Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve


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  • Best Time to Visit Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

    Every year Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is open for visitors from the 15th of October to till 30th of June.

  • Safari Timing in Bandhavgarh Park

    There are 04 different zones of the national park from where travellers can Enjoy Jeep safari rides. Tala Zone, Magadhi Zone, Khitauli Zone, Panpatha Zone

    Timings Morning Safari Afternoon Safari
    15th October to 15th Feb 6:00AM to 11:00AM 02:00PM to 5:30PM
    16th February to 31st March 5:30AM to 11:00 AM 03:30PM to 6:00PM
    1st April to 30th June 5:30AM to 10:00AM 03:30PM to 7:00PM

  • Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve Fees ?

    The entrance ticket you can book online or through travel agents or tour operator or if available you also can get this from the booking window at the entrance gate of the national park. Vehicle charges & guide fee are the other expenses which are separate then entrance ticket. At Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in a single day jeep safari can be done 02 times. One in the early morning hrs & the other one in the late afternoon by using 06 seater open vehicle. In each vehicle 6 passengers were allowed to travel along with one naturalist and one driver. Limited no of vehicles are permitted to enter inside the forest in each shift. It is advisable to book the entrance ticket in well advance to avoid any chance of unavailability of safari seats.

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Bandhavgarh is a place of mythological and legendary significance. The ancient Bandhavgarh Fort is of great importance as it is believed to have been gifted by Lord Rama to his younger brother Lakshmana. "Bandhav" in English means brother and "Garh" means fort. Hence the name, Bandhavgarh. Bandhavgarh dates back to 2000 years ago and you will find several man made caves with inscriptions and rock paintings.
Bandhavgarh is also the land of tigers. This is the place to visit if you want to spot the big cat. India's top dwelling for tigers, Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve has the highest density of Royal Bengal tigers in the world. The sight of the majestic tiger, up close and personal, is said to trigger a sense of awe in you, of the kinds you would have only experienced in your childhood.

Some Facts

  • It is believed that the Bandhavgarh Fort was gifted to Lakshmana by his older brother Lord Ram to keep a watch on Lanka.

  • Bandhavgarh gets its name from the ancient Bandhavgarh Fort - 'Bandhav' (brother) and 'Garh' (fort)

  • From a hunting ground of maharajas to a national park

  • All the white tigers of the world trace their roots to Bandhavgarh. Boasts of the highest density of royal bengal tigers in the world.

  • 37 species of mammals, 250 species of birds, 80 species of butterflies and more




Popular for tiger sighting, jeep safari at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve offers one of a kind experience. Relax amidst the jungle while spotting your favourite wildlife.



Tourists can see the magnificent site on the top of the highest plateau from the tiger tours of the park.



One of the biggest caves in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Badi Gufa dates back to the 10th century. Carved out of solid sandstone rock, these caves served as shelter for the army of the king during the medieval period.



The Three Cave Point is one of the most mesmerizing spots in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. This beautiful point has magnificent carvings and is home to leopards, tigers and sloth bears.



Bandhavgarh holds a rich blend of cultural and natural heritage. Beyond tigers, the place is also known for its rare statue of reclining Vishnu from the 10th century situated inside the national park. The spot can be reached via jeep safari in Tala zone.



iger, Panther, Chital, Sambar, Barasingha, Black buck, Barking deer, Chousingha, Gaur, Langur, Wild pig, Jackal, Sloth bear, Wild dog. Reptiles: Python, Indian Cobra, Russell's Viper, Indian Krait, Common Rat Snake, Common Skink, Indian Monitor, Fan Throated Lizard and Indian Garden Lizard etc..


By Road: Traveling to Bandhavgarh by road is convenient as the destination is accessible from the nearby cities and towns like Umaria, Jabalpur, Katni and Khajuraho. From any of these destinations, tourists can avail a cab service to reach Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve via SH 11, 22, and NH 43.

By Air: Fly from Delhi, Agra or Varanasi to Khajuraho and drive (7-8 hours) to Tala park entrance at Bandhavgarh. Nearest airport from the park is Khajuraho.

By Rail: Nearest railway station is Umaria after Katani railway station, from there it is about 40 minutes drive to Nature Heritage. Alternatively, take the overnight train from Delhi to Umaria and drive (30 minutes) to the park. Only jeeps are available for transfers. Khajuraho / Bandhavgarh distance is 250 Kms, (8 hrs drive).

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