The famous storywriter Rudyard Kipling
found inspiration for his famous book, the Jungle Book in
Bandhavgarh National Park. Bandhavgarh National park covers an
area of 448 square km. Within the park, stands the Bandhavgarh
Fort, believed to be about 2000 years old. The fort is now in
ruins and its monuments and tanks are being gradually
reclaimed by the forest, which provides shelter to various
wildlife animals including Blackbuck.
Wildlife Attractions in the Bandhavgarh
From the top of the Bandhavgarh Fort one can have a
breathtaking view of the Park and also view the Blackbuck.
About more than 40 tigers are found in the Bandhavgarh
National Park. The park is home to about 22 species of
wildlife animals like Regal Gaur, Jungle Cat, Rhesus Macaque, Nilgai, Chital, Chinkara, Sloth Bear, Four-horned Antelope,
Deer, Striped Hyena, Fox, Jackal, Leopard and Wild Boar. About
150 species of birds known from the Tala area are also found
Jungle Safari in the Bandhavgarh National Park
You can visit the park either by having an Elephant or a Jeep
Safari. A guide will always accompany you during the safari in
the park. Besides the jeep or elephant safari you can also
move around in the park in the private vehicles.
Best time to visit Bandhavgarh National Park
The best season to visit Bandhavgarh National park is from the
November and June. The park is closed during the monsoon
season, which is from July to October. However the best time
to visit the park is early in the morning or after 4 p.m. It
is during this time that the animals are most active and can
be easily spotted.
How to reach Bandhavgarh National Park
The nearest airport is located at Khajuraho and Jabalpur.
Khajuraho is connected by various domestic airline services
with Delhi and Varanasi.
The nearest railway station is located at Umaria, which is
about 30 kms located on the Katni-Bilaspur section of
South-Eastern Railway. Another railway station is located at
Satna, which is about 117 kms located on the Bombay-Howrah
main line of the Central Railway.
Bandhavgarh National Park is situated on the Satna-Umaria and
Rewa-Umaria highway. Bandhavgarh National Park is connected by
road with Khajuraho, Varanasi, Katni, Rewa and Umaria. The
regular bus services are available from Khajuraho to