Glorious Encounter With Tigers at Bandhavgarh National Park

One of the best wildlife reserves in India is Bandhavgarh National Park, located in Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh is considered one of  the best places to enjoy a jungle safari and at one time is had the highest density of tiger population anywhere in the world. These magnificent aniamls are now protected and their breeding programme encouraged – and to see them in their natural environment is a one-off experience!

Project Tiger

Located in Umaria district, in the Vindhya hills, The Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve came into existence in 1968. The natural environment was not doing well with increasing poaching activities and the Maharaja of Rewa handed the area over to the Government for protection and development. The Government found a drastic change in the animal population once the area was converted into a protected forest reserve. Earlier the park covered an area of 106 sq km but gradually this grew to over 400 sq km.  The tropical area primarily consists of Sal and Bamboo forests.  The area was made a Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger in 1993.

Bandhavgarh is the most visited location for most of the tourists seeking out some interesting facts about the Indian wildlife.  This reserve has a unique “Tiger Show”. It’s a special event in which tourists can enjoy an elephant safari as well as a visit of the King of the Jungle (the tiger). You can get some idea of the might and majesty of times gone – this is how the Maharaja would have viewed his kingdom! The Tiger Show initiated by the wildlife reserve department, has made a great contribution in terms of wildlife tourism.

While on a Bandhavgarh Wildlife Tour, accommodation is usually of a high standard. From the nearby town called Tala there are plenty of high end resorts and guest houses which have been crafted  according to the jungle theme.  In spite of being a small town, Tala offers a wide range of luxurious accommodation and most resorts have their own in-house restaurant and room-service for guests.

See The Tigers

The perfect time to glimpse the Bengal tigers is from March till early June. The climate of this reserve is a North Indian monsoonal, characterized by well-defined winters, summers and rains. The winters are up to 2° C and the summers can be found maximum at 45° C and the average rainfall is about 1133 mm.

Make a trip to Bandhavgarh National Park and show support for Indian indigenous animals and wildlife conservation .