With an area spanning 105 square kilometres, the Bandhavgarh National Park is the ninth oldest national park in India. Established in the year 1968, it is located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. The Park derives its name from the great Indian mythological epic—Ramayana. Bandhavgarh literally translates to ‘Brother’s Fort’, and is mentioned in the Ramayana as the fort which Lord Ram gave to his brother Lakshmana to keep a watch on the enemy. The Bandhavgarh National Park has the highest density of Bengal tigers in the world. These ferocious cats, that sit at the apex of the food chain here, are some of the most popular and most photographed in the world. Almost all tigers in the park are descendants of Sita and Charger—pair of female and male that dominated the forests in the 90s.
The Bandhavgarh National Park has a large biodiversity, with over 37 species of mammals, more than 250 species of birds, 80 species of butterflies, and multiple species of reptiles. Apart from exploring the sunlit grasslands and its jungles of sal trees and thick bamboos, experiences at the Bandhavgarh National Park also include interactions with its indigenous Gond and Baiga tribes. These tribes are known to be among the oldest surviving in India. Exploring the wild forests without disturbing its serenity, is best done atop an elephant. This unique safari gets one closer to nature like no other safari does. To take home memories of this place, stores inside the Bandhavgarh National Park offer souvenirs like key-chains, t-shirts, wooden tribal handicrafts, and paintings from the Bandhavgarh School of Art.
Be enchanted by the beauty of the forest, and the majesty of the great Bengal tiger. Explore the Bandhavgarh National Park with Mahua Kothi—a Taj Safari.
Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh