About Bandhavgarh-national-park

Wedged deep in the heart of India, Bandhavgarh National Park is prime tiger territory, with a reputation that precedes it. The striped cat is the star resident of these forests, which famously gave the world the white tiger. That apart it is also an exceptionally beautiful space that is steeped in history.

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Bandhavgarh National Park

Taking its name from the highest hill in the area, Bandhavgarh National Park has the highest density of tigers in the world. Packed with legends, its rugged jungles of sal trees and thickets of bamboo open out to sunlit grasslands and knolls, and hide the ruins of the ancient Bandhavgarh Fort.
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Beyond the tiger

Bandhavgarh’s wide variety of wild habitats is known to harbour several bird species, most notably the Sarus cranes that arrive to breed in the rains. The record of largest numbers spotted at one time stands at around two hundred and fifty, so carry your binoculars as you roam the marshes and hilly woodlands.
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Local interactions

The local villages are home to the indigenous Gond and Baiga tribals, said to be among the oldest surviving tribes in India. An interaction might give you some insight into their unique culture, which they have preserved for centuries.

Activities To Do

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Keep your eyes peeled

Wake up at dawn for a morning safari into Bandhavgarh National Park. The rocky hills of Tala, and Magadhi’s open grasslands are the most popular zones within the territory. Crisscrossed by streams, the jungles and meadows support a healthy population of prey. Expect to see huge flocks of chital, sambar and barking deer.
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Ride an elephant

For a serene, undulating ride through the forest, take an elephant safari through the park, and appreciate the stillness of the forest as you trudge through the undergrowth. Without the sounds of a vehicle breaking the silence, the secrets of the jungle are a lot more forthcoming.
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Set your own trail

Explore Bandhavgarh’s stunning forest on foot with an experienced naturalist. It is a great way to gain an appreciation for the smaller creatures that play an essential role in maintaining the delicate balance of the wild.

Shopping

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Collect some curios

Pick up modern souvenirs like key-chains and t-shirts with jungle motifs, and also discover interesting books on wildlife for animal lovers.
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Bring home a handicraft

Buy local keepsakes and endearing wooden tribal handicrafts from among the handful of souvenir shops in and around Tala.
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Pick up a painting

Indulge in a splendid painting at the Bandhavgarh School of Art. The artist, who portrays the many moods of the majestic striped cat in water colours and black and whites, hails from Ranthambore.
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Track the tiger: Head to the forest bright and early on a jeep safari, do a spot of birdwatching, go on an elephant safari, buy a souvenir and visit a local village.
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Track Wildlife on a Jeep Safari
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