Bandhavgarh-Kanha in May.

#1 Apr 27th, 2009, 13:50
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My wife and I are planning a trip to Bandhavgarh-Kanha in May. I know its going to be very hot, but after reading website it seems that this is the best time to spot the tigers. However it seems that the packages listed on the websites are customized for foreign tourists and are a bit on the higher side.

We would be starting from Delhi. Are there any reasonably priced hotels around these places. Also which train(s) should we take for this trip.

#2 Apr 27th, 2009, 14:55
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Delhi to Jabalpur (164 km from Bhandhavgarh)
Gondwana Express/2412 running daily departs 3:25 pm arrival 7:15 am
New Delhi Jabalpur Superfast Express/2191 running daily departs 2:00 pm arrival 7:00 am

Delhi to Umaria (35 kms from Bhandhavgarh)
Hirakud Express/8508 running sun, mon, thu departs 8:10 am arrival 11:15 pm
Kalinga Utkal Express/8478 running daily departs 12:30 pm arrival 5:25 am

You can try staying at Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge of White Tiger Forest Lodge
#3 Apr 27th, 2009, 16:23
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Tiger Spotting

Have been to kanha 4 times.. one of the best reserve in the country to spot the Tiger..Bandavgarh is equally good..

Have always driven down from pune.

Best of luck.. Cheers
#4 May 7th, 2009, 11:49
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May is a good option to go Kanha for big game animals wildlife bt not much of bird life.. The Sal tree will have new leaves.. mango trees will fruiting.. even if it is hot during the drives its much more cooler and better than Delhi...

In May you can easily find accomodation option at Khatia village which is just before Kisli, so prior booking is not required..

#5 May 7th, 2009, 18:36
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i just finished the trip to kanha and pench. we did all our bookings from MP Tourism and found their rates pretty reasonalble. if you are in Kanha try and stay in Baghira Log Huts in Kisli. It will be an experience
my trip report:
#6 May 8th, 2009, 00:42
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Summer is def. the best time to visit these parks. Had been to Bandhavgarh last May & had good sightings. Stayed at Maharaja's Royal Retreat. It's a heritage property with large rooms & bathrooms. Paid Rs. 1500 for an AC room without food. For Dinner we preferred White Tiger Forest Lodge.

Suparna, Thanks for your trip report.

#7 May 8th, 2009, 09:40
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However it seems that the packages listed on the websites are customized for foreign tourists and are a bit on the higher side.
There are several packages for which suit indians for their low budget like the mumbai based group jungelore .The best time to see tigers doing nothing is in this season and to see them actively hunting in the winter season according to the guys at tiger watch
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