Bandhavgarh Wildlife National Park

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Bandhavgarh National Park was the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa and at present is a famous natural hub for White Tigers. The main attraction in this park is white tigers, which were first spotted in Rewa.

Situated at 197 km away from Jabalpur, this National Park is one of the wild life sanctuaries in the Indian state Madhya Pradesh. The name of this wildlife is derived from an ancient fort in the area.

The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in our country. It is known for the Royal Bengal Tigers.

Bandhavgarh National Park is nestled among the Vindhya mountain ranges of central India. It boasts to have the highest density of tiger population in the country.

You can enjoy exploring the wildlife by two ways: – Jeep Safari and Elephant Safari. Jeep safaris are undertaken during the early morning hours till evening.

The main wildlife is still done in the core of the park with its 32 picturesque and wooded hills. Stretches of bamboo and grasslands are covered till north.

In the Bandhavgarh National Park, you are welcomed by elephants; you can ride on elephant back apart from the four wheelers. A forest guide will always accompany you for the elephant safaris. While riding, you will enjoy rich flora and fauna of the park.

There are chances of seeing a tigers while wandering through the Bandhavgarh national park on an Elephant Back. Other wild attractions are Nilgai, Chausingha, Chital, Chinkara, Wild Boar and sometimes a Fox or Jackal.

The best time to visit the park is early in the morning or after 4 pm to spot the animals. In monsoon, the park is closed from 1st July to 31st October.

Bandhavgarh National Park is an un-spoiled habitat for a variety of wildlife peculiar to the area, which include gaur (Indian bison), sloth bear, leopard, porcupine, wild boar, sambhar and spotted deer, among others and of course, the tiger.

The terrain is broken, with rocky hill ranges, running roughly east west, interspersed with forested valleys. These valleys end in small, swampy meadows locally known as “Bohera”.

Prashant Jain

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