Bandhavgarh National Park: Interesting Facts You Must Know!

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Bandhavgarh National Park is known as the tiger palace in MP located in the Vindhya Hills of Umaria district. The park is analyzed as the major destination considered for the tiger project on the wage of continuing the important tiger project in India. Surrounding around 105 sq km the name Bandhavgarh has been achieved from the most fabulous hillock of the area, thrived with biodiversity and since the place is filled with many tigers, Bandhavgarh considered as the most regarded national market for tiger tours.

Basic Facts about Bandhavgarh National Park

• Rank: 9th of 36 destinations in Madhya Pradesh Tourism
• Famous for: Royal Bengal Tigers, Tracking Tigers, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer etc.
• Area: 1,536 km2 (593 sq mi)
• Climate: Very hot summers and temperate winters
• Location: Madhya Pradesh
• Established in: 1968
• Nearest City: Umaria
• Governing Body: Madhya Pradesh Forest Department


Bandhogarh was the dowry present brought by the daughter of the Raja of Ratanpur, when she got married to Karan Dev. Karan Dev was the son of Vyaghra Dev, who founded the state. Later on, in 1597, the fortress fell into the hands of the Mughals. There are almost 39 caves in the fort of Bandhavgarh, a number of which carry inscriptions in Brahmi script. On the other hand, you may also find some embossed figures in the caves, such as those of elephants, pigs, tigers and horsemen. There are basically no records, as to when this fort was constructed. However, it is believed that this fort came into existence nearly 2000 years back.

Top Destinations to Visit In/ Near Bandhavgarh

National Parks

• Bandhavgarh National Park
• Andheri Jhiria
• Chakradhara
• Charger’s Place
• Ketkiha
• Rajbahera
• Bhitari Bah


• Bandhavgarh Ancient Caves
• Three Cave Point


• Panpatha Wildlife Sanctuary
• Elephant Safari


• Gharpuri Dam
• Bhamera Dam

Nearby Attractions

• Panna National Park
• Khajuraho
• Jabalpur
• Amarkantak
• Pench National Park
• Kanha National Park


• Shesh Shaiya
• Bandhavgarh Hill
• Sita Mandap
• Sidhbaba
• Ghorademaon
• Bandhavgarh Fort
• Climbers Point
• Mahaman Pond
• The Photographer’s Point
• Tala Village

Species Found In Bandhavgarh National Park
Asiatic Jackal Bengal Tigers Wild Pig
Bengal Fox Small Indian Civet Leopards
Spotted Deer Barking Deer Chinkara
Striped Hyena Python Crested Serpent Eagle
Gaur White Tigers Sloth Bear
Sambar Lesser Bandicoot Rat Nilgai
Dhole Varanus Chausingha
Grey Mongoose Palm Squirrel Palm Squirrel
Jungle Cat Wild Boar Black Kite
Ratel Lesser Adjutant Stork Dove
Grey Hornbill Carrion Crow Sirkeer Malkoha
Eurasian Collared Dove Black Drongo Common Teals
Little Grebe Ratsnake Black Vulture
Red Jungle Fowl Sarus Crane Cobra
Oriental Magpie Robin Krait Lizard
Indian Robin House Crow Yellow-Crowned Woodpecker
Turtle Viper Common Peafowl
Indian Roller Long-Billed Vulture Black Stork
Egyptian Vulture Red Jungle Fowl Green Bee-Eater
Parakeet Brahminy Starling Red-Rumped Swallow
Black-Winged Stilt Olive-Backed Pipit Brown Fish Owl
Spotted Dove Egret Coppersmith Barbet
Greater Coucal White-Browed Fantail Flycatcher Large Cuckooshrike
Brown-Headed Barbet Rock Pigeon Red-Wattled Lapwing
Hoopoe Black Ibis Pond Heron
Sapphire Flycatcher Shikra Painted Francolin
Rufous Woodpecker Chestnut-Shouldered Petronia Malabar Pied Hornbill
Paddyfield Pipit Lesser Kestrel White-Rumped Vulture
Black-Winged Cuckooshrike Greater Whistling Teal Orange-Headed Thrush
Dark Black Crow Yellow-Footed Green Pigeon House Sparrow
Rufous Treepie Crested Hawk Eagle Rose-Ringed Parakeet
Golden Oriole White-Necked Stork Eurasian Thick-Knee
Bonelli’s Eagle Red-Vented Bulbul Dusky Crag Martin
Laughing Dove Purple Sunbird Asian Pied Starling
Pied Bushchat Tickell’s Flowerpecker Lesser Spotted Eagle
Oriental Turtle Dove Giant Leafbird Common Tailorbird
White-Tailed Swallow Common Sandpiper Red Collared Dove
Little Brown Dove Pied Kingfisher Great Cormorant
Black-Rumped Flameback Woodpecker Grey-Capped Pygmy Woodpecker Little Cormorant
Major Highlights

• How to Reach: You can travel by air (Nearest airport is Khajuraho), rail (Nearest railway station is Umaria) and road (this place is well-connected from major cities like Umaria, Jabalpur, Khajuraho, Satna etc.)

• Best Time to Visit: October to June

• Most Preferred By: Couples, families, wildlife lovers and groups

Safari Zones 
Zones Vehicle Limit (Morning & Evening) Attractions
Tala 20 – 20 Siddha Baba, Bandhavgarh Fort, Ketkiha, Gopalpur Pond, Andhiyari Jhiriya, Sita Mandap, Vulture Nests, Bhitari Hide, Rampur Hillock, Three Cave Point, Banbehi Hide, Bamania Hill, Shesh-shaiya, Badi Gufa etc.
Khitauli 16 – 15 Chhulaha Camp, Nilgai Nala, Umrar River, Charkhi Dongri, Garhpuri Dam, Marjadgarh Tower, Tedka Munara & Kumbhi Kachhar
Magdhi 20 – 20 Badbada, Charger Point, Bhadrashila Hide, Dinosaur Rock, Patiha Camp, Baherha, Dabhadol Tank, Kerhawah, Sookhi Talab, Dhaua Tower, Sookhi Dam, Climber’s Point, Rajbehra, Sehra Dadra, Mahaman Pond & Suwari Wah
Travel Tips 
Do’s Don’ts
Drive slowly without making any noise. Do not tease the animals.
Maintain a safe distance from the animals. Do not throw anything in the park
Obey what is told to you by the guide. Do not enter the restricted areas
Wear dull colored clothes. Do not carry arms
Keep your mobile on vibration or silent mode. Do not use any perfumes

So, what are you waiting for? This is the right time to get to this place and experience wildlife in its truest sense. It contains 250+ species of birds, 37 species of mammals, a number of reptiles and nearly 80 species of butterflies. In a nutshell, this place is an ideal destination due to its huge diversity, and you should plan your trip right away…!!!!


With all this information about Bandhavgarh, now you know it’s a great place for wildlife lovers. To make your tour convenient if you are from different country or region where different language is spoke, you might need to translate your personal documents. This way the travel and tourist companies can understand you well and assist you properly.

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