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Bandhavgarh National Park Tours 2015


Bandhavgarh National Park, situated 197 km away from north-east of Jabalpur is one of the wild life sanctuary in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It derived its name from the fort in the area. This sanctuary is known to have the highest tiger population in the country. One can see about 46 to 52 tigers.
In 1968, bandhavgarh and the areas were constituted as a national park & thus many conservation measures were taken for it. In 1972, project tiger came into force & then was enforced the Wildlife Protection Act in 1972. The area covered under the protection was just 105 sq.km, which was not enough. Thus 3 more ranges i.e Kallawah, Magdhi and Khitauli were also added to Tala Range that extended the area of Bandhavgarh to 448 sq.km
 
Welcome to Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh national park belongs to Vindhyan mountain ranges of Central India. With the highest density of population of tigers, Bandhavgarh is known for the Royal Bengal Tigers. The topography ranges between steep ridges, forestland, undulating and open meadows. It is spread over 400 sq.km approx.

At present bandhavgarh is a famous hub for white tigers but earlier it was the hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa. It was in Rewa where the White Tigers were first discovered. The Rewa domain is broken running roughly east west, rocky hill ranges, grassy forested areas.

With its highest density of Tigers, bandhavgarh is one of the finest national park of India. There is a hill at the centr of the park which rise 811 m above the sea level. This area is spread over 448 sq.km with a cross area of 105 sq.km. There are sloping valleys that surrounds this park. These valleys end in small, swampy meadows known as "bohera".

Bandhavgarh National Park abode variety of wildlife peculiar to the area. These include gaur (Indian bison), sloth bear, leopard, porcupine, wild boar, sambhar and spotted deer, among others and of course, the tiger.

Tiger population:
1989 - 59 
1990 - 60 
1991 - 45 
1992 - 40 
1993 - 41
1994 - 44
1995 - 46
1996 - 43 - 49
1997 - 44 - 49

Things to Know about Bandhavgarh
 
Place:                          Umaria District, Madhya Pradesh, in the central part of India.
Major Attractions:       Tigers, Leopards, Sloth Bears, Dhole, Jackal, Indian Fox, Wild Boer, Stripped Hyena.
Area Covered:             448 sq-km.
Ideal Time to Visit the Park : Between the Mid-November to June. The park remains closed during the monsoon months from July to early November.
Nearest Attractions:      Kalchuri Archeological Remains, Bandhavgarh Fort (14th century fort).
Some Major Accesses : hajuraho (via Satna) 230 km, Varanasi (via Rewa) 340 km, Katni 75 km, Rewa 115 km, Umaria 30 km, Kanha 250 km.
 

Geographical Details:
Longitude - From 80-47-00 E To 81-12-00 E
Latitude - From 23-30-00 N To 23-57-00 N 
Topography Code - B 
Altitudinal Range - 440-811 
Average Rainfall - 1172 mm 
Temperature - Min 8, Max 42 (deg.Cel) 

 
Structure
Tourists from all over the world are allowed to wander over an area of 105 km², known as Tala Range. Four more ranges namely Magdhi, Kallwah, Khitauli and Panpatha are there in the reserves of Bandhavgarh. These above 5 ranges are considered as the core of the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve comprising the total area of 694 km². Another 437 km² Constitutes the buffer zone which is spread over the forests divisions of Umaria and Katna.
 
Project Tiger
Wildlife Protection Act was came into force in 1972 when Project Tiger was constituted in 1972. was realized that protection of just the 105 km² of prime Bandhavgarh habitat was not enough, so in 1982, three more ranges namely, Khitauli, Magdhi and Kallawah were added to Tala range (the original Bandhavgarh National Park) to extend the area of Bandhavgarh to 448 km². As Project tiger extended its activities and area of influence, Bandhavgarh was taken in its folds in 1993, and a core of 694 km². Including the previously named ranges and the Panpatha Sanctuary along with a buffer area of 437 km² was declared as the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.