The park is 195 kilometers away from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh and is one of the important tourist attractions of Madhya Pradesh. In terms of its size, Bandhavgarh National Park is comparatively smaller than other National Parks in India, but still has a high game density. The park has a rich bio-diversity and one can find a variety of carnivorous and herbivorous animals in the park.

This compact reserve is filled with grasslands, Sal trees, and bamboo trees, etc. that extend to the north. The park has over 22 species of wildlife that includes the regal 'gaur', deer, and striped hyena, jungle cat and sloth bear and over 250 species of bird, including Kingfishers, Egrets, and vultures that nestle in the trees and thickets. The main wildlife viewing is still done in the core of the park with its 32 picturesque, wooded hills.

Initially just 105.40-sq-kms in area, Bandhavgarh with 25 resident tigers, was noted for its high-density tiger population. Today, the Park is hemmed in by Vindhya mountains range and covers an additional area of about 448sq km. Until very recent times, the area was a hunting reserve of the royal family of Rewa. Bandhavgarh was declared a park in 1968. This is also the site where the famous White Tigers of Rewa were discovered.

Attractions in Bandhavgarh

How To Reach

Bandhavgarh is nearly equidistance from Jabalpur and Khajuraho. One can take any of the land routes to reach Bandhavgarh. There is no direct rail connection to Bandhavgarh. The nearest railhead is Katni, 120 kilometers away from Bandhavgarh. The nearest airports are at Khajuraho and Jabalpur.

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