Bandhavgarh National Park
Set among the Vindhya Hills of Madhya Pradesh with an area of 168 square miles, this national park contains a wide variety of habitats and high density of game, including a large number of tigers. Over half the area is covered by sal forests and there are stretches of bamboo and grassland. Within the park is the ancient Bandhavgarh fort and caves, dug into the sandstone of the fort, have inscriptions dating from the 1st century BC. In the recent past, the fort was last occupied by the Maharaja of Rewa until it was designated as a National Park in 1968. In addition to tigers, also seen are chousingha (small four horned) antelope, chinkara (Indian) gazelle, nilgai (blue bull) antelope, wild boar, jackal, muntjak (barking) deer, sambar deer, chital (spotted) deer, jungle cat, striped hyena, porcupine, ratel, rheses macaque, black-faced langur monkey and more. In March and April, gaur (Indian bison), move down from the higher hills to the southeast of the park and make their way to the central meadows.

Located in the Vindhya Hills, Bandhavgarh in Madhya Pradesh encompasses 32 hills covered with a mixed forest of sal, dhobin and saga and large stretches of grasslands with bamboo grooves. Dominated by a large fort said to have been built by Lord Rama the hero of the Indian epic Ramayana, Bandhavgarh is famous for its tigers.

Area: 448 sqkm

Best time to visit: March - June

Prominenet Fauna: Tiger, nilgai, chausingha, jackal, wild-boar, fox, gaur, sambar, chital, rhesus monkey, hyena, black-faced-langur..

The nearest town to Bandhavgarh is Umaria (35 km by road) which also happens to be the nearest railway junction.The nearest airport from the Park is in Khajuraho situated approximately 210 kms away.

Bandhavgarh Jungle Camp, White Tiger Lodge (Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation), Forest Rest Houses. Apart from these places there are economy hotels in and around the park and adjoining places

For Additional Information:

Director
Bandhavgarh National Park
PO : Umaria, Dist : Shadol,
Madhya Pradesh 484661,
India

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