Bandhavgarh Tourism

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Tourists were happy to see Tiger sitting in bushes

Tourists were happy to see Tiger sitting in bushes  Video Review
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Bandhavgarh National Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
9th Apr 19

Adventures of watching independent Tigers closely

Adventures of watching independent Tigers closely  Video Review
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Bandhavgarh National Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
9th Apr 19

Tedhka Munara a rocky area Darra tank Sadniha

Tedhka Munara a rocky area Darra tank Sadniha  Video Review
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Bandhavgarh National Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
8th Apr 19

Jungle Safari through Khitauli Gate is amazing

Jungle Safari through Khitauli Gate is amazing  Video Review
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Bandhavgarh National Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
8th Apr 19

Bandhavgarh fort and Shaishshaiya are displayed

Bandhavgarh fort and Shaishshaiya are displayed  Video Review
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Bandhavgarh National Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
8th Apr 19

Parasi gate is the entry gate to Buffer Zone

Parasi gate is the entry gate to Buffer Zone  Video Review
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Bandhavgarh National Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
8th Apr 19

Magdhi gate zone 2 is famous for Safari & monouments

Magdhi gate zone 2 is famous for Safari & monouments  Video Review
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Bandhavgarh National Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
8th Apr 19

Entry through Khitauli Gate access to Forest only

Entry through Khitauli Gate access to Forest only  Video Review
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Bandhavgarh National Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
8th Apr 19

Tala village Bandhavgarh a major host of Tourists

Tala village Bandhavgarh a major host of Tourists  Video Review
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Tala Village

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
8th Apr 19

Bandhavgarh Having about 70 species of Butterflies

Bandhavgarh Having about 70 species of Butterflies  Video Review
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Bandhavgarh National Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
8th Apr 19

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Reasons to go to Bandhavgarh

1Spot the majestic tiger in Bandhavgarh
Spot the majestic tiger in Bandhavgarh

Remaining open from October, the rates of accomodation fall along with the thinning of the crowd in September. If spotting a tiger was you dream, time to realize it now! HolidayIQ Traveller Swati says, “Bandhavgarh is really a happening place when it comes to tiger sightings."  Adds Sheldon, "Nearly everyone we met had spotted at least one tiger on their trip here."

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2To behold the tiger in its den
To behold the tiger in its den

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sudipta Nandy adds, “The ruins of a golden past; The journey to the Shesh Shaiya inside the Tala zone itself is an adventure...The hilly terrain and the narrow roads leading to spot through the ruins of the ancient Bandhavgarh fort is definitely going to tell you the stories of its glorious past...The road to the spot also has caves that you can explore with friends... these caves were used as stables during the good old days of Bandhavgarh...We were lucky to have a glimpse of a mongoose feasting on bats inside this dark cave

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3Known for its good tiger sightings that attracts many travelers
Known for its good tiger sightings that attracts many travelers

HolidayIQ Reviewer Husain Shabbir adds, “Tiger lovers heaven; One of the best places to spot tigers in the wild in India. The reason is mainly that 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.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shawn Wayne shares, “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. ”

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4Catch a large number of leopards and jackals
Catch a large number of leopards and jackals

HolidayIQ Reviewer Danish Malik adds, “This is a fantastic place for those who want to explore wildlife and enjoy their holidays. It has several fantastic animals which can be seen here and a lot of tourists visit here to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. This place also has a very informative museum which is situated at the end of the park.

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5Experience the wildside
Experience the wildside

Wanna see a real wild tiger? Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve remains open from October to June. HolidayIQ Traveller Swati Grover from Nagpur says, “Bandhavgarh is really a happening place when it comes to tiger sightings. Nearly everyone we met had spotted at least one tigers in their trip here. Everything is well organised but probably getting safari entry ticket here is very difficult without prior booking.”

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Reviews (58)

Bimalendu bhattacharya

Bimalendu bhattacharya4.0/5

1 review

Bandhavgarh

Marvelous. It was very charming at that time of year not too hot not too cold, sunny. Food and Shopping: Food is plenty and tasty. Highlight of the trip: Watching tiger in the wilderness

Pradeep dhakar

Pradeep dhakar3.6/5

3 reviews

Peaceful place

It is a nice place for holidays along with peace of mind. We can see nature very near to us. Good for children's to introduce them to nature. I am very much fond of forest line this. Agar tiger dikh jaye to fir kya kahne. But dont be depressed if tiger doesn't appear. Other animals are also there. We should enjoy to see them. I enjoyed with my family esp in resort which is also comfortable and relaxing. Food was good also. This tiger reserve is near to railway station so this is plus point of this tiger reserve. People are more chances to come here. Overall nice relaxing place.

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Recommended Duration in Bandhavgarh

Number of days to spend in Bandhavgarh as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

9.1%

2 days

9.1%

3 days

63.6%

4 days

18.2%

Bandhavgarh Overview

Bandhavgarh or Bandavgarh is a region located in Umaria district, towards the north-eastern border of Madhya Pradesh. Situated amidst the Satpura and Vindhya ranges, Bandhavgarh is famous for its wildlife resources and eco-tourism initiatives.

History of BandhavgarhBandhavgarh is a historic place with mythological significance. It is mentioned in ancient texts such as the Narada Pancha Ratra and the Shiv Purana. As per the epic Ramayana, Lord Rama stayed in Bandhavgarh for a brief period while he was on his way back home, after defeating Ravana.

A fort was constructed here by two monkey architects for Lord Rama, which was later gifted to Lakshmana. The fort was called as Bandhavgarh (Brother’s Fort) and Lakshmana was Bandhavadhish (Lord of Bandhavgarh Fort). Bandhavgarh region got its name from this fort.

Later, Bandhavgarh Fort, situated at a height of 800 m above sea level, became the private property of the Maharajas of Rewas. Inscriptions that date back to 300 AD are still found on the walls of the Bandhavgarh Fort.

The region of Bandhavgarh was an important territory under many rulers, among which the most prominent ones were the Chandelas of Bundelkhand, the Mughals and the Lodis. It lost its political importance during the 17th century.

The region surrounding Bandhavgarh was covered by dense forests, which became a royal hunting reserve or ‘Shikargarh’ of the Rajas of Rewas. These forests were designated as a National Park in the year 1968 and Bandhavgarh National Park was relocated.

Things to do in Bandhavgarh Today, Bandhavgarh is synonymous with Bandhavgarh National Park, which is popular for its high density of the Royal Bengal tiger population. This national park, spread across 105 sq km, is watered by small dams and water holes and has characteristic vegetation, which is a combination of sal and bamboo forests.

Apart from Royal Bengal tigers, sambar, chital, chinkara, barking deer, wild boar, leopard and sloth bears can also be found in this region. Along with the adjoining Panpatha Sanctuary, Bandhavgarh National Park was included under the Project Tiger Network in 1993.

Bandhavgarh tourism offers exploration of the National Park by elephant safaris and also by the safaris on vans and open jeeps. Tourists can also vouch for various attractive packages offer for the trips. Activities such as trekking can also be done through the natural trails in the unspoilt forests of Bandhavgarh. Travelling inside the park on foot or without a guide is prohibited.

Travelling to Bandhavgarh To reach Bandhavgarh, roadways are the easiest since it is well connected to all the destinations within Madhya Pradesh. The proximity of Khajuraho (210 km) attracts hordes of nature lovers to Bandhavgarh from November – June. December to February is the best time to visit this national park, but for tiger sightings, the months of April to June are ideal.

Travel Tips for Bandhavgarh Tourists are advised to wear dark-coloured clothes, especially dark greens, browns and greys, as they do not attract or distract wild animals. Tourists also need to dress up according to seasons. In the months of summer temperatures shoots upto 45° Celsius while it drops to 2° Celsius in winters.

Mobile phones and radios are not allowed inside the park. Safaris are usually organised by the lodges where tourists are put up. The entry fee varies with different zones of the park and is different for Indian nationals and foreigners. For Indians, while a jeep safari for the Tala zone can cost around INR 4000, for other zones it comes upto INR 3500. This is the total cost of the jeep safari that includes six persons per vehicle.

Accommodation options in Bandhavgarh

Hotels in Bandhavgarh range from budget hotels and homestays to jungle resorts. Most of these hotels also offer transfers for sightseeing and pick-up from railway and bus stations

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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

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