Bandhavgarh National Park, located in Central India, is a jungle like you’ve never experienced before!

Stretching over 437 Sq. Kilometers with a core area of 105 Sq. Kilometers, this dense forest, once the hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa, is known to the world as the home of the Big Cats. Over 90 Bengal tigers reign over this area making it the most densely populated tiger abode in the entire subcontinent. Tigress ‘Sita’, of National Geographic fame, is one of the many celebrity cats from this jungle.


Needless to say, Bandhavgarh National Park is the best place to view tigers in the wild. But apart from that, here you could also bump into a host of other animals such as deer, sloth bear, leopard, four horned antelope, Indian bison and wolf, along with hundreds of types of birds including black ibis, Egyptian vulture and whistling teal.

And if you step out of the wilderness, you could also visit 10th century cave, Bari Gufa, an ruined fort and an ancient statue of Lord Vishnu.


At Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve you would also come across a wide variety of wildlife.



While traveling through the narrow dust roads inside the Bandhavgarh jungle, a sight of four-horned antelope is not uncommon. It may be standing by the roadside in its yellow-brown coat gazing at you. The jungle also has sizeable population of leopard, wolf, deer, sloth bear, Indian bison, along with a variety of other animals.


Waiting patiently for a sight of the king, one can hear beautiful natural fusion music of the rustling leaves along with the chirping of various kinds of birds. Large varieties of birds are found in the Bandhavgarh jungle, which can be a bird-watcher’s delight, such as: Bar-headed Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, Comb Duck, Cotton Pygmy-goose, Common Teal, Red-crested Pochard, Common Pochard, Barred Buttonquail, Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker, Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, Streak-throated Woodpecker, Black-rumped Flameback, White-naped Woodpecker, Brown-headed Barbet, Indian Grey Hornbill, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Common Hoopoe, etc.