Full Day Safari in Bandhavgarh

by pateluday

Bandhavgarh is a little paradise famous for its tigers and ancient relics. It is the jewel in the crown of Madhya Pradesh State in Central India. It is also known as Tiger Reserve

Bandhavgarh boasts of amazing biodiversity with tigers at the top of the food chain. It is renowned for its floral wealth along with amazing fauna. There are more than seventy-five tigers breeding in the tiger reserve and the National Park. It is also home to ancient relics some of which can be visited on a tiger safari. These are more than two thousand years old built by the tribal who ruled the forests of Bandhavgarh.

Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh is situated in Umaria and Shahdol District and comprises more than 1536 sq. km as a tiger reserve. Of 1536 sq. km 716.90 is the core area that is inviolate and the rest 820.03 is the buffer. 

Twenty percent of the core zone is slated for tourism and divided into three.

  • Tala
  • Magadhi
  • Khitauli 

These zones are subject to tiger safari or game rides. The rides are conducted early morning and at the onset of dawn and then from afternoon till dusk. The safaris are booked at the MPONLINE Portal and respective gates. 

Full Day Safari


Bandhavgarh also offers other options for game rides. There is an option of a full-day safari where one can visit all the zones.  The tourist jeep can enter half an hour earlier than those on general safari and exit half an hour late. This game ride is ideally suited for wildlife photographers and filmmakers. 

Those interested in a full-day safari at Bandhavgarh can book it at the director's office. The office is situated at Umaria at a distance of 32 km. 

Bandhavgarh can be reached from Jabalpur Airport at a distance of 175 km. It can also be reached from nearby towns and Khajuraho at a distance of 200 plus km

Wildlife at Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh is rich in faunal wealth. It is home to tigers, leopards, sloth bears, bison, wild dogs, jackals, foxes, rhesus macaque, langur, and wild boar. Among the antelopes, Bandhavgarh is the habitat of Nilgai, Chausingha, and Indian gazelle. 

The deer species found are the spotted deer, barking deer, and sambar deer. The tiger reserve is also the habitat of nocturnal animals like the porcupine, civet cats, and a large number of reptiles.

The bird species abound at the National Park and the Tiger Reserve and almost two hundred fifty avians inhabit the forests. This figure includes winter migrants from the Palearctic region. The best time for birding is winter although summer is good for the resident birds. 

Bandhavgarh is the best place to photograph wildlife and make documentaries. Hence a large number of wildlife photographers and filmmakers visit the reserve. The major draw is the domestic and overseas tourists.  


Updated: 08/29/2023, pateluday
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DerdriuMarriner 25 days ago

The last sentence to your second subheading, Full day safari, indicates that "Bandhavgarh can be reached from Jabalpur Airport at a distance of 175 km. It can also be reached from nearby towns and Khajuraho at a distance of 200 plus km."

What is the type of transportation that would be available for traversing from these locations to Bandhavgarh? Might it be private vehicles and private or public buses and trains?

DerdriuMarriner 28 days ago

The second sentence in your introductory paragraph describes Bandhavgarh National Park as "renowned for its floral wealth."

What might be the most photogenic, popular and rare flowering plants? Would they represent woody, non-woody or both woody and non-woody plant families?

DerdriuMarriner 29 days ago

My parents always emphasized in their child-raising the ancient wisdom that continues into modern India. My sister, who was Stessily on Wizzley, got to India as student and traveler throughout the subcontinent. She says that World Heritage sites such as Ajanta, Ellora and Sanchi have buffer and core areas.

Might that be the same with Bandhavgarh National Park? Might there be the core-area site and the buffer-area transitioning between that site and the surrounding cultures?

DerdriuMarriner 29 days ago

Your first subheading, Bandhavgarh National Park, identifies three areas within the core zone.

Might there be more areas within that core zone? If so, would they assist tourist activities or would they be devoted to something (what?) else?

DerdriuMarriner on 08/31/2023

The second paragraph under your first subheading, Bandhavgarh National Park, describes the core zone as devoted, 20 percent, to tourism.

What goes on in the other 80 percent?

DerdriuMarriner on 08/30/2023

The computer crashed before I could continue with my observation and question regarding afternoon and dusk rides?

Is the afternoon to dusk timespan accommodating one timepan or might it represent a number of start times?

DerdriuMarriner on 08/30/2023

The second sentence in the third paragraph to your first subheading, Bandhavgarh National Park associates rides with early morning, the onset of dawn and from afternoon till dusk.

What time is early morning? What time is the afternoon ride? When is the dusk ride?

blackspanielgallery on 08/29/2023

I like the idea of earlier entry. You get to the animals before the noisy other people scare them into the bushes.

DerdriuMarriner on 08/29/2023

The third and fourth sentences in your first, introductory paragraph informs us that Bandhavgarh National Park "is also home to ancient relics some of which can be visited on a tiger safari. These are more than two thousand years old built by the tribal who ruled the forests of Bandhavgarh."

Might the relics be garden remnants and living quarters? Would safari participants get to inspect the relics closely and walk among them?

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