Top 3 reasons to visit Bandhavgarh National Park
1. Best park for Tiger sightings in India
Historically Bandhavgarh stands amongst the top 3 parks in India to see Tigers in the wild. For last 25 years the Tiger safaris in Bandhavgarh have yielded memorable sightings to the tourists who have visited Bandhavgarh and continue to do so even today. The legendary Tigers of Bandhavgarh like Charger, Sita, B2, and Bamera have converted the average tourist to a Tiger and wildlife lover. Though all the parks are uniquely beautiful, but there is something about Bandhavgarh that makes everyone who visits Bandhavgarh fall in love with it. It is the gentleness and boldness of the Tigers of Bandhavgarh that gets people to love Bandhavgarh. It is said that one has to be lucky to see the Tiger in the wild, but for Bandhavgarh they say that if you did not see a Tiger in the wild then chances are that you were sleeping during the safari. Someone also said that you have to be unlucky to see only one Tiger in Bandhavgarh.
2. Best park for Tiger photography in India
As this is the best park to see Tigers, hence it automatically can be said to be the Best park for Tiger photography as well. We recommend 3-4 nights stay atleast in Bandhavgarh for creating good images. Not missing on a single safari is also a must. Usually in a 3 nights stay one can do 6 safaris, and 8 safaris if the stay is 4 nights. The undergrowth and foliage is not dense, hence it is easier to spot Tigers here and thus get some good images. Even if the Tiger is on the move, and he moves into the bushes, there are good chances that you will be able to get good habitat shot of the Tiger as the undergrowth is not dense. There are some water holes and flowing streams which are favourite of Tigers, and as the Tigers are fond of water, hence seeing the Tigers on waterholes in Bandhavgarh is quite common. Seeing the Tiger cubs play in water is a delight that one will never forget.
3. Landscapes and History
The landscapes and history of Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve makes it special and unique. The presence of Bandhavgarh Fort which is amongst one of the oldest forts of India makes the landscape really impressive. The presence of this fort in history is one aspect, but this fort is also home to Tigers, vultures, Malabar pied hornbills and falcons. Though access to this fort is not possible, but one does get a glimpse of this from the Sehra and Chakradhara meadow. One can also visit the 32 feet reclining Vishnu statue. There are over 32 hills in Bandhavgarh. Some of these hills have caves which were used by saints centuries ago for meditation, and now these are used by Tigresses to safely keep their cubs, and also Sloth Bears. Some caves are home to the horse shoe bats. The view from the highest hill (Rampur Pahari) is amazing.