Have you ever thought of exploring the wilderness in India? To be honest, it is infinite and widespread throughout the different parts of the country. Jeep Safaris are prominent across India. It is found to be one of the convenient modes of exploring the wildlife.
If you are on an expedition to explore the wild life, then we recommend jeep safaris in India. The experience is overwhelming and exciting.
Is this the first time you are planning for a jeep safari?
Why not start with Bandipur? Wilderness lies embedded inside wildlife and that is all that makes Bandipur even more exciting. It is food for the soul when a wildlife lover comes to Bandipur to discover wild life.
Get yourself a comfortable and peaceful accommodation at Bandipur. These resorts in Bandipur will provide you with the Jeep Safari that will take you across Bandipur and Nagarhole. Of course, the Forest Department provides you with Bus Safari apart from the resorts. Just contact the officials and get your tickets booked.
Now you know that the Karnataka Department of Forest provides Bus Safaris and also permits Jeep Safaris. You just need to choose the one that interests you more and get the tickets booked beforehand. Because there are a number of people already waiting in queue to get the tickets reserved.
Then, the next step is to know about the Safari Timings!
The best time to go on a Safari across Bandipur is from the month of October until June. That means there is not much time left. Hurry up!!!
Have you ever dreamt of a holiday where you are exploring wilderness in an Open Jeep?
Yes, we are talking about the Open Jeep Safaris that is around 2.5 to 3 hours long. These are available at specific timings in the morning and evening.
Morning: 6.30 am to 9/9.30 am
Evening: 3.30 pm to 6 pm
We already discussed that the best timing for Jeep Safaris is from the month of October till June. But, the weather is so favourable that you can, in fact, choose to go on your expedition at almost any time of the year.
If you are fortunate then there are chances of spotting the beasty beauties whose kingdom this jungle is.
Why experience the quintessential Safari?
It will take you across the richness of the flora and fauna in Bandipur and Nagarhole. Also, the most amazing part is that this place is abundant in certain species of plants and animals not found anywhere else in the world.
For a wildlife photographer or a wildlife lover, it would be a feast that they have experienced never before this.
The different species of animals include wild boars, sloth bears, crocodiles, leopards, deers etc. In total, you can find around 450 different species of animals and birds inside the Jungle. Unbelievable is it?
Plan your Safari today…
Here is the list of Mammals and Birds that you can find here:
Tigers, Elephants, Gaurs, Dholes, Sambar deer, Muntjac, Mouse Deer, Wild Boar, Langurs,
Indian Giant Squirrels and more.
Grey Junglefowl, Red-headed vultures, Hoopoes, Brown fish owls, Peafowl, Crested Serpent Eagles, Changeable hawk-eagles, Honey Buzzards and more
Indian rock python, Rat snake, Monitor Lizards, Indian pond terrapin, agamids, flying lizards, Spectacled Cobra and more.
So, now you are ready to meet all the Big Cats!
What are the chances of spotting them on your jeep Safari? Ample of opportunities exist to get a sneak-peek into the wilderness.
The prey usually gives out a call or cry when they sense the bigger cats like tigers or leopards nearby. This will alarm you to get ready to catch a glimpse or take out your camera to capture these ferocious beasts quickly.
Almost all are afraid of predators and these beasts, so they give out an alarm call whenever they get a clue of any of these nearing them.
Animals such as the Spotted deer, barking deer, langur, Sambar etc. are some of the common ones that give out alarms when they spot any of these predators in the forest range.
Common Langurs is one of the animals that are widespread almost everywhere in the Indian forests. You will find this arboreal monkey loves to spend most of its time in search of food. It loves to feed on flowers, berries, fruits and leaves. You can rely on it for the alarm it gives out whenever it spots a predator. It is quick to sense and spot these ferocious animals. Whenever a Langur gives out an alarm call, be prepared to face a leopard, tiger or wild dogs in the nearby vicinity.
Also, Langurs love to stroll across Bandipur National Park and the Nagarhole National Park (Kabini). You can spot herds of Langurs in these areas.
In case you happen to hear an alarm call from Langurs while on your Safari, it would be great to stay put there as there are possibilities of a big cat lingering around.
Have you heard of Vervet Monkeys belonging to Africa?
They have their own peculiar style of giving alarm calls. These Vervet Monkeys give different alarm signals depending on the kinds of predators. Similarly, Langurs give different alarm calls when they happen to pick a clue of predators in the nearby vicinity.
They can sense which big cat is nearing whether these are tigers or leopards and they make moves depending on the predator. Like if it’s a tiger they may climb a tree and move even higher for a leopard and slide down if they find an eagle.
Also, the other animals that give out an alarm call whenever they pick a clue of a nearing predator are:
Spotted Deer or Chital Deer
Kakar or the Barking Deer.
So, when are you setting out on your expedition? By, now you are almost getting ready to pack your bags to explore this fascination of wilderness.
Bandipur has everything that can excite you…
Also, you can easily find some of the best Resorts in Bandipur near to the forests where you can make your stay comfortable and also a quicker access to the wilderness.