Unfortunately, it was just more of the same. Animals would scarcely budge out of their hiding places given the intense fog (just our lousy luck). So, all we did again was chase floating rumours. Idhar dekha kya? (Did you see any there?), wahan se dikhne ki report ayi hai (there was a report that one was seen there), mating ki growling aa rahi thi lekin dikhi nahi - male aur female the (there was a mating growl but they were not seen, one male and female – like there could be anything else)
Oh! You mighty tiger! Like my good luck, shall you remain ever elusive?
Bandhavgarh is almost 200 kilometers away from Jabalpur which is the largest train station nearby. It is advisable though to get tickets to Umaria only 32 kilometers away or Katni at 100 kilometer away. We stayed at Bundela Lodge which was strictly alright. We’d heard that sightings were the most frequent in this National Park; though ‘seeing is believing’ (now isn’t it? I am beginning to think there is no tiger!?! Is this a fairy tale animal? Like the Lochness monster?). And although reports suggest that there are more sightings if one enters the park through the Tala gate (Zone 1), the other one- Magadhi zone has equally good sightings and should not be missed. Try the A-C route.