Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park is situated in the Umaria district of Eastern Madhya Pradesh (Central India) Bandhavgarh National Park is situated in the Umaria district of Eastern Madhya Pradesh (Central India)

General information

It covers an area of 450 Square Kilometers and is known for its spectacular collection of flora and fauna. It is a home to more than 250 species of birds and 22 different species of mammals. The vegetation of Bandhavgarh National Park includes tall grasslands and thick Sal forest.

Bandhavgarh National Park has three major zones named – Tala, Bamera and Magdi. Among these the Tala zone attracts more tourists as it offers opportunities of sighting the tiger. The park authorities are now working to develop Magdi Zone by creating more opportunities for the tourists to spot tigers. To increase the opportunity of spotting the royal predators in Magdi zone, elephant shows are also organized.

Though, the park is majorly inhabited by white tigers but it also provides shelter to several other Indian wild species like Cheetals, Langurs, Bison and Sambars. The beautiful woods of Bandhavgarh attract numerous tourists from all over the world

Wildlife Safari Timings :

The park has 4 major divisions or zones named Tala, Magadhi, Khitauli and Panpatha. Tourists can enjoy jeep or canter safari in Bandhavgarh National Park within a specified time. There are two shifts of safari conducted every day. The jeep safari carries 6 tourists at a time while the canter safari allows 16 tourists. The number of vehicles allowed to enter the park during each shift is-Tala Zone (25), Magadhi Zone (66), Khitauli Zone (35) and Panpatha Zone (35).

The safari entry and exit timings changes according to the change of seasons. Jeeps carrying groups of tourists or individuals along with naturalists are allowed to enter the park. In winters, the entry time is stretched a little in the morning and exit time is reduced.

Visitors can enjoy safari in Bandhavgarh National Park from 15th October to 30th June. One can take the morning safari from 06:30 Hrs to 11:00 Hrs or the evening shift from 14:30 Hrs to 17:30 Hrs in 15th October to 15th Feb. The safari shift timings from 16th Feb to 31st March are 06:00 Hrs to 11:00 Hrs (Morning) & 15:00 Hrs to 18:00 Hrs (Evening). April to 30th June the safari is scheduled from 05:30 Hrs to 10:00 Hrs (Morning) & 16:00 Hrs to 19:00 Hrs (Evening).

Itinerary for Bandhavgarh

Day 1

Met upon arrival at nearest railway station or airport and transfer to Bandhavgarh National park. Upon arrival check in at you lodge. Rest time is for leisure.

Day 2

Early morning Jeep Safari into the Bandhavgarh National Park / Game drive. Return for Breakfast at the hotel. Rest day is for leisure.

day 3

Early morning Jeep Safari into the Bandhavgarh National Park / Game drive. Return for Breakfast at the lodge. Check out from lodge & depart for your onward destination.

Extra Services provided as per availability & extra cost

Special service of a Forest Guide / Naturalist

Guide services from starting point

Provision of food according to guest requirement

Shopping in Bandhavgarh Market with a Guide. You can do shopping of t-shirts, wildlife books, and more.

Trek to Bandhav Garh Fort

Rural tourism at Tala Village

Bandhavgarh National Park