About the Reserve

Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve located in the eastern Satpura hill range of Umaria and katni districts. Mythologically the name “ Bandhavgarh” means (Bandhav = Brother and garh = Fort) and was acquire the name Bandhavgarh with the name of the fort. This fort was built and given to brother Lakshman by Lord Rama, to keep a watch on lanka and hence it acquired the Reference to this is also found in the Narad Panch Ratna and Shiva Sanhita Puran. Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is of vital importance considering its Flora and Fauna diversity. The Tiger Reserve is Known for the healty population of tigers and variety of herbivores. This area is unique from the point of biodiversity, as it comprises hills,valley, rivers, marshes and meadows to give rise to diverse vegetation. Apart from tiger, as many as 34 species of Mammals have been listed and nearly 260 species of birds and 70 species of butterfly

General information
  • Core: 716.90 Sq Km
  • Buffer 820.03 Sq Km
  • Total: 1536.93 Sq Km
  • Flora & Fauna
  • Bandhavgarh is best known for Evergreen Sal forest and Mixed forest about 515 species of Plant are found there and is also home to 242 species of Birds and many species of Reptile and Insect are found there. The Major Mammals of Bandhavgarh is Tiger, Leopard, Wild dog, Wild cat, Hyena, Wolf, Chital, Sambar, Black Buck, Rojda etc are easily seen there.
  • Best Time to visit
  • The best time to visit the Reserve is 15 October to 15 June.

Tourism Zone & Carrying Capacity

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve has three Tourist zone namely Tala, Magadhi, Khitauli are in Core area and three are in Buffer areas of Tiger Reserve adjoining the core namely Dhamokhar, Johila and Panpatha
Core Zone Vehicle Allowed and Entry gate Information.
Zone Round Max
Allowed
Vehicle
Online
Full
Vehicle
Permit
Online
WaitList
(Full
Vehicle
Permit)
FD Quota
(Full
Vehicle
Permit)
Online
Single
Vehicle
Permit
Single
Seat
Permit
at
Tourism
Gate
Entry
gate
/
Gates
for
Full
Vehicle
Entry
gate
/
Gates
for
Single
seat
Khitauli Morning 16 10 1 2 2 2 Khitauli Tala
Khitauli Evening 15 9 1 2 2 2 Khitauli Tala
Maghadhi Morning 20 14 1 2 2 2 Maghadhi Tala
Maghadhi Evening 20 14 1 2 2 2 Maghadhi Tala
Tala Morning 20 14 1 2 2 2 Tala Tala
Tala Evening 20 14 1 2 2 2 Tala Tala
   Vehicle Allowed, Entry gate Information of Sanctuary and Buffer Area
Buffer
Zone/
Sanctuary
Round Max
Allowed
Vehicle
Online
Full
Vehicle
Permit
Online
WaitList
(Full
Vehicle
Permit)
FD Quota
(Full
Vehicle
Permit)
Full
Vehicle
Permits
at the
Entry
Gate
Entry
gate/
Gates
Dhamokhar Morning 20 14 1 2 4 Parasi
Dhamokhar Evening 20 14 1 2 4 Parasi
Johila Morning 20 14 1 2 4 Cechpur/Gajwahi
Johila Evening 20 14 1 2 4 Cechpur/Gajwahi
Panpatha Morning 20 14 1 2 4 Pachpedi
Tala Evening 20 14 1 2 4 Pachpedi
  • Weather

According to Koppen’s Scheme, this park lies in Monsoon type with Dry Winter Climate. The mean temperature and precipitation of this park is 23 degree C and 101cm respectively. May is the hottest month while December is the coldest month having mean maximum temperature of 41.6 degree C and 4.2 degree C respectively. August is the wettest month which receives 30.4 cm of rainfall.

Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min (°C) 4 8 12 18 22 21 19 18 17 13 8 4
Max (°C) 25 28 34 40 42 37 32 31 32 32 30 27
 

 

  • Accommodation available with Park Management
Official accommodation facility is available in Tala inside forest colony. Accommodation can be booked in advance during the office hour (1030-1730 hrs) over Phone No. 07653 – 222214, Email- dirbandhavgarhNP@mpforest.org or ddbgad@mp.gov.in On spot payment facility is only applicable and the right of reservation lies with the Field Director, Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.
 
  • Private Accomodation
Private Hotels are also present near Gates which can be booked by the Tourists by contacting the respective Hotel Management
 

Connectivity & Distances

The entry point of this park is well connected to major cities of this country.
Nearest Airports: Jabalpur, Khajurao and Nagpur
Railway Stations: Umariya, Katni and Jabalpur

  • Tala Entry Point

Umariya- Tala - 32 Km
Katni- (Via Barhi) -Tala - 100 Km
Jabalpur- (Via Shahpura) - 167 Km

  • Khitauli Entry Point

Umaria- Khitauli- 37 Km
Katni- (Via Umaria)-Khitauli- 90 Km
Jabalpur – (Via Umaria)-Khitauli- 159 Km

  • Maghadhi Entry Point

Umaria- Maghadhi - 38 Km
Katni- (Via Umaria)-Maghadhi- 90 Km
Jabalpur – (Via Sahpura)- Maghadhi- 159 Km

  • Pachpedi Entry Point

Umaria- Pachpedi - 55 Km
Katni- (Via Jhalwara)-Pachpedi- 63 Km
Jabalpur – (Via Bhajiya)- Pachpedi- 148 Km

  • Cechpur Entry Point

Umaria- Cechpur - 32 Km
Katni- (Via Umaria) - Cechpur- 116 Km
Jabalpur – (Via Umaria)- Cechpur- 185 Km

  • Parsai Entry Point

Umaria- Parsai - 44 Km
Katni- (Via Umaria)-Parsai- 83 Km
Jabalpur – (Via Mali)- Parsai- 152 Km

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