Bandhavgarh National Park


14.6/5(32 Ratings)

Bandhavgarh National Park Overview

Ranked 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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What travellers are saying about Bandhavgarh National Park

Experience scale
  • Excellent 6
  • Very Good 4
  • Good 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
  • Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Operating hours

7:00 AM -5:30 PM
7:00 AM -5:30 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Simta Chatarjee

Simta Chatarjee5.0/5

3 reviews

Wilderness at its best

Bandhavgarh Meadows in the middle of Jungle gives the feel of Wildlife. We were group of people and everything was organized by Meadows reservation from safari to pick up drop. It was done very well and we enjoyed the trip. For the safari, we were lucky to get the sight of SPOTTY The queen of Bandhavgarh. So the trip concluded with great accommodation, good food and unforgettable safari and off course the Tiger sightings for the first time in life . . Thanks team Bandhavgarh Meadows.

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Soumen Das

Soumen Das5.0/5

10 reviews

Bandhabgarh tiger reserve

We visited Bandhabgarh from Satna to Katni jn and then by bus (2 to Umaria. Then again by bus (1 hr). Auto service is also available (500/-). Stayed at Baghela Resort @ 1200/- standard room. Next day morning at 3-55 am reached at tkt counter and stood in queue. 45 safari cars are booked online. Only 4 zypsy and 2 Canters are booked for the day. Charge 4110/- for 6 persons. Timing of safari 6-30 to 11-00 am. Taka zone safari is best. We viewed one full length tigress at a distance of 10 MTS and followed her for 20 MTS on the open road which was an awesome & thrilling experience. There 112 tigers & 20 cubs at Bandhabgarh which is a worth seeing tiger reserve.

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Shawn Wayne

Shawn Wayne3.6/5

2 reviews

A little too expensive safari

Bandhavgarh is known for very good tiger sightings and this fact makes thousands of travelers come here for jeep safaris. The safari permits are issued by the government and are probably the most expensive safari permits in India. One exclusive safari costs as much as 6, 000 rupees. In case there is no online permit available the only option is to queue outside the ticket office for several hours. We learnt about the entire ordeal from our fellow passengers in safari jeep who were staying at another hotel. Our safari was arranged on a sharing basis by the staff of wildflower resort where we were staying.The safari was a wonderful experience and as advertised we did see a tiger from very close quarters. It was an awesome experience for sure. The guide accompanying us was quiet knowledgeable and greedy. Be prepared to tip the guide and driver for best experience.

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Swakhar Pachal

Swakhar Pachal5.0/5

109 reviews

The most popular National Park of MP

Bandhavgarh is the most popular national park of Madhya Pradesh. The park is famous for its significant number of big cats. Bandhavgarh is the homes for a lot of animals & birds although Royal Bengal tiger is the main attraction of the park.

Ramesh V

Ramesh V5.0/5

2 reviews

Excellent safari

We had the best safari and we traveled almost 20 min with the Tiger along the path. The experience was thrilling and also we were so excited after seeing it for such a long time but all won't be lucky we must have patience also to wait for a very long time as it is their world and we are into it to see them.I don't need a Photo or a video to memorize that day when I close my eyes and think about it I can see the tiger walking through the kacha path and showing its royalty in every step it takes and the wildness it has in its face. And at time it was only 5 to 6 feet away from us.

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  • Excellent safari

Sudipta Nandy

Sudipta Nandy5.0/5

29 reviews

Perfect holiday in the Magnificent Wild

If you are a lover of the wildlife, the hot summer is the perfect time to visit this magnificent National Park. The jungle safari at the breaking of the dawn and also the evening one till dusk is going to present unforgettable memories as sudden appearance of wildlife is going to mesmerize your thoughts in no time. The Bandhavgarh National Park has got 3 zones and it is better you have an advance entry ticket booked for the Jungle safari.The Tala Zone is the premium one and the other two zones i.e the Khitauli and the Magadhi Zones are the regular one. The timing of the morning safari is more suitable as it provides you a comparatively longer duration to enjoy the wildlife and their adobe too. Although the summertime lacks the wonderful winter plumage of the animals, it provides you a better opportunity to watch the magnificent wildlife with ease due to the absence of thick grass or the bushes.

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  • Perfect holiday in the Magnificent Wild
  • Perfect holiday in the Magnificent Wild
  • Perfect holiday in the Magnificent Wild
  • Perfect holiday in the Magnificent Wild



2 reviews

Thrilling to visit

Tiger safari is very good. Jeep safari is really a very good experience. We have seen Tiger besides a lots of Deers, Peacock, Jackals, Vultures etc. Nice experience.



5 reviews

Amazing place

This whole experience is based on Tiger sighting which is a matter of luck. You need to be at the right place at the right time so the guide and the jeep driver will help you to do so.

Husain Shabbir

Husain Shabbir4.3/5

4 reviews

Tiger lovers heaven

One of the best places to spot Tigers in the wild in India. The reason is mainly because of the density of Tigers in the region. Bandhavgarh has one of the highest density of Tigers in India. The guides are extremely well-trained and have great knowledge of the area in and around the National Park. Beautiful landscape and a number of wild animals to spot.

Prakash Daryani

Prakash Daryani4.3/5

2 reviews

Best jungle trip

Bandhavgarh is a best place for jungle trip. Now we can see White Tiger in Bandhavgarh safari. Famous for Tigress and Deer. Gate number one is the best for safari. But we can book this online. First trip starts from 6. 00 am in the early morning. All trip during 3 hours.

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Bandhavgarh National Park, Bandhavgarh

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Mousima Chatterjee

Bandhavgarh National Park, Bandhavgarh
Bandhavgarh National Park, Bandhavgarh

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Mousima Chatterjee

Bandhavgarh National Park, Bandhavgarh