Explore the Hidden Wilderness of India’s Bandhavgarh National Park
By Jessica Frei
Bandhavgarh National Park, nestled in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh in Central India, is a popular destination whose assortment of wildlife and scenic beauty lures sightseers to the park. A wildlife viewing trip to Bandhavgarh National Park is surely a stress buster for folks bored with frenzied daily routines, providing the chance to uncover the real, energetic side of life.
A Jackal in Bandhavgarh National Park, Photo Courtesy of Jessica Frei
Acknowledged as a national park in 1968 with a total area of 437 sq km, Bandhavgarh National Park was historically the hunting grounds for the ‘Maharajas of Rewa’. The white tiger, which was caught by Maharaja Martand Singh in 1951, is now on display in the Maharaja’s palace. Known for the highest density of Bengal tigers in the world, it is the dwelling of Charger and Sita. Charger passed away in 2000 and Sita was published on the first page of National Geographic; the children of Charger and Sita now entertain tourists.
Bandhavgarh National Park hosts many tales and adventures for travelers to relish during their tours.
Portions of the park are laminated in thick vegetation, which includes Sal, Dense Bamboo, Saja, Dhobin, Java Plum, Mango and a lot more. The park’s biodiversity enhances the overall beauty and leaves visitors in utter amazement.
A Java Plum in Bandhavgarh National Park, Photo Courtesy of Jessica Frei
The wildlife of Bandhavgarh can be observed from elephant back or on jeep safari. Commonly seen animals in the park are Wild Boar, Black-faced Langur, Hyenas, Jackal, Fox, Wild Cat, Leopard and Barking Deer.
The park also offers a superb opportunity for ornithologists to explore resident and migratory birds alike. A few of the renowned bird species that attract bird watchers are Parakeets, Steppe Eagles, Bellied Dronges, Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher, Back Stork and White-Browed Fantail
A Steppe Eagle in Bandhavgarh, Photo Courtesy of Jessica Frei
Bandhavgarh offers superb accommodation for visitors. With plush facilities and sincere hospitality, the resorts of Bandhavgarh hold a special place in the hearts of travelers prompting them to return again and again. Some of the most visited and celebrated resorts and hotels in Bandhavgarh include Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge, Royal Tiger Resort, Wild Haven Resort, Maharaja Royal Retreat and Tiger Den Resort.
Wild Haven Resort in Bandhavgarh National Park, Photo Courtesy of Jessica Frei
About the Author
Jessica Frei is a wildlife enthusiast and a blogger with a passion to travel to different national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India. Follow her on Google Plus to discover more about wildlife in India.