Bandhavgarh National Park

Jabalpur Turism The Bandhavgarh National Park got a privilege of National Park in year 1968 before that this was only a biodiversity park i.e known for its large population of royal Bengal tigers, especially in the central Tala zone of Bandhavgarh National Park of current time. In this park so many other animals are living like white tigers, leopards and deer. The Tour of Bandhavgarh National Park is actually a tour of a mix tropical forest, which having Sal trees and grassland i.e the home to scores of bird species, including eagles. The ancient Bandhavgarh Fort is located in southern side of this national park, now this is also the part of Bandhavgarh National Park Tour.


About Bandhavgarh National Park

Before start the tour of Bandhavgarh National Park we should know something about this popular national park, The Bandhavgarh National Park is located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh, India the area of park is 105 km2. The buffer is spread over the forest divisions of Umaria and Katni and totals 820 km2.

Places to Visit in and Near Bandhavgarh National Park

Baghel Museum
The Baghel Museum in Bandhavgarh is the storehouse where all the personal belongings of Maharaja of Rewa are being kept intact for display. The museum also boasts ancient hunting equipment by the Maharajas along with some of the military equipment.
The museum is located 100 meters away from the reserve (park).
The timings to visit the Baghel Museum are: 10 AM to 3 PM and 5 PM to 8 PM.


Village Tala
One of the most reiterated location, the Tala Village brings the total reflection of an Indian village which still brings the most ethnic way of living. There are many captivating glimpses a tourist can explore while spending a day at this village. The modest dwellings, the mud clustered houses, elders smoking hookahs sitting on a cot are such magnificent scenes that brings a standstill on the time.


Mahaman Pond
The Mahaman Pond is being located near the Bandhavgarh Fort which is being surrounded by bamboo clumps where large varieties of herding of wild creatures can be found. This place is called the “Place of Quench the Thirst” where the variety of herbivores and carnivores inhabiting the national park can be found.


Kethika
This place is also known as the Pendanus Point where a lump of an aromatic plant called Kewra can be found amidst the supercilious jammu and arjun trees. It is undoubtedly a real floral treasure of Bandhavgarh Reserve.


Climber's Point
It is one of the most amazing place in Bandhavgarh National Park that symbolizes nature’s beauty. This location brings an aerial view of the entire park and the forest in this location is filled with Sal and Bamboo trees. Along with that the place is also being flourished with some f the best and unique species of fauna like butea superba and bauhinia wahlii along with Sal trees. This is an ideal place for the tourists to take some rest and for the peace of mind.


Bari Gufa
As discussed earlier, the Bandhavgarh area is filled with a number of lakes and caves that really brings an outstanding view to the place. The Bari Gufa which means the “The Giant Cave” showcase the ancient monument of past. Undoubtedly it is one of the most ancient creations in the Indian history. It is being believed that the Bari Gufa is the biggest man-made cave of the reserve dating back to 10th century.


Three Cave Point
one of the most fascinating point in Bandhavgarh National Park is the three cave point that can be easily visible from the Ganesh Hillock road. This beautiful location has many beautiful carvings that typically signify the perfect blend of the architectural techniques that were prevalent in the ancient times. Today, this place is perfectly being the ideal home for many wild animals including leopards, tigers and sloth bears.


Rajbahera
It is a marshy meadow which can be viewed from the Bandhaini Hillock and is the origin of the river Dammer. The Rajbahera that brings the Bandhaini Hillock view along with the glances of sorks, vultures and herds of chital, samber and wild pigs is definitely an additional attraction of Bandhavgarh.


The Shesh Shaya
The Shesh Shaya is a marvelous 11 meter long statue of Lord Vishnu in the laying position with umbrella of “Shesh Nag” along with the “Shivling” and the “Lord Brahma” are situated here. It is placed on the main entrance of the footpath, th way towards the Bandhavgarh Fort. The origin of the river “Charan Ganga” inflows from the foot of “Lord Vishnu” and so the name is being derived from. The statue is believed to be the asset of 10th century.


Cheshpur Water Fall
The Cheshpur Water fall is a natural water fall in River Johila, situated at a distance of 50 km from Bandhavgarh. It is an ideal location for the tourists to enjoy picnic here.


Jwalamukhi Temple
It is the temple of the goddess Jwalamukhi situated in the bank of river “Charan Ganga”. About 11 km away from Bandhavgarh, this temple is also 10th century founding.


Fossil National Park
About 110 km away from Bandhavgarh, the Fossil National Park s named so since it brings all its floras in the fossil form that existed in India anywhere between 40 million and 150 million years ago. This park is being spread over an area of over 274,100 square meters. The fossil plants are found in three villages at the buffer area of the national park. The Standing, petrified trunks of trees have been categorized as Gymnosperms and Angiosperms- Monocotyledons and palms and some of them have also being identified as Bryophytes.

The archaeological team is still surveying the base of these fossil plants and is only considering whether they are from the late Jurassic or the early and mid-Cretaceous age. Since when the single land mass called Pangaea was collapsed, it was being split into Laurasia and Gondwanaland and India being a part of the Gondwanaland, the fossil plants are basically the molluscus. These fossils are 40 million years old that looks like ordinary rocks.