This National park of Bandhavgarh is 437km2 and located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. This vast and stunning park has the highest density of tigers of any of India’s reserves, is home to a collection of fascinating ruins, and gives you the chance to trek through the jungle on elephant back. As well as the famous Tigers the park is home to Leopards, 250 species of birds and over 35 species of mammal, making it a fascinating place to explore.
Our sample tours in Bandhavgarh
A huge variety of mammals inhabit the park such as Tigers, Leopards, Spotted Deers, Indian Gazelles, Sambhars, Blue Bulls, Wild Boars, Wild Dogs, Sloth Bear, Wolf, Fox, Jackal, Black faced Langur amongst others. As well as its diverse range of mammals, the park is famous for its bird watching. With so many species, bird watching is a huge attraction and well catered for. The main bird species are white browed fantails, steppe eagles, green pigeons, grey malabar, hornbills and many more.
No trip to the park is complete without a visit to the Bandhavgarh fort, which is worth the one hour trek. The impressive fort, considered to be more than 2500 years old and the oldest in India. The trek itself is exciting and adventurous, and offers a more off the beaten track view on this region of the park. The smaller temples also provide great viewing and are still used as a place of worship. From the fort you understand the true thickness, density and beauty of the jungle below
Two safari rounds are offered in a single day: Morning & Evening. Their timings vary from season to season depending upon climate and sunrise/sunset timing.
There are 39 historical caves in the Park Hills , some dating back to the first century AD with some being man made, but most are natural. The Natural caves are narrow and small in size and are used by tigers and other wild animals for shelter, and make for fascinating viewing to get an insight into how wildlife live in such a vast expanse of land.