Wildlife In Bandhavgarh
Jeep Safaris in Bandhavgarh
Bandhavgarh is one of the best park when it comes to probability of having tiger sightings. Bandhavgarh is accessible from Jabalpur (180 kms) / Umaria (32 kms) and Katni (100 kms) stations / Kanha (260 kms).
Besides the much celebrated and endangered tiger, the park is home to Leopards, Jungle cat, Wolf, Jackal, Indian Fox, Dhole or Indian Wild Dog, Sloth Bear, Common or Grey Langur, Rhesus Macaque, Antelopes, Gazelles, Blue Bull, Four gorned Antelope, Chinkara, Gaur. Bandhavgarh is also considered excellent for Bird watching and is home to more than 250 species.
Jungle Lodges in Bandhavgarh are situated around Tala range while other ranges such as Magdhi and Khitauli are not too far away. Multiple Tiger sightings are reported daily in all safaris in Tala, Magdhi and Khitauli. Other wildlife that is regularly sighted includes Sloth Bear, Mongoose, Leopard, Gaur and Deers (Sambar, Spotted Deer and Barking Deer)
Safaris - Jeep Safaris are arranged by the jungle lodges (Morning and Afternoon. Morning Safaris are longer as compared to afternoon). Entry Permits are limited and therefore its must to procure entry permits before planning a trip.
Seasonality - Oct-March is considered good for Wildlife. April - June (Till arrival of monsoon) is best for guests looking for Tiger sightings. Fewer waterholes mean that Tiger movements increase multifold and guests are able to sight Tigers more frequently than other seasons. Temperatures can go upto 45 degrees celcius in May and early June.
Open / Close - Park is open 1st Oct - June 30th.