Explore Bandhavgrah National Park
Once the private hunting grounds of the local royalty, Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the most popular wildlife parks in India. It is also considered to have one of the highest densities of Bengal Tiger not only in India but across world. This jungle, teeming with wildlife was donated by Maharaja Martand Singh of Rewa to the government of India in 1968. The protected region was gradually increased to the current area of about 1598 kilometres square. Bandhavgarh gets its name from the 2000 year old Bandhavgarh fort that sits atop a table top mountain in the centre of the park. Bandhavgrah means brothers fort in Sanskrit. A 32 foot statue of a reclining Lord Vishnu lies halfway up a hill in a thick grove. Kabir a renowned poet had taken shelter in one of the man made cave for meditation. Bandhavgarh is also called the ‘Land of the White Tiger’; as the first white tiger in the wild was spotted by the Maharaja of Rewa when out on a hunt.
Major Attraction in Bandhavgrah
Beautiful Jungle, Tiger, Leopard, Wild Dogs, Sambhar Deer, Indian Gaur, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, Jackals, Langoors, Peacoks, Vultures and beautiful birds (around 250 bird Species).
Must watch places inside Bandhavgrah: Bandhavgrah Hill, Bandhgavgrah Fort, Shesh Shaiya, Bhamera Dam, Gharpuri Dam, Chakradhara, Three Cave Point, Bandhavgrah Ancient Cave, Climber Point, Sidhbaba, Ketkiha, Sita Mandap, Ghorademaon, Rajbhera, Charger’s Place, Dinosaurs point
Wildlife Documentary: Temple of The Tiger, Sita and Charger, Tiger Tracking, The Tiger Next Door.
Recommended Books: The Bandhavgrah Inheritence, A tribute to Charger, Bandhavgrah-Fort of the Tiger, Charger: The Long Living Tiger.
Where to Stay and Safari Entry Gates at Bandhavgrah
Some the best wildlife resorts are available at Bandhavgrah. All of them provide good facilities to make the stay comfortable, luxurious and Memorable. Here are a few places where one can choose to stay at Bandhavgrah.
- Recommended Resorts: Taj Mahua Kothi, Mint Resort, Nature Heritage, Aranyak Resort, Wildflower Resort, Kings Lodge, Samode safari lodge, Greenwood Resort, Forest Rest House, MPTDC White Tiger Resort, Bandhavgrah Meadows.
- Jungle Safari Gate Access:
- Core Zone: 1.Tala. 2.Magadhi 3.Khitauli.
- Buffer Zone : 1. Dhamokhar, 2. Panpatha, 3.Johila.
- Canter Safari are are available.
Nearest ATM: Tala and Umaria
Mobile Facility: All Operator.
What to see around Bandhavgrah
- Baghel Museum
- Ghughua Fossil National Park.
- Tala Village
- Bhedaghar Marble rocks, Jabalpur
- Dhaundhar Falls, Jabalpur
- Bamera Dam.
- Khajuraho Temples.
How to Reach
By Air: Nagpur is 430 Kms. Jabalpur is 165 Kms.
By Rail: Nagpur is 430Kms. Jabalpur is 165 Kms. Katni is 95 Kms
By Road: Nagpur is 430 Kms. Jabalpur is 165 Kms.
Nagpur to Bandhavgrah: Tala Gate is 250Kms