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Bandhavgarh National Park is a small National Park in Madhya Pradesh in the Plains of central India.

Understand

Today Bandhavgarh, in Madhya Pradesh, India, has the highest density of tigers in the world making it just the best tourism destination. Bandhogarh National Park is one place where you certain of seeing a tiger in its natural habitat. It is in this valley where white tiger was found.

There are more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds. Common langures (Monkey) include the Asiatic Jackal, Bangal Fox, sloth bear, ratel gray mongoose, stiped hyena, junglecat, leopard and TIGER. Frequently sight are wild bore, spotted dear, sambar, barkingdear, Nilgai, Chausingha, chinkara, Indian biason. Mammals such as dhole, the small Indian civet, palam, squriel and lesser bondicoot rat are seen occasionally.

The vegetation along streams and morasses is rich in bird Life. The common ones are little grabe, egret, lesser teal, white eyed byzzard, black Kite, creasted serpent eagles, black volture, Egyption valture, common peafow, red jungle fowl, dove, parakeet, king-fisher, Indian roller and the Indian National bird Indian peacock. Reptition fauna include cobra, krait, viper, ratsnake, python, turtle and number of Lizard varieties including varanus.

History

The state of Rewa owes its origins to the foundation of a state dating to 1234 by Vyaghra Dev, a descendant of the Vaghelas of Gujarat. He married the daughter of the Raja of Pirhawan and conquered the territory between Kalpi and Chandalgarh. Karan Dev, son of Vyaghra Dev married the daughter of the Raja of Ratanpur, bringing Bandhogarh (now known as Bandhavgarh) into the family as her dowry. The legendary fortress of Bandhogarh fell into Mughal hands in 1597, almost by accident. At the death of H.H. Maharaja Virbhadra Rao in 1593, his minor son succeeded as H.H. Maharaja Vikramaditya. Sent to Delhi for his own safety, the emperor took advantage of his absence to send one of his loyal nobles as temporary governor. Once he had taken control of the fort, the Maharaja’s nobles and officials were expelled and the fort annexed by the Mughals. On his return to his remaining domains, H.H. Maharaja Vikramaditya was forced to establish a new capital at Rewa, from whence the state took its name.

Fauna

Although Bandhogarh is a relatively small park in the last few years this former game reserve has become one of India's most prominent National Parks. The major reason for all the interest is Bandhogarh's high density of tigers (The Bagh), which roam the mixedforests of sal ,bamboo and ambilica officinale in search of an easy kill. The tigers (The Bagh) have not only bolstered the local population by breeding success sfully, they have also brought international media attention to the park and the plight of the Royal Bengal Tiger. Bandhavgarh National Park is compact, yet full of game. The density of tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India--60 Tigers at 450 sq km area in Bandhavgarh National Park. This is also White Tiger country. The last known as captured by Maharaja Martand Singh in 1951. This White Tiger "Mohan", is now stuffed and display in the place of Maharajah of Rewa. Bandhavgarh is densely populated with other species. Bandhavgarh is sided with great cliffs and eroded rocks and on its highest point stands "Bandhavgarh fort" thought to be some 2,000 years old. Around the fort are numerous caves containing shrines and ancients sanskrit inscription. Covering 450 sq km, Bandhavgarh is situated in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh among the outlying hills of the Vindhya range. At the center of park is Bandhavgarh hill rising 811 meters above MSL. The lowest point in the park is at Tala (440 meter above MSL).

The former game reserve has become one of India's most prominent National Parks. The major reason for all the interest is Bandhogarh's high density of tigers (The Bagh), which roam the mixedforests of sal, bamboo and ambilica officinale in search of an easy kill. The tigers (The Bagh) have not only bolstered the local population by breeding success sfully, they have also brought international media attention to the park and the plight of the Royal Bengal Tiger. Bandhavgarh is densely populated with other species. Bandhavgarh is sided with great cliffs and eroded rocks and on its highest point stands "Bandhavgarh fort" thought to be some 2,000 years old. Around the fort, are numerous caves containing shrines and ancients sanskrit inscription.

Flora

The vegetation is chiefly of sal forest in the valleys and on the lower slopes bamboo is found throughout the park. Bandhavgarh forest, as a Shikargah, or game preserve, of the Maharajas of Rewa. H.H Maharaja Shri Martant Singh Ji Ju Deo shoot 109 Tigers. H.H Maharaja Shri Venkat Raman Singh Ji Ju Deo shoot 111 Tiger by 1914. The great Singer "Tansen" (Tansukh Manget Pandey) and The Great Adviser Raja Birbal was there in the Darbar of H.H Maharaja Shri Raamchandra Ji ju deo the ruler of Bandhogarh in the same time two more great singer were there i.e. TANI ( The lover of Tansen who only knows the Raga Mega-Mahalar only other than Tansen) and Pandit Baijnath who was called as Baiju Bawara (The Mad Singer). "Tansen" was a friend of H.H Maharaja Shri Raamchandra Ji ju deo. There after Tansen and Raja BIRBAL gone to Delhi Darbar as a "Navratan of Samrat Akbar". Bandhogarh areas were constituted as a National park by 1968.

Climate

Bandhavgarh experiences climatic conditions that vary to opposite extremes. In winters, the bitter cold forces the visitors to pur on multiple layers as protection against the biting cold. Early morning rides can be in temperatures that dip about four, once you take the wind chill factor into consideration. In the summers, it changes drastically to the opposite. It now fee is uncomfortable to even sometimes put on the cotton t-shirt. The temperature in the winters varies from 4 to 20°C between November and February. In the summers, the temperatures move to the other extreme and can go up to 48 degrees centigrade. Towards late summer, it is also advisable to carry some protection, for yourself and for your camaras, from rain. Bandhavgarh has an average annual rainfall of 1200 mm. The rains here give very little prior warning and and it is preferable to be prepared for your own protection, as well as for your equipment. These rains, however, bring good respite from the blistering heat. A single shower can make temp eratures fall from 45°C to 30°C. The main monsoon season mostly begins only once the park is closed from 1st July to 15 October.

Park Entry Fees

Park Entry Fees for Foreigners

  • INR 2000.00 Per Trip/Gypsy For maximum 6 Persons
  • Guide fees- INR 150.00 Per Trip
  • Booking Charge - INR 30.00 Per Trip/Gypsy
  • Gypsy hiring charges for Jungle safari for Tala Zone - INR 1000.00 per trip
  • Gypsy hiring charges for Jungle safari for Maghdhi and Khitauli Zone - INR 1500.00 per trip
  • Gypsy hiring charges for Fort visit - INR 2500.00 per trip

Park Entry Fees for Indians

  • Rs. 500.00 Per Trip/Gypsy For maximum 6 Persons
  • Guide fees- Rs. 150.00 Per Trip
  • Booking Charge - Rs. 30.00 Per Trip/Gypsy
  • Gypsy hiring charges for Jungle safari for Tala Zone - Rs. 1000.00 per trip
  • Gypsy hiring charges for Jungle safari for Maghadhi/Khitauli Zone -Rs. 1500.00 per trip
  • Gypsy hiring charges for Fort visit - Rs. 2500.00 per trip

See

  • The Fort - Bandhavgarh fort is thought however to be some 2,000 years old and there are reference to it in the ancient books. Various Ruler ruled the fort. The "Sengars" from the 5th century and the "Kalchuries" from 10th century. in the 13th century AD, the "Baghelas" took over, ruling from Bandhogarh until 1617. When Maharaja Vikramaditya Singh moved his capital to Rewa.
  • The Shesh Shaya :- The statue of Lord Vishnu in laying position with umbrella of "Shesh Nag" along with "The Shivling" and " The Brahma" are situated there. The origin of River "Charan Ganga" is also from the foot of "Lord Vishnu". That is of 10th centry.
  • Wildlife - There are more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds. Common langures (Monkey) include the Asiatic Jackal, Bangal Fox, sloth bear, ratel gray mongoose, stiped hyena, junglecat, leopard and TIGER. Frequently sight are wild bore, spotted dear, sambar, barkingdear, Nilgai, Chausingha, chinkara, Indian biason. Mammals such as dhole, the small Indian civet, palam, squriel and lesser bondicoot rat are seen occasionally.

Wildlife

There are more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds. Common langures (Monkey) include the Asiatic Jackal, Bangal Fox, sloth bear, ratel gray mongoose, stiped hyena, junglecat, leopard and TIGER. Frequently sight are wild bore, spotted dear, sambar, barkingdear, Nilgai, Chausingha, chinkara, Indian biason. Mammals such as dhole, the small Indian civet, palam, squirrel and lesser bondicoot rat are seen occasionally.

  • Gypsy Safari of Bandhavgarh Visitors to Bandhavgarh are allowed into the park twice each day for 3-hour Jeep safaris, once at dawn, and again in late afternoon. These are times when animal activity is most visible. The commonly used safari vehicles are open 4WD Gypsy's, which provide the exhilaration of being one with the forests & wildlife. Driving slowly on the dirt tracks is the best way of getting around and observing the animals without alarming them. Coming across one, two and possibly more tigers on these drives, is an unforgettable moment - already enjoyed by so many satiated visitors from all over the world.
  • Birding at Bandhavgarh The vegetation along streams and morasses is rich in bird Life. The common ones are little grabe, egret, lesser teal, white eyed byzzard, black Kite, creasted serpent eagles, black volture, Egyption valture, common peafow, red jungle fowl, dove, parakeet, king-fisher, Indian roller and the Indian National bird Indian peacock. Reptition fauna include cobra, krait, viper, ratsnake, python, turtle and number of Lizard varieties including varanus.
  • Wildlife Viewing. There are two main ways of getting about in the park either in a motore vechile or on the elephant back. Jeeps safari are best under taken from the down about 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. until dusk as the animals are most active during this period. Elephant are used every morning by the forest department for Tiger - tracking. If a Tiger is found then the elephant will take you directly to the Tiger from a near by reached by jeep/car. A forest department guide must always acompany you with a naturalist from our side (optional). This guide/naturalist will be able to direct you and point out wildlife.

Buy

There is nothing special to buy at Bandhavgarh.

Drink

Always use mineral packed drinking water.

Sleep

MP Tourism Resort

White Tiger Lodge

Lodge

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Room Interior at GTV Resort, Bandhavgarh, Phone No. +91 7627 265 314

Golbro Tiger View Resort (GTV Resort), Near Petrol Pump, Tala, BANDHAVGARH, Distt. UMARIA (M.P.) INDIA Pin Code - 484 661 Phone: +91 7627 265314 Fax +91 7662 251251 Cell: +91 9424722414, +91 9424973602 E-mail: [email protected] Web Site- http://www.gtvresort.com