Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh State in India. Spread across a huge area of 105 square kilometers, the buffer forest zone is spread over the divisions of Umaria and Katniwhich totals 1536 square kilometers. The park has humungous bio-diversity. The density of the tiger population is one of the highest in India. The park is also inhabited by a large breeding population of leopards, and various species of deer.
How to reach Bandhavgarh?
To reach Bandhavgarh, one can board a taxi from Umaria and take a 37 km ride to reach the national park. For people travelling via planes, they can book a flight to Jabalpur and head to Bandhavgarh, which is about 190 km from Jabalpur city. For travelers who are planning to reach Bandhavgarh via train, can board a train to Katni, which is an important railway junction, and is about 100 km away from Bandhavgarh via road.
Get set for A Jungle Safari
It is advised that adventure seekers pre-book on the Madhya Pradesh Forest Reserve website (https://forest.mponline.gov.in/Search.aspx) and fix a jungle safari prior to their arrival here, as National Park restrictions can make on-spot booking difficult to get. There are numerous night stay camps, jungle lodges and resorts that play host to all visitors who flock here. The National Park has four main zones namely Tala, Magdhi, Khitauli and Panpatta. Together, these four zones comprise the ‘Core’ of the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Tala is the richest zone in terms of bio-diversity, mainly tigers. It would thus, be a good idea to seek an accommodation close to this area to make the most of your stay. The Tala region nests an array of hotels that provide stays in cottages and tents coupled with amazing service quality and great food.
Those who are looking to enjoy a relaxing weekend in the forest have a huge variety of mid-budget to luxury resorts available, where they can book their stay. These resorts are amped up with world-class facilities and even offer an outdoor swimming pool with an infinite view of the forest.
Unravel History of thePlace
People interested in discovering the history of this beautiful forest reserve, can also visit the Bandhavgarh Baghel Museum. The museum provides a great overview of the flora and fauna of the park and also has a 3d rendered model of the various zones of the park. Famous photographs of tigers, birds and other animals captured by world renowned wildlife photographers are showcased in this museum.
When making a checklist, on your ramp up to visit Bandhavgarh, it’s most essential to make sure, your jungle safari bookings are in place. To make this trip a memorable one, it is advisable that you carry camouflaged clothes in neutrals, khakis and green to brown colours, safari hats, a good sunscreen and insect repellent, a comfortable pair of shoes, besides a water bottle, a bandana and powerful binoculars. Extra batteries for your DSLR cameras are also recommended as you would never get enough of the scenic beauty, the jungle and the great wildlife that surrounds you.
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