Bandhavgarh National Park

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Bandhavgarh National Park is located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh, India. Known for its diverse wildlife, rich cultural heritage, and stunning natural beauty, it is particularly renowned for its large tiger population. The park is spread over an area of approximately 448 square kilometers and is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including tigers, leopards, deer, wild boars, and many species of birds.

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How to reach

  • By Air

The nearest airports to Bandhavgarh National Park are Jabalpur (160 km), and Khajuraho (225 km), and the nearest international airport is in Varanasi, located 355 km away. From these airports, cab services are available to the national park.

  • By Train

The nearest railway stations to reach the national park are Umaria (35 km) and Katni. From these stations, cabs can be hired to reach the park.

  • By Bus

Though there are no direct bus services available that will take you from major cities to Bandhavgarh National Park, you can easily hire taxis or take private vehicles.


A typical itinerary for Bandhavgarh National Park could include a 3-4 night stay. This allows ample time to fully explore the park, engage in multiple safaris, and increase your chances of tiger sightings.

Things to Do

Bandhavgarh National Park offers a variety of activities for visitors. These include:

  • Wildlife Jeep Safari: Explore the park and its diverse wildlife on a thrilling jeep safari.
  • Spot the Tigers at Chakradhar: Bandhavgarh is known for its high density of tigers.
  • Visit Local Hamlets and Villages: Experience the local culture and lifestyle.
  • Trek to Bandhavgarh Fort: Discover the historical Bandhavgarh Fort, said to be more than 2,000 years old.

Fairs and Festivals

Bandhavgarh National Park hosts an Elephant Festival. However, please note that the park is closed on certain holidays and during festival times such as Holi and Diwali.


While Bandhavgarh National Park is not known for its shopping, visitors can explore the local markets for unique finds.


The local delicacies of Madhya Pradesh that you might find here include Dal Bafla, Biryani, Kebabs, Korma, Poha, Rogan Josh, Jalebi, Ladoos as well as beverages like Lassi and Sugarcane Juice.


There are several options for accommodation in and around Bandhavgarh National Park. Some of the popular choices include the Tree House Hideaway Resort, Bandhav Vilas, and Kings Lodge.

Go Next

After exploring Bandhavgarh National Park, you might consider visiting other nearby attractions such as Kanha National Park, Panna National Park, or the city of Jabalpur.

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