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QUICK FACTS
Location: Umaria district, Madhya Pradesh.
Famous for: History and architecture.
Weather:
Summer (March to August): 48 º C to 24 º C. 
Winters (November to February): 32º C to 02ºC.
Monsoons (September to October): Heavy rainfall.
STD CODE : 07653
BEST TIME TO VISIT : Oct to March. Forest remains closed from 1St July to 15th Oct due to Monsoon.
TRAVEL IN BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK SHOW MAP

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.

MUST SEE IN BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK

The wild safari : Getting a closer view of the wild creatures in the dense jungles of Bandhavgarh is a dram to the tourists. There are generally two main ways of getting about in the reserve-either in a motor vehicle or on an elephant back. Animals are accustomed to either of the mediums and don’t get annoyed of it but still it is advisable to talk quietly and to avoid making rapid movements.

Jeep safari : Visitors to Bandhavgarh National Park are allowed into the park in the Jeeps with a guide who joins the Jeep at the gate of forest on the starting point of safari. The commonly used safari vehicles are open 4WD Gypsy's.

Elephant Treks : Elephant are used every morning by the forest department for Tiger - tracking. If a Tiger is found then the elephant will take you directly to the Tiger from a near by reached by jeep/car.

The wild animals are not the only attraction in the park. Other important spots to see are:

Baghel Museum, (100 m...

REACH BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK
AIR

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.

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