About Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh national parkBandhavgarh National Park, one of the most renouned National Park’s of India is located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh, India.

The name “Bandhavgarh” is said to be in honour of the pre historic “Bandhavgarh Fort”.

As per ancient Indian mythology, Lord Rama had asked his brother Lakshmana to keep a watch on Lanka from this hillock on which the fort is situated.

Bandhavgarh was awarded the status of National Park in 1968 & is spread across an area of 446 sq kms.

Bandhavgarh National Park is renouned for the highest density of tigers in India.

It’s one of the only game reserves in India which nearly guarantees a “Tiger sighting” in the wild.

Flora in Bandhavgarh National Park

The flora in Bandhavgarh National Park is very diversified & involves both dense forests, as well as, grasslands.

The forests of Bandhavgarh National Park can be termed as moist deciduous & is dominated by Sal, Bamboo, Saja, Tendu, Jamun, etc.

Fauna in Bandhavgarh National Park

Surely, the Royal Bengal Tigers are the most sought after.

However, Bandhavgarh National Park is abundant with a huge mix of carnivorous, herbivorous, reptiles, as well as, birds.

Carnivorous animals in Bandhavgarh National Park

Some of the carnivorous animals are tigers, leopards, Asiatic jackals, fox, sloth bear, as well as, hyena.

Herbivorous animals in Bandhavgarh National Park

Some of the herbivorous animals are Spotted Deers, Sambhar, Barking Deer, Nilgai, Wild boar, Gaur, Chausingha, as well as, Chinkara.


All the National Parks of MP remain closed from 1st July till 30th Sept or as reviewed & declared by the Forest dept.

Climate & best time to visit Bandhavgarh National Park

Each & every season offers a unique experience.

While in winters when the temperature falls below 2°C with the fog settling on the lakes, the meadows are simply a photographers delight.
In summers,the temperature can shoot up to 42°c.

The clarity of the atmosphere in this season helps the tourist get a perfect view of wild life.

Bandhavgarh National Park Safari

Bandhavgarh National ParkBandhavgarh National Park has been classified into three core zones, as well as, three buffer zones for tourism purposes.

The core zones are :

Tala zone : It is the premium zone & hence  is popular for Tiger sightings. Being a premium zone, it is very much sought after.

Magadhi zone : Since last few years, statistically, Magadhi zone recorded the highest number of Tiger sighting. As a rsult of which, it is in extremely high demand from wild life enthusiasts.

Khitauli zone : Apart from tigers, a good population of herbivorous can be seen, which includes the Blue Bull ( Nilgai ) & Chinkaras.
Khitauli zone is a good place for birding, specially to view the State Bird of Madhya Pradesh i.e. Asian Paradise Flycatcher.

The buffer zones are Dhamokhar, Johila & Panpatha.

All the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh reserves half day off on every Wednesday’s.

There are no afternoon safaris on Wednesday.

There are no safari’s on national holidays, as well as, festivals.

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Each & every season offers a unique experience.

How to Reach Bandhavgarh National Park

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    The nearest airport is Jabalpur at a distance of 240 kms.
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    The nearest railway stations are Umaria ( 35 kms ),Katni ( 95 kms ) and Jabalpur ( 225 kms ).

Tour Packages for Bandhavgarh National Park

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