Bandhavgarh National Park Tourism Overview

"The Tiger's Den"

Bandhavgarh National Park Tourism At A Glance

Formerly a hunting ground for the Maharajas of Rewa, this National Park is world-renowned as a tiger reserve.

The Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh is a beautiful forest with wildlife and vegetation in abundance. Bandhavgarh is known to have the highest density of Royal Bengal Tigers in the world and the frequent sightings of royal tigers makes this national park a must-visit for all wildlife enthusiasts. In 2012, around 44-49 tigers were living in the park. There are more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of avifauna. Among the carnivores, Tigers, Asiatic jackals, foxes, sloth bears, ratels, gray mongoose, striped hyenas, jungle cats and leopards are found here. Deers, monkeys, Wild boars, Nilgai, Chinkara and Gaur are also found here. A jeep safari into the park can take for a ride through adventure and enjoyment. The park got its name from the Bandhavgarh fort situated at the height of 800 m high cliffs nearby. The fort is in ruins now, but an hour trek to the fort is definitely worth it as it provides a magnanimous view of surroundings.

Hotels in Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh has a lot of accommodation options from budget hotels to high-end resorts. You can stay in one of the resorts inside the reserve as well.

With not too many options available, you can find typical Indian cuisine in this area along with popular items of Continental and Chinese cuisine. The local delicacies of Madhya Pradesh that you might find here include Dal Bafla, Biryani, Kebabs, Korma, Poha, Rogan Josh, Jalebi, Ladoos as well as beverages like Lassi and Sugarcane Juice.

See 2 Restaurants in Bandhavgarh National Park

Commuting Within Bandhavgarh National Park

Jeep Safari and Elephant Safaris are available in the park.

Reviews about Bandhavgarh National Park

Get your accommodation in advance and book safaris well in time.


Keep in mind the timings of the park. The park is closed between July and September and the visiting hours are during day hours only.


Wear comfortable and light colored clothes


Maintain the rules and regulations of the National Park.


Elephant safaris are the safest for tiger tours.


Make sure that a forest guard is with you all the time to ensure your safety.


Questions about Bandhavgarh National Park

By Rohit Shroff

How to reach Bandhavgarh from Delhi?

The route to Bandhavgarh National Park from Delhi can be taken through Jabalpur. The driving distance from Delhi to Bandhavgarh is 918 KM, if you're up for a two day drive. You can also take the Hazrat Nizamuddin Jabalpur Superfast Express from Nizamuddin Station which takes you to Jabalpur in about 14 hours. The train is available all 7 days of the week. From Jabalpur you can drive down to Bandhavgarh in about 3-4 hours.

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