A complete rejuvenating paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers, and adventure seekers, Bandhavgarh National Park is a perfect escape to wildlife. The wildlife reserve is famous for the Bengal Tigers, leopards, white tigers, rare species of deer, and vast topography of lavish greenery. Bandhavgarh National Park is located in Madhya Pradesh which is covered in almost every wildlife tour package in India.
How to get in there?
If you want to travel by air, take a flight from Delhi or Varanasi to Khajuraho and then drive straight to Tala Park entrance which takes approximately 8 hours to reach. To reach Bandhavgarh by train, the nearest railhead to Bandhavgarh is Umaria, which takes approximately 40 minutes to reach the wildlife reserve.
Best time to visit
The months of October to June are observed to be the best time to visit Bandhavgarh National Park. During winters the climate remains pleasant and moderate which is perfect for exploring the wildlife reserve. Bandhavgarh National Park remains closed during the monsoon season (July to September).
Safari in Bandhavgarh National Park
Wildlife safari in Bandhavgarh National Park is the best way to get in and around the wildlife reserve. Explore the lush green forests, rivers, streams, wildlife species, birds, grasslands, and royal Bengal tigers in your wildlife trip to Bandhavgarh. Jeep safari is the only way of exploring the national park which can accommodate 6 persons at a time. The morning safari timings last from 6 am to 10 am and the evening tour starts from 4 pm until dusk. There is a total of 4 safari zones in Bandhavgarh National Park and out of these Tala and Magadhi have the highest concentration of animals.
Places to visit in Bandhavgarh National Park
- Village Tala – it offers an inside glimpse into the life and times of a typical village with all its splendid charm.
- Climber’s point – surrounded by Sal and Bamboo trees, it is a home of unique fauna species like Bauhini Wahli and Butea Superba.
- Bari Gufa – the Giant Cave is the biggest man-made cave in a wildlife reserve.
- Kethika – it is also known as the Pendanus Point which is famous for an aromatic plant called Kewra.
- Three cave point – the architectural techniques of caves used in earlier times along with leopards, tigers, and sloth bear that live here.
- Rajbahera – the marshy meadow is the place from where the river Dammer originates.
- Mahaman Pond – the beautiful pong is surrounded by bamboo clumps and herding wild creatures.
- The Shesh Shaya – 11-meter long statue of Lord Vishnu in the laying position with an umbrella of “Shesh Nag” with “Shivling” and “Lord Brahma”.
- Cheshpur waterfalls – located 50 kilometers inside Bandhavgarh which is one of the best places to visit in a wildlife reserve.
- Jwalamukhi Temple – the religious Shrine is dedicated to Goddess Jwalamukhi.
Tips for Bandhavgarh National Park safari
- Maintain distance from wild animals.
- Don’t get out of your safari vehicle.
- Don’t throw garbage or wastage inside the park.
- Don’t smoke and light a campfire in the forest.
- Don’t miss the track.
- Listen to your guide very carefully.
- Don’t feed the animals.
Bandhavgarh National Park is a place with many delightful attractions which will surely make your trip a memorable one. Plan your wildlife safari in Bandhavgarh National Park and spot exotic wildlife species in their natural habitat.