Bandhavagarh National Park Tour

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.

 

Royal Bengal Tigers can have an incredible size ranging in length from under 6 feet to over 9 feet, while the length of its tail can be over 3 feet. Adult male tigers are larger than female tigers. The color of the Royal Bengal Tigers pelt can range from orange to tan with white beneath. The pattern of stripes on a tiger's skin is unique to each tiger. The patterns are used to identify and enumerate tigers based on tiger sightings in wildlife national parks in India. Tigers can shed their short thick fur in summer and it grows in thickness in winter. 

The Siberian tiger, the largest of the tigers, lives in a snow covered landscape, protected by its thick fur. Tigers have large, padded paws, with retractable claws. The paw print or pugmark of each tiger is also unique and is therefore used for identification and tracking by wildlife officials.
 
Flora & Fauna in Bandhavgarh National Park
Originally Bandhavgarh was spread in the area of only 105.40-sq-kms and had 25 resident white tiger. It was famous for its very high-density population of tiger. However, now Bandhavgarh is extended further and covers a big area of 437-sq-kms. Approximately half of the Bandhavgarh is covered by superb Sal trees however the higher hill reaches have mixed jungles. Bamboo Stretches and the grasslands are extended towards the park's north direction. The major wildlife sighting is still taken in the core area of Bandhavgarh National Park along with park's 32 charming and wooded mountains.
 
Bandhavgarh was a hunting zone of the erstwhile kingdom of Rewa. It was confirmed as a national park by Government of India in 1968. Bandhavgarh is the place where the well known White Tiger were found. While taking an Elephant back safari through Bandhavgarh park there are very good opportunities to track the tiger. The other major wild animals seen here are Nilgai, Chital, Chausingha, Wild Boar, Chinkara and Jackal.
 
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.
 
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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