National Park is one of the wild life sanctuaries in the Indian state Madhya
Pradesh. The national park is situated at 197 km away north-east of Jabalpur.
This wild life park derived its very name from an ancient fort in the area.
Bandhawgarh National Park belongs to the Vindhyan mountain ranges of central
India and it boasts to have the highest density of tiger population in the
country. Now there are about 46 to 52 tigers one can spot here. The park derives its name from the most prominent hillock
of the area, which is said to be given by Hindu Lord Rama to his brother Laxman
to keep a watch on Lanka (Ceylon). Hence the name Bandhavgarh (Sanskrit:
Reasons to Visit
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The Elusive White Tiger
The forests of Bandhavgarh are the white tiger jungles of
the yesteryears. However, no white tigers have been reported from the wild in
the last 50 years, and it is believed that less than a dozen have been seen in
India in about a hundred years. And yet when white tigers were sighted, it was
right here in Bandhavgarh.
Flora in Bandhavgarh
Initially just 105.40-sq-kms in area, Bandhavgarh with 25
resident TIGERS was noted for its high-density tiger population. Today, it has
been extended to an area of 437-sq-kms. About half the Bandhavgarh park is
covered with fine trees of Sal, while mixed forests are found in the higher
reaches of the hills. Stretches of bamboo and grasslands extend to the north.
The main wildlife viewing is still done in the core of the park with its 32
picturesque, wooded hills.
Major Wildlife Attractions
Once a hunting reserve of the royal family of Rewa in more
recent times, Bandhavgarh was declared a park in 1968. This is also the site
where the fanmous WHITE TIGERS of Rewa were discovered. Wandering through the
Bandhavgarh national park on an Elephant Back, the chances of seeing a tiger are
quite good. Among the other wild attractions include, Nilgai, Chausingha,
Chital, Chinkara, Wild Boar and sometimes a Fox or Jackal. In the Bandhavgarh
National Park the visitors can be entered on elephant back apart from the four
wheelers. In the elephant safaris a forest department guide always accompanies
the guests who will direct and tell about the flora and fauna of the park. The
best time to visit the park is early in the morning or after 4 pm to spot the
animals. The park is closed from 1st July to 31st October, which is the monsoon
Jeep and Elephant Safari
One can enjoy viewing the wildlife by two ways in Bandhavgarh - Jeep Safari and
Elephant Safari. Jeep safaris are undertaken during the early morning hours
till evening. A forest department guide is always their with the visitors on
these jeep trips taken inside the park. Elephant safari trips are organized for
tiger tracking early in the morning..
Birding in Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh National Park is also famous for bird watching.
It has more than 140 bird species. The main bird species at bandhavgarh national
park are white browed fantails, steppe eagles, green pigeons, grey malabar
hornbills, black and white malabar hornbills (quite a rare sighting), blossom
headed parakeets, parakeets, blue bearded bee eaters, green bee eaters, white
bellied drongos, owls, Jerdon's and gold fronted leaf birds, minivets,
woodshrikes and the lovely paradise flycatchers .