Ready to shot? Arrive at the
Bandhavgarh National Park - the White Tiger territory.
Though Bandhavgarh is home to fabulous flora and fauna
it is renowned for its terrific tigers. Amidst the
deciduous forests and the Bandhavgarh hills lies the
former game reserve of the Maharajas of Rewa. In fact it
is the amalgamation of the deciduous, sal trees,
grasslands, meadows and the stretches of bamboo that
make Bandhavgarh National Park home for the 22 species
of mammals and another 250 odd species of birds.
Bandhavgarh National Park lays in Madhaya Pradesh covers
an area of 450 sq. kms and is known for the highest
density of tiger population in India. The tigers and
leopards at Bandhavgarh attract several adventure
seekers and wildlife freaks. The home of the white tiger
Bandhavgarh National Park is for sure one of the most
important wildlife preserves in India.
While at the Bandhavgarh National Park keep your eyes
and ears open to check out the rhesus macaque, the
black-faced langur, jungle cats, chinkara, black buck,
munjtac and the chital. Most of the wildlife may be
easily spotted at the waterholes. The Indian bison,
sambar, barking deer and the nilgai will not lag behind
and can be seen in the open areas of Bandhavgarh. For
the reptile lovers Bandhavgarh offers the cobra, krait,
viper, rat snake, python, turtle and a large number of
lizard varieties, including varanus.
During the winter months Bandhavgarh welcomes the
migratory birds. The steppe eagle and a variety of
wildfowl feature amongst the regular visitors. The rich
and amazing array of birds at Bandhavgarh may be easily
seen besides the streams and marshes. Thus from flora,
fauna, animals to birds Bandhavgarh boasts of them all.
You may opt for the elephant or the jeep safari to know
Bandhavgarh in the best possible manner. Though the
former is a surer way of tiger tracking. The habitants
of Bandhavgarh are most active during early mornings and
late evenings. To spot them in action you plan your
safari accordingly. The company of the forest department
guide provides the necessary information besides the
The Bandhavgarh National Park is best viewed from the
Bandhavgarh fort. At 800 meters the fort offers
kaleidoscopic spectacles of the entire wildlife
preserve. Do not miss out on this fort that belongs to
Maharajas of Rewa and lies well within the vicinity of
the national Park. Here the Charganga stream as well as
the statues and temples will not fail to catch your eye.
Even the Bandhavgarh fort is home to the black bucks.
The Bandhavgarh National Park is also dotted with many
captivating cave shrines. It is noteworthy that the
Brahmi inscriptions on the caves date back to the first
It is noteworthy that Bandhavgarh closes down for the
tourists during monsoons i.e. from 1st July to 31st
October thus you must plan your visit to the National
Park anytime between the months of November and June.
For much relief of the nature, animal and bird lovers
Bandhavgarh is well connected with other places. The
nearest airport is at Khajuraho, which is at a distance
of 210 kms. In terms of rail transport the Jabalpur,
Katni, Satna as well as Umaria are suitable. State and
private transport buses cater to the transportation by
road to Bandhavgarh.
The national park at Bandhavgarh offers comfortable
accommodation options at the forest lodge, rest house
and the jungle camp. Thus you may take your pick that
suits your budget. Though the environment is clean the
facilities are minimum. The stay nevertheless is apt for
your wildlife adventure tour. At Bandhavgarh you should
try to maintain the ecological balance of the wildlife
and not indulge in any activity that does the opposite.
From the Bandhavgarh National park you may plan an
excursion to the world famous temples of Khajuraho that
can be experienced and enjoyed after a 5 hour drive.
Bheraghat on the river Narmada is another prime
attraction for tourists to the Bandhavgarh National
Bandhavgarh beckons all you nature, animal and bird
lovers along with the adventure seekers for whom the
experience of the National Park will be ecstatic!