BNHS Listings: Bandhavgadh – March 5 to 8, 2011, Garo Hills Nature Camps – March 19 to 24, 2011
Bandhavgad National Park
Dates: 5th to 8th of March 2011. Charges: Rs. 11,500 for member and Rs. 12,100 for non-member. Registration: Call at Hornbill House 22871202, 22821811 or e-mail at
Bandhavgad National Park situated in Madhya Pradesh which is one of the best place to a Tiger. Bandhavgad has a reputation that very few people have gone disappointed without seeing a Tiger. Besides Tiger, the park also is home to other mammals like Four-horned Antelope (Chousingha), Indian Gazelle (Chinkara), Sambar, Barking Deer, Blue Bull (Nilgai), Leopard, Indian Wild Dog (Dhole) and a variety of birds can be seen here.
Garo Hills- Meghalaya
Dates: 19th to 24th March 2011. Charges: Rs. 18,150 for member and Rs. 18,750 for non-member. Registration: Call at Hornbill House 22871202, 22821811 or e-mail at
The north-eastern state of Meghalaya is situated in the Indo-Myanmar Biodiversity Hotspot. The word Meghalaya literally means “The Abode of Clouds” in Sanskrit. With about 45% of the state being forested, Garo Hills is one of the most biodiversity rich sites in Meghalaya. One can also see the endangered insectivorous pitcher plant and the rare Lady’s slipper orchids. Garo hills is home for several species of mammals like Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur, Assamese Macaque, Hoary-bellied and Orange- bellied Squirrel, Leopard Cat and Elephants. Birds like Red-headed Trogon, White-winged Duck, Olive and Flavescent Bulbul and Mountain Bamboo Partridge. A weeks visit in the right season will reveal between 150 to 200 butterfly species, like Four Bar Swordtail, Orange Awlet, Silver Royal, Marbled Map and lot more of these flying jewels could be seen.