Bandhavgarh having the highest concentration of tigers at any park in India. It is situated in In Madhya Pradesh state, almost 200 kilometers (124 miles) north east of Jabalpur. The nearest village is Tala, which is the access point of the park.
The park features dense green valleys and rocky hill terrain, with an ancient fort built on 800 meter (2,624 foot) high cliffs. It's a relatively small park, with an area of 105 square kilometers (65 square miles) that’s open to tourists. Bandhavgarh was first declared as a National Park in 1968, largely due to the efforts made by Maharaja Martand Singh of rewa.
This national park contains a wide variety of habitats and high density of game, including a large number of tigers. Over half the area is covered by sal forests and there are stretches of bamboo and grassland. With two renowned tourist attractions, namely Bandhavgarh Fort and Bandhavgarh National Park, Bandhavgarh has got its prominence in the tourist map of India. It is one of the important cities in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh State in India. This famous picnic spot lies between the eastern region of Satpura ranges and the Vindhyan hilly regions.
In this park there is an ancient Bandhavgarh fort and caves, dug into the sandstone of the fort, have inscriptions dating from the 1st century BC. Bandhavgarh also has 250 various bird species. Few more animals of Bandhavgarh are porcupine, blackbucks, small Indian civet, ratel, lesser bandicoot rat, palm squirrel, hyena and jungle cat. Bandhavgarh has reptile population as cobras, karaits, rat snakes, lizards, pythons and turtles. The primate two species found in the park are the rhesus macaque and famous Hanuman Langur.
Reaching in Bandhavgarh national park is very simple Air Deccan flys directly to Jabalpur from Delhi, then it’s around 4-5 hours by road from there to Bandhavgarh. Alternatively, Bandhavgarh can also be reached by rail from India’s major cities. The nearest train stations are Umaria, 45 minutes away, and Katni, around 2.5 hours away.
Best time for visiting this nationa park is March and April, when the temperature increases and the tigers come out to cool themselves in the grass or by a watering hole. May and June are also good months for tiger sightings, except the weather is very hot at this time. Try to avoid peak months from December to January, and March during the Indian Holi festival, as it's extremely busy. Expect the winter to be very cold.
Major Wildlife Attractions – Bandhavgarh Once a hunting reserve of the royal family of Rewa in more recent times, This is also the site where the fanmous White Tigers of Rewa were discovered.Wandering through the Bandhavgarh national park on an Elephant Back, the chances of seeing a tiger are quite good. Among the other wildlife attractions include, Nilgai, Chausingha, Chital, Chinkara, Wild Boar and sometimes a Fox or Jackal.
Bandhavgarh Entry Fee will be separated by paid for jeep hire and jeep entry. 2010 rates are 2,230 rupees entry per jeep for foreign tourists, and 1,230 rupees per jeep for Indian tourists. Jeeps can have up to six people. Jeep hire is around 1,500 rupees per trip. Jeeps can be hired at Tala Gate, at the commencement of the safari.
If you really want to see Tigers, bears, dears, leopards, jackals, and birds not as for distance then you visit at least one time Bandhavgarh National Park.