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Bandhavgarh National Park

Average Climate:
Summer: 25° C – 45° C
Winter: 12° C – 23° C
Best time to visit:
November and February

About Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh National Park located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh is one of the popular national parks in India and was declared a national park in 1968, with an area of 105 sq km. in 1982 area of the park was increased to 448.84 sq. km. The park name Bandhavgarh is derived from the most famous hillock of the area, which is said to be given by Hindu Lord Rama to his brother Lakshmana to keep a watch on Lanka (Ceylon). Bandhavgarh National Park besides the sought-after tiger also provides habitat to many endangered wildlife species like spotted deer, chital and langurs, sambar, Indian bison, chinkara, nilgais, barking deer and jackals. This national park is known for the highest density of tigers in the world. Apart from the wild animals, park is also home to about other 250 species of birds like green pigeons, hornbills, browed fantails, gray Malabar and green bee eaters. The park was included in the Project Tiger Network in 1993, in consideration of its importance and potentiality. From the eastern end of the park, rivers Johilla and Son flow. The western fringes of the park are served by Umrar River. Tala Zone (Gate-1) is now declared as Premium Safari Zone and is most popular for tiger sighting and remains in demand throughout the season. Magadhi zone (Gate-2) is also good for tiger sighting. However, Sambar & spotted deer is more frequently seen in this zone. It will be the most visited safari zone of Bandhavgarh.  Khitauli zone is good for birding, blue-bull and sloth bear  sighting and is least visited by tourists. 

Tourist Attractions

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Bandhavgarh Fort s

s The Fort is located in the centre of the national park atop the Bandhavgarh Hill. It is believed to be around 2,000 years old  The fort's cliffs are 800 meters high, 300 meters above the surrounding area. There are statues of various incarnations of Lord Vishnu inside the fort, which were carved out of single rocks. It dates back to 10th or 11 century AD. The fort was the seat of rulers from Rewa State, until they shifted in 1617 AD to Rewa town.

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Climber"s Points



Taj Mahua Kothi


Nestled in the vicinity of the breathtaking Bandhavgarh National Park is the first of the Taj Safari Lodges. The name Mahua Kothi draws inspiration from one of India’s most beautiful trees, the Madhuca Indica, or butter tree. The lodge sprawls over the 40 acre grounds just 20 minutes from the park entrance. Mahua features ...

Tiger Den Resort


Tiger’s Den Resort is Situated on the fringes of a local village “Tala” in the beautiful lush green and tranquil surroundings of the Land of the White Tiger – Bandhavgarh National Park. The Tiger Den Resort offers a location advantage. This well maintained resort is run by experienced naturalists. The res...

Hotel Bandhav Vilas


Nestled among the picturesque Vindhya Hills & the natural beauty of the wilds, Bandhav Vials is the Bandhavgarh National Park luxury jungle resort on the edge of the Bandhav gargh tiger reserve. It is located 32 km SE of Umaria District in Madhya Pradesh. Bandhav Vilas is a excellent jungle lodge that offers visitors to Band...