Bandhavgarh National Park is located in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh in the lap of Vindhya hills. This park is one of the best national parks of India. Asian tigers are commonly viewed in this park. Area of this park is of around 448 sq km.
Bandhavgarh Hill (811 meters) is located at the centre of the park.
The Park is set around the 2000 year old "Bandhavgarh fort" is mostly sparse and dry undergrowth with large areas of woodland.
Though Bandhogarh is a small park stll it has become one of India's most prominent National Parks due to high density of tigers. The density of tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India -- 60 Tigers at 450 sq km area. This is also White Tiger country. The famousRoyal Bengal Tiger also bought here and found till date. The park is a home of other wildlife; 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds. Leopards and sloth bears are the other animals seen occasionally. Other wildlife includes spotted deer, samba, Langur and Red faced Monkeys, Jungle Cats, Fox, Mongoose, Striped Hyena, Bondicoot Rat, Asiatic Jackal, Wild Boars, Nilgai, Chausingha, Chinkara, Gaur and elephants.
List of available birds include "Changeable Hawk Eagle" and storks. More common ones are little grabe, egret, lesser teal, white eyed byzzard, black Kite, creasted serpent eagles, Black Vulture, Egyption vulture, common peafow, red jungle fowl, dove, parakeet, king-fisher, Indian roller and the Indian National bird the Indian peacock.
Reptilian fauna include cobra, krait, viper, ratsnake, python, turtle and number of Lizard varieties including varanus.
The vegetation is chiefly of sal forest and bamboo trees.
Nearest airport is at Jabalpur (164 km)RAIL
The nearest railway stations are Jabalpur (164 km), Katni (102 km), and Satna 120 km) on the Central Railway and Umaria (35 km) on the South-Eastern Railway.ROAD
State / private transport buses ply between Katni and Umaria and from Satna and Rewa to Tala (Bandhavgarh). Taxis are available at Satna, Jabalpur,Katni, Umaria, Bilaspur ( 300 km) and Khajuraho.