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Bandhavgarh National Park | The Land of Tigers
  • Bandhavgarh National Park, situated in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh a, Bandhavgarh has one of the highest densities of tigers in the world. Like many Tiger reserves in India, the area was formerly the hunting reserve of a Maharaja's of Rewa evidence of which is the most spectacular ruins of a huge hilltop fort which dominates the centre of the reserve. Bandhavgarh is surrounded by the Vindhya hills, in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. The park has twelve natural waterholes, several historical monuments, and remains of ancient caves that are said to be more than 2000 years old.

    The Sal Forest dominates the park, in addition of mixed forests at the higher elevations in the hills and there are also expanses of grassland and bamboo in the north. The core of the reserve is hilly and dominated by the ancient natural fort which towers to an impressive 800 metres above the forest.

    Bandhavgarh supports more than 30 species of mammals, more than 225 species of birds, about plenty of species of butterflies, and a large number of reptiles

    Mammals: Tigers, Leopards, Jungle Cat, Indian Wild Dog, Sloth Bear, Jackal, Wild boar, Rhesus Macaque, Barking Deer, Sambar Deer, Striped Hyena, Civets, Nilgai

    Birds: Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Painted Spurfowl, Blue Bearded Bee Eater, Stork Billed Kingfisher, Comb Duck, Plum Headed Parakeet, Crested Serpent Eagle, Black Naped Monarch, Common Rosefinch, Brown Fish Owl and plenty of others.

    Forest Type

    Mixed Deciduous Forest (Sal and Bamboo)

    Highlights of Tour

    Tiger, Fox, Vultures, Sloth Bear, Swamp Deer, Gaur, Leopard, Jackal & Wild Dog

    Yearly and weekly off

    Holi, Diwali and Every Wednesday afternoon Safari


    437 square kilometer

Tourism zones:

  • One of the Oldest zone of the Tiger reserve, this zone includes the famous Chakradhara and Rajbhera meadows that offer scenic views and exceptional Tiger and mammal sightings. This is the zone where the Bandhavgarh Fort and statue of Vishnu (Shesh Shaiya) can also be seen. Scenic landscape includes Sal forests, hillocks, and grasslands.

  • This zone includes a number of natural and manmade water holes, in recent years Magdhi has come up with the best Tiger sightings in Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve. You can witness the grasslands and mixed dense forest in this zone.

  • Few years back a herd of migrant wild elephants moved here and have made Khitauli as their home. Apart from Tiger sighting Khitauli is good for watching neelgai, four-horned antelope and chinkara. Khitauli is a dry deciduous area and full of Bamboo's.

How to Reach?

  • Jabalpur (190 kms) and Khajuraho (240 kms) are the best-suited airports for Bandhavgarh. There are many daily flights by national airlines and it’s a 4-hour drive from Jabalpur and 5 1/2 hours’ drive from Khajuraho.

  • Umaria (35 kms), Katni (100 kms) and Jabalpur (190 kms) are well-suited railway station

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