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Welcome to the Bandhavgarh National Park Safari

Bandhavgarh National Park – complete detail – updated. Geography of Bandhavgarh National Park. Dominant flora and fauna of Bandhavgarh National Park. Bandhavgarh is located in the Umaria district of the state of Madhya Pradesh. The four main zones of the national park are Tala, Magdhi, Khitauli, and Panpattha. Tala is the richest zone in terms of biodiversity. The vegetation is chiefly of Sal forest in the valleys and on the lower slopes, gradually changing to mixed deciduous forest on the hills and in the hotter drier areas of the park in the south and west.

Bandhavgarh was declared a National park in 1968. The topography of Bandhavgarh supports moist deciduous forest, grasslands, woodlands, scrub-thorn arid forests, tropical forests, rocky hills, tropical forest, rocks, plateaus, meadows and valleys.

Bandhavgarh is a beautiful place. Total area of Bandhavgarh National park is about 448.85 km2 (Core area 105 km2). Bandhavgarh National park was declared as a tiger reserve under project tiger in the year 1993. Bandhavgarh Park is famous for the rich population of white tigers. There are 32 hills in center part of the park, which has a large natural fort at its center. The fort’s cliffs are about 800 meters in high, and about 300 meters above the surrounding countryside.

National park is an area which is strictly reserved for the betterment of the wildlife & biodiversity, and where activities like developmental, forestry, poaching, hunting and grazing on cultivation are not permitted. Their boundaries are well marked and circumscribed.


The land boasts of tremendous counts of several species like Asiatic Jackal, Bengal Fox, Sloth Bear, Ratel, Gray Mongoose, Striped Hyena, Jungle Cat, Leopard, Tiger, Wild Pigs, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Chausingha, Nilgai, Chinkara and Gaur, Dhole, the small Indian Civet, Palm Squirrel, Lesser Bandicoot Rat, Gaur, Common Langurs and Rhesus Macaque.

Flora in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
The foliage found in Bandhavgarh is mostly of dry deciduous type and is the only region which is quite rich in flora and fauna. The area brings relatively moderate climate and of course the favorable topography that uniquely supports the growth of a rich and varied flora in the park.

Most famed floral varieties to revive senses in Bandhavgarh area are :
Saj (Terminalia tomentosa), Tendu, Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Dhaora (Anogeissus latifolia), Salai (Boswellia serrata), Palas (Butea monosperma), Mango (Mangifera indica), Babul (Accasia nilotica), Jamun (Blackberry) (Syzygium Cumini), Ber (Zizyphus mauritania), Banyan (Ficus benghalensis), Dhok (Anogeossis pendula), Dhak or Chila (flame of the forest) {Butea monosperma}, Jamun (Syzygium cumini), Kadam (Authocephalus cadamba), Khajur (Phoenix sylvestris), Khair (Accacia catechu), Lagerstroemia, Boswelia, Bamboo, Pterocarpus, Madhuca and more.

How to Reach

By Air : The nearest Airport for Bandhavgarh National Park is Jabalpur & Khajuraho. Jabalpur 200 Kms / 04 Hrs Drive & Khajuraho 250 Kms / 05 Hrs Drive from Bandhavgarh. The tourists will find regular flights for Jabalpur & Khajuraho from all major airports of India.

By Road : Bandhavgarh National Park is well connected from the nearby town & cities like Jabalpur, Satna, Umaria, Khajuraho etc.

By Train : The nearest railway stations for Bandhavgarh National Park are Umaria & Katni. Umaria is 35 Kms (45 Minutes drive) & Katni is 100 Kms (02 Hrs drive) from Bandhavgarh.

Hotels in Bandhavgarh National Park

Undoubtedly, people throng at Bandhavgarh National Park for the most magnificent tiger tours in India due to the presence of the greatest counts of the king of the jungle. But this is the only place where the tourists can also catch the most salubrious visit to the heritage & ancient places and museums along with some nature's attractions. Therefore, this is really vindicated to make a stretchable stay at the regions of Bandhavgarh. And the availability of multiple options of hotels and resorts at Bandhavgarh makes the whole trip more fantastic and rewarding. Whether it's for the pleasing services or about the attractions for the interiors, the accommodations at Bandhavgarh will impress anyone for making the tiger trip more successive.

Bandhavgarh National Park Safari

Bandhavgarh Tala (M.P.)

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