About Bandhavgarh National Park
The density of tiger population is
among the highest in India here at Bandhavgarh . The tiger once
roamed freely here but due to extensive hunting ( Maharaja Venkat
Raman Singh shot 111 tiger by 1914 ) , their population came down
drastically . The Bandhavgarh National Park is the place where the
famous white tigers of Rewa were discovered . The forest of
Bandhavgarh National Park sits in a bowl encircled by cliffs and
wooded Vindhyan mountains, and its plains have a number of grass and
reed covered wetlands where Kingfishers dive and Egrets sit poised,
hunch-backed, in the shallows. Up above, vultures nestle in holes in
the sheer cliffs.
The Bandhavgarh jungle, when it is large
enough, becomes a living self-sustaining organism providing its own
climate, atmosphere, water and nutrition through its recycling
systems. It even has a sleep wake cycle. As more light fills the
sky, Bandhavgarh begins to awaken.
just 105.40-sq-kms in area, Bandhavgarh with 25 resident tigers, was
noted for its high-density tiger population. Today, it has been
extended to an area of 437-sq-kms. About half the Bandhavgarh park
is covered with fine trees of Sal, while mixed forests are found in
the higher reaches of the hills. Stretches of bamboo and grasslands
extend to the north. The main wildlife viewing is still done in the
core of the park with its 32 picturesque, wooded hills.
Wildlife Attractions - Bandhavgarh
Once a hunting reserve of
the royal family of Rewa in more recent times, Bandhavgarh was
declared a park in 1968. This is also the site where the famous White
Tigers of Rewa were discovered. The last known capture of the
White Tiger was in1951 . he is believed to have fathered
many a cub in Indian zoos and outside.
through the Bandhavgarh national park on an Elephant Back, the
chances of seeing a tiger are quite good. Among the other wild
attractions include, Nilgai, Chausingha, Chital, Chinkara, Wild
Boar and sometimes a Fox or Jackal.
Attractions In Bandhavgarh
Remains : Beside the wildlife, Bandhavgarh is also famous for
the archaeological remains of the Kalchuri period that have been
Fort : The Bandhavgarhpark area is hilly and is dominated by the
majestic Bandhavgarh fort, built in 14th century. The fort and the
adjacent hills have a large number of caves belonging to the
Jeep& Elephant Safari: One
can enjoy viewing the wildlife by two ways in Bandhavgarh - Jeep
Safari and Elephant Safari.. Jeep safaris are undertaken during the
early morning hours till evening. A forest department guide is
always their with the visitors on these jeep trips taken inside the
park. Elephant safari trips are organised for tiger tracking early
in the morning.