!! BandhavGarh National Park !!


General Information :

Location : 32 km SE of Umaria District, Madhya Pradesh, India
Area covered : 448 sq. km.
Main Wildlife Found : Tigers, Leopards, Bears
Best time to visit : October to March and May-Jun (The park remains closed between July and September)
Altitude :  811m
Core Zone : 105sq km
Buffer Zone : 448sq km
Best time to visit : October to March
Temp : Max 42o; min 2o Celsius
Closed : July 01 to September 30
Rainfall : 1,500mm
Winter Timings    
Morning Safari : 0730 hrs to 1030 hrs
Evening Safari : 1500 hrs to 1730 hrs
Summer Timings    
Morning Safari : 0630 hrs to 0930 hrs
Evening Safari : 1600 hrs to 1830 hrs


About BandhavGarh :

Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the wild life sanctuaries in the Indian stateMadhya Pradesh. The national park is situated at 197 km away north-east of Jabalpur. This wild life park derived its very name from an ancient fort in the area. Bandhawgarh National Park belongs to the Vindhyan mountain ranges of central India and it boasts to have the highest density of tiger population in the country. Now there are about 46 to 52 tigers one can spot here. 

The Elusive White Tiger

The forests of Bandhavgarh are the white tiger jungles of the yesteryears. However, no white tigers have been reported from the wild in the last 50 years, and it is believed that less than a dozen have been seen in India in about a hundred years. And yet when white tigers were sighted, it was right here in Bandhavgarh.

Once a hunting reserve of the royal family of Rewa in more  recent times, Bandhavgarh was declared a park in 1968. This is also the site where the famous  WHITE TIGERS of Rewa were discovered.
Wandering through the Bandhavgarh national park on an Elephant Back, the chances of seeing a tiger are quite good. Among the other wild attractions include, Nilgai, Chausingha, Chital, Chinkara, Wild Boar and sometimes a Fox or Jackal.

How to Reach BandhavGarh :

The nearest airports are Khajuraho and Jabalpur, which are air linked with the major cities of India. Perhaps the most convenient to take the air route to Khajuraho from where it is about a six-hour drive (280Km) to Bandhvagarh National Park. The drive though long affords the pleasure of traveling through interesting places like the Panna town, famous for its diamond mines and by the Ken River, which has a crocodile sanctuary.

Bandhavgarh can be reached from a number of railway stations near Bandhavgarh-Jabalpur (170 kms), Katni (102 kms), Satna (112 kms) on the central railway and Umaria (35kms) on the southeastern railway.

You can reach Bandhavgarh from Jabalpur (3-4 hrs), Satna (3.5hrs), Katni (2.5), Kanha (7hrs), Katni (2.5hrs) and Khajuraho (6hrs). Bandhavgarh is located equidistance from the city of Jabalpur and world famous tourist spot of Khajuraho. Both state and private transport buses ply between all these places and Bandhavgarh. 


Places Around BandhavGarh :

here are very few places around Bandhavgarh that offer much in the way ofexcursion. Katani and Umaria are two important urban habitations around Bandhavgarh National Park. Major tourist attractions in the region include world-famous temples of Khajuraho, Jabalpur - a major business center of Madhya Pradesh and Bheraghat on the river Narmada. Garhwal Himalayan Expedition provides complete information on tourism in Bandhavgarh National Park. Garhwal Himalayan Expedition offers package tours in order to make your visit to Bandhavgarh National Park Pleasant.

Kalchuri Archeological Remains

Kalchuri Archeological Remains :Beside the wildlife, Bandhavgarh is also famous for the archaeological remains of the Kalchuri period that have been found here.


Bandhavgarh Fort

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.



One can enjoy viewing the wildlife by two ways in Bandhavgarh - Jeep Safari and Elephant Safari.. Jeep safaris are 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 organized for tiger tracking early in the morning.