Located in Sahdol, district of M.P., the Bandhavgarh National Park is
famous for its tigers. Once the hunting ground for the Maharajas of Rewas ,
the bandhavgarh was declared a National Park in 1968. Sprawling over 448 sq
km, the park houses variety of animals that includes carnivores, primates
The National Park is a compact reserve of sal trees, bamboo, thickets and
grassland with birds and animals. Endorsing 22 species of wildlife, the park
houses deer, carnivores, stripped hyenas, Jungle cat, sloth bear and over
250 species oif birds.
Bandhavgarh is famous for white tiger but the irony is that none has seen a
single White since 50 years.
The National Park is mostly covered by the Sal (Shorea robusta). The forest
have uniform and thick growth of tall and sal trees that have rounded
The visitors at Bandhavgarh need a permit to enter the wildlife. The fees
for a foreigner is Rs 200 and for Indians and SAARC members can enter the
sanctuary by giving a minimal amount of Rs 20.
A forest Lodge by the Madhya Pradesh Tourist Development and lodges are
provided by the PWD and the forest department within the park.
You can cover the forest through different means- Jeep, elephant back or by
a car. These are guided tours and helps to understand the flora and fauna
Best time to visit
Like any other National Park or Sanctuary, the best time to visit
Bandhavgarh is in Monsoon months from July to October.
» By Air :
Fly from Delhi, Agra or Varanasi to Khajuraho and
drive (7-8 hours) to Tala park entrance at Bandhavgarh. Nearest airport from
the park is Khajuraho.
» By Rail :
Nearest railway station is Umaria after Katani
railway station, from there it is about 40 minutes drive to Nature Heritage.
Alternatively, take the overnight train from Delhi to Umaria and drive (30
minutes) to the park. Only jeeps are available for transfers. Khajuraho /
Bandhavgarh distance is 250 Kms, (8 hrs drive)