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Bandhavgarh National Park, Umaria in Umaria

·  Summer: 24°C-48°C
·  Winter: 2°C-32°C
·  Monsoon: June-November

Best time to visit:  October-April

Opening Time: 06:00 a.m. (morning shift) and 04:00 p.m. (afternoon shift) in summers. 07:30 a.m. (morning shift) a
Closing Time: 10:00 a.m. (morning shift) and 06:30 p.m. (afternoon shift) in summers. 10:30 a.m. (morning shift) a
Weekly Holiday: Wednesday evening

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 2,000
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  N/A
Video Camera:  N/A
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 4,000
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  N/A
Video Camera:  N/A
Bandhavgarh National Park was founded in 1968 and it soon became a wildlife hotspot, mainly because of high tiger density and great chances of spotting the royal beast. Apart from tigers, the park is home to many other wild species including gaur, sloth bear, leopard, bison, striped hyena and many more.

The park is no less than a paradise for bird-watchers because of the presence of species like egrets, teals, vultures, eagles, jungle fowls, peafowl, peacock and kingfisher. Jeeps are available for thrilling safari trips and once can also opt for the equally fascinating elephant safari trips.

Many other attractions in and around the national park include Baghel Museum, Bandhavgarh Fort, Cheshpur Waterfall and some old temples.  

Don’t litter the park and maintain silence.

Road: The main entrance gate at Tala is easily approachable by road from the nearby destinations like Umaria, Katni, Jabalpur and Khajuraho. State buses can be used to reach Umaria, the nearest major destination from where once can reach the national park in jeep.

Railway: Umaria Railway Station at the distance of about 61 km. is the nearest railhead to reach the park. Trains are available to and from Delhi, Agra, Bhopal and many other cities.

Airway: Jabalpur Airport (about 202 km. away) is the closest aerodrome to reach the park. Flights to and from Delhi and Mumbai are available here. Khajuraho Airport (about 258 km. away) is another convenient air access point.