Bandhavgarh National Park OverviewRanked 1 of 23 sightseeing in Bandhavgarh
Bandhavgarh National Park provides abode to many endangered wildlife species like tigers, Indian bison, chital and langurs. Besides these, nilgais, chausingha, chinkara, wild boars and jackals can also be found in the park. It is known for the highest density of tigers in the world. From 105 sq km, area of the park was increased to 448.84 sq. km in 1982. Proposal to designate a part of the area of Rewa to tiger conservation was presented by Maharaja Martand Singh of Rewa.
Apart from the wild animals, this national park is also home to about 250 species of birds like browed fantails, green pigeons, gray Malabar hornbills and green bee eaters. Furthermore, steppe eagles, black and white Malabar hornbills, parakeets, white bellied drongos and gold fronted leaf birds can also be spotted in the park.
Moreover, a few species of reptiles like Indian varanus (Varanus bengalensis) and python (Python morulus) can also be spotted in the park. The park also has many ancient caves having various inscriptions written in Sanskrit language. Located between the Vindhyan Hill Range and the eastern flank of Satpura Hill Range, the sanctuary can be explored by elephant jeep safaris.
In 1993, the park was included in the Project Tiger Network, in consideration of its importance and potentiality. Isolated patches of Tala ranges of the reserve contain few rare species like insectivorous plants drocera peltata and medicinal plant like buch (Acorus calamus). From the eastern end of the park, Rivers Johilla and Son flow. The western fringes of the park are served by Umrar River.
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- Length of visit: More than 3hrs
- Best Time: During Sunrise
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- 7:00 AM -5:30 PM
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