Nestled at the foothills of the Nilgiri Mountains, the Bandipur Tiger Reserve is one of India's first and finest Tiger Reserves, and also Southern Indias most famous. The reserve boasts of an array of fascinating flora and fauna and is the best remaining haven for the endangered tiger, leopard,Asiatic elephant andIndian wild dog. The reserve is also home to over 300 species of birds.
Bandipur is primarily a dry deciduous forest that is rich in bamboo, teak, sandalwood, and flame of the forest.
Serving as a base camp, the tastefully furnished Bandipur Safari Lodge by Jungle Lodges and Resorts will be our home for the 3 days at Tour.
What's better, The Outback Experiences Phillip Ross &/orKarthik Rugvedi, will guide you into the forests, take you through the fundamentals of wildlife photography and equip you with a good understanding of animal behavior that will help you take stunning wildlife photographs. Phillip has been traveling to Bandipur since 1994 and knows these forests like the back of his hand and will lead you to places where wildlife sightings are known to happen. Bandipur, after all, is easily one of the best places in India, to track a tiger and also happens to be Phillip and Karthiks's most favorite jungle of South India.
So what are you waiting for? Book a place now and reserve a chance to come across one of Bandipur's famous big cats.
Arrive at the Bandipur Safari Lodge, and be greeted by Phillip Ross. After check-in and a scrumptious lunch, tour leader Phillip Ross will introduce the participants to Bandipur with a brief on the wildlife found in the area, the afternoon's safari plan and also a presentation on the ideal settings for their cameras for the first safari.
Well then find ourselves aboard safari vehicles, driving into parts of Bandipur, not knowing what will be lurking around every corner. Bandipur is one of Indias richest tiger habitats and is especially known for having some amazing tiger sightings. Well, keep our eyes peeled and hope that the safari turns out to be a very successful one.
Later that evening, well meet for a presentation on composition and discuss our safari experience and animal behavior.
We end the night with a delicious dinner.
We awake to the sweet calls of the birds found within the campsite and after a hot cup of coffee or tea, prepare to depart for the morning safari. This safari will be very exciting as each participant will certainly have a better grasp of photography after the instruction session the previous evening and will be more confident to take that stunning shot.
We return to the resort for breakfast and rest for a bit. Just before lunch, we'll have a discussion about exposure compensation and focussing before we embark on the afternoon safari. On our return at dusk, we will have another learning session on photography, followed by a one-on-one image review session and end a celebratory dinner.
On the final morning, the forests of Bandipur beckon us to end the camp on a high note with a superb sighting on the fourth and final safari trip.
After the safari and breakfast, we gather for a rendezvous before checking out at 11:00 a.m. and driving back home, where we are sure you won't be able to wait to tell your friends and family some fascinating tales.
Terms & Conditions
Terms & Conditions
Twin-sharing accommodation in the Cottages at Bandipur Safari Lodges
All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and hot beverages (coffee and tea)
Four safaris into Bandipur Tiger Reserve
Guaranteed photography learning and a whole lotta fun!
Road transfers from Bangalore, to and from the destination. We will, however, assist you with carpooling or booking a cab.
Camera Fees As per the Karnataka Forest Department, the fee is INR 500/- + 18% GST, per safari for a DSLR and lens above 200mm. The total camera fees per participant will be INR 590/- x 4 safaris = INR 2360/-
Any extra meals and beverages ordered
Airfare, if applicable
Anything that is not expressly mentioned in the inclusions list
100% payment in advance for confirmation of booking.
Payment can be made via bank transfer to our account. Please inform us of the reference number once the payment is made.
10% outside 30 days before the tour
25% between 29 and 22 days before the tour
50% between 21 and 15 days before the tour
75% between 14 and 8 days before the tour
100% within 7 days before the tour
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