|We stayed at leopard!!|
|Chayan unleashing the creative spirit in him with abstract photography|
|The tiger sat somewhere far behind the lake|
|It has to be one of the best sunset views I have seen|
|Posed for the perfect picture to make the Paparazzi happy|
|And then she cat-walked her way to the wilderness|
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This is an in-depth post with some relevant information.
I've been on a few safaris in africa, but never a tiger safari in india. I've been trying to convince my good friend to take me to visit bandipur (where he's from) so I can see the tigers. Your pictures make it look magical! Can't wait to go.
Wow that's great! you should definitely visit Bandipur to see these gorgeous beasts
What a fun tiger safari, and ethical to boot! Isn’t it shocking how much equipment some people carry and here I am with my iPhone! I’m so glad that persistence paid off – that tigress just wanted you to appreciate the moment so much more!
I love that you mention responsible tourism. It's such an important factor now, when tourism grew to the enourmous business.
so true, I feel the same 🙂
You are right. Thanks!
This is so interesting to see tigers in their natural habitat. I've never done anything like this, or been to India, so it was a fascinating read. I appreciate the tips on clothing and staying quiet as much as possible, it's so helpful.
Tiger safari sure sounds very exciting! I would be so nervous though but it would be awesome to see them in life in the nature. Such a beautiful animal! This must of been such memorable trip you, you will never forget it!
I am so glad I followed along with you. I was starting to worry you wouldn't see a tiger either (and I was thinking the title was just a tease!), but finally!!! Yay! Also, I love that the tour is both in the afternoon and in the early morning. Just to give you that extra shot at seeing a tiger. (And it must be a good documentary to keep you awake with a headache!) Thanks for the info!
I have been wanting to do the tiger reserve in India for sometime now but was lacking information first hand. You post is great and shares a more unknown safari park then the ones normally promoted. It is eco friendly as well which I appreciate. Love the photo of the tiger on in all its glory that you managed to click. Thanks.
I have always dreamed of taking a trip like this. Being able to stay in a safari and be up close with the animals will surely make me appreciate them more as I am not a big fan of zoos (I feel this is a form of animal cruelty)
Can't wait to visit this paradise in the future.
Though I stay in Bangalore but never been to Bandipur. I am bookmarking this page for my future reference since I found this very informative. Do they have one-bedroom cottages too?
no they have cottages which can accomodate upto three people. The beds are separate, so two people can share one room. they charge on a per person basis and not per room
Safaris are amazing but we should never forget about ethical and responsible tourism. I'm glad you mentioned that part. Bandipur looks simply amazing!
Nice and detailed sharing.
I haven't tried the safari travel, and I think this is something that is wont experiencing. I am glad that you promote ethical tourism because this is always overlooked or dismissed. Which part of your experience is your favorite?
What a fun adventure experience you had. I did the Tiger Safari in Corbett but never saw any tigers. Need to check out Bandipur for sure.
This post brought back very fond memories. As here on Bandipur Safari, I saw white tiger for the first time in my life and so far, the last time too. Haha. I love how strategically this park is located and how close the other national park and places of interest are. Did not know that Bandipur along with three regions is the largest Tiger Zone of India. We had gone on a day trip from Bengaluru. Next time, would keep your lodge experience in mind. Loved the notes on for Ethical Safari as many a times, in excitement, many travelers kind of miss them.
Wow, thanks for sharing a detail post on Jungle safari with lodging in Bandipur. I would love to take this as from long time, I have not gone for any forest tours. It is great that rooms are eco-friendly ones and they don't have A.C. and T.V.. Sometimes while traveling T.V. and other electronics in the hotel room are nuisance. Also early morning wake up call at 5:30 A.M. is great because I love early morning forest tours.
You were lucky to spot tigers in both your safaris! We went to Ranthambore in Rajasthan and just like you, we did one afternoon safari and one morning safari and unfortunately, I did not see one single tiger in either! We were so disappointed, I cannot tell you. Nevertheless, the experience of living in a jungle lodge was fantastic.