Apart from its cultural heritage, India is also known for its matchless biodiversity. This country is the home to some of the world-famous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. Bandhavgarh is surely one of the best places in India to visit if you are looking for having a thrilling encounter with Royal Bengal tigers.
Since its incorporation as a National Park in 1968, Bandhavgarh has remained a celebrated forest to spot tigers and finally it snatched the title of a National Tiger Reserve in 1993. Bandhavgarh National Park spreads across an area of approximately 1536 square kilometers, and the core area alone measures about 716 square kilometers. It is easily imaginable that no wildlife enthusiast can afford that much time and effort to see tigers from this vast territory. As per the last survey, there are 35-45 tigers in this national park. So, when you are determined to watch tigers from close proximity, it is highly recommended to book a tiger safari at Bandhavgarh. Tiger safari trips are organized by the forest authority of the national park and these specially designed trips take you through the trails where you have a higher chance to spot tigers.
As the name suggests, Single Seat Safari is a special facility that allows travelers to book a single seat on any jeep which is carrying other tourists for tiger safari trips. This system allows people to get themselves incorporated into any random safari group without paying heftily for a whole vehicle. This is also a great way to meet the over demand for safari permits by travelers and keep them safe from unauthorized agents who sell tickets at higher prices.
If lower permit cost of the Single Seat Safari is making you astonished and you are suspecting it to be less exciting, then you are wrong. Single Seat Safari may be light on your pocket but it is surely been once in a lifetime experience. Here are the things you have to do to book your single-seat safari trip at Bandhavgarh.
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is divided primarily into six zones. It is better to book your single-seat permit for Tala (Gate No.1) or Magadhi (Gate No.2) or Khatauli (Gate No.3) Safari as they are the core zones which means a higher density of tigers and higher chances of spotting them.
Bandhavgarh is undoubtedly a tourist hot-spot. So, we will suggest you book your Single Seat Safari permit online and well ahead of time to avoid disappointment. Permits can be booked on the government website https://forest.mponline.gov.in/
Offer the information that the online booking form is asking for. Check the spelling of your name and address to avoid unnecessary harassment at the spot.
Take a printout of your receipt and don’t forget to carry it with you while heading for the departure gate (the spot to start the tiger safari).
Reach the Safari Booking Office at least 1.5 hours before the actual safari starting time as it will take time for officials to verify your permit and approve it. Then the officials will allocate a guide and a vehicle for you along with other tourists.
You have to pay the charges both for the guide and vehicle right at the Safari Booking Office.
Your ID proof will be verified at the entry gates of the respective zones so our advice for you to carry the same ID proof that you have used to book the permit online.
Hopefully, this article served as an overall guide for the Bandhavgarh Single Seat Safari System. Now it is time to pull the socks and satisfy the explorer in you.