Wildlife in India >> Bandhavgarh National Park
 

History of Madhya Pradesh: Ruled by Mauryas, Guptas, Vakatakas, Kalchuris, Chandels, Parmars, Gonds, Mughals and Marathas. After 1820 the region was occupied by the British and known as the Central Provinces and Berar. With the States Reorganization Act of 1956, it was combined with several former states to form Madhya Pradesh State.

 

Madhya Pradesh (MP) state is situated in central India. The state is bordered by different states - to its northeast lies Uttar Pradesh, to its southeast lies Chhattisgarh, to its south lies Maharashtra, to its west lies Gujarat and MP is popularly known as the Heart of India. MP's capital is Bhopal, which is also the largest city here. Madhya Pradesh is the second biggest state in India.

 

The day begins with a good and healthy breakfast at the lodge. A drive down to Bandhavgarh is of 250 kms. On arrival all the visitors are checked in at the resort. This is a small National Park; compact, yet full of game. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. White Tiger country, they were found only here in the Wild about 60 years back. Maharaja Martand Singh captured the last known in 1951. This White tiger, Mohan, is now stuffed and on display in the Palace of the Maharajas of Rewa.

 

Bandhavgarh is densely populated with other species: sambar and barking deer are a common sight and nilgai are to be seen in the more open areas of the park, wild boar, jackal, barking deer, sloth bear, and an occasional Wolf or a pack of Wild Dogs are good sights to see and behold. As the night falls, you come back to the tiger den resort to take a shower and chill out with the delicious food of the resort and retire to the comforts of your room to call it quits for the day. It is due to the efforts of the forest department and the technology that has helped them come up with a breakthrough devise of tracking the big cat.

 

Day after day after day the jungle has had its magic on the visitors who every morning takes a plunge into the forest to discover the undiscovered and capture those beautiful moments with the big cat. 

 

Major Attractions of Bandhavgarh National Park

Apart from the wildlife, Bandhavgarh National park is known for Kalchuri archaeological remains which were discovered here. This park is located in the hills and is dominated by imposing Bandhavgarh Fort which was constructed in 14th of Century. The nearby hills to the fort are famous for many pre-historical caves.

Elephant & Jeep Safari : The visitors can visit the national park to see the wildlife either by jeep safari and second through elephant. Jeep safaris can be taken twice in the day in the morning and afternoon. A naturalist will always be with the jeep taking the safari in the park. The elephant safaris are operated in the morning to track the tiger.

 

Nearest Tourist Places

Bhopal:  The Capital of Madhya Pradesh State. The main industries are the manufacture of cotton cloth and jewelry. Bhopal is the site of the Taj-ul-Masjid, the largest mosque in India. The city has a university, founded in 1970, and an academy of music. Said to be named after Raja Bhoj, modern Bhopal was founded by Dost Muhammad in 18th century. From 1723 until 1956 Bhopal was capital of the former princely state of Bhopal. India World, MP Guide, the British Library is triangle stamps of Bhopal state.

 

Indore:  It is the commercial center of an agricultural region in which wheat, millet, corn, cotton, opium, and oilseed are produced. Factories manufacture cotton textiles, hosiery, chemicals, furniture, and metal products. The city is the site of several palaces and two institutions of higher learning. Founded in 1715, Indore rose to prominence under the Maratha dynasty of Holkars.

 

How to reach Bandhavgarh National Park

Air: The airports at Jabalpur (200 KMS) and Khajuraho (230 KMS) are the nearest to the Bandhavgarh which are connected by the air-services from Delhi.

Train: Umaria is the closest railway station to Bandhavgarh located just 30 KMS away. Another important station is Katni about 120 KMS far from the park.

Road: Bandhavgarh National Park is located on the highway which connects Satna to Umaria and Rewa to Umaria. Few important places located near Bandhavgarh are Khajuraho (230 KMS), Varanasi 340 KMS, Katni (75 KMS), Rewa (115 KMS), Umaria (30 KMS), Kanha National Park (250 KMS). Madhya Pradesh State Transport Corporation Bus Services can be taken from Rewa, Katni, Satna or Umaria

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