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Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park ranks in the top 3 highest tiger sighting spots in the world. It also boasts of the highest tiger density in the tourism department as compared to the other tiger reserves of India. It is a paradise for nature lovers and wildlife photographers.

 Located amidst the Vindhya hill range, the park has a number of ridges running through it. The terrain is broken, with rocky hill ranges, running roughly east-west, scattered with grassy swamps and forested valleys. Bandhavgarh is extremely rich in its flora and fauna. Apart from the tiger, its main attraction, other predators also roam these jungles. Leopards are shy creatures and thus not seen easily. Omnivorous sloth bears as well as wild boars are also big attractions. The hunted species of spotted deer or chital, sambar, barking deer, nilgai, chowshinga, Rhesus Macaque and Hanuman Langur are also found here. The scavengers like stripped Hyena and Jackal are some additional sights to behold. Palm Civet, Ruddy and Common Mongoose, Three Stripped Squirrel and many species of bats are Bandhavgarh's pride.


Bandhavgarh National Park is very rich in birdlife and is considered heaven for birdwatchers. Many migratory and resident birds are found here. There is a total of 250 plus species of birds that have been recorded in this park. Prey birds like Changeable Hawk Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Migratory Steppe Eagle are some common sights. The other birds spotted here are Sarus Crane, Whistling Teal, Ibis, Kingfishers (Egyptian, Long-billed, White-rumped), Red headed Vulture, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Lesser Adjutant, Paradise Flycatcher, Brown Shrike, etc.

 There is a wide range of mammals to marvel at, some of which are as under:

Tiger, Rhesus Macaque, Hanuman Langur, Spotted Deer or Chital, Sambar, Barking Deer, Hyena, Jackal, Mouse Deer, Wolf, Toddy Cat, Small Indian Civet, Sloth Bear, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Leopard cat, Grey and Ruddy Mongoose, Four Horned Antelope, Nilgai, Wild Pig, Indian Porcupine, Indian Pangolin, Fruit Bat, Flying Fox, Flying Squirrel, etc.

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