An Insight :The Bandhavgarh National Park is located within the district of Sahdol in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This forest nestled among the Vindhya hills came into existence in 1968 when the Maharajah of Rewa handed over the area to the government for it's formation. At the time when it was handed over to the government, the fauna was not faring too well due to the difficulty in the control of poaching. Once this became a protected area, the animal population took a drastic turn and began to flourish. At this time, the entire park covered an area of 106 square kilometers whereas it presently consists of an area of 448 square kilometers. These much required extensions, to the northern and southern areas, of the park were done in 1982. These areas consisted primarily of Sal forests, which is the main tree-cover found in the entire park along with Bamboo. It was finally declared a tiger reserve under Project Tiger in 1993.
|Lets Explore Bandhavgarh Wildlife
Safaris in Bandhavgarh :
Wildlife in the Park - Wandering through the Park on a Jeep Safari, the chances of seeing a tiger are quite good. Also to be seen here are Nilgai, Chausingha, Chital, Chinkara, Wild boar and sometimes a fox or jackal.
|Bird Species in the Park - Peacock, Paradise
fly catchers, Jungle Fowl, Golden and Black headed Orioles, Yellow
Ioras, Red-vented Bulbuls, Blue Jays, Purple Sun birds, Green Barbets
|Where is Bandhavgarh?
By Air Jabalpur, 200 kms away and Khajuraho, 275 kms away, are the most convenient airports for visiting Bandhavgarh, and are connected to Delhi, Varanasi and Mumbai.
By Rail - The nearest railhead Umaria at 30-kms is connected by overnight trains from Delhi and Agra. Katni, located about 100 kms away, also serves as a train gateway for visiting Bandhavgarh.
By Road - Bandhavgarh National Park is situated on the Satna-Umaria & Rewa-Umaria highway. Some of the important road distances are: Khajuraho 275-kms, Katni 95-kms, Umaria 30-kms, Kanha 250-kms.