This is one of the most beautiful national parks of Madhya Pradesh. The park is situated about 225 kilometers from Khajuraho in Shahdol district. Cars and buses are available on hire from Khajuraho to take you to Bandhavgarh National Park. The nearest railway station is Umaria and the distance is about 35 kilometers.
The best months to visit Bandhavgarh is between the months of November and March. It is suggested that you plan to spend two or three days to see the park. There is now a variety of accommodation to suit every budget , Luxury hotels in Bandhavgarh include the Taj safari Lodge - Mahua Kothi . Park visits with a naturalist are also available , It is advisable to prebook the Jungle safari , A photo ID is a must to prebook the safari .
The Bandhavgarh National Park covers an area of 437 square kilometres The park is dominated by the majestic Bandhavgarh fort built in the 14th century, with amazing early stone sculptures of the incarnations of Vishnu. There are historic caves in the fort and surrounding areas which haveinscriptions that date back to the 2nd century BC to the 2nd Century AD.
There are many species of animals, birds and insects and plant life in be found in the park. Organized elephant or jeep rides through the many different areas of the park enable you to see animals in their natural habitat. The spotted deer, the Indian gazelle or chinkara, nilgai, sambar, Wild boar, the tiny barking deer are frequently sighted. The sloth bear, bison, tiger and leopard are much more shy and correspondingly a rarer Sight. There are a variety of eagles (including the regal serpent eagle). water fowl and storks, ibis, rare hornbills and the colourful golden-backed woodpecker The park has beautiful grasslands and groves of bamboo.
|Western Group of Temples||At least two hours|
|Eastern Group of Temples||At least one hour|
|Chaturbhuj Temple||Half an hour (sunset)|
|Site Museum||Half an hour|
Day 1 Datia, Orccha
Day 2 Orccha, Khajuraho
Day 3 Khajuraho
Day 4 In and around Khajuraho (Rajgrah Palace, Ken River, Panna National Park, Pandav Falls)
Day 5/6/7 Bandhavgarh National Park
From Bandhavgarh it is a seven-hour drive to Kanha National Park.
Day 1 Jhansi, Orcha, Khajuraho
Day 2 Khajuraho
Day 3 In and around Khajuraho, Jhansi.
From Jhansi it is possible to visit other historic sites: Orcha, Datia, Shivpuri, Deogarh and Chanderi.
Arriving from Agra (by Plane)
Day 1 Khajuraho
Day 2 In and around Khajuraho
(2 - 3 days at Bandhavgarh National Park)
Day 3 Varanasi.
|Ajaygarh Fort – 80 kilometres.||Majhgawan – 56 kilometres.|
|Bandhavgarh National Park – 225 km.||Nacchna – 100 kilometres|
|Benisagar Lake – 11 kilometres.||Pandav Waterfalls – 30 kilometres.|
|Dhubela Museum – 64 kilometres.||Panna National Park – 48 kilometres.|
|Gangau Dam – 34 kilometres.||Rajgarh Palace – 25 kilometres.|
|Jhansi (Datia, Orccha) – 175 km.||Raneh Waterfalls – 20 kilometres.|
|Kalanjar Fort – 100 kilometres.||Ranguan Lake —25 kilometres.|
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