Bandhavgarh National Park Core Zone Is Opening 15th June – Read Guidelines


15 June 2020 is going to be Awesome Date for Bandhavgarh National Park

Due to COVID 19, lots of tour-related jobs are gone. Although everyone is surviving but the situation of the places where tourism is the only business, the condition became more critical. As the coronavirus pandemic has not been controlled completely, neither vaccine has been made nor there is no specific treatment for it, however, people became wise enough in the last 2-3 months. 

As we all have to learn to live with Coronavirus, we cannot afford to lockdown moreover. Therefore, everything is unlocking gradually considering the economy and people’s bread and butter. BTR field director Vincent Rahim organized a discussion with Gypsy Union and Guide Union and decided to open Bandhavgarh National Park Core Zone and Buffer Zone from 15th of June 2020. 

Since Lockdown 20th March 2020, all zones of Bandhavgarh were closed, now it is good news that zones are unlocking zones. 

The core zone will be open till 30th June, and the buffer zone will be opened during the rainy season too. Usually, all zones close from 30th June to 15th October, but this year the buffer zone will be opened during rain. Guidelines are given that are crucial to follow for every tourist and management strictly. 

Guidelines to enter in Jungle 

1. No admission to less than 10 years and over 65 years of people. 

2. Keep an ID Card that should be shown to the authority maintaining distance. 

3. For Gypsy, if 6 members are from the same family then they can use one Gypsy otherwise 4 people are allowed in one Gypsy. 

4. 18-Seater Canter Vehicle is not allowed. 

5. All tourists should wear masks and use sanitizer before entering. 

6. No tourist can get off the car in the Jungle.

7. No fooding facilities will be in center points. 

8. All the Gypsy must be sanitized before and after Safari by its owner. 

9. Hotels should inform to Authorities about their guests. 

10. Hotels should facilitate and conduct thermal screening before sending guests for Safari and at the entrance gate, again thermal screening will be held. 

11. All the gates where tourists come will be sensitized three times in a day. 

12. The driver and guide must follow the rules of wearing a mask, using a sanitizer, and keeping distance. 

13. Symptoms like Covid-19 in any person will not be permitted to enter the Jungle at any cost, and the information will be given to authorities. 

14. All the Gypsy should remove its seat covers. 

15. Spitting is not allowed inside the jungle. 

16. Water bottles and foods should be carried by tourists on their own, and disposable cannot be discarded in the dustbin, it should be inside the gypsy. 

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve officials spotted 6 New Tiger Cubs and 3 Leopard Cubs

Bandhavgarh National Park, which is well known for a huge population of Royal Bengal Tigers in India, has again been in the news for cubs for a good reason. Tiger reserve officials have spotted 6 new tiger cubs and 3 leopard cubs during the patrolling. They are around 3 to 5 months old according to the officials.

The 3 tiger cubs spotted in the Pataur region is females. The other three tiger cubs are found in Manpur region. The rest of the three leopard cubs are spotted on the Panpatha enclave, which is just around 1 week old. The park management has been monitoring the cubs and all of them are healthy. There has been a rise in the clusters of leopards and tigers after the birth of these cubs in Bandhavgarh National Park. It seems to be a good sign according to park management. They have been taking security vigilance constantly.

It is also reported that a tigress from the Manpur enclave has three tiger cubs and the rest of the three belong to the T54 female tiger in the Pataur enclosure.

Leopard cubs recorded on camera for the first time

Siddharth Gupta, Deputy Director IFS, Bandhavgarh, said, “The leopard and tiger cubs recorded are completely healthy and being supervised by park authorities. The territory of leopards and tigers has been raised because of lockdown and no crowd of tourists in the national park. It has been beneficial for them to grow. Leopard cubs have been trapped on camera for the first time.

Have you seen The Colony of Pythons at Kanha?

Did you know that there is another reason to visit Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh? Tourists visit here to witness the iconic Bengal Tigers and rich variety of flora and fauna species. If you are planning to visit Kanha National Park this winter, don’t forget to visit Kakaiya village located in Anjaniya forest region which is located around 1-2 km from Kanha’s buffer zone. Tourists from different parts of India are getting there all the way to witness Ajgar Dadar.

Thousands of hundreds of pythons are found here in 2 acres of landscapes in Kakaiya Gram. You can easily witness pythons of all sizes from small to large ones. These pythons are listed under ‘very rare species’ by experts here. They are also focusing on the conservation of these species.

According to a forest official, conservation measures are being prepared to protect these pythons. If locals are to be believed, these pythons call this area their home over several years. They are mostly spotted during winters.

Why do these pythons live here? 

Igneous rocks are scattered around 5 to 7 acres of this region which have wide cracks. According to the forest officials, these rocks have huge cracks making enough space for pythons to live here. A python can stay at one place for several months. Wildlife experts believe that pythons don’t hunt another prey for several months after getting full. They can survive at their den for several months without eating.

Forest officers claim that it’s the first time in India when such a huge colony of pythons is found. When asked why so many pythons live here, they said these serpents can easily find their prey here. Rats are their favorite prey. This place has crumbled soil which is an ideal breeding ground for rats. This is the reason why such a huge number of pythons are found here.

What is Ajgar Dadar? 

For your information, Ajgar Dadar is a rare species of python which comes out of their burrows only in winters for getting some sunlight. In addition, it is also the season for their breeding. Most of the time, these pythons live alone and gather in groups only when they have to reproduce. The geographical conditions of this region are ideal for these pythons. This is why they are found in such a huge number here.

This is the reason why this area is called Ajgar Dadar. It has been declared as a conserved area by the forest department. However tourists still visit there to see these rock pythons. According to the officials in the Forest Department, this place has up to 2000 pythons. They are mostly found in a group of 8 to 10 pythons.

Kanha National Park is already famous for its natural beauty and favorable atmosphere. A lot of tourists visit here to spot several wildlife species. Ajgar Dadar is another tourist attraction you may visit.