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About Bandhavgarh National Park
The thick forest of Bandhavgarh National Park sits in a bowl
encircled by cliffs and wooded Vindhyan mountains, and its plains
have 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
Flora In Bandhavgarh
Initially just 105.40-sq-kms in area, Bandhavgarh with 25 resident
tigers, was noted for its high-density tiger population. Today, it
has been extended to an area of 437-sq-kms. About half the
Bandhavgarh park is covered with fine trees of Sal, while mixed
forests are found in the higher reaches of the hills. Stretches of
bamboo and grasslands extend to the north. The main wildlife
viewing is still done in the core of the park with its 32
picturesque, wooded hills.
Major Wildlife Attractions - 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.
Other Attractions In Bandhavgarh
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
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. A forest
department guide is always their with the visitors on these jeep
trips taken inside the park. Elephant safari trips are organised
for tiger tracking early in the morning.
Best Time to Visit - Bandavgarh National
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.
How to Get there
Air : Khajurao
at 230-kms is the most convenient airport connected by various
domestic airline services with Agra, Delhi, Varanasi.
Rail : The
nearest railhead Umaria at 30-kms is on the Katni-Bilaspur section
of South-Eastern Railway. Another convenient railhead Satna
(117-kms) is on the Bombay-Howrah main line of the Central
Bandhavgarh National Park is situated on the Satna-Umaria &
Rewa-Umaria highway. Some of the important road distances are:
Khajuraho (via Satna)230-kms, Varanasi (via Rewa) 340-kms, Katni
75-kms, Rewa 115-kms, Umaria 30-kms, Kanha 250-kms. Madhya Pradesh
State Transport Bus Services are also available from Rewa, Satna,
Katni and Umaria.
General Info / Tips
Note : Visitors
are advised to reach the gate half an hour in advance to complete
the formalities for entry into the park.
1. The Manager, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development
Corporation Ltd., White Tiger Forest Lodge, Bandhavgarh, Madhya
2. The Divisional forest officer, Divisional Tourist office,
Bandhavgarh N. Park, Umaria M.P.
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