Bandhavgarh National Park

  • Destination: Madhya Pradesh

Bandhavgarh National Park is one of Central India’s finest national parks and is located in Madhya Pradesh. First declared a national park in 1968, it has one of the highest densities of Bengal tiger in India. Apart from the flora and fauna, another attraction is the Bandhavgarh Fort, thought to be over 2000 years old. There are no records of its construction thought it has been reference in a few old texts.

According to park records there are over 250 species of birds and 37 mammalian species. Some of the important animals in Bandhavgarh are the tiger, leopard, jungle cat, wolf, golden jackals, barking deer, wild boar, Indian gazelle, civets, nilgai and many more.

The best time to visit Bandhavgarh National Park during the winter months. The park is opened for visitors from 15th of October to till 30th of June. Summers here can be incredible hot but the chances of seeing a tiger increase considerably as compared to the winter months. There are three gates – Tala (Gate-1), Magdhi (Gate-2), Khitauli (Gate-3). A total number of 88 vehicles are allowed in the park everyday.

Safaris timings : Morning Safari Evening Safari Fort Safari

Oct – 15 Feb 07:00 – 10:30 14:00 – 17:30 Sunrise – to – Sunset
16 Feb – 31 Mar 06:00 – 09:30 15:00 – 18:30 Sunrise – to – Sunset
01 Apr – 30 June 06:00 – 09:30 15:30 – 19:00 Sunrise – to – Sunset

Park Info

Area (in Sq. Kms.) : 446
Animals : Tigers, Leopards, Wild Boars, Indian Gazelle, Civets & Herbivores
How To Reach : Jabalpur (by air). Katni and Umaria (train)
Vehicles Allowed Per Day : 50
Accommodation : Yes
Closed : During Monsoons. (July – August)
Fees/Trip : Yes
Gates : 3.  Tala zone is the most preferred safari zone due to consistent tiger sightings


What is the best way to reach Bandhavgarh ?

Jabalpur is well connected to all major cities by air. There are daily flights from Mumbai and Delhi. Katni and Umaria are connected to all cities by train and are the closed to the national park.

Which is the best time to visit Bandhavgarh ?

Winters are the best. Generally November to march is a good time.

Are there any good accommodation options ?

Yes . There are a lot of resorts in and around Bandhavgarh. There are a lot of good luxury resorts near the park.

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