Wild Life tour

Bandhavgarh National Park

Introduction :

The Bandhavgarh National Park is located within the district of Sahdol in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.Bhandavgarh National Park was the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa and at present is a famous natural hub for White Tigers and at present is a famous natural hub for White Tigers.

Bhandavgarh National Park came into existence in 1968 when the Maharaja of Rewa handed over the area to the government for it's formation. At the time when it was handed over to the government, the fauna was not faring too well due to the difficulty in the control of poaching. Once this became a protected area, the animal population took a drastic turn and began to flourish.

The Bhandavgarh National Park areas consisted primarily of Sal forests, which is the main tree-cover found in the entire park along with Bamboo. This National park was finally declared a tiger reserve under Project Tiger in 1993.

Attractions :

Most of the Bhandavgarh National park is covered in Sal forest, replaced by mixed forests in the higher elevations of the hills. There are extensive stands of bamboo and grasslands. Generally the forests are less dense here, with less undergrowth than in North India, thus offering better sightings of wildlife, notably mammals, including the daylight sightings of Tigers in the grassy 'maidans'. 40 + Tigers are estimated for the park.

Other inhabitants of the National park include the Muntajac, Jungle Cat, Ratel, Jyena, Porcupine, the Rhesus Macaque and the back-faced Langur. The park also has numerous ancient caves and rock shelters, with shrines and inscriptions. About 150 species of birds known from the Tala area are also found over here including the Brown Fish Owl, Grey-headed Fishing Eagle, Malabar Pied Hornbill and Shahin Falcon.

Climate :

The Climate at Bandhavgarh varies to opposite extremes.
In winters, it Vary from 0 to 20 degree centigrade.
In summers, the temperature can go up to 46 degrees centigrade.
Bandhavgarh has an average annual rainfall of 1200mm.Monsoon season mostly begins Mid june till October.

Bird Watching In Bandhavgarh National Park :

One can easly spot white browed fantails, steppe eagles, green pigeons, grey malabar hornbills, black and white malabar hornbills (quite a rare sighting), blossom headed parakeets, parakeets, blue bearded bee eaters, green bee eaters, white bellied drongos, owls, Jerdon's and gold fronted leaf birds, minivets, woodshrikes and the lovely paradise flycatchers.there are something around 150 species of bird in the national park.

Best Time To Visit :

The Best Time to Visit the Bhandavgarh national park is between December and February.
But the month of April,May and june are also best for Tiger Sighting.

Reaching There :

If you are coming to Bandhavgarh National Park from Delhi, there is a direct train to the nearest railway station, Umaria. The name of the train is the Utkal Express. It is 19 hours Overnight journey. Umaria is only 32 kilometers from the park. Nearest Airport from Bhandavgarh National park are Khajuraho (237km) and Jabalpur (164 km).

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