Bandhavgarh National Park
is gifted with a large variety of natives
in terms of Flora & Fauna.
The Bandhavgarh National Park is located in the district of Sahdol in the
state of Madhya Pradesh in India. The dense forest of Bandhavgarh National
Park is nestled among the Vindhya hills. Once the hunting ground of the
royal family of Rewa, Bandhavgarh Natioanal Park was declared a park in the
year 1968. The entire area consists of Sal forests, which is the main tree
of the areas along with Bamboo. In the year 1993, the Bandhavgarh National
Park was finally declared a tiger reserve under Project Tiger.
State : Madhya
, in the central part of India.
Bandhavgarh experiences climatic conditions that vary to
opposite extremes. The temperature in the winters varies from 0 to 20
degrees centigrade between November and February. In the summers, the
temperatures move to the other extreme and can go up to 46 degrees
centigrade. Bandhavgarh has an average annual rainfall of 1200mm. The rains
here give very little prior warning.
Travel Tips :
Consult the Doctor before you leave for the trip. Get
enough information about the place you are going to visit.
Best Time to Visit :
Mid-November to June.
Nearest Town :
Umaria (40 km).
International Airport : New
( Indira Gandhi International Airport)
khajuraho at 230 km.
Umaria at 30 km
Bandhavgarh National Park is situated on the Satna-Umaria &
You will find good list of hotels here. Pick the one which is most ideal
for you. There are numerous hotels ranging from luxurious to budget. You can
also stay in the jungle resorts, as this will make your tour to the park
more convenient. The jungle resorts are also well designed to provide
complete satisfaction to you.
Venture Into the Bandhavgarh
Jeep or Elephant Safari are the two ideal ways to explore the National
Park. If you are interested in tiger tracking then go for the Elephant
Safari or else go for the Jeep Safari. Both are ideally arranged by the
forest department here. The forest department will also provide you a guide
to tour through the region. If you rise-up late in the morning then be
careful, as all the safaris start here early in the morning. Just wake up
early in the morning, take bath, take your breakfast and then head for the
Bandhavgarh is densely covered by variety of trees. It is an excellent
assemblage of trees and foliages. As you start your safari, you will be
welcomed by fine trees of Sal, and as you reach the higher lands of the
forest you will come across mixed forests. The higher lands boasts of mixed
vegetation of sali, saj, saja, dhobin etc. As you move northward you will be
surrounded by the stretches of bamboo and grasslands. The main wildlife
viewing is still done in the core of the park with its 32 picturesque,
Bandhavgarh is renown for it's big cat population. The Bandhavgarh region
is gifted with a large variety of natives in terms of animals. It is quite
possible to sight tigers, leopards, gaur (Indian Bison-although some say
this is no longer seen), chital (spotted deer), Sambar deer, Dholes,
nilgais, wild boars, chinkaras, sloth bears, rhesus macaques, black faced
langurs, jungle cats, hyenas, porcupines, jackals, foxes, wild dogs,
chausinghas and ratels, among others as you venture into the forest area.
As you sway on your Elephant, you will be captivated by several chirping
birds passing from one to the other side. Bandhavgarh National Park, being a
bird lover's paradise inhabits birds like - white browed fantails, steppe
eagles, green pigeons, grey malabar hornbills, black and white malabar
hornbills (quite a rare sighting), blossom headed parakeets, parakeets, blue
bearded bee eaters, green bee eaters, white bellied drongos, owls, Jerdon's
and gold fronted leaf birds, minivets, woodshrikes and the lovely paradise
flycatchers. These creatures will surely delight you.
It would be a relishing tour if you go to Kalchuri Archeological Remains,
Bandhavgarh Fort (14th century fort), which are close to the National Park.
Also visit Khajuraho (via Satna) 230 km, this will give a proper change over
from the wildlife. But, if want to see more of the Indian Wildlife then
visit Kanha Wildlife Sanctuary (250 km).
Extend the Trip
Madhya Pradesh is in the central part of India. So, you can extend your
trip to any of the places you wish to visit in India. However, the closest
of the major attractions are Taj Mahal at Agra, Varanasi about 340 km via
This part is situated at the central part of India, So, you may not face
too many difficulty. But, you may not be able to speak to the local people,
as only the educated one can speak English.
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culture and local atmosphere. Try to be well informed about the routes and
the place you are going to visit. Contact us when and where needed, while on
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