Bandhavgarh Tour

Bandhavgarh National Park April 2020

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About Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park, situated in the district of Umaria, in Madhya Pradesh is located 180 km away north-east of Jabalpur, on the slopes of the Vindhya mountain range. This park got its name from an old fort situated in the middle of the forest. Once the hunting grounds for the royal family of Rewa, Bandhavgarh was chosen amongst the first 9 tiger reserves to be included in the ‘Project Tiger’, which was initiated for the protection and conservation of the Royal Bengal Tiger.The project was a success and Bandhavgarh now, boasts to have the most noteworthy density of tiger population in Central India.

Bandhavgarh has a mesmerising forest structure of dense moist deciduous Sal (Shorea Robusta) Forest, marshy grasslands, dry grasslands, hill slopes covered with dry deciduous forest, perennial streams and numerous waterbodies where the wildlife abounds. This diversity of habitat makes the place a very unique one. Many wildlife documentaries shot in mid-90’s got the tiger reserve a lot of fame and along with its high density of tigers, the park attracted a lot of wildlife enthusiasts from around the globe. The sightings have been relatively easy, in a diverse landscape, hence, makes it one of the most favoured destinations for Wildlife Photographers!

Meet The Tour Leader

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Kaustubh Mulay

Founder of Pristine Safaris, Naturalist, Wildlife Tour Designer

Kaustubh had a keen interest in observing and understanding the animals around him as a child, He developed a keen interest in visiting different sanctuaries and wildlife reserves. The exposure from that young age, encouraged him to pursue it further. Being passion driven, he then chose to work as a lodge Naturalist at Pench and Kanha National Parks for an in depth understanding about the wildlife and hospitality sectors, before he started leading tours for some reputed wildlife tour operators from UK, USA & Germany strengthening his organisational, communication and tour leading skillset. With an experience spanning over 18 years, keen understanding of wildlife and foreign national guest handling, he is there to ensure that his clients get the best possible experience, when they choose to travel with him!

The Advantages of Being a Pristine’s Traveller!


13 Safaris in The Bandhavgarh National Park

Maximum drives to maximize chances to spot and photograph the Royal Bengal Tiger.


Experienced English-Speaking Naturalist on Tour

Tour Led by Kaustubh Mulay, a well-versed English-speaking naturalist, with 18 years’ experience guiding wildlife photographers in different national parks of India.


All Meals and Stays Included

All meals and stay at Bandhavgarh are included in the package, more details available on tour inclusions section.


Guaranteed Departures

Assured tour commencement for booked travelers.


Best Season to Photograph the Tiger

Summer is the best season to track and spot a tiger, thus maximizing the opportunities to photograph the Royal Bengal Tiger.


Comfortable Surface Transfers

Comfortable transfers between in air-conditioned vehicles.

tour details


Meet the representative at the airport on arrival in India, and then drive to the city hotel for a much needed rest after a long flight. Your tour leader for the full duration of the tour would meet you at check in. The day would be at leisure, and an optional city sightseeing tour could be arranged for those keen on exploring the history and culture of the city! {B&B}.

Board the flight from Delhi to Jabalpur. On arrival at Jabalpur, our vehicle/s would be eagerly awaiting us. As soon as the bags are loaded, start your drive towards Bandhavgarh. The drive takes you through beautiful countryside and open drylands. Some bustling villages and towns, and beautiful landscapes. It would take approximately 03 Hrs to reach the lodge. The evening is at leisure {B/-/D}.

Wake up early for the morning safari. Explore the beautiful Sal forest, in an amazing Tiger habitat, with vast grasslands and high tree canopy, and hence a great place to watch the animals in a dense green environment! The safaris here lasts for approximately 3-3.5 hours, which also offers the best chances of sightings. This park is known for some of the most pristine habitat for the animals that live in the forests here!

Return to the lodge for a sumptuous breakfast and rest for the afternoon, Post lunch, proceed for another safari, and get a chance to photograph the majestic Tiger.. occasionally there are also sightings of Leopard or a Sloth Bear. Return to the lodge after the drive. Later enjoy a wonderful dinner, before heading to bed. {B/L/D}.

Wake up early and proceed for another safari this morning, and have maybe yet another chance to have a great sighting! Return to the lodge after safari, and get ready for our drive to Jabalpur airport, with our packed Lunch.

On arrival at Delhi, we get driven to a hotel close to the airport. On arrival at the hotel, freshen up and then meet for a farewell dinner

As per the international flight timings, your transfer vehicle would be waiting for you. You would be assisted to the airport to check in for your flight. {B/L/D}.


  • All Surface Transfers in Air Conditioned Vehicle/s for the group.
  • 01 Night stay in City Hotel (4* category) on Double/Twin sharing on CPAI (room + breakfast) in Delhi.
  • 07 Nights stay at Bandhavgarh, on Twin/Double sharing basis with all meals (Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian) starting from Lunch on arrival (Day 02) till Lunch (Day 09).
  • 13 safaris into Bandhavgarh National Park.
  • Bottled water and munchies during the transfers*.
  • Services of a well-versed, English-speaking, expert naturalist tour guide, for the full duration of the main tour.


  • Visa to India.
  • International and Domestic Flights.
  • Any food/meals/drinks (hard drinks,soft drinks, bottled water) etc., during the tour, not mentioned in the package.
  • Any tipping to hotels, staff, guides, drivers, personal purchases, phone bill, laundry etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the ‘inclusions’ above.

General Notes

Safaris will be conducted in an open gypsy and will be shared among 2 guests + naturalist + park allotted spotter and driver.

Check in time for most city hotels is 1400 Hrs (GMT+0530) and check out time is 1200 Hrs. For early check in, we can request the hotels accordingly. Subject to availability of room/s the Hotel may provide rooms before check in time, and any applicable charges (if any) would be payable directly to the hotel by the guest/s.

Minimum operational number for the group is 02 persons. Further discount would be offered, if booking is done for a group of 4 or more persons.

The Amazing Fauna of the Bandhavgarh National Park.

Reviews from our Esteemed Guests!

Charles Ryan

Naturalist, Tour Operator

United States of America

“I have used Pristine Safaris several times, my best go to company for Indian Wildlife Holidays!”

- India wildlife at its best. I have used Pristine Safaris several times over the past few years and every trip has been incredible. Kaustubh is an expert guide with many years under his belt. He has a great sense of humour and his passion of wildlife shows in his work. I like the company because they choose affordable comfortable accommodations, but put a focus on the wildlife safaris. For my trips in Ranthambore, I was very appreciative that we stayed in mid-range lodging, and then have extra budget to do full day safaris in the park. I cannot recommend Pristine Safaris enough!

Jack Knoll

Wildlife Photographer

United States of America

“Do Not Hesitate to choose Pristine Safaris for your wildlife holiday to India.”

My Wife Rachel and I took a 7-Day Safari with Pristine Safaris in May as part of a two-week trip to India. We couldn’t have chosen a better tour operator! Kaustubh, Pristine’s Owner, is knowledgable, attentive and goes above and beyond to cater his guests in every way! Kaustubh arranged us a visit to the Taj Mahal after which he took us to the Pench National Park and Kanha National Park. Clearly Kaustubh’s knowledge as a naturalist, his experience guiding in India’s National Parks, and his foresight to chose the best guides and drivers for safari’s made our trip glowing success!


Cost for the main tour : ₹ 137500/- Per person

Single Room Supplement: ₹ 20500/-

Travel Dates

Arrival In Delhi : 21st April 2020
Departure from Delhi : 30th April 2020

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Book before 30th December 2019 and get the stay on 29th April at Delhi for free.

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