Experience the Wildlife of Bandhavgarh National Park

Experience the Wildlife of Bandhavgarh National Park

The Bandhavgarh National Park is situated in Sahdol district, Madhya Pradesh. It lies very much within the Vindhya Range. This park has a record of having the highest density of tiger population in India. You can visit Bandhavgarh National Park from mid November to June as this is the best time when you can easily spot the animals of the park. However, to get the best view of tigers and leopards the warmer months of April to June are highly suitable. From July to early November the park remains closed due to the monsoons.

The thick forest of Bandhavgarh National Park is circled by cliffs and the forested Vindhyan Mountain. The park’s plains are covered with reed covered marshland and lush green grass. Here you will find birds like Kingfishers and Egrets diving and sitting in the shallows of the water body. Vultures make their nest in holes within the trees of the forest.

There are 32 wooded hills within the core area of Bandhavgarh National Park. Around half of the park is covered with trees of Sal. Mixed forests like Saja, Sali, Dhobin, Saj and other species of trees can also be seen in the higher reaches of the hills whereas the north of the park has stretches of bamboo and grasslands.

The density of royal Bengal tiger population has made Bandhavgarh National Park popular worldwide. Besides Tiger, you will also find a wide variety of other wildlife in Bandhavgarh like Leopard, Dhole, Chital, Nilgai, Sloth Bear, Chinkara, Rhesus Macaques, Hyena, Langur, Porcupine, Chausingha, Jackal and others. Some of the most prominent varieties of Sambhar Deer, wild Boar and Barking Deer can be seen in Bandhavgarh. Since these species are rare in any other natural reserve of the country, a Bandhavgarh wildlife tour is best when you think of an adventure tour in India.

Bandhavgarh National Park will be a paradise for you if you love watching birds. It has over 250 varieties of rare residential and migrant bird species like the Parakeets, the Fantails, the blue bearded Bee-Eaters, the Steppe Eagles, the Green Pigeons, the Grey Malabar Hornbills, the White Bellied Drongos, Woodshrikes, Minivets and the lovely Paradise Flycatchers.

To reach this park you can take the rail, road or the airways. The closest rail head near Bandhavgarh National Park is Umaria (32 Km/45 Min) or Katni (100 Km/3 Hrs). The nearest airport is Khajuraho Airport located at a distance of 220 Km. You can take a bus to the park from Umaria.