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Bandhavgarh National Park
Contact Details
Distt. - Umaria (M.P.)
INDIA, PIN - 484661
Phone: +91 7627-265314
Cell:     +91 94 2472 2414
            +91 80 8552 4472
           +91 94 2497 3602
            +91 99 8185 5980
Booking: +91-9424338319

Jabalpur / Katni Booking :
            +91 810 976 2485
E-mail : bandhavgarh@gmail.com
We accept card
Welcome to Bandhavgarh National Park, MP, India

Bandhavgarh is a region located in Umaria district, towards the north-eastern border of Madhya Pradesh. Situated amidst the Satpura and Vindhya ranges, Bandhavgarh is famous for its wildlife resources and eco-tourism initiatives :

Bandhavgarh National Park also Known as Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve and Bandhavgarh Tiger Project (Safari Timings + Opening Time + Best Time to Visit + Wildlife Photography)

State & District

Madhya Pradesh, Tala, Umaria (STD Code: 07627)

Closed for

Every Wednesday Evening , Diwali, Holi Festival Days, From 01- July to 30-Sept


3° 30' to 23°46' North and 80 ° 11' to36' East. Vindhya Hills of Madhya Pradesh in Umaria Central India

Open for visitors

01 October - To - 30 June (01-Oct till 30-June) Safari Booking Started before 120 Days

Famous For

High Tiger Density, Fort in the Forest, Tiger sighting & photography, Buddha Stupa, Mukundpur White Tiger Safari

Best Time to Visit

October to May

Best Tiger Photography

April to June


Moderate (20° C - 35° C): Oct, Nov, Mar; Cool (02° C - 18° C): Dec, Jan, Feb; Hot (35° C - 45° C): Apr, May, Jun

Park Safari Timing

Morning Safari: 06:30 - 10:30, Afternoon Safari:15:00 - 18:00, Fort Safari: Closed Now

Park Safari Zones

Tala Zone (Gate-1), Magdhi Zone (Gate-2), Khitauli Zone (Gate-3), Pachpedi Zone (Gate-4) ), Dhamokhar Zone (Gate-5)

History of Bandhavgarh :

Bandhavgarh is a historic place with mythological significance. It is mentioned in ancient texts such as the Narada Pancha Ratra and the Shiv Purana. As per the epic Ramayana, Lord Rama stayed in Bandhavgarh for a brief period while he was on his way back home, after defeating Ravana.

A fort was constructed here by two monkey architects for Lord Rama, which was later gifted to Lakshmana. The fort was called as Bandhavgarh (Brother’s Fort) and Lakshmana was Bandhavadhish (Lord of Bandhavgarh Fort). Bandhavgarh region got its name from this fort.

Later, Bandhavgarh Fort, situated at a height of 800 m above sea level, became the private property of the Maharajas of Rewas. Inscriptions that date back to 300 AD are still found on the walls of the Bandhavgarh Fort.

The region of Bandhavgarh was an important territory under many rulers, among which the most prominent ones were the Chandelas of Bundelkhand, the Mughals and the Lodis. It lost its political importance during the 17th century.

The region surrounding Bandhavgarh was covered by dense forests, which became a royal hunting reserve or ‘Shikargarh’ of the Rajas of Rewas. These forests were designated as a National Park in the year 1968 and Bandhavgarh National Park was relocated.

Things to do in Bandhavgarh

Today, Bandhavgarh is synonymous with Bandhavgarh National Park, which is popular for its high density of the Royal Bengal tiger population. This national park, spread across 105 sq km, is watered by small dams and water holes and has characteristic vegetation, which is a combination of sal and bamboo forests.

Apart from Royal Bengal tigers, sambar, chital, chinkara, barking deer, wild boar, leopard and sloth bears can also be found in this region. Along with the adjoining Panpatha Sanctuary, Bandhavgarh National Park was included under the Project Tiger Network in 1993.

Bandhavgarh tourism offers exploration of the National Park by elephant safaris and also by the safaris on vans and open jeeps. Tourists can also vouch for various attractive packages offer for the trips. Activities such as trekking can also be done through the natural trails in the un spoilt forests of Bandhavgarh. Travelling inside the park on foot or without a guide is prohibited.

Travel Tips for Bandhavgarh

Tourists are advised to wear dark-colored clothes, especially dark greens, browns and grays, as they do not attract or distract wild animals. Tourists also need to dress up according to seasons. In the months of summer temperatures shoots upto 45° Celsius while it drops to 2° Celsius in winters.

Mobile phones and radios are not allowed inside the park. Safaris are usually organized by the lodges where tourists are put up. The entry fee varies with different zones of the park and is different for Indian nationals and foreigners. Cost of the jeep safari that includes six persons per vehicle.

Accommodation options in Bandhavgarh

Hotels in Bandhavgarh range from budget hotels and home stays to jungle resorts. Most of these hotels also offer transfers for sightseeing and pick-up from railway and bus stations, on those you must try GTV Resort, This is a best and Budget Resort at Bandhavgarh National Park. Mobile No. of Resort is 094 2497 3602


Mobile No. 094 2433 8319

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