National Park in a large natural forested estate of 35 acres. The lodge is environmentally sensitive, harmonious with the natural features of the site and is built in a manner which accentuates natural daylight to all facilities. Local knowledge and art have been incorporated in the development and the lodge has been constructed using local manpower. The guests benefit from its incredible location, award winning hospitality, an experienced team of naturalists, a farm to table culinary experience and the company’s commitment towards conservation and upliftment of the local community

 

Here’s a list of Covid-19 Precautions taken by the team.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of questions that may help you in planning your trip. If you have any additional questions, feel free to email me on suyashkeshari96@gmail.com

Single Rooms

Your tour is on a double room sharing basis. If you would like to avail a single room for yourself, the single room supplement will be INR 64,000

If you would like to book a single room, please email me on suyashkeshari96@gmail.com

Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy

Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy:

    • 50%  is non-refundable once the payment is done.
    • The remaining amount will be refunded if cancellation is done 30 days prior to the photo tour start dates.
    • No refund if cancellation is done between 0 – 30 days of the event.
    • Your spot on the tour is only guaranteed once the full payment has been made.
    • Please note that the date of written communication (e-mail) of intent to cancel will be the date considered for calculation of the cancellation fees.

What is included and what is excluded?

Inclusions:

Accommodation and all meals for the duration of the tour.

Six Safaris (3-4 guests per jeep), jeep rental and forest entry fee.

Naturalist, guide and camera allowance fee.

Two nature walks, two stargazing experiences

Exclusions:

Flight/train tickets

Alcoholic beverages

Tips, laundry, personal snacks etc.

Transfers to and from Bandhavgarh are not included in the package but can be arranged at an added cost. The roundtrip cost for Jabalpur to Bandhavgarh is INR 4,000 one-way.

We can coordinate with you for transfers to/from the airport/railway station. We generally do carpool for guests arriving at around the same time so everyone can split the costs.

All other expenses not mentioned in “inclusions” above will have to be borne as additional expenses by the participants

What are my payment options?

You can book directly through this website or wire the money to the account below. All cash payments need to be coordinated by emailing Suyash at suyashkeshari96@gmail.com

 

Bank Transfer

Suyash keshari

A/C No. 8745018991

Account Type: Current

Kotak Mahindra Bank

Safdarjung Enclave Branch,

New Delhi, India

IFSC/ Swift – KKBK0000175

How do I reach Bandhavgarh?

  • Jabalpur is the closest airport to Bandhavgarh (approx. 3.5-hour drive)
  • Umaria Railway Station is a 45-minute drive (approx.) and Katni Railway Station is 2hours away (approx.)
  • We can coordinate with you for transfers to/from the airport/railway station. We generally do carpool for guests arriving at around the same time. Please note that all such transfers will be at an additional cost.
  • You can also drive to Bandhavgarh if you live wish. The roads in Madhya Pradesh are excellent

Ideal Flight Timings

We recommend that you book any flight which arrives in Jabalpur before 3:00 pm on the day that the tour begins and any flight that leaves after 4:00 pm on the day that the tour ends.

Weather/Temperature:

The temperature during November is pleasant with temperature ranging between 8 and 12 degree Celsius in the night to 28 degree Celsius in the day.The winters reach their peak in late December/January with cold morning and evenings but pleasent afternoons.

 

What to pack?

Practical colors to wear to the park are khaki, beige and white in all seasons. Please avoid bright and flashy clothing and strong perfumes/deodorant. It is advisable not to wear sandals or shorts during nature walks

 

Here are some of our packing suggestions:

  • Light cotton trousers & cotton shorts
  • Light cotton shirts (long & short sleeved)
  • Cotton socks & comfortable walking shoes
  • Sandals
  • Shower proof rain jacket/ windbreaker
  • Hats, sunglasses & scarves
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Insect Repellents

For winters, pack extra:

  • Heavy woolen clothing
  • Woolen hats
  • Scarves and gloves
  • Fleece

Equipment Recommendation

If you are simply coming to enjoy the beauty of the national park and learn more about wildlife from Suyash, then you don’t need to bring any equipment with you.

If you are coming on this trip to learn photography then you are strongly recommended to bring your own camera. We suggest brining a combination lenses, such as a zoom lens as well as a wide-angle lens. Super telephoto lenses are also excellent. If you would like to rent any equipment, please contact Suyash in advance.

 

 

Access t0 internet

All lodges have basic internet connection. Our offices in the lodges have an extra computer which can be used free of cost for emailing. Internet may not be reliable at all times as breakdowns take time to fix as we are remotely located.

Food Allergies:

If you are allergic to any food items, kindly inform at the time of the booking. A delectable spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is served at all the lodges. Breakfast is the combination of variety and choices from the varied cuisine and is usually served in the park, during the safari itself.

Photo Identity:

Please ensure that you are carrying a Government issued photo ID with you at all times during your travel.

 

For foreign nationals, a valid passport and visa is required for travel to India and entry into the National Park

Medical Facilities

Bandhavgarh National Park is located in a very remote region of India with the nearest hospital being 4 hours away in Jabalpur.

Expecting mothers, patients with heart conditions and any other health ailment that require constant medical attentions are advised not to travel.

 

Important Note:

Please carry your personal medications.

Can I extend my stay?

Yes, you can contact me directly on suyashkeshari96@gmail.com and we can plan it out

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