Bandhavgarh National Park

General Information
Total Area 437 sq. km.
Best time to visit November - June.
Accommodation Hotels & Restaurants.
Nearest Town Jaisalmer (44 km).
How to get there Train: Umaria (30 km), Air: Khajuraho (210 km).
Species found Great Indian Tigers Bustard, Blackbuck, Chinkara, Desert fox, Bengal Fox, Wolf etc..


Bandhavgarh lies in the heart of Madhya Pradesh- traditional tiger country. This is where Rudyard Kipling found inspiration for his famous Jungle Book (remember Mowgli?), and this is where the tiger still roams- although now protected by dozens of laws, some effective, some not.

Bandhavgarh used to be the hunting reserve of the royal family of Rewa, though its history goes back two millennia. In caves you can still see paintings by the ancients. It is a retreat where history and nature meet.

Covering about 450 sq km, about half the park comprises sal forests, while mixed forests are found in the higher reaches of the hills. Stretches of bamboo and grasslands extend to the north. The main viewing area is still in the core of the Park with its 32 picturesque, wooded hills. An ancient fort up on a precipice, 800 meters high, dominates the Park.

This is where the famous white tigers of Rewa were discovered. Also to be seen here are nilgai, chousingha, chital, chinkara, wild boar, foxes, jackals, the jungle cat, ratel, hyena, porcupine, the rhesus macaque and the black-faced langur. About 150 species of birds are also found here and include the migratory birds that arrive in winter like the steppe eagle and various water-birds.

Entry Requirements
All visitors to Bandhavgarh need a permit to enter the wildlife national park; this can be obtained at the entrance to the park. Entry fees for foreigners are Rs 200; for Indians and members of SAARC countries, Rs 20. Additional charges are levied for the entry of vehicles, for cameras and for elephant rides.