Geography Location & area of Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh National Park is well located in the Central Indo – Malayan realm.
Bandhavgarh National Park falls in the Oriental region zoogeography – which basically includes the northern and central part of India. It originates from the foot hills of the mighty Himalayas and goes upto the Malabar coast. By virtue of it’s location, placed in the Deccan plateau, which is higher in the west and slopes gently eastwards, Bandhavgarh National Park is located between the Vindhya hills and the eastern part of the Satpura ranges.
Bandhavgarh National Park in totality encompasses the Panpatha Wildlife Sanctuary which acts as a buffer zone.
Bandhavgarh National Park is located in Umaria and is surrounded by the districts of Katni & Shahdol.
The coordinates are :
Latitude 23° 27′ 00” to 23° 59′ 50″ North
Longitude 80° 43′ 15″ to 81° 15′ 45″ East
Altitude : 440-810 meter above MSL
Village Tala is the epicenter of Bandhavgarh National Parkand is also the prime entry point to the park.
Bandhavgarh is split into core area ( Critical Tiger Habitat ) and buffer area as mentioned below :
Total Area : 1536.938 km²
Core Area : 716.903 km²
Buffer Area : 820.035 km²
As per the guidelines of Supreme Court, approx. 19.89% (142.59 km² ) is open for tourism.