Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve was the hunting preserve of the Kings of Rewa before independence. It was declared as a National Park in the year 1968 and subsequently as tiger reserve in the year 1993.
The preserve lies in the District of Umaria in the State of Madhya Pradesh also referred as Central India. It is most easily accessible from Jabalpur at 170 km and Umaria Rail Head at 32km both in MP State in India.
Bandhavgarh ecosystem comprises of pure Sal belts interspersed with mixed forest zones, marshy grasslands and river systems. The park is named after the highest hill called Bandhavgarh on which lie the ruins of an ancient mentioned in Skanda Purana. The park is named after this hill which attains a height of 800 plus MSL and is one among the thirty two hillocks that over power the topography of the region.
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is the land of the tiger and is the best place to see the tigers in the wild. It is home to Central Indian mammals, innumerous insect species, reptiles and hundreds of bird species.Tiger Safari at Bandhavgarh