Bandhavgarh National Park India

Bandhavgarh National Park India – The wildlife of the Bandhavgarh National Park is truly the most glittering part of the Aravali region. The Park is simply known for the various species of wild creatures and is best known for the preservation of the most astonishing tiger species.

The presence of the abundance of tiger species in Bandhavgarh has driven many animal lovers into this explicit arena. Appreciate the wilderness hidden behind every rugged way of Bandhavgarh with the amazing wildlife tour in Bandhavgarh Reserve.

Royal Bengal Tiger In Bandhavgarh National Park India
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ROYAL BANDHAVGARH

  • It is believed that the Bandhavgarh Fort was gifted to Lakshmana by his older brother Lord Ram to keep a watch on Lanka.
  • Bandhavgarh gets its name from the ancient Bandhavgarh Fort – ‘Bandhav’ (brother) and ‘Garh’ (fort)
  • From a hunting ground of maharajas to a national park
  • All the white tigers of the world trace their roots to Bandhavgarh. Boasts of the highest density of royal bengal tigers in the world.
  • 37 species of mammals, 250 species of birds, 80 species of butterflies and more

Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh in Madhya Pradesh is a place of legendary significance. The ancient Bandhavgarh Fort is of great importance as it is believed to have been gifted by Lord Rama to his younger brother Lakshmana to keep a watch on Lanka. Therefore this fort is named Bandhavgarh as “Bandhav” means brother and “Garh” means fort

Bandhavgarh dates back to 2000 years ago and you will find several man-made caves with inscriptions and rock paintings. Once a hunting ground of maharajas, Bandhavgarh is now Bandhavgarh National Park and home to the royal Bengal tiger, 37 other species of mammals, 250 species of birds, 80 species of butterflies. 

Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh is the place to visit if you want to spot the big cat. India’s top dwelling for tigers, it has the highest density of Royal Bengal tigers in the world. All the white tigers of the world trace their roots to Bandhavgarh National Park.

Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh is the first in India to launch ‘The Hot Air Balloon Safari’ for tourists. You can now explore the unseen gems of Bandhavgarh National Park at their resplendent best. An aerial view of the restricted buffer zone and the core zone will be an exclusive experience for safari lovers. 

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The sight of the majestic tiger, up close and personal, is said to trigger a sense of awe in you, of the kinds you would have only experienced in your childhood.

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About Bandhavgarh National Park

History Of Bandhavgarh

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  • Bandhavgarh National Park, the most popular national parks in India is located in the Vindhya Hills of the Umaria district in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Declared as a national park in 1968 the Bandhavgarh National Park is spread across the area of 105 km².
  • The name Bandhavgarh has been derived from the most prominent hillock of the area of Umaria.
  • The area of Bandhavgarh is being flourished with a large biodiversity, the place which is also being famed to grip highest density of tiger population in India.

Similarly, the park also beholds the largest breeding population of leopards and various species of deer. Over the years, the park has shown a great number of increases in the count of the tiger species and this is the reason why tiger tours are so famed to attract a large number of tourists in its vicinity.

The park has been divided into three major zones named Tala, Magdi, and Bamera out of which the Tala zone attracts a major number of tourists by offering tiger sighting opportunities.

The park authorities are also focusing on the Magdi Zone by providing more opportunities to spot tigers. Elephant shows are also organized in the Magdi zone of the Bandhavgarh national park to increase the chances of spotting the elusive king of the jungle.

Bandhavgarh National Park consists of mixed vegetation ranging from tall grasslands to thick Sal forest and so is the perfect habitat for a variety of animals and birds.

Due to varied topography, the Bandhavgarh national park provides ample opportunity to spot the majestic Indian tiger and some rarely seen animals like leopard and sloth bear. Due to high wildlife sightings, it is becoming popular amongst tourists visiting India.

Bandhavgarh at a Glance:

Area: 450 sq. km (Core area: 105 sq. km)
Altitude: 800 m above sea level
State: Madhya Pradesh
Location: Vindhyan Mountain ranges of central India
Temperature range: 42°C to 2°C
Annual Rainfall: 1200mm
Best time to visit: February-June (Closed 1 July-15 October)

History of Bandhavgarh

History Of Bandhavgarh

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Bandhavgarh has been flourished through various significant historical legends most of which have been learned from the legends of Ramayana. Interestingly, Bandhavgarh is a legendary place that has many historical importances. One can learn through the ancient books of the Narad Panch Ratra and the Shiv Purana that this place is being associated with Ramayana. The word Bandhavgarh is a combination of two words: Bandhav+ Garh where Bandhav means brother and Garh means Fort. So the meaning of Bandhavgarh is brother’s fort.

The name Bandhavgarh given to the reserve is due to the presence of an ancient fort in the hillock of the Vindhya ranges of Umaria. It has been believed that Lord Rama gifted this amazing fort to his younger brother Lakshmana. The Bandhavgarh fort is scripted with many convincing pieces of evidence of human activities and architectural techniques and interestingly, the legend explains that the ruined fort was being reconstructed by two monkeys who built a bridge between Lanka and the mainland. The fort also lets you explore several man-made caves with inscriptions and rock paintings.

The Bandhavgarh Fort is a great masterpiece of “Treta Yuga” (one of the ages of mankind in Hinduism) that has been discovered to be the most ancient masterpiece dating before the Christ period through archeological surveys.

The tourists hitting Bandhargarh National Park make a must-visit to the fort to find the written proofs of the Bharihas and Vakatak dynasties who ruled over the land in and around the Bandhavgarh region. This region also unveils the history to find the major dynasties that ruled the Bandhavgarh regions including Sengars, the Kalchuris, and the Baghels. Out of all the Baghels were believed to rule the regions for a longer period.

History Of Bandhavgarh

During their rule, the Baghels decided to shift their capital to Rewa as they were extending themselves and the Bandhavgarh region came to the corner of the kingdom bringing difficulty in reaching there and thus the location was converted earlier into a deserted land due to the presence of thick forest and then into the habitat of the wild beasts (the tigers). Simultaneously, Bandhavgarh has also declared a game reserve where only the royal families were allowed for hunting these wild creatures.

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The kings of Rewa killed at least 109 tigers due to the increasing terror of the tiger attacks and in the series of showing the chivalry Raja Gulab Singh Baghel shoot down 83 tigers in a single year to pursuit the magical figure of 109 tigers.

No wonder this place has been the hunting point for the Maharajas of Rewa and the entire place was their private property but later they handed over the land to the state government and in 1968, this royal place was being declared as a national park.

This amazing forest beholds the great population of tiger species even now and so today Bandhavgarh is being considered as the tiger reserve. When the park has established, the cases of poaching were increased to greater extents and the density of the animal population began to deteriorate and

Several measures were taken to improve the living conditions of the wild animals in Bandhavgarh National Park. Small dams were also constructed to solve the water crisis where the animals got some kinds of shelter and relief. Also, the villages were relocated within the boundaries of the park and a strong vigil took place at the buffer as well as a core area for wildlife protection.

In this way, the majestic journey of the Bandhavgarh National Park took place and declared a tiger reserve in 1993 under the project tiger network at the neighboring Panpatha Sanctuary.

Geography of Bandhavgarh

Geography Of Bandhavgarh

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Bandhavgarh National Park resides on the extreme northeastern border of Madhya Pradesh and the northern edges of the Satpura mountain ranges. Due to the tropical monsoon climatic zone, the park has been characterized by well-defined winters summers, and rains, and the sprouted weather definitely makes the whole environment more lush and unabridged.

The altitude of the reserve varies between 410 meters (1,345 ft) to 810 meters (2,657 ft) and is flourishing with 32 hills with a large natural fort in the center of the park. The fort has magnanimous view sides with its cliffs of 2625 feet (800 meters) high, 1000 feet (300 meters) above the neighboring countryside. Prospering with high and thick Sal forests the entire jungle brings a blissful aroma to the surroundings. The upper slope of the reserve is filled with the mixed forest of Sai, Dhobin, and Saja along with Sal.

Although the entire area covered by Bandhavgarh National park is 1161 sq km but the tourists are restricted to an area of 105 sq km of the park which can be called as the Tala Range. Richest in terms of biodiversity this area brings the great visiting of the tigers in the core zone. The core zone of the reserve is composed of four other zones namely- Magdhi, Kallwah, Khitauli, and Panpatha.

Winters are comparatively much colder in the entire region that normally varies and almost freezing at night, around 68F in the daytime. The tropical conditions of the forest make the summer nights also much colder than the daytime bringing about the temperature of 104F. The forest remains closed during the monsoon (or breeding) season (July- August). The rainfall in the Bandhavgarh zone has been witnessed at an average of 50 inches (120 cm per year).

Geographical Details:-

Area: 1161 sq. km.
Core Zone: 624 sq km.
Buffer Zone: 537 sq. km.
Longitude: 80 47’15” to 81 11′ 45 E
Latitude: 23 30′ 12 to 23 45′ 45 N
Altitude: 440mts to 810mts above sea level.
Rainfall: 1175mm.
Temperature: Min. 2C- Max. 44 C.

Forest Type:

Moist Peninsular low-level Sal: 3C/C2a
Wet Gangetic moist mixed deciduous forest: 3C/C3a

Season:-

Monsoon- mid-June to September
Winter- November to mid-February
Summer- mid-March to mid-June

Best Time to Visit:-

The park is open from 16th October till 30th June.

Wildlife in Bandhavgarh

Wildlife In Bandhavgarh

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There are more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds. Common Langurs and Rhesus Macaque represent the primate group. Carnivores include the Asiatic Jackal, Bengal Fox, Sloth Bear, Ratel, Gray Mongoose, Striped Hyena, Jungle Cat, Leopard, and Tiger.

The artiodactyls frequently sighted are Wild Pigs, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Chausingha, Nilgai, Chinkara, and Gaur. Mammals such as Dhole, the small Indian Civet, Palm Squirrel, and Lesser Bandicoot Rat are seen occasionally. Among the herbivores, Gaur is the only coarse feeder

There are two main ways of getting about in the park- in a motor vehicle or on elephant back. Many of the animals are now accustomed to both; even so, it is best to talk quietly and not make rapid movements.

Jeep safaris are best undertaken from dawn until about 10 am and from about 4 pm until dusk, as the animals are most active during these periods. A Forest Department guide must always accompany you. This guide will be able to direct you and point out wildlife. Elephants are used every morning by the Forest Department for Tiger- tracking.

If a Tiger is found, then the elephant will take you directly to the Tiger either from the lodge or from a nearby point reached by jeep/car.

Location of Bandhavgarh

Location: Umaria District, Madhya Pradesh
Nearest Access: Umaria (34 km)
Coverage Area: 450 sq km
Climate: Winter- between 0° to 20° C and Summer- 36°C to 46°C
Major Wildlife Attractions – Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Sambhar, Nilgai, Chausingha, Dhole, Jackal, Indian Fox, Striped Hyena, Wild Boar
Best time to visit: Mid November to June

The Bandhavgarh National Park is located on the northeastern border of Madhya Pradesh in the central part of India. It dwells around the Umaria-Shahdol district surrounded by the Satpura mountain range. The latitude and longitude are 23°30’ to 23°46’ N and 80° 11’ to 36°E.

The park is elevated at an altitude between 410 m and 810 m. The mountains of Bandhavgarh Tala range are being composed of sandstone and the soil is sandy to sandy loam. The whole park is filled with more than 20 luminous streams out of which some of the most important streams are Johilla, janadh, charanganga, Damnar, Banbei, Ambanala, and Andhiyari Jhiria.

These streams then merge into the son river, an important southern tributary to the River Ganges.

Along with that many caves and lakes can also be found in the vicinity of Bandhavgarh Park especially around the area of the fort which is the most majestic and ancient part of Bandhavgarh.

Why Bandhavgarh National Park is famous?

Bandhavgarh National Park beholds the largest breeding population of Bengal tigers, leopards, and various species of deer. Over the years, the park has shown a great number of increases in the count of the tiger species, That is why it is Famous.

Which river passes through Bandhavgarh National Park?

The whole park is filled with more than 20 luminous streams out of which some of the most important streams are Johilla, janadh, charanganga, Damnar, Banbei, Ambanala and Andhiyari Jhiria. These streams then merge into the son river, an important southern tributary to the River Ganges.

Where is the Bandhavgarh National Park located in India?

The Bandhavgarh National Park is located on the northeastern border of Madhya Pradesh in the central part of India. It dwells around the Umaria-Shahdol district surrounded by the Satpura mountain range. The latitude and longitude are 23°30’ to 23°46’ N and 80° 11’ to 36°E.

What is the Area of Bandhavgarh National Park?

Geographical Details:-
Area: 1161 sq. km.
Core Zone: 624 sq km.
Buffer Zone: 537 sq. km.

Which River is in Bandhavgarh National Park?

Bandhavgarh National Park is filled with more than 20 luminous streams out of which some of the most important streams are Johilla, janadh, charanganga, Damnar, Banbei, Ambanala and Andhiyari Jhiria.

These streams then merge into the son river, an important southern tributary to the River Ganges.

What is the best time to visit Bandhavgarh National Park?

Best time to visit: Mid-November to June, as because the Major Wildlife Attractions – Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Sambhar, Nilgai, Chausingha, Dhole, Jackal, Indian Fox, Striped Hyena, Wild Boar, are most visible at that time.

How many Tigers are there in Bandhavgarh?

Bandhavgarh has a very high density of tigers within its jungles. The 105 km2 of park area open to tourists was reported to have 25 tigers & 41 tiger cubs -TOI

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Bandhavgarh Jungle Jeep Safari Timings -
Park is Open for Visitors from 1st October to 15th June.
Rest of the Time Park is closed for the Visitors (Except MP Eco Tourism Zones).

WINTER JEEP SAFARI TIMING (Oct. to Jan.)
MORNING - 06: 30 AM to 10:30 AM,
EVENING - 02:30 PM to 5:30 PM

SUMMER JEEP SAFARI TIMING (Feb. to June)
MORNING - 06:00 to 10:00 AM
EVENING - 03:30 to 06:30 PM

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