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Bandhavgarh National Park


 A wildlife retreat where history & nature meet!

  • Set amidst the Vindhya ranges

  • Best known as the ‘tiger land’ of India

  • Highest density of tigers in the world

  • Total coverage area- 437sq.kms/44,884 hectares/ 168 sq. miles

  • Altitude of the area varies from 440m to 811m above mean sea level

  • Bandhavgarh hill (highest point-811.40 m above MSL) is adorned by the 2000-year old ruins of the majestic Bandhavgarh Fort

  • Has about 32 mammals, 250 birds and 72 butterflies

  • Originally the hunting reserve of the Royal family of Rewa

  • An area of 105 sq. km. was declared as the Bandhavgarh
    National Park in 1968         

Tourist Zone


An area of about 207 sq. km. has been identified as tourism zone within the Park. This area has further been divided in three tourism zones


Bandhavgarh is divided in 3 tourist zones




Tala Zone

  • Siddha Baba: The holy meadow

  • Chakradhara: The sprawling meadow

  • Chakradhara Hide: Hideout to watch wildlife

  • Gopalpur Pond: A place for bird watching

  • Badi Gufa: Ancient monument of past.

  • Shesh-shaiya: Origin of river Charanganga

  • Bandhavgarh Fort: The fort of brother

  • Sita Mandap: Nature’s creation

  • Vulture Nest: A vulture nest place

  • Rampur Hillock: Photographer’s point.

Magdi Zone

  • Charger Point: In memory of ‘Charger’

  • Dhaua Tower: A hillock with a patrolling camp with a 360º panoramic view of forests.

  • Bhadrashila Hide: A hideout to watch wildlife

  • Mahaman Pond: Place to quench the thirst

  • Sookhi Talab: A birdwatchers’ paradise

  • Rajbehra: The Bandhaini view.

  • Climber’s Point: Nature’s beauty

  • Suwari Wah: A pig meadow

  • Dinosaur Rock: Nature’s wonder .

  • Patiha Camp: An elephant camp.

Khitauli Zone

  • Charki Dongri: A hillock with wireless station giving a wide view of forests

  • Kumbhi Kachhar: A forest patch with bamboo and grasslands

  • Garhpuri Dam: A dam attracting a large number of winter visiting birds.

  • Nigahi Nala: A perennial water course and summer abode of tiger.

  • Marjadgarh Tower: An old place of worship

  • Umrar River: A wide river bed with picturesque bank.

  • Chhulaha Camp: A patrolling camp on the bank of Umrar river.

- Bandhavgarh -Other interesting places -

  • Bamera Dam:
    A scenic place in the Panpatha sanctuary, situated 12 km from Tala. It is a place to watch a variety of birds.
  • Chenchpur Fall:
    A picturesque fall 45 kms from Tala on the river Johilla forming a short stretch of the south-eastern boundary of the Park
  • Majhauli Dam:
    A beautiful place for bird watching, 16 kms from Tala on way to Panpatha.

Bandhavgarh –Flora and Fauna

  • More than 22 species of mammals

  • Around 240 avifaunal species -This includes birds of prey, vultures, grebes, cormorants, ducks, kingfishers, herons, egrets, storks, hornbills, barbets, woodpeckers, flycatchers and many others

  • Bandhavgarh harbors more than 75 species of butterflies.Several species of spiders

  • Several species of reptile, arthropod and termite

  • The Moon moth and the Owl moth are large spectacular moths Access to Kanha


          Khajuraho(250kms, 6hrs)

          Jabalpur(195kms, 4 hrs)


          Jabalpur(195kms, 4hrs)

          Katni(102kms, 2hrs)
          Satna(120kms, 3 hrs)
          Umaria(35kms, 45min)
          Bilaspur(300kms, 5 hrs)
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