India is house to the maximum number of Tigers in the world and do you know where most of these Tigers are?
In the very essence and soul of India, Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Being a passionate lover of the Mother Nature myself, I decided to pay tribute to this wonderful place by visiting Bandhavgarh National Park Near Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.
On 9th May, 2016 at 05:05 P.M. we the trio (Aakash, Tanushree and Palak) set out for another adventures trip, this time instead of lurking into our wildest foodie fantasies, we were out now scrounging for the realms of the untouched pristine nature.
We reached the railway station way before time, but well the train started late, at about 6:35 P.M. We talked and poured our hearts content and planned to times to come. Nevertheless, we passed by Bhopal at 11:15 P.M, we slept at 2:00 A.M. sharp (finally) and anchored at our destination in Jabalpur at 6:00 A.M. in the morning.
We quickly moved towards Kalchuri Residency Jabalpur by MP tourism, to freshen up and to get along with our two other Bandhavgarh National Park, Jungle safari buddies: Faiz Ahmed & Balwant Alawa (well known: photographer).
By 08:00 A.M., both of them reached to the Kalchuri Residency Jabalpur as well. After having breakfast, we moved all together in Toyota Innova towards Bandhavgarh National Park at around 09:30 A.M. After a comfortable ride of three and a half hour, we reached to Syna Tiger Resort, Bandhavgarh National Park (Our Stay) by 1:00 P.M.
With a beautiful welcome (Owner Mr.Ravish, Manager & team was there at the gate to welcome us) we all checked into our rooms.
Do you know about the concept of diffusion?
You first go through a very small hole and then enter an infinite volume space. The same was the case with the rooms here, the doors seemed puny in front of the edificial rooms.
Another amazing aspect of these grand cottages were that every cottage was designed in a different state theme, I was staying in Gujarat, Here are some images of my cottage.
The lunch was served sharp at 2:00 and I must confess it was so delicious [I’m so sorry I forget to click photo :(]. After the lunch we went back to our room for some rest and also to get ready for our evening jungle safari.
By: 4:00pm we were ready for the jungle safari and was settling ourselves in the gypsy. With driver Mr.Satyendra & our Guide: Mr.Siddh Narayan, we all moved towards Magdi Range in Bandhavgarh National Park. We were total 7 people in the gypsy.
1st day at safari went pretty well as we spotted two tiger, many deers, monkeys, various species of bird.
But unfortunately, by 06:30 we had to leave the jungle as it’s their checkout time there. We all were really happy as people go for safaris several times to Bandhavgarh National Park but, don’t get to see tigers and we did it at the 1st time. Lucky us.
Heading back to Syna we had great dinner, Faiz and Balwant went to their cottage; and me, Tanushree and Palak did lot of as usual chit-chat and went to our beds by 01:00 A.M.
Next day we woke up at 05:00 A.M. and headed towards the Bandhavgarh National Park for a morning safari, this was a beautiful morning and very exciting as well as we spotted a tiger family: mother and four cubs.
The complete moment was so mesmerizing, seeing them right in front of us, so huge and so beautiful; the elegance and grace in their walk. Watching a complete family for the 1st time was an experience that I will cherish for a lifetime.
I learned a couple of unsaid things from the Tigress and Cubs
- Be confident, Strong
- Action speaks louder than words
- Deserve don’t demand, He never demand attention.
- Tiger just stay the way he is and we follow him for that.
- He will not hurt you till the time you act against him.
To be continued…
This is Aakash Ranison Signing off,
Keep Travelling & Be Adventures.