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Introduction

Bandhavgarh is the jewel in Madhya Pradesh’s crown. Situated at a distance of 195 km from Jabalpur and 225 km from Khajuraho, the Bandhavgarh National Park is a premier wildlife preserve in the Vindhya mountain range of Central India. It is a tiny park compared to Kanha but with nearly the same number of tigers and leopards, or at least that is the official figure.Bandhavgarh is amongst the last of the former princely kingdoms of Rajputana before the border between India and Pakistan. The people of Bandhavgarh believe Lord Krishna prophecied to Arjuna that one of his descendants would establish a kingdom on Trikuta Hill. The Lord’s prophecy was fulfilled in 1196 AD when Rawal Jaisal, a Bhatti Rajput who traced his lineage to Krisnna’s Yadava clan, shifted his capital from Lodurva (16 km away) to Trikuta Hill.

Area 450 sq km
Altitude 460 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-21.0 C-45.0 C Winter-2.0 C-30.0C
Language English, Hindi
STD Code 07653
Rainfall 1700mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit November to June

Bandhavgarh MapOther cities map



How to get there

  1. Air :- The nearest airports are Khajuraho (237km) and Jabalpur (164 km)
  2. Rail:-The nearest railheads are Jabalpur (170 km), Katni (102km), and Satna (112 km) on the Central Railway and Umaria (30 km) on theSouth Eastern Railway.
  3. Road:-Umaria is only 32 kilometers from the park and buses as well as jeep rides are available .

Places to Visit

Bandhavgarh Fort Bandhavgarh National Park

Excursion

Jabalpur Khajuraho

Accommodation

Hotel Tiger Trails