If you’re a serious birder, you could be out there for hours…
If you fancy stretching your legs, I would highly recommend a bicycle ride along the grassy perimeters of Bandhavgarh National Park. Pedalling through, you’ll see a forest alive with the noise and flitting of many, many birds. If you’re a serious birder, you could be out there for hours spotting anything from 60 to 100 endemic and migratory species that reside in the trees, bushes and grass such as Indian rollers, fish owls and vivid green bee-eaters.
It’s a rural track with no tar but as good as any village road. It trails through a skyline of sal trees standing around 80 feet tall. We don’t enter the park itself but occasionally you might still spot some of its wildlife. People have seen sloth bears trundling across the way as well as grazing spotted deer. If you’re lucky you may see a flying squirrel gliding from tree to tree – easily mistaken for a bird. If you want to stay out for longer, I’d suggest taking a detour to the neighbouring village for an insight into the traditional local culture.
Take a break for lunch under the trees. Our picnics are anything your heart desires. It’s no ordinary fare. We do a proper set up with comfy cushions, rugs, wine and huge plates of food. You can lie in the sun, sit in the shade or take a nap. There’s no plan, in fact we don’t plan anything other than around what you need, of course.
Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Malcolm, who's travelled extensively in India. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember.
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