Bandhavgarh National Park

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Bandhavgarh National Park - In the Realm of Tigers!!

Bandhavgarh National Park, situated in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh a, Bandhavgarh has one of the highest densities of tigers in the world.

Suggested Accommodations

Samode Safari Lodge

10 of the best safaris for 2015 - CNN.com, the inspiration is the colorful vernacular architecture of the region, the decor and setting is distinctly Indian. Return to unmatched hospitality and luxury. Samode Safari Lodge has a necklace of private villas strung around the main lodge building. Each villa has an elegant living area with a spacious lounge, a bedroom with a modern en-suite bath, a dressing area, a unique open-air bath court and a private verandah with a view.

Mahua Kothi

Mahua Kothi or homestead is named after the Mahua tree which is prized and revered in the region. The resort has 12 standalone luxury cottages blend into a 45 acre private forest on the periphery of the national park. The guest area overlooks a large grassland where monkeys and birds in vivid colours are a regular feature. The mud cottages or ‘Kutiyas’ are built in the local style of architecture. A bean shaped pool screened by a bamboo thicket and shaded by Mahua trees is perfect for cooling off at midday.

Tree House Hideaway

Tree House Hideaway is a unique wildlife resort in Bandhavgarh with just 6 Tree Houses named after the local trees from Bandhavgarh. It has been consistently recognised by media for its unique architecture, outstanding service and world class guiding. It has been ranked among top 5 tree houses in the world by Observer, U.K. and top resort in Bandhavgarh by NDTV.


Like many Tiger reserves in India, the area was formerly the hunting reserve of a Maharaja's of Rewa evidence of which is the most spectacular ruins of a huge hilltop fort which dominates the centre of the reserve. Bandhavgarh is surrounded by the Vindhya hills, in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. The park has twelve natural waterholes, several historical monuments, and remains of ancient caves that are said to be more than 2000 years old.

The Sal Forest dominates the park, in addition of mixed forests at the higher elevations in the hills and there are also expanses of grassland and bamboo in the north. The core of the reserve is hilly and dominated by the ancient natural fort which towers to an impressive 800 metres above the forest.

Bandhavgarh supports more than 30 species of mammals, more than 225 species of birds, about plenty of species of butterflies, and a large number of reptiles

Mammals: Tigers , Leopards, Jungle Cat, Indian Wild Dog, Sloth Bear, Jackal, Wild boar, Rhesus Macaque, Barking Deer, Sambar Deer, Striped Hyena, Civets, Nilgai.

Birds: Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Painted Spurfowl, Blue Bearded Bee Eater, Stork Billed Kingfisher, Comb Duck, Plum Headed Parakeet, Crested Serpent Eagle, Black Naped Monarch, Common Rosefinch, Brown Fish Owl and plenty of others.

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