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Bandhavgarh Travel Guide


Covering 448 sq. km., Bandhavgarh forest (in Madhya Pradesh) is more than 2,000 years old and now a promising tiger reserve. This National Park tops the charts for Tiger sightings. The animal species and the moist deciduous flora & fauna here are typical of Central India. A home to other animals & birds such as deer, wild boar, langur, woodpeckers, hornbills, bee-eaters, vultures, blue rock thrushes, crag martins and lots more. A birdwatcher’s delight is Bandhavgarh. A hot favorite of Wildlife Photographers, this place is a perfect choice for Tiger tourists and the other Wildlife & general tourist. The Jeep safaris or elephant safaris with authorized guides are best options to explore & sight tigers. This place also has several accommodation facilities, to match preferences. Besides the National Park, Baghel Museum, Bandhavgarh Fort, Chenchpur Waterfall and Bhamera Dam are places that worth a visit on . In recent years, the Baghesur-Tiger & Tribal Art, Craft & Cultural Workshop cum Festival here has attracted Tiger Tourist from far & wide on India day tour to Bandhavgarh.

How to visit:

By road: The roads are well connected to Bandhavgarh. Most travelled route is from Khajuraho at a distance of 265 kms, Katni at a distance of 130 kms and Umaria at a distanced of 20 kms and are easily accessible. Road conditions are almost good for reaching Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.

By rail: Bandhavgarh is connected by two train stations Katni (KTE) at a distance of 130 kms from Bandhavgarh and Umaria (UMR) at a distanced of 20 kms. Both the train stations are well connected to other cities.

By air: Nearest airport to Bandhavgarh is Jabalpur Airport (JLR) in Jabalpur, at a distance of 200 kms and well connected to the major cities like Delhi and Mumbai. One can also reach by charter planes and land to Umaria Airstrip which is at a distance of 37kms from Bandhavgarh

Fast Facts

Location - Madhya Pradesh, North India

Places of Interest - Flora and fauna, 250 species of birds and 22 species of mammals, Tigers natural habitat like rhesus macaque, chinkara, jungle cats, black faced langurs, black buck and the chital. Migratory birds includes wildfowl and steppe eagle. Other species of birds are Green Barbets, Purple Sunbirds, Peacock, Paradise fly catchers, Jungle Fowl, Golden and Black headed Orioles, Yellow Ioras, Red-vented Bulbuls, Blue Jays and Mynahs.

Best time to visit - October to May

Language - Hindi, English

Festivals - Madai, Bhagoriya, Holi, Karma

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