Climate & Best time to visit Bandhavgarh National Park

If you are looking for something different from your regular beach holidays this winter, it’s time you headed out to Bandhavgarh. The season is just so perfectly ambient for a relaxing holiday in the midst of nature’s green. The best time to visit Bandhavgarh is from October to June. If you want to catch a sight of the sloth bear as well, then plan your visit between March and May. Fond of the multifunctional Mahua flower that is locally brewed into a fine wine, the sloth bear comes out from its hideout sniffing its sweet scent. Birds and deer are also fond of the Mahua, a tree native to India; and the best time for bird watching in this national park is between November and March.

The mean temperature and precipitation of this park is 23 degree C and 101cm respectively. May is the hottest month while December is the coldest month having mean maximum temperature of 41.6 degree C and 4.2 degree C respectively. August is the wettest month which receives 30.4 cm of rainfall.

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is May (41°C). Months with the lowest average high temperature are January and December (25°C).

Months with the highest average low temperature are May and June (26°C). Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and December (9°C).

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (434mm). The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (7mm).

Months with the highest number of rainy days are July and August (16 days). Months with the lowest number of rainy days are March, April, May, November and December (1 days).

Months with the highest UV index are April, May, June, July and August (UV index 12). Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 6).

Bandhavgarh National Park experiences the Central Indian Monsoon and has an illuminative winter and summer season. In the summers which lasts from end March until end June, the temperature can go as high as 44° C (111 F) in May / June. However, despite the heat, summers are the best time to see the elusive tigers.

By the end of June the area starts getting moderate showers. Winters set in around mid November and last till the end of February and is at it’s peak from 15th Dec till 15th Jan. Tourists are advised to carry ample woolens as protection against the biting cold. Lows of 2° C (35.6 F) have been recorded with frost forming in the open meadows. As the vehicles in which one moves in the park are open, it is advisable to wear very warm clothes because of the wind chill factor.

The Park opens in October, after the monsoon.During this time, the forest is lush green & one can witness spectacular flora & fauna.