What to carry with you in person during your safari at Bandhavgarh National Park:-
To have a splendid time and enjoyable safari at Bandhavgarh National Park, you need to follow the rules of the park. To ensure your time in the forest is captured beautifully, you should carry a good-quality camera and powerful binoculars to view the wildlife from close quarters. Additional things to carry with you on your safari include:
The photo identity card that is used to book your online safari seats. Without identity proof, you will not be able to undertake the safari. Also, carry the entry permit for your vehicle or your safari booking receipt with you while going on safari.
A hat or cap to protect you from the harsh summer sun. if you are undertaking the safari in the summer months, ensure that you have your sunglasses and a bottle of water with you. this will help you in keeping hydrated and prevent sunstroke.
If you are taking the safari during the winter season, keep yourself covered in warm clothes as the temperature in the forest is lower than that in the city.
Avoid wearing bright-colored clothes for safari as they can attract unnecessary attention from the wildlife. It is advised to wear earthy tones like brown, grey, etc. so that you can easily blend with the surroundings.
Disturbing the wildlife by talking loudly, playing loud music, or throwing waste in the jungle is not allowed and therefore care should be taken to avoid doing such things.
Open Jeep Safari – This safari can accommodate 6 people apart from the driver and naturalist. Children above 5 years are counted as an individual for safari. Tourists can book the safari for morning or evening slots. The timings for the safari are different for the summer and winter seasons. The jeep safari is open from 01st October to 30th June every year for the core zones. The buffer zones remain open throughout the year.
Canter Safari – (Cureently it is not available) This is an excellent way to explore the beauty of the national park. The canter is an open 12–24-seater bus which offers an amazing view of the forest and its wildlife to the visitors. Online canter safari is not available. However, bookings for the same can be done at the gates of the Bandhavgarh National Park. The canter safari is available in both morning and evening slots.
Elephant Safari – (Cureently it is not available) The elephant ride is available in the Tala zone of Bandhavgarh National Park. Nothing can beat the spectacular view obtained from sitting atop the majestic elephant. Since tiger sighting chances are quite high in the Tala zone, the elephant ride comes as a bonus. Moreover, the elephant ride also offers a vantage point for clicking amazing photographs of the beautiful surroundings. Additionally, since this is a half-day safari, you have plenty of time to explore the region and try your luck. The bookings for this safari are done on a first-come-first-served basis.
Full-Day Safari – Ideal for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts, this safari takes place from dawn to dusk. Apart from additional 15 minutes for entry and exit from regular permits, the additional benefit of opting for this safari is that you are not restricted to any particular zone or route. However, for these additional benefits, you need to deposit advance payment with the forest department of Bandhavgarh National Park.
Night Safari – This safari is available in the Panpatha (Pachpedientry point) and Dhamokhar (Parasientry point) buffer zones of the Bandhavgarh National Park from 7 PM to 9:30 PM in winter and 07:30 to 10:30 in summer season. It offers the tourists an excellent chance to observe the nocturnal animals in their natural surroundings. With luck, you might be able to spot deer and Royal Bengal tigers. However, a limited number of vehicles are allowed to enter the zone for the night safari, therefore making an advance booking is recommended. Available on same day at ticket counter only.