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Bandhavgarh Wildlife Tour Packages
At the heart of Wild India, Bandhavgarh National Park has come to be known as one of the best havens of our national animal. It is the tiger capital of the world. Here, the tiger is not merely a wild cat. It is an obsession that resonates in the mind of locals and visitors alike. It is the very spirit of the place, and it lives in every pore of the jungle and every heart that dwells around it.
The tiger in these parts is not a mythical ghost around which stories are woven for vicarious pleasure, but a strikingly real creature that can be watched, observed and enjoyed firsthand, in its natural habitat.
An intoxicating mix of culture and natural history sings a soulful tune in the timeless lands of Bandhavgarh. Set around a haunting 2000-year-old fort believed to have been gifted by lord Ram to his brother Lakshman (leading to the name Bandhavgarh, meaning ‘brother’s fort’), the 437km2 park is as much an archaeological goldmine as an ecological gem.
However, the highlight of a Bandhavgarh wildlife tour with Toehold, is the unparalleled knowledge and expertise our skippers bring to the table. With decades of experience tracking these elusive big cats, you are assured the best possible opportunities to sight and photograph these regal beasts.
For wildlife lovers and enthusiasts we can offer a variety of Bandhavgarh wildlife tour packages to travel and enjoy bandhavgarh. Join us on one of our expert-photographer guided Bandhavgarh photography tours, or join a group tour with like-minded individuals as your fellow-travellers. If you prefer to travel on your own terms, in your style, we can offer you a package in any of the lovely lodges around here keeping in mind the budget, taste and style of travel that fits your needs.
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Our Bandhavgarh Tours
Tiger Capital is our regular and inexpensive Bandhavgarh tour for photographers who are happy to stay in the park only during the morning or evening safari hours.
Bandhavgarh Wildlife Photo Gallery
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We cater to 3 different kinds of Bandhavgarh travellers. Which one are you?
There are three different ways to explore Bandhavgarh. Depending on the kind of traveller you are, we welcome you to choose your preferred Bandhavgarh wildlife tour package.
Get in touch with us to customise your departure!
Bandhavgarh National Park & Tiger Reserve
Sal forests and northern India moist deciduous forest home to abundant wildlife.
An undercurrent of magic envelopes as you snake your way through the hallowed alleys of the tourism zone, where the great tigers Charger, Sita, Mirchani and B2 once reigned supreme. Presently you will be smitten by their able descendants, who grace this mythical landscape like beautiful relics left behind by a fantastical kingdom.
Although the iconic tiger is very much the main course in Bandhavgarh, the side dishes are aplenty, with jackals, jungle cats and innumerable species of birds flitting through the forest.
What you can expect in a Bandhavgarh wildlife tour package?
In these parts, the day’s calendar revolves around the tiger’s schedule, and life dances to the rhythm of its marauding moods.
The tiger’s beauty is an impossible paradox, a phenomenon more than a physical entity, seemingly existent in a different plane of reality. And that is why, no matter how prepared you are, every time you see a tiger, there is an inevitable buzz of excitement in the air.
Seeing a tiger in the wild has been documented to elicit strong reactions from souls of various travellers – from the weekend picnicker to the academically minded researcher. Some of them lose their voices in awe, while the others gush with joy and exultation, but nobody ever escapes the magic. There is a reason the tiger has been voted the world’s favourite animal.
Your quest through the verdant landscape truly encapsulates the essence of tiger-land. The grasses of the lush meadows, glistening with the sheen of the early morning dew glow with freshness, while the sheltering woods throb with the promise of many a wonder that they keep in their mystical folds.
Halfway up the eponymous Bandhavgarh fort, an astounding monolithic sculpture of a reclining lord Vishnu oversees the wild affairs unfolding on the lower slopes where the star protagonists play out their everyday roles unwittingly as they live their charmed lives.
Jackals and jungle cats cross paths with pleasing regularity, the now rarefied species of vultures, including the red-headed, long-billed, white-rumped and Egyptian variety, which thrive here, constitute a heartening sight overhead, and a rich variety of other avian life gladdens the keen birder, of which lesser adjutant stork, Malabar pied hornbill, blue-bearded bee-eater and white-rumped shama are notable, and Asian paradise flycatcher and stork-billed kingfisher yield particular delight, while white-eyed buzzard, red junglefowls and honey buzzards are surprisingly common along with the nearly ubiquitous changeable hawk-eagle and crested serpent eagle. Indeed Bandhavgarh is a smorgasbord of the choicest riches.
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It’s easy. Call us on 1800 1200 901 (Monday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.) or simply fill this form, and we’ll get back to you like the whirring wind.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unlike travel agents who plan your holiday from a remote destination to places they sometimes haven’t experienced themselves, Photo Tours offer a comprehensive toehold to experience a place through the guidance of a professional photographer. The common ingredients in all our Photo Tours are fun and a lot of learning and knowledge-sharing. Besides, most or all of our Tour participants are photography enthusiasts, which keeps the group in harmony and helps make your experience focused.
Of course! Please talk to our capable Camera Rent team or mention what gear you’d like to hire while registering for the tour. Guess what? We offer you a 10% off on camera rent while on the tour.
Absolutely! This Tour is meant for fledgling as well as experienced photographers. Beginners get all the advantages of learning on and off the field from Toehold’s eminent Skippers. In fact if you are a newbie, you should jump on this terrific learning opportunity and sign up right away!
However, in order to make the most of the Tour photographically, we recommend that you be familiar with photography fundamentals. If you’re not, we suggest you join an Art and Science of Photography Workshop before the Tour.