Bandhavgarh National Park | Detailed information by Alluring India Tour


Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the most popular national parks of India. It has an area of over one hundred square kilometres and was announced a national park in the year 1968. An interesting legend prevails for the derivation of the name of this park. It is believed that one of the popular Gods from Hindu mythology called ‘Lord Rama’ had given this hill area to his brother to put up a guard and keep an eye on Lanka or Ceylon as known then. Hence, the name is ‘BandhavGarh’, meaning the ‘Brother’s fort’. The park is located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and is often visited along with its other wildlife counterparts like Panna, Kanha and Pench. All these parks have some luxurious hotels belonging to the Taj group of hotels and offer unparalleled service and a worthwhile safari experience.

Places to visit in Bandhavgarh

Apart from the Royal Bengal Tiger, Bandhavgarh houses a rich diverse flora and fauna. The forest areas are covered by the trees of Sal and Bamboo and the river banks area is extremely fertile. One will find high grasslands across the park. Out of the several species of animals found here, some of the popular ones are the barking deer, leopards, wild boars, white tiget and Bengal tigers. Many species of birds can also be found here including birds like dove, parakeet, vultures, saras crane etc. There are also reptiles like the cobra, ratsnake, python turtle and different types of lizards.

Best Time to visit Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh National Park is best experienced during the winter months from November to March. Many guests also visit in April but temperatures start getting warmer as it is the start of summer season in India. The park is closed from July to mid October as it is monsoon season in India.

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