Bandhavgarh National Park

Madhya Pradesh, India Asia icon Asia

Bandhavgarh National Park is located in the eastern part of Central India in Madhya Pradesh.  The national park covers an area of 593 square miles (1,536 sq km).

Bandhavgarh protects significant biodiversity for the India region.  There are three regions within the park that include Tala, Magadhi, and Khitauli with Tala serving as the primary area for the tigers.

The national park features wide valleys between the ranges that provide grasslands, Sal forests, rich mixed forests, and thickets of bamboo.  In addition to the tiger, there are 37 species of mammals.

The predators of Bandhavgarh include the tiger, leopard, striped hyena, and the caracal.  Sambar, barking deer, spotted deer, and nilgai are all commonly seen in the park.  The spotted deer is the favorite prey of the tiger.

For those who appreciate the skies, and depending on the reports, there are between 250 and 350 species of birds with 80 species of butterflies providing an abundance of beauty in the air.

Bandhavgarh Highlights:

Bandhavgarh National Park has one of the largest populations of tigers in all of India.  The park also features a significant number of breeding leopards.  Although the park is relatively small, it is home to approximately 46 tigers.

A traditional saying of the park is, “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.”

Bandhavgarh Highlights

  • Seeing a tiger in the wild
  • Seeing any of the predators on a hunt


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