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Summer special wildlife camp at Bandhavgadh National Park....
 

Location :Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the wild life sanctuaries in the Indian state Madhya Pradesh. The national park is situated at 197 km away north-east of Jabalpur.

An Overview : Bandhavgarh is spread at vindhya hills in Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh consists of a core area of 105 sq km and a buffer area of approximately 400 sq km of topography varies between steep ridges, undulating, forest and open meadows. Bandhavgarh is known for the Royal Bengal Tigers The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India.

Bandhavgarh National Park was the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa and at present is a famous natural hub for White Tigers. White Tigers, now a major attraction around the world's zoos, were first discovered in Rewa, not far from here. The terrain is broken, with rocky hill ranges, running roughly east west, interspersed with grassy swamps and forested valleys.

This forest nestled among the Vindhya hills came into existence in 1968 when the Maharaja of Rewa handed over the area to the government for it's formation. At the time when it was handed over to the government, the fauna was not faring too well due to the difficulty in the control of poaching. Once this became a protected area, the animal population took a drastic turn and began to flourish. At this time, the entire park covered an area of 106 square kilometers whereas it presently consists of an area of 448 square kilometers. These much required extensions, to the northern and southern areas, of the park were done in 1982. These areas consisted primarily of Sal forests, which is the main tree-cover found in the entire park along with Bamboo. It was finally declared a tiger reserve under Project Tiger in 1993.

Wildlife Attractions : The Bandhavgadh National Park is home to a large number of wildlife species including 110 tree species, more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of bird species.

» Flora - A major portion of the park is consist of tress like Sal, Bahawa, Ain, Kakad, Bamboo, Haldu and several other.
» Fauna - The park is popular for its population of Bengal Tiger. Other wildlife in the park includes Common Langurs and Rhesus Macaque represent the primate group. Carnivores include the Asiatic Jackal, Bengal Fox, Sloth Bear, Ratel, Gray Mongoose, Striped Hyena, Jungle Cat, Leopard and Tiger. The artiodactyls frequently sighted are Wild Pigs, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Chausingha, Nilgai, Chinkara and Gaur. Mammals such as Dhole, the small Indian Civet, Palm Squirrel and Lesser Bandicoot Rat are seen occasionally. Among the herbivores, Gaur is the only coarse feeder.
» Avi-fauna - Bandhavgadh has around 600 bird species including white browed fantails, steppe eagles, green pigeons, grey malabar hornbills, black and white malabar hornbills (quite a rare sighting), blossom headed parakeets, parakeets, blue bearded bee eaters, green bee eaters, white bellied drongos, owls, Jerdon's and gold fronted leaf birds, minivets, woodshrikes and the lovely paradise flycatchers. Its rich bird life makes it one of the popular birdwatching spot in India.

A golden opportunity for Nature Lovers, Wildlifers, Bird Watchers and specially Photographers.
 
 


ITINERARY

DAY 1   : Depart Mumabi to Jabalpur by Garibrath Exp. at 01.30 pm.

DAY 2   : Arrive Jabalpur at 6.00 am. proceed to Bandhavgad National park via Bhedaghat
             by road ( 4 hours journey ).
Evening Jungle Safari.

DAY 3   :
Morning Jungle Safari. Evening Jungle Safari.

DAY 4   :
Morning Jungle Safari. Evening Jungle Safari.

DAY 5   : After breakfast proceed to Jabalpur Station via visit to FOSSIL PARK
             to board train to Mumbai by Garibrath Exp. at 07.30 pm.

DAY 6   : Arrive Mumbai at 12.15 pm.

CAMP DATE : 21st to 26th MAY

Things to bring along : back sack, water bottle, cap, canvas shoes, slippers, hanky / napkin, 2 pairs of extra clothes, torch, soap, towel, tooth brush, tooth paste, and binoculars.

Camp Charges : Rs. /- Per Head (From Jabalpur to Jabalpur)
(
Simple Veg.food, 3-4 sharing accommodation. Excluding camera charges)

For booking & enquiries :

Shailendra Patil : +91 9594424306( Mumbai )
Sunil Patil : +91 9967022032
Email : wildshailendra@gmail.com

 

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