Bandhavgarh National Park - A Travel Guide

One of the most famous biodiversity parks in India, the Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh is famous for its large population of tigers apart from a range of other exotic flora and fauna. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh National Park is 8 per square km, one of the highest in India. The park has more than 37 species of mammals, that includes a large population of leopards, and various species of deer. There are more than 250 species of birds, about 80 species of butterflies, and a number of reptiles. Bandhavgarh was declared a national park in 1968, and in 1993 it became Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.

Things to do at Bandhavgarh National Park

Tiger Trail, Rosa Bandhavgarh Meadows


Bandhavgarh National Park Safari

The best way to explore the wilderness of the Bandhavgarh National Park is through a safari. The timings for Bandhavgarh National Park Safari are divided into two shifts - morning and afternoon. Depending on the season, the morning shift usually starts between 5:30 AM to 6:30 AM, and lasts till about 11:00 AM, and the evening shift begins between 2:30 to 4:00 PM and ends by 7:00 PM. The Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve has four different zones, which one can visit and explore via jeep safaris. Apart from Royal Bengal Tigers, the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is home to Indian Sambars, Barking Deer, Nilgais, Indian Wolves, Striped Hyenas, and a number of other animals and reptiles.

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Bird Watching at Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park is home to more than 250 species of birds and about 80 species of butterflies. This includes Plum-headed Parakeet,s Green-headed Barbets, Orange-headed Thrushes, Brown-headed Barbets, Coppersmith Barbets, Common Mynas, Alexandrine Parakeets, Indian Grey Hornbills, Rock Pigeons, House Crows, Carrion Crows, Little Egrets, Cattle Egrets, Great Egrets, and Black Drongos among others. A birdwatcher's delight and a shutterbug's paradise, a guided birdwatching tour is a must-do activity at Bandhavgarh National Park.

How to get there

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The Khajuraho Airport and Jabalpur Airport are the closest airports from Bandhavgarh National Park, located 226 km and 171 km away respectively. From the airport, you can reach Bandhavgarh via a cab or a bus. Bandhavgarh National Park is well connected via motorable roads, and the best way to reach this destination is via cabs, buses or private cars. The Umaria Railway Station, located about 35 km away, is the nearest railway station.

Where to stay

There are several resorts, jungle lodges and hotels near Bandhavgarh National Park. If you are looking for a great place to stay in Bandhavgarh, then Rosa Bandhavgarh Meadows is the right place for you. Located just 3.8 km from the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, our Bandhavgarh jungle lodge is one of the finest wildlife lodges in Bandhavgarh. A haven for families looking for the perfect holiday destination, we provide luxurious accommodation, modern facilities and a number of special activities like village walks, picnics, bonfire nights, tiger trails and Bandhavgarh National Park safaris.