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Bandhavgarh National Park

Location : Umaria, Madhya Pradesh
Nearest Access : Umaria (30 Kms)
Main Wildlife Found : Tigers, Leopards, Bears
Coverage Area :

First Acquaintance

Entrenched among thick forest, Bandhavgarh National Park is the locus, where nature depicts the memoirs of the bygone times. Located within the district of Sahdol in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, encircled by cliffs, this park is nestled between the Vindhya hills. It is a compact reserve, surrounded by a number of grass and reed covered wetlands where Kingfishers dive and Egrets sit poised, hunch-backed, in the shallows. Up above, vultures nestle in holes in the sheer cliffs

The Bandhavgarh jungle, when it is large enough, becomes a living self-sustaining organism providing its own climate, atmosphere, water and nutrition through its recycling systems. It even has a sleep wake cycle. As more light fills the sky, Bandhavgarh begins to awaken.

Saga of Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh is of prime importance for the history and mythology of india. There is a fort dating back to the mythological era of Ramayana, it is still owned by the Maharaja of Rewa. The oldest signs of habitation are the caves dug into the sandstone, near the fort. Being a favorite hunting ground of royal family and their guests, the negative aspect to this continued until the Maharaja decided to hand it over, minus the area inside the fort, to the government for the protection of wildlife.

Natural Life in Bandhavgarh

Blessed with a large variety of creatures; both animals and birds, Bandhavgarh has the highest known density of tiger population in India. Covered with sal trees, bamboo thickets and grasslands, the main wildlife viewing is still done in the core of the park with its 32 picturesque, wooded hills. The park is now home to 22 species of wildlife, including the regal 'gaur', innumerable varieties of deer and carnivores such as the striped hyena, jungle cat and sloth bear and over 250 species of birds.  

Magnetism of 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 fanmous 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. One gets to see some of the larger specimens of wild boar, Sambhar Deer and Barking Deer found anywhere in the country.

Significant Perspective of Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh Fort : The Bandhavgarh park 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.

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

Jeep & Elephant Safari : 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. Elephant safari trips are organised for tiger tracking early in the morning.

Preferred Time to Visit - Bandhavgarh Wildlife Sanctuary

The visiting season of Bandhavgarh national park starts from Mid-November to June, as the park remains closed during the monsoon months from July to early November.

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