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Tiger, Bandhavgarh National Park Amidst the ranges of Vindhya hills in the district of Sahdol lies the dense forest of Bandhavgarh National Park. It consists of a core area of 105 sq km and a buffer area of approximately 400 sq km. The topography varies between steep ridges, undulating, forest and open meadows. This park is the favorite haunt for Royal Bengal Tiger of the region. Bandhavgarh was notified as a National Park in 1968 and included in the famous Project Tiger in 1993. The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. Other inhabitants of the park includes Leopards, Wild dogs or Dholes, Sloth Bears, Rhesus Macaques, Sambar, Chital, Indian Muntjac, Chausingha (4-horned antelope) among many others.

Prior to becoming a National park, the forest around Bandhavgarh had long been maintained as a Shikargah (game preserve) of the Maharajahs of Rewa. Hunting was the only threat to animal - otherwise the wildlife was relatively well-protected. Its not only tiger sighting at Bandavgarh, but the natural and archaeological wonder that awaits the visitors is totally unexpected and beyond imagination.

Other Tourist Attractions

Bhandavgarh Fort:
Bandhavgarh fort encloses an area of 560 acres presenting an awesome sight for the visitors. Its stands at a height of 800 meters, rising up to 300 meters higher than the surrounding area. You can visit the fort by jeep track or by trekking on the rocky terrain. The fort is though to be some 2,000 years old, and find reference in the ancient books, the Narad-Panch Ratra and the Siva Purana.

Baghel Museum:
The Baghel Museum displays the rich collection of belongings of the Maharaja of Rewa. A stuffed white Tiger still stands in the museum amidst certain personal belongings of the Maharaja.

Village Tala:
Away from hustle bustle of the down, visitors can spend a day in the peaceful village of Bandavgarh, where ace of life is still measured by the rhythm of the seasons. The humble dwellings, the mud clustered houses, the elders smoking hookahs sitting on a cot, are some of the common scenes which signify that the time stands still in this quaint area of the world.

Mahaman Pond:
Surrounded by bamboo clumps, Mahman Pond is an ideal place to watch the untamed animals of the park in the wilderness.

Ketkiha - Pendanus Point:
This wet patch of aromatic plant " Pendanus " ( Kewra ) in the shadow of lofty Jammu & Arjun trees. It is a real treasure of floristic wealth in the Park.

Climber's Point:
Woody climbers of butea superba and Bauhinia wahlii amidst the giant sal trees offer spectacular view weaves a magical from beauty of the nature.

Bari Gufa:
This is the biggest man made cave of the reserve dating back to tenth century.

Three Cave Point:
Three cave point is clearly visible from Ganesh Hillock road. These man made caves stand tall as a mute testimony of rich historical past of the region.

Rajbahera:
This marshy meadow is the origin point of river Dammer. You can have a spectacular view of the beauty of nature along with sights of storks, vultures and herds of chital, samber and wild pigs.

Travel Information

Air
Nearest airport is Jabalpur. It is well connected to Delhi, Bhopal and other major cities of India.

Rail
Nearest railhead is Umaria, which is about 32 km away from the city. Taxi charge is about Rs 600 for one way travel. Umaria is in the broad gauge link and connected to all major railway junctions.

Bus
State owned buses connect to Bandhvagarh from other major cities in the state. Bus services are available from Umaria (32 km) and Gwalior (565 km).






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