In the high misty forests of the Satpura mountain range, the landscapes of Bandhavgarh National Park roll from grassland crossed by gentle rivers to towering sal trees shot by sunlight. Once the hunting grounds of the Rewa’s Maharajas, it is now territory preserved for the dynasties of wild, roaming tigers.
Bandhavgarh may be smaller than other national parks, but it allows for a higher chance of spotting the majestic 60 or 70 tigers that prowl through the long grass and drink at the edges of the meandering streams.
The wildlife proves extraordinary from Indian leopards sporting large inky rosettes and bulky Indian bison to sloth bears and vulnerable sambar deer detectable by their rugged forked antlers. What’s left of human architecture merges into the rocky mountains; a monolithic statue of a reclining Vishnu, 1st-century manmade caves and the crumbling temples of Bandhavgarh Fort, slowly being repossessed by the jungle.
Cover ground on game drives from peaceful lodges only a hop away from the national park. Our travel experts can help you choose a suitable spot to bookend your days of tiger spotting.
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