Bandhavgarh National Park in state of Madhya Pradesh in Central India is famous for highest density of Royal Bengal Tigers in India. The area of 105 Sq. kms of the park is flourished with a large bio-diversity. Bandhavgarh National Park consists of mixed vegetation ranging from tall grasslands to thick Sal forest and so is the perfect habitat of variety of animals and birds. The park has 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds. Asiatic jackals , gray mongoose, spotted deers , sambhar and leopard can also be sighted here.
Due to varied topography, the Bandhavgarh national park provides ample opportunity to spot the majestic Indian tiger and some rarely seen animals like leopard and sloth bear. Due to high wildlife sighting it is becoming popular among tourists visiting India.
The park has been divided into three major zones named as Tala, Magdi and Banera out of which the Tala & Maghdi zone attracts major number of tourists by offering the tiger sighting opportunities. Elephant shows are also organized in Magdi zone of the Bandhavgarh national park to increase the chances of spotting the elusive king of the jungle. The national park is under Project Tiger and can be visited twice a day in morning and evening by jeep along with a naturalist provided by forest department. Jeep Safaris remain closed in afternoon for visitors on every Wednesday. Morning & Afternoon both the shift remain close on Holi festival (In the month of March).
Nearest airport to Bandhavgarh National park is Khajuraho ( 250 kms / 6 hours ) & Jabalpur ( 160kms / 4 hours). Nearest railway station is Umaria (40 kms / 01 hour). Distance between Bandhavgarh National Park and Kanha National Park is around 215 kms / 6 hours.