Bandhavgarh National Park is located near Tala Gate in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. In 1968 this was declared as National Park. Area covered by this park is 105 sq.kms. Park is named after hillock of the area. This hillock was named by Lord Rama. Rama said to his brother to have a look on Srilanka from this hillock. Major attraction of this park is Leopards.
What to see in Bandhavgarh National Park:
Bandhavgarh Hill: This is the highest hill in Bandhavgarh reserve. Many small hills surrounded to this hill. From the top of the hill plains and valleys can be seen very clearly. This is the most beautiful experience.
Bari Gufa: This is the manmade cave belongs to 10th century. There are 35 caves in this reserve. Bari Gufa is the biggest cave.
Shesh Shaiya: This is the statue of Lord Vishnu. It is the best example for the past architectural treasures.
Chadradhara: This place is surrounded by hillocks. Flora and Fauna are most attractive in this place.
Mahaman Pond: This is the best place to see Carnivores and Herbivores. It is surrounded by Bamboo Clumps.
Climber’s Point: For the natural lovers this is the best place. Giant Sal Trees is the most famous of this place.
Sehra: In the reserve this is the biggest meadow. In the month of June, Saras Cane breeding is most attractive.
Rajbahera: This is the origin place of river Dammer. It is the best place to see Wild Pigs, Samber, Chital herds, Vultures and Storks.
Three Cave Point: This place says the richness of historical past. From Ganesh hillock this place is most visible.
What to see around Bandhavgarh National Park:
Bandhavgarh Fort: It is located 23kms away from national park. In India this fort is the oldest fort which is dates back to 2500 years. It is believed that this was built by Lord Rama to live for very short span of time. Bandhavgarh consists of two words. Bandhav means Brother and Garh means Fort. He stayed in this fort after killing Ravana demon. Lord Rama asked his bother Lakshmana to see the movements of Srilanka.
Ancient Caves: National park is surrounded by several ancient caves. These caves are worth seeing.
Kalchuri Archaeological Remains: This is located 3kms away from national park. Bandhavgarh is famous for archaeological remains of Kalchuri period.
Gharpuri Dam: It is 10kms away from national park. This is the best place to see water birds.
Baghel Museum: Precious belongings of Maharaja of Rewa can be seen in this place. It is located just 100meters away from national park.
Getting to Bandhavgarh National Park: Bandhavgarh is well connected with road ways. From Gwalior, Umaria buses are available to reach this place. Nearest railway station is at Umara which is 32kms away from Bandhavgarh National Park. Nearest airport is located at Jabalpur which is 200kms away from the Bandhavgarh city. Jabalpur airport is well connected with Bhopal and Delhi.
Getting around Bandhavgarh National Park: Open top Jeeps and elephant rides are available to visit the park. Buses are available to visit the surrounding places of Bandhavgarh National Park.
Best time to visit Bandhavgarh National Park: Best time to visit Bandhavgarh National Park is between November to March. For spotting wild animals, March to June is the perfect time. For sightseeing and short outings July to October is the best time.
Where to stay in Bandhavgarh National Park: All range of hotels are available to stay in Bandhavgarh National Park. Cost of the Budget hotels is ranging from Rs.600 to Rs.900. Luxury hotels are providing few activities to the tourists such as plain safaris, swimming pools etc.
Where to eat in Bandhavgarh National Park: Plenty of restaurants are available to eat. Hotels of this place are also providing best quality food.