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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wildlife in Madhya Pradesh : Bandhavgarh National Park - 11

Guys, there are more than 22 species of mammals and 200 species of birds. Some of the inhabitants of this park are the rhesus macaque, the black-faced langur, jungle cats, chinkara, black buck and the chital. The park attracts many migratory birds in the winter months that include the steppe eagle and a variety of waterbirds. Reptilian fauna includes cobra, krait, python, turtle and a variety of lizards.

When to visit:

The ideal time to visit Bandavgarh is the November to June period. The parks is closed during monsoons from July to October.

Where to stay:

White Tiger Forest Lodge (MPSTDC), Forest Rest House, Bandhavgarh Wildlife Camp and Safari, Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge, Tiger Trails The Royal Retreat and the PWD Rest Hosue are the available means of accommodation.

How to get there:

By Air:

The most comforable route to Bandhavgarh is by air to Khajuraho (210 kms.), from where it is a 5 hour drive.

By Rail:

The nearest rail heads are Jabalpur (170 kms.), Katni (102 kms) and Satna (112 kms.) on the Central Railway and Umaria (30 kms.) on the South Eastern Railway.

By Road:

State/Private transport buses ply between Katni and Umaria and from Satna and Rewa to Tala (Bandhavgarh)

Contact:

Director, Bandhavgarh National Park, P.O. Umaria, Dist. Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh - 484661.

Related Links :

01. Nature and WildLife of India : WildLife Protection Act 1972 - 1
02. Wildlife in Jammu and Kashmir - 2
03. Corbett National Park (Project Tiger) : Wildlife in Uttaranchal - 3
04. Rajaji National Park - 4
05. Wildlife in Uttar Pradesh : Dudhwa National Park - 5
06. Wildlife in Rajasthan : Bharatpur National Park - 6
07. Wildlife in Rajasthan : Ranthambore National Park (Project Tiger) - 7
08. Wildlife in Rajasthan : Sariska Tiger Reserve - 8
09. Wildlife in Gujarat : Gir National Park and Sanctuary - 9
10. Wild Ass Sanctuary - 10
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