Holxo Tours in Bandhavgarh
The Bandhavgarh National Park is a smaller park (as compared to Kanha) in Central India, renowned for its Tiger sightings. It was once the game reserve of the maharajas of Rewa. The Bandhavgarh being away from major cities of India, offers less touristy and more exclusive experience, attracting sophisticated wildlife travellers and Tiger photographers. The Park offers travellers plenty by way of a marvellous forest experience – wildlife such as deer and wild boar; the beautiful birds; the fresh, crisp morning air; and the gorgeous mossy ambience of the forest itself. Bandhavgarh has ranges of flat-topped hills on its flanks, large meadows, and three rivers flowing through. The terrain changes from sal forest and bamboo to grassland and swamps.
Tala, Magadhi and Khitauli are the three main entrances to the Park with Tala and Magadhi being the most sought after for Tiger Photography. Limited Safari permits are issued for Jeep Safaris and these are required to be procured well in advance. On a safari one traverses through water bodies, grasslands, woodlands, hills and even a 1000 year old fort (popularly known as Bandhavgarh Fort featuring Lord Vishnu reclining on a bed made by Sheshnag). At the northern area of the Park are 35 stunning sandstone caves bearing Brahmi inscriptions going back to the 1st century BCE.
The evergreen forest character of Bandhavgarh ensures that the park is vibrant even during coldest of Winters and harshest of Summers, making it a sought after destination for wildlife travellers and birders right from October (When park opens) to mid-June (when park closes for Monsoon). Bandhavgarh combines well with Khajuraho (250 kms) and Kanha (260 kms) as part of an International traveller itinerary combining best of heritage and wildlife.