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MAHUA KOTHI

BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK

 
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MALE TIGER
Date: 3 Mar 2011
A large male tiger came in to view at the end of the road andwalked toward the vehicle. It then veered off and walked across to a water hole. Before drinking it lay down and yawned twice. After drinking it walked overto some overhanging foliage...
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Curry, peacocksand tigers : Phinda rangers set forth for Indian shores
Date: 3 Mar 2011
During the first three weeks of March 2010, two Phinda Mountain Lodgerangers set forth to explore Taj Safaris Indian lodges. Giles Kelmanson and I, accompanied by our rather charming girlfriends (Louise and Cara respectively)spent three...
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ABODE OF THE STRIPED KINGS
Date: 3 Mar 2011
There are hundreds of natural and more than 40 man made caves in BandhavgarhTiger Reserve. Baghel Kings ruled Bandhavgarh till early 16th century before shifting their capital to Govindgarh. Since then, Bandhavgarh has been takenover by wildlife...
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Discover the beautiful jungle of Bandhavgarh National Park and learn about the rich biodiversity ofCentral India from our Expert-trained naturalist. Travel in comfort in a specially designed Tata open 4x4 safari vehicle. Enjoy twice-daily safaris in the Reserve and tick off Bandhavgarh's ten Star Birds (a unique Taj Safarisprogramme). Absorb the sights and sounds with a walk through a traditionalvillage in Madya Pradesh.

Bandhavgarh Wildlife

Bandhavgarh supports one of the highest densities of tigers inIndia. Its hilly open terrain includes many large grassland meadows that offer great chances of tiger sightings. The density of the Park's big catpopulation has made Bandhavgarh world famous. The Park is also blessed with a large variety of mammals: leopard, gaur (Indian Bison), chital (spotteddeer), Sambar deer, dhole, nilgai, wild boar, chinkara, sloth bear, rhesus macaque, black faced langur, jungle cat, hyena, porcupine, jackal,fox, and wild dog.

Bandhavgarh Fauna and Flora

Bandhavgarh is located within a tapestry of habitats and is home toa variety of beautiful trees and foliage. Fine trees extend across approximately half the National Park, while mixed forests are found in the higherreaches of the hills. In the slightly higher elevations, there is a more mixed vegetation of sali, saj, saja, and dhobin. Beautiful stretches ofbamboo and grasslands extend to the north. The main wildlife viewing takes place in the core of the Park within its 32 picturesque, wooded hills.

Groundbreaking Gaur Translocation

In February 2011, Taj Safaris was at the forefront of a groundbreaking mass translocation of 19 gaur (Indian bison) to restore the species in Bandhavgarh National Park from KanhaNational Park. To date, the project has been the first successful translocation of wild animals in India, and has laid the foundation forfurther specialised wildlife relocations in the central state of Madhya Pradesh. In March 2012, Taj Safaris Group Conservation Manager, Les Carlisle and his team returned to finish the translocation process, bringing the totalamount of animals relocated to 50.

Our erstwhile partner provided the expertise and training, and the equipment and modifiedvehicles were donated by Taj Safaris. Supporting Carlisle was a team including senior Indian field directors and veterinarians, as well as expertsfrom the KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife Game Capture Unit in South Africa, Dr Dave Cooper and Mr Jeff Cooke. To date 4 calves have been born, further proving thesuccess of the project and ensuring a sustainable and healthy population. A first of its kind in India, this successful mass game capture operationhas ensured the reversal of a local extinction.


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