Bandhavgarh National Park Travel Guide

Existing since the year 1968, the Bandhavgarh National Park, is a haven for all wildlife lovers. Tourists coming across the world would surely love to visit this one stop paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. In the year 1986, the park underwent a great extension and now the park spreads over an area of around 44,864 hectares. In the year 1993, the place was declared as a tiger reserve. Situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh in the district of Umaria, in India, this was earlier owned by the Maharaja of Rewa and then later it came under the possession of the Indian Government.

Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh provides some of the most exciting and enriching experiences for all the tourists and this gives the topographic diversity which is normally associated with such regions. The Sal forests form the main vegetation of the place and the entire greenery is mesmerizing. With the near extinct white tigers found in Bandhavgarh, it is but obvious it is a great paradise for all animal lovers. The bamboo forests and the vast expanse of grasslands adds to the beauty.

Streams flow down the park and the fact that they are perennial ensures that the water bodies form the beauty of the park always. They cut through the ridges and make the entire place look like a true paradise. The Southern area of the forest has low grasslands and small hills. The central portion of the Bandhavgarh National Park is the main attraction with many places to visit. There are around 32 hills here, a fort and a stretch of marshy land which makes the place vulnerable to natural beauty.

Fort in Bandhavgarh National Park

With this kind of cornucopia of fauna and flora, the Bandhavgarh National Park has wildlife of all kinds. So you can find the Tiger, chital, wild boar, the Bengal Wolf and the Indian gazelle, as well as the Indian mongoose, the horned antelope, the northern palm squirrel, the striped hyena and the Indian porcupine. Besides, the Hanuman Langur, the ruddy mongoose, the leopard are also commonly found here. The list is endless and a tour to Bandhavgarh ensures you would have the best wildlife experience.

Hanuman Langur Ruddy mongoose

Added to this is the wide variety of avifauna here. This includes around 108 species of birds. The Plum headed Parakeet, the orange headed thrush, the brown headed Barbet, the white browed fantailed flycatcher, the Indian grey Hornbill are all species of birds found here.

Plum headed parakeet Orange headed thrush

With the Vindhyas forming the ideal background, the park is home to more than 52 tigers and you could spot most of them here. This is what the park is famous for – for having the maximum tigers. This was earlier the white tiger zone and today India has the dubious achievement of housing at least 12 of them here in Bandhavgarh. It is a great feat and today Bandhavgarh is thus rightly preserved as the elusive white tiger region.

While we go on an elephant back in Bandhavgarh national Park, you could get to see the variety of wildlife here without any trouble.

Elephant back in Bandhavgarh national Park

With such beautiful surroundings, great ambience and the ideal wildlife locale, Bandhavgarh comes across as a great adventure destination. Come here and have the best kind of wildlife experience. In the pristine surroundings of the sal forests, take a fresh breath of air and seep in the excitement that would surround you here. A great destination while on a travel and a perfect adventure spot.

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