Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh, located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh, with an area of 105 km2, was declared a national park in 1968. The buffer is spread over the forest divisions of Umaria and Katni, and totals 820 km2. This park has a large biodiversity. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is one of the highest known in India. The park has a large breeding population of leopards, and various species of deer. Maharaja Martand Singh of Rewa captured the first white tiger in this region in 1951. This white tiger, Mohan, is now stuffed and on display in the palace of the Maharajas of Rewa. The three main zones of the national park are Tala, Magdhi and Khitauli. Tala is the richest zone in terms of biodiversity, mainly tigers. Together, these three ranges comprise the ‘Core’ of the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.
Let’s Customise your Bandhavgarh Safari !
At JungleTrail, we customise your wildlife tour packages as per your requirements. Generally 2 or 3 nights package at bandhavgarh national park would be ideal to explore the entire forest and have the best wildlife experiences. There are 2 jungle safaris in a day. One starts early morning and the other in the afternoon. All our bandhavgarh jungle safari packages includes transfers from the nearest railway station or the airport, stay with all meals and jungle safaris as per the plan. Kindly fill in the form on the page with your requirements and we shall get back to you with a complete Itinerary designed for you.
Reach Jabalpur and Drive to Bandhavgarh. Check in and Post Lunch we go for the First Jungle Safari. Dinner and Overnight at the Resort.
Entire Day at Bandhavgarh. We have two Safari on this day. One in the Morning and Other in the Afternoon. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
This is our last day and we don’t have safari on this day. Have a Lazy Morning and your Breakfast in the Resort. Check out by Noon.
Our Standard packages are for 2 Nights with 3 Jungle Safaris or 3 Nights with 5 Jungle Safaris. For 3 Nights / 4 Days Package with 5 Safaris we shall have one more day and would be similar to Day 2. We can also customize the package according to your requirements.
All our Bandhavgarh safari packages are created and designed with minute details of the theme and with the goal of rich travel experience. Our Tie-ups with good comfortable resorts in bandhavgarh never leave room for any worry with respect to your accommodations. From Budget Resorts to Luxury Cottages and Tents, we can get you as per your Requirements.
Your Bandhavgarh Jungle Safari:
We have some best Drivers and Guides to take care of your Forest Safaris. We take care of every thing right from booking the forest permits, safari vehicle and expert guides and drivers to ensure the experience of life time. There are two jungle safaris in a day. One in the Morning and other in the Afternoon. Morning Safaris are for 4 to 5 hours and Afternoon Safari for around 3 hours. One Jeep Safari can Accommodate maximum 6 People. There is a Forest Guide along with you for the Safari to give you the best safari Experience.
Resorts at Bandhavgarh
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Winters are extremely cold. The best weather is encountered from the middle of December to the middle of March where it is mildly warm and sunny. But even during this period it can get very cold so warm clothing is a must till end of March. Winters are ideal for birding in the park core zone and confines. The temperature touches the high of around 44°C during summers. Summer begins in April and continues till June. The hot summer months are excellent for wildlife photography and animal sightings. The park is closed during the monsoon season from July 1st to September 30th.
How to Reach
The nearest railway station is Umaria and Jabalpur. Jabalpur is a Junction and is connected through rail with other major cities also.
Nearest airport is at Jabalpur. Jabalpur airport is 199 kms approx.( 4.30 hours). As it is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Hyderabad and Bhopal, it is the best option for reaching Bandhavgarh National Park.
Jabalpur is around 199 Kms and it takes around 4.30 hours to reach Bandhavgarh.
One of the biggest attractions of this national park is the tiger and its sightings. Bandhavgarh has a very high density of tigers within the folds of its jungles. There is a saying about the Park that goes: “In any other park, you are lucky if you see a tiger. In Bandhavgarh, you are unlucky if you don’t see (at least) one.” The reserve is also densely populated with other species such as sloth bear, dhole (wild dog), leopard, chausingha (small four-horned antelope), chital, nilgai, the occasional wolf, gaur, wild boars, chinkaras, rhesus macaques, black faced langurs, jungle cats, hyenas, porcupines, jackals, foxes and ratels, among others.
Central India is rich in bird life and receives migrants from all over. Bandhavgarh, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, is an excellent bird habitat. The diverse terrain is home to some of the most magnificent avian species. The bird life is also abundant (over 150 species); one can see paradise fly catchers, golden-and black-headed orioles, purple sunbirds, red-vented bulbuls, white browed fantails, steppe eagles, green pigeons, white rumped shama, grey malabar hornbills, pied malabar hornbills (quite a rare sighting), plum-headed parakeets, rose-ringed parakeets, blue bearded bee-eaters, green bee-eaters, white bellied drongos, owls, Jerdon’s and gold fronted leaf birds, minivets, woodshrikes etc.
The best period for birding is in winters when migrants arrive. But summer birding is equally good since sightings increase in dry canopy.
If you are a Solo Traveler or If you wish to travel in a group along with like minded travelers, we do have fixed departure trails. Please click here to check out our Trail Calendar for the year.