Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Best Time to Travel:
October to June
Umaria, Madhya Pradesh
  • Wild Indian Safari
  • Wild Indian Safari


Bandhavgarh was declared a national park in 1968, with an area of 105 km2. The buffer is spread over the forest divisions of Umaria and Katni and totals 437 km2. The park derives its name from the most prominent hillock of the area, which is said to be given by Hindu Lord Rama to his brother Lakshmana to keep a watch on Lanka (Ceylon). Hence the name Bandhavgarh (Sanskrit: Brother's Fort.
RAILWAY Umaria & Katni
Jabalpur & Khajuraho (International Airport)
Tropical moist deciduous, dry deciduous and scrub
Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Chital, Sambar deer, Jackal, Indian Fox, Wild Boar

Bandhavgarh National Park experiences the North Indian Monsoon and has well-defined a winter and summer season.

In the summers which lasts from end March until end June, the temperature can go upto 440C (111 F) in May / June. By mid-June the rains usually start with very little prior warning.

Winters set in around mid November and last till the end of February. Lows of 20C (35.6 F) have been recorded with frost forming in the open marshy hollows.

Tip :As the wind chill factor is pretty high in winters it is advisable to the tourists to wear warm clothes and carry winter protection.

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