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bandhavgarh national park

A Few Must Know Facts
Ritco Tours» Area : Bandhavgarh national park is spread over an area of 448 sq-km.

» Climate : The temperature in the winters varies from 0 to 20 degrees centigrade between November and February. In the summers, the temperatures move to the other extreme and can go up to 46 degrees centigrade. Bandhavgarh has an average annual rainfall of 1200mm.

» When to Visit : The best time to visit the park is from Mid-November to June.

» Nearest Access : Umaria is the nearest place from the national park and is 40 km away.

A Rendezvous With Bandhavgarh
Blessed with a large variety of natives in terms of Flora & Fauna, the Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the most ideal place to visit, if you are in search of tigers. Located in the district of Sahdol in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India, the dense forest area of Bandhavgarh National Park is nestled among the Vindhya hills. Once the hunting ground of the royal family of Rewa, Bandhavgarh National Park was declared a park in the year 1968. The entire area is covered by Sal forests, which is the main botanical lineage of the area along with the Bamboo. In the year 1993, the Bandhavgarh National Park was finally declared a tiger reserve under Project Tiger.

Sightseeing in Bandhavgarh National Park
» The Flora : Bandhavgarh is densely covered by variety of trees. In the park you will come across mixed forests. The vegetations will find here are - sal, sali, saj, saja, dhobin etc. Also on the way you will find stretches of bamboo and grasslands.

» The Fauna : The most noted of the wild creatures here are the big cats. Apart form tigers, you might meet leopards, gaur (Indian Bison-although some say this is no longer seen), chital (spotted deer), Sambar deer, Dholes, nilgais, wild boars, chinkaras, sloth bears, rhesus macaques, black faced langurs, jungle cats, hyenas, porcupines, jackals, foxes, wild dogs, chausinghas and ratels, among others.

» The Avi-fauna : Bandhavgarh National Park inhabits birds like - white browed fantails, steppe eagles, green pigeons, grey malabar hornbills, black and white malabar hornbills (quite a rare sighting), parakeets, blue bearded bee eaters, green bee eaters, white bellied drongos, owls, Jerdon's and gold fronted leaf birds, minivets, woodshrikes and the lovely paradise flycatchers.

The Park Trip
Ritco ToursJeep or Elephant Safari are the two most ideal ways to explore this dense, but interesting national Park. Elephant Safari is best for tiger tracking.

Excursion From Bandhavgarh
If you are in Bandhavgarh National Park and are left with enough time to spare then make it a point to visit the places in the vicinity. This is how you can extend your tour without any other problems.

You can go to Kalchuri Archeological Remains, Bandhavgarh Fort (14th century fort), which are very close to the park. From the Bandhavgarh National park you may also plan an excursion to the world famous temples of Khajuraho that can be reached in a 5 hour drive. Bheraghat on the river Narmada is another prime attraction for tourists to the Bandhavgarh National Park.

Getting There
» By Rail : The nearest railway stations are at Katni (100 km) and Umaria at 32 km. of these two Katni is better connected with the rest of the country. Umaria in turn has main links with Jabalpur, Delhi and Puri, of which both Delhi and Jabalpur has air links to other parts of the country. Taxis are easily available from outside the railway stations, or in the city, at both places for transfer to Tala, base station for Bandhavgarh National Park.

» By Road : Bandhavgarh National Park is situated on the Satna-Umaria & Rewa-Umaria highway. The NH No. 78 between Katni and Umaria, passes through patches of forest where, early in the morning, one may be able to see some wildlife. Road distances to some other neighboring places of interest are: Khajuraho(240/330 km, 9 hrs), Varanasi (370 km, 10 hrs), Jabalpur (195 km via Katni/5 hrs).

» Private Vehicles : We operate well maintained luxury and budget category cars and coaches throughout India. Contact us before starting your trip to India to make your travel to India more and more satisfying.

Anchoring In Bandhavgarh
Ritco ToursBandhavgarh National Park is one of the major national parks in the country. It is located in a remote area in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It must be noted that Tala, a small village is the base station for the national park. This village is strung along the national highway where hotels and resorts are placed on either side of the highway. The mode of transportation available here are private taxis or tourist taxis which can be Maruti gypsy, or Tata Sumo/Mahindra Marshal, for local movement.

It must be noted as you enter a national park, you are actually within the territory of the most dangerous animals and precautions must be taken to prevent any problems. We would like to tell you on this note that all the precautions specified by your guide or the instructor should be followed and at any cost do not evade any of the rules laid down. For example do not disturb the animals, do not throw any food particles or litter the place and lastly, remain seated firmly and make sure that small children are secure.

We are proud to inform you that we would be more than happy to make your visit to the park comfortable, smooth and free from all the worries. We provide commuting facilities via our wide range of cars and coaches to the park. You can book with us at the time you plan tour trip. We will be at your service whether you have to move within the park or around Bandhavgarh. We assure you that no stone will be left unturned to make your visit peaceful and full of excitement.

The list of hotels available here is very good. You can pick from the wide range of luxury and budget hotels. There are jungle lodges and resorts near the park which are well furnished to provide you perfect accommodation, you would expect.

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