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.
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
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 here.