Once a hunting reserve of the royal family of Rewa, Bandhavgarh National Park was proclaimed a National Park in 1968. The park located in Madhya Pradesh belongs to the Vidhyan mountain ranges and it possesses the highest density of tiger population. White tigers which have not been found for umpteen years in the wild can be spotted here. This park has been declared as Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger in 1993
One of the wildlife sanctuaries in India, the Bandhavgarh National Park is different in a good way. Its one of the biggest tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh, although this is not the only aspect it’s famous for. The most efficacious way to look out for tigers is to ride on an elephant back; the elephants are able to take you along steep hillsides and marshy riverbeds which prove to be a barrier for vehicles. One can see chinkara, chausingha, nilgai, wild boar and sometimes even a jackal and a fox. Further the drives can be rewarding as one may spot hyenas, ratels, jungle cats among many others mammals. Adding to this splendour, the migratory birds and birds of prey such as steppe eagle and potpourri of wildfowl can be seen in the winter months. The park being covered with the fine trees of Sal, while mixed forests are found in the higher reaches of the hill.
All bird watching lovers out there rejoice, as Gopalpur is a haven of birds and proudly boasts of other magnificent fauna, something tourists will reminiscence for a long time.
Sheesh Shaiya-Origin of river Charanganga: an architectural marvel, a must visit for tourists to see the exceptional statue of Lord Vishnu.
This point is going to ensure all the natural beauty with sensational view among the Sal trees. Take a tranquil stop here and soak in the wonder called peace.
Biggest manmade cave of the reserve dating back to the tenth century. Take in some history, learn about it, roam around and consider yourself blessed to be standing and viewing this gigantic structure.
A trip to Bandhavgarh remains only partially perfect if one does not climb the fort which belongs to the Maharaja of Rewa, however permission is a pre requisite to visit it. A pool of spring water, the 560 acres of grasslands, temples all form and add up to the remarkable sight. A walk for about an hour ensures more spectacular sights like 10th century rock images of the incarnations of Vishnu, a statue of Narsimhan (half man half lion) and similar spectacular sights.
This National Park in Madhya Pradesh will leave you with a feeling of extreme elation, whatever your motive to visit the park.
The park can be visited from 1st October till 30th June
Minimum: 2 c