Bandhavgarh National Park Travel Guide
For all your wildlife and nature lovers who want to spend some time amidst the greens, Bandhavgarh National Park awaits you. The lush forests of Bandhavgarh are blessed with abundance of wildlife and vegetation. It is abode to the majestic tigers and many other animals. The park is divided into 4 zones and each zone has a unique experience. Get the true jungle feel and enjoy a safari. Apart from the lush landscape, the serene view of mountains and ancient caves is a delight. Apart from the main national park, other tourist attractions include whimsical waterfalls, museum, and a magnificent fort. You can enjoy some time off from the concrete world in this heavenly abode. Blessed with nature’s bliss and bounty, Bandhavgarh is idyllic destination that’ll fill you with new energy and you’ll bring back memories for life.
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Rewa Dynasty’s hunting hub known to inculcate the highest Royal Bengal Tigers density
Situated in Madhya Pradesh, India, Bandhavgarh National Park is amongst the best national parks of the country where Asian tigers can be spotted with ease. This zone was formerly a hunting ground for the Maharajas of Rewa dynasty. This beautiful forest is blessed with wildlife and vegetation in abundance and is known to have the highest Royal Bengal Tigers density. Located at a distance of 197 km from Jabalpur, this park is not very crowded by tourists, rather naturalists & wild life enthusiasts are frequent here. The zone was declared as a National Park in 1968 and not to be missed, this is the zone where the famous White Tigers of Rewa were spotted decades back.
Bandhavgarh National Park has 4 different zones and the segregation facilitates visitors to enjoy the park and also helps the department to manage the park better. Tala zone, Magadhi zone, Khitauli zone and Panpatha zone are the ones. The park is best explored on an Elephant Back and the chances of seeing a tiger is comparatively better. One can also spot Nilgai, Chausingha, Chital, Chinkara, Wild Boar and Fox or Jackals.
The lush green vegetation along streams is filled with birds like storks are little grebe, egret, lesser teal, white eyed buzzard, black Kite, crested serpent eagles, Black Vulture, Egyptian vulture, common peafowl, red jungle fowl, dove, parakeet, king-fisher, Indian roller and peacock. One can also spot the oddly named "Changeable Hawk Eagle". Open Jeeps safaris are also available for groups and for individuals accompanied by naturalist.
Bandhavgarh is not only about spotting animals. Your safari driver can drive you through the jungle to the mountain where there are ancient caves and a huge 10th Century reclining Vishnu statue. You can also visit the elephant enclosure zone where the elephants are kept. The amusing part here are the young elephants and the area is any photographer’s delight. Other places of interest, in & around Bandhavgarh are Baghel Museum, Bandhavgarh Fort, Climbers Point, The Shesh Shaya statue of Lord Vishnu with umbrella of "Shesh Nag" along with "Shivling". Cheshpur Water Fall is also near Bandhavgarh and is an ideal location for a day picnic. You can also visit the Jwalamukhi of the 10th century and Fossil National Park here.
Bandhavgarh offers decent staying option, however it is always wise to plan & book your tour via a reputed, certified and experienced travel partner for hassle free holidays.