The dense forest of Bandhavgarh National Park is enclosed by cliffs and
wooded Vindhya Mountain Ranges. The plains of Bandhavgarh has many grass and
reed covered wetlands where Kingfishers and Egrets relaxes and up above,
vultures rests in holes in the sheer cliffs. Once a hunting reserve of the
royal family of Rewa in more recent times, Bandhavgarh was declared a
National Park in 1968. This is also the site where the fanmous White Tigers
of Rewa were discovered. The Bandhavgarh forest is large enough to become a
living bio-sphere, providing its own climate, atmosphere, water and
Spread across an area of 437-sq-kms, Bandhavgarh park is dominated by fine
trees of Sal, while mixed forests are found in the higher reaches of the
hills. Stretches of bamboo and grasslands extend to the north. The main
wildlife viewing is still done in the core of the park with its 32
picturesque, wooded hills.
Some of the important road distances are:
(via Rewa) 340-kms, Katni
75-kms, Rewa 115-kms, Umaria 30-kms,
250-kms. Madhya Pradesh
State Transport Bus Services are also available from Rewa, Satna, Katni and
Check In the Accommodation at Bandhavgarh :
There are enough good accommodation options in Bandhavgarh. There are a
number of star category hotels catering to the needs of tourists interested
in exploring the scenic region around.
Wandering through the Bandhavgarh national park on an
Back, the chances of seeing a
are quite good. Among the other
wild attractions include, Nilgai, Chausingha, Chital, Chinkara, Wild Boar
and sometimes a Fox or Jackal.
Kalchuri Archeological Remains
Beside the wildlife, Bandhavgarh is also famous for the archaeological
remains of the Kalchuri period that have been found here.
The Bandhavgarhpark area is hilly and is dominated by the majestic
Bandhavgarh fort, built in 14th century. The fort and the adjacent hills
have a large number of caves belonging to the pre-historic period.
Jeep & Elephant Safari
One can enjoy viewing the wildlife by two ways in Bandhavgarh - Jeep Safari
and Elephant Safari, Jeep safaris
undertaken during the early morning hours till evening. A forest department
guide is always their with the visitors on these jeep trips taken inside the
park. Elephant safari trips are organised for tiger tracking early in the
Umaria District, Madhya Pradesh
Tigers, Leopards, Bears
Best Time to Visit :
July to early November.
Khajurao at 230-kms is the most convenient airport
connected by various domestic airline services with
Kashi / Varanasi
The nearest railhead Umaria at 30-kms is on the
Katni-Bilaspur section of South-Eastern Railway. Another convenient railhead
Satna (117-kms) is on the Bombay-Howrah main line of the Central Railway.
Bandhavgarh National Park is situated on the
Satna-Umaria & Rewa-Umaria highway.
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