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On the trail of Bandhavgarh’s tigers

Tracking tigers in Bandhavgarh National Park is like living out your every jungle fantasy…

By Aakriti Sharma
Deputy General Manager at GoVacation India

Tracking tigers in Bandhavgarh National Park is like living out your every jungle fantasy. You can even stay out all day on safaris at the crack of dawn, afternoon explorations and evening adventures to scout out the exciting nocturnal wildlife. Bandhavgarh, like all of India’s national parks, is divided up into different zones only one of which you can explore on each outing. On a full day safari though you can explore all four zones which is a little more expensive but fantastic. While others must return to their lodges, you can stay out all day traversing the varied terrain stopping for lunch alfresco in the forest.

Of course, the star attraction is the park’s Bengal tigers of which researchers still only know around 8% of their behavioural patterns. Among the huge array of fauna, there are leopard, sloth bears, four species of deer and a multitude of bird life. The topography is riveting; tall sal trees, sloping hills, vast grassland, thick forest – a veritable crash course of all of India’s national parks.

Each animal sighting is as unique as the next but there’s nothing more viscerally impactful than a brisk winter morning when the fog drapes over the trees and you hear the manic cries of Malabar grey hornbills as they swoop over the mist and into the distant hills. Then nothing can prepare you for the flash of auburn hair and the elegant striped skin of a tiger rippling with every powerful step.


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Alfred & Aakriti Sharma

Having been brought up in Delhi, Aakriti became fascinated with the city’s luxury hotels. Inspired, she began pursuing studies in tourism, learnt French and worked with various online travel websites until the opportunity to work at Go Vacation came about. It’s a moment she still cherishes and admits she is living out her dream. Having worked at Go Vacation now for 17 years she is customer-centric and goes beyond her daily duties to create the most incredible experiences for her guests.
Aakriti Sharma, Deputy General Manager at GoVacation India

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