The National Park came into existence amongst the travelers with the release of films made by major companies. They sent a message that the critically endangered tiger was conserved here and the destination offered excellent possibilities of catching sight of it. Ill prepared for the sudden flux of tourists a large number of properties came into existence one by one. The purpose was not only to provide accommodation but an enriching Bandhavgarh experience with the tiger in focus.
For the tourists newly initiated into wilderness of India the tiger reserve was a venue for discovering the countries precious heritage and amazing biodiversity. This too in a remote underdeveloped location in the center of the country in state called Madhya Pradesh.
Previously a hunting reserve the white tiger was discovered near these forests and wildlife lovers began frequenting it with the hope of sighting and photographing the tiger. Their efforts were not in vain for the big cat population was recovering after years of onslaught and could be seen on tiger safaris. They could be seen and photographed on safaris organized by the forest department.
In the eighties there was little space for a stay with accommodation available at the forest rest house and white tiger lodge that came into being later. As the visitor numbers were few the accommodation could suffice. The cost of safaris and stay was affordable then but not now. Hence those seeking cheaper stay have to seek accommodation in budget resorts and guest houses where the facilities could be nominal. Such accommodations in are plentiful. Even some of the luxury resorts in Bandhavgarh offer seasonal discounts. Hence plan a holiday in off season for an affordable stay or approach the luxury ones with poor occupancy. This way you can avail cheaper tariff.
You can find budget accommodation in Bandhvgarh National Park on the Net. Almost all resorts have their websites on Internet which offer pricing and contact details. You can contact the resort managers and finalize the tariff for your stay. Choose the plans wisely to reduce the cost. Jungle Plan includes stay, all meals and safaris but this is costly and suits overseas visitors more. Best option is room only since there are plenty of affordable restaurants near the resorts.
The National Park can be reached from Jabalpur Airport and Railhead by hiring a taxi or taking a bus ride.