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Bandhavgarh National Park

Elephant - Bandhavgarh National ParkBandhavgarh National Park is comparatively small to other National Parks in India, but it has a high game density. The park has a rich bio-diversity and one can find a variety of carnivorous and herbivorous animals in the park. This compact reserve is filled with Sal trees, bamboo trees etc. The park has over 22 species of wildlife that includes the regal 'gaur', deer, and striped hyena, jungle cat and sloth bear and over 250 species of bird.

The park is 195 kilometers away from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh and is one of the important tourist attractions of Madhya Pradesh. The Park is hemmed in by Vindhya mountains range and covers an area of about 448sq km.

Related Read : Madhya Pradesh Khajuraho Khajuraho Temples
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Wildlife Attractions in Bandhavgarh

Book yourself an elephant safari and lumber into the jungle. You stand good chances of witnessing the Bengal tiger if you are on elephant's back. Besides the tiger, you can spot animal species including chital, chinkara, wild boar, jackal, fox, nilgai, sloth bear and chausingha among others.

If you are a birdwatcher, you have an interesting avian world to explore. Bandhavgarh Park is home to around 150 bird species. Commonly spotted bird species in Bandhavgarh Sanctuary include teal, sarus crane, black ibis, warblers, kingfisher, white-eyed buzzard, Egyptian vultures etc.

Wildlife Safaris in Bandhavgarh

Both the options of elephant safari and jeep safari are available for you in Bandhavgarh. It's up to you which safari you prefer to enjoy. And you can also choose to take your four-wheeler into the park. However, you need to be accompanied by an authorised guide provided by the forest department of Bandhavgarh National Park. Early mornings and afternoons are preferable to enjoy wildlife safaris into the dense jungle of Bandhavgarh Park.

Other Attractions in Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh Fort : Overlooking the park, Bandhavgarh Fort gives a panaromic view of the surroundings. Rising 800 m high in the sky, this majestic fort was built by Maharajas of Rewa.

Temples : On the way to Bandhavgarh Fort, there are numerous temples. Rock-cut statue in one of the temples is really marvellous.

How to reach Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh is almost at a same distance from Jabalpur and Khajuraho. One can take any of the route to reach Bandhavgarh. There is no direct rail connection to Bandhavgarh in India . The nearest railhead is katni, 120 kilometers away from Bandhavgarh. The nearest airports are at Khajuraho and Jabalpur.

Accommodation in Bandhavgarh

There are a number of wildlife resorts in Bandhavgarh and you can also find a number of hotels within easy reach. Though you should choose to stay at jungle lodges as they capture the essence of a wildlife trip. Famous jungle resorts in Bandhavgarh are as follows.
» Nature Heritage Resort
» Tiger Den Resort
» Tiger Trails Resort
» Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge
» Maharaja Royal Retreat
» Wild Haven Resort
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