After a long period of time I am introducing yet another national park of India. Topic this time is Bandhavgarh National Park
. The Park is set in Central India in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. The national park is smaller than Jim Corbett National Park of Uttrakhand and Ranthambore National Park
of Rajasthan but it has somewhat more pleasure than both of these national parks. If we talk about the sightseeing during the tour one will have also good numbers of options like Bandhavgarh Fort, Baghel Museum, Tala Villag, Mahaman Pond, Ketkiha, Climber’s Point, Climber’s Point, Three Cave Point, Kalchuri Archaeological Museum (Housing Many Historical Items) etc.
The name of the national park Bandhavgarh” is driven form the most popular hummock of the area. Actually it is said that Lord “Ram” gave hillock to his younger brother Lakshmana to keep his eyes on Lanka. (An incident of Hindu epic “Ramayana”). That so why the hummock given name of Bandhav+Garh(Bandhavgarh). Here Bandhav refers to Brother where as Garh to Fort, so the meaning of Bandhavgarh is fort of brothers.
The national Park was established in the year of 1968 and form that time it is one among most prominent national parks of India. The park covers total area of 437 sq km. It was known as the hunting ground for the ‘Maharajas of Rewa”.
There are three seasons found in this national park which are:
1. Winter - October middle to February end
2. Summer - Middle of March to June
3. Monsoon- Middle of June to October end
During pick summer the temperature of the national parks up by 43 degree calicoes and in rainy seasons around 1173 mmrainfall recorded.
Now some Important Points to know before planning to Bandhavgarh Tour:
Best Time To Visit:
February - June (The national park remain closed form 1 July to 31 October every year).
From 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM in morning and form 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM in evening.
Nearest Airport is Khajuraho, which is around 273 kms away from the park.
Nearest Railway Station is Umaria, which is just 35 Kms away. However people catch train for Jabalpur, Katni, Satna also which are 164kms, 102kms and 120kms away respectively.