The park is also densely populated with prey for the tigers, such as the chital (Spotted Deer), sambar (Barking Deer), nilgai (Blue Bull), and chausingha (Four Horned Antelope). A large variety of different species of birds is also found here.
The ramparts of the Bandhavgarh Fort provide a home for vultures, blue rock thrushes and crag martins. The terrain is rocky, with hills rising sharply from the swamps and surrounding densely forested valley. The most imposing of these hills is Bandhavgarh, which is bounded by great cliffs of massive rock. The 2000-year-old Fort stands on the top of this hill. There is a temple at the fort that can be accessed only on foot and with prior notice to the authorities; however, this permission can be hard to get. Scattered throughout the Park, particularly in the area around the fort, are numerous caves containing shrines with ancient Sanskrit inscriptions, some of which date back as far as the 1st Century.
Enjoy a private jeep wildlife safari into the park this afternoon.
Easy Tours recommends that, while planning your dates, you keep in mind the fact that there are no safaris on Wednesday afternoons at Bandhavgarh and Kanha. Easy Tours will apprise you of this fact if this is an issue with your selected dates. However, if this is not possible, there are many other activities available, such as village and nature walks, at no additional cost.
Days 11 & 12: Bandhavgarh. (B,L,D) Enjoy morning and afternoon private jeep wildlife safaris into the park on these days. In-between safaris, your lodge offers multiple activities, including al fresco dining with jungle views, wildlife lectures and videos, and village excursions.
Day 13: Bandhavgarh - Jabalpur - Delhi - International Flight. (B) Enjoy your last private jeep wildlife safari into the park this morning. After this you will return to your lodge to freshen up and enjoy breakfast.
Your Tour Director will re-join you here and assist with your check-out. You are driven to Jabalpur Airport for a non-stop no-frills flight to Delhi. A packed lunch is provided by your lodge for the journey.
THE FOLLOWING DEPARTURE OPTIONS ARE OFFERED FOR GUESTS NEEDING GUIDANCE ON THIS SUBJECT. Please note that almost all international flights depart from India’s airports either very late at night or early in the morning.
Departure Option 1: If your international flight departure is less than four hours from your scheduled arrival time at the domestic terminal at Delhi, your Tour Director will escort you to the international terminal where you will board your international flight. At the airport, before bidding you farewell, your Tour Director will assist you in connecting you with your Airport VIP Services Representative, who will escort you through customs and immigration. Additional services can be added upon request.
Departure Option 2A: Late Night Flights - If your international flight departure is not in the early morning, but is four or more hours from your scheduled arrival time at the domestic terminal at Delhi, you are greeted at the Delhi airport by your personal chauffeur. Your Tour Director along with your personal vehicle and chauffeur are available to you until it is time for your airport transfer for your international flight. This is a good time to do some last-minute shopping and/or dining if you are so inclined. When you are driven to the airport for your international flight at the appropriate time, your Tour Director will assist you in connecting you with your Airport VIP Services Representative, who will escort you through check-in, customs and immigration. Additional services can be added upon request.
Departure Option 2B: Flights around Midnight - If your flight departs early the next morning, upon your arrival in Delhi, you will be driven to the Oberoi Gurgaon and your Tour Director will assist with your check-in. A nominal additional charge will apply for this extra night. During your check-in, please remind the hotel staff of your flight departure timing - Easy Tours will already have informed them. Your Tour Director will bid you farewell at this time.
Day 14: Delhi – International Flight. Flights well after midnight or on the next day - Check-out at the appropriate time (your room is available until noon) and a luxury Oberoi vehicle will transfer you to the airport where you will board your international flight. At the airport the Oberoi Airport Representative will connect you with your Airport VIP Services Representative, who will escort you through check-in, customs and immigration. Additional services can be added upon request.