Counted among highly appreciated tiger reserves of Central India after Kanha National Park, this reserve is famous for being the place where India’s first White Tiger was discovered by Maharajas of Rewa. The place gets its name from the ancient Bandhavgarh Fort which is believed to have been gifted by Lord Rama to his younger brother Lakshmana. 'Bandhav' in English means brother and ‘Garh’ means fort. It boasts of 37 species of mammals, 250 species of birds, 80 species of butterflies and highest density of Royal Bengal Tigers in the world.
The Khitauli-Magdhi-Kallawah-Tala ranges, along with Panpatha Sanctuary and the buffer zone, comprised to form Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in the year 1993.
Road: Umaria (37 km), Jabalpur (190 km), Katni (100 km) or Khajuraho (250 km)
Rail: Umaria station (37km/45mins), Katni railway station (100kms/02:00hrs) Jabalpur railway station (180kms/4:00hrs) and Khajuraho (250 km)
Air: Khajuraho Civil Aerodrome (250 km) and the Jabalpur Airport (190 km).
16 October to 30 June
1)MUKUNDPUR TIGER SAFARI ( 145 Kms, 3 hours by road) Famous for White Tiger safari, with stay options available
2)KANHA NATIONAL PARK (206 Kms, 4 hours by road) Famous for wildlife safaris, with stay options available
3)JABALPUR (166 Kms, 3 hours by road) Famous for Marble Rocks, Dhuandhar Falls, Bargi Dam etc., with stay options available
4)KHAJURAHO (250 Kms, 5 hours by road) Famous for Temples and Sculptures recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site, with stay options available.
5)PANNA NATIONAL PARK (227 Kms, 5 hours by road) Famous for Wildlife Safaris, with stay options available
6)AMARKANTAK (200 Kms, 4 hours by road) Famous for Narmada River Origin, Poet Kabir Das and Pilgrimage, with stay options available