BANDHAVGARH (NATIONAL PARK)
ABOUT BANDHAVGARH (NATIONAL PARK):
- Famous park set amidst the outlying hills of the Vindhyan ranges was earlier maintained as a shikargarh or the game preserve of the Maharajahs of Rewa.
- Density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India.
- It is also renowned as the ‘White Tiger Country’, as Maharaja of Rewa discovered the world’s first white tiger in the forests of Bandhavgarh.
- Small Park is a home to 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds.
- Most commonly seen animals are, gaur or Indian bison, sambar, barking deer, chinkara, nilgai, leopard, jackal, Bengal fox, hyena etc.
- Bird life can be viewed along the forest streams and clearings.
- Best season to visit the park is from November to June.
- Ancient Bandhavgarh Fort nestled atop a hill dominates the park.
- Considered to be over 2,000 years old and finds mention in the ancient mythological texts.
- There are also numerous prehistoric caves adorned with fine inscriptions and drawings by pre-historic man.
MODE OF COMMUNICATION:
- Airport: Jabalpur Airport, Jabalpur (JLR), 194 kms away from Bandhavgarh National Park.
- Rail: Jabalpur Railway Station, Jabalpur, 100 kms away from Bandhavgarh National Park. Satna Railway Station, Satna, 120 kms away from Bandhavgarh National Park. Umaria Railway Station, Umaria, 33 kms away from Bandhavgarh National Park.
- Road: Well connected by road.