Bandhavgarh National Park: Habitat of Royal Bengal Tiger
3 years ago
Spreading over an area of 105 square kilometers in the Vindhya Hills of the Umaria district in Madhya Pradesh, especially known for Royal Bengal Tiger, Bandhavgarh National park is a popular national park of India. The National park has the highest density of Bengal tigers in India. Due to the presence of a high population of tigers, Bandhavgarh National Park is famous among nature and wildlife lovers.
Although Bandhavgarh National Park is spread over an area of 1161 sq km tourists are restricted to an area of 105 sq km of the park. The park is divided into the three major zones called Tala, Magdi and Bamera and it’s the Tala region that has been open for tourists to roam and watch animals in their natural habitat. The national park was once the hunting ground for the Maharajas of Rewa. It is entitled to a national park in the year 1968.
The Bandhavgarh National park has a variety of flora and fauna. There are more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds in the area. Tourists can see Leopards, Sambar, Barking Deer, the Asiatic jackal, Wild Boar, Gaur, chausingha and chinkara, grey mongoose along with White and Bengal Tiger. Different species of birds like Grey Hornbill, Common Teals, Red Jungle Fowl, and White Breasted Kingfisher, etc.
To explore the majestic flora and fauna of Bandhavgarh National park, open Jeep Safari is the best option. Bandhavgarh National park gives an enthralling experience of elephant safari also. Sitting on the back of the elephant and following the royal tiger is a lifetime experience. This is an interesting safari as elephant riding and tiger tour go side by side in this.
Places to see near Bandhavgarh National Park
After an adventurous trip to Bandhavgarh National park, tourists can see some really famous sites in Madhya Pradesh. Just 255 km away from famous for housing the Barasingha, Kanha national park is there. About 280km from Bandhavgarh, UNESCO world heritage site Khajuraho temples are situated.
How to reach Bandhavgarh National park
To reach the Bandhavgarh National Park, road, rail, and air transport can be used. BANDHAVGARH National park is well connected from nearby towns like Jabalpur, Katni, Nagpur, Varanasi, Kanha National Park. Jabalpur & Khajuraho are the nearest airports for travelers who want to travel by air.
The best time to visit or to explore the Bandhavgarh National Park is during the months of November to March. After March, the summer and monsoon season starts which makes it not good for an adventure activity.