BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK
Bandhavgarh National Park
|Location of Bandhavgarh
||Umaria District, Madhya Pradesh
|Nearest Access to Bandhavgarh
|Coverage Area of Bandhavgarh
|Climate of Bandhavgarh
||Winter : varies between0°C and 20°C, Summer: 36°C
|Major Wildlife Attraction in Bandhavgarh
||Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear , Chital,Sambhar
, Nilgai, Chausingha,
Dhole, Jackal, Indian Fox,Striped Hyena, Wild Boar
|Best Time to Visit Bandhavgarh
||Mid November to June
'Bandhavgarh has an undulating landscape with around 32 hills some with flat
plateaus and overhanging cliffs. Some perennial streams and rivulets crisscross
this park creating fertile vegetation on the riverbanks. The area’s combination
of hills, rivers and valleys, meadows and marshes has created a unique biodiversity
evident in the varied luxuriant vegetation. Bandhavgarh’s forests are
generally of the moist deciduous forest type. The sheltered valleys are covered
with moist evergreen Sal forests, while the drier slopes and plains are covered
in mixed forest. Dense tracts of bamboo are scattered throughout the valleys.
The Chakradhara and Rajbehra meadows are two major meadows of this park.
Major Wildlife Attractions – Bandhavgarh
The chances of seeing a Tiger in Bandhavgarh is greater than in any of India’s
other forests. In summer’s Tiger can quite often be seen at couple of
major waterholes in the park like Chakradhara, Gopalpur, Jurmani and Barwanala.
Other important cats in Bandhavgarh are Leopard and the jungle cat. As many
as 37 species have been listed for this park including 3 types of antelopes
- Blue Bull, Chinkara and the Chausingha. Deer species like Chital,Sambhar
Barking Deer, 4 species of bats, 2 types of squirrels, Indian Pangolin, Indian
Porcupine, Palm Civet , Rare Indian Wolf, Indian Wild Dog, Ruddy and Common
Mongoose, Honey Badger, Jackal, Wild Boar, Indian Hare, Common Langur and Rhesus
The park also has over 70 species of butterflies and around 255 species of birds.
It provides ideal habitat for various species of Stork ( White-necked &
lesser Adjutant), Hornbill (Malabar Pied & Common Grey), herons, cranes
and birds of prey likeCr
Hawk, Crested Serpant Eagle, Honey Buzzard, Shikra, Lesser Kestrel. In winter
Bandhavgarh attracts large number of migratory birds such as Nakta, Lesser Whistling
Teal and Ruddy Shelduck. One can also see smaller birds like Gery Tit, Baya
Weaver bird, Spotted Munia, the Green and Bearded Bee-eater, flycatchers and
three species of parakeet- Alexandrine, Plum Headed and Rosering.
Wildlife excursion in the National Park:
A visitor can do the jungle excursion by hiring a open 4x4 jeep. The excursions
are undertaken during the morning’s and the evening’s. A forest
department guide is always there with the visitors on these jeep trips taken
inside the park. Elephant rides are organized during the tiger show’s
once a tiger is sighted.
Wildlife Safari Timing
Morning Safari: Sunrise – 1030 hrs
Evening Safari: 1500 hrs – Sunset:
Morning Safari: Sunrise - 0930 hrs
Evening Safari: 1600 hrs - Sunset
How to be at Bandhavgarh National Park
Khajuraho at 230-kms is the most convenient airport connected
by various domestic airline services with Delhi, Varanasi. Jabalpur has been
recently added in the list of airports close to Bandhavgarh with regular flights
of Deccan airlines.
The nearest railhead Umaria at 34-kms, Katni 100 kms,
Satna 125 kms and Jabalpur 180 kms.
Bandhavgarh National Park is situated on the Satna-Umaria
& Rewa-Umaria highway. Some of the important road distances are:
Khajuraho (via Satna)260-kms, Katni 100-kms, Rewa 115-kms, Umaria 34-kms,
Tour of Central India
of India & The Tiger
of India with Tigers.
Nature Heritage Wildlife Resort
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