Sightseeing and Experiences
One can go for nature walks and visit the local Bhil tribal villages. The main attraction is the Bandhavgarh National Park, and the Fort with a number of monolithic statues and caves, some dating to the 2nd century. The Baghel Museum displays articles that belonged to the King of Rewa. 11 km from Bandhavgarh is the 10th-century Jwalamukhi Temple.
The park is home to over 22 species of mammals and 200 species of birds. Among the carnivores are the Asiatic jackal, Bengal fox, sloth bear, striped hyena, jungle cat, leopard and the tiger. Artiodactyls frequently sighted are the wild pig, spotted deer, sambar, chausingha, blue-bull, and the mighty gaur. The wild dog, dhole, is spotted occasionally. Birds often spotted include the little grebe, egret, lesser adjutant, sarus crane, black-kite, crested serpent eagle, black vulture, Egyptian vulture, common peafowl, red jungle fowl, parakeet, kingfisher, dove and the Indian roller. Among the reptile population is the cobra, krait, viper, rat snake, python, the turtle and a number of lizard varieties including the varanus.
Safaris are conducted in the Tala, Khitauli and Magadhi zones. Routes are allotted on a first come first served basis and can be booked online with a valid photo identification document at the Forest Department’s Wildlife Safari Portal (click here).
The resort can arrange an exclusive jeep (capacity 6 persons) with a seasoned tracker for Rs.3500 per safari. Safaris are conducted twice a day, early mornings and evenings. No safaris are conducted on Wednesday afternoon.