A National Park with a Rich Historical Past

This is a small National Park; compact, yet full of game. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. This is also White Tiger country. Bandhavgarh is densely populated with species: the great gaur, or Indian bison, Sambar, Barking deer and Nilgai are to be seen in the more open areas of the park.

Covering 448 sq. km, Bandhavgarh is situated in Shahdol district among the outlying hills of Vindhya range.The terrain is of great rocky hills rising sharply from the swampy and densely-forested valley bottoms. The finest of these hills is Bandhavgarh, sided with great cliffs and eroded rocks and on its highest point stands Bandhavgarh fort, thought to be some 2,000 years old.


The Fort, Flora and Fauna, Wildlife


By Air : The most convenient route to Bandhavgarh is by air to Khajuraho from where it is a five-hour drive( 237 km ).

By Rail : The nearest railway stations near Bandhavgarh are Jabalpur(164 km), Katni(102 km)on the Central Railway and Umaria (35 km) on the South Eastern Railway.

By road : State/Private transport buses ply between Katni, Umaria Satna & Rewa. Taxis are available at satna, Jabalpur, Katni, Umaria, Bilaspur and Khajuraho.

Best Season : November to June. The park is closed from 1st July to 31st October.

Madhya Pradesh