Place to Visit

Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park provides abode to many endangered wildlife species like tigers, Indian bison, chital and langurs. Besides these, nilgais, chausingha, chinkara, wild boars and jackals can also be found in the park. It is known for the highest density of tigers in the world. From 105 sq km, area of the park was increased to 448.84 sq. km in 1982. Proposal to designate a part of the area of Rewa to tiger conservation was presented by Maharaja Martand Singh of Rewa.

Tala Village

Tala Village is one of the most beautiful attractions of Bandhavgarh, and is the lowest point of the wildlife reserve. It has many mud houses and abounds with natural landscapes. Tourists visiting the reserve can find several hotels and resorts for accommodation in the village.

Bandhavgarh Hill

Bandhavgarh Hill, having an elevation of 807 m above sea level, has provided the tiger reserve with its name. Atop the hill lies the Bandhavgarh Fort, the seat of the rulers of Rewa State until 1617 AD. Located at the centre of the park, the hills are surrounded by sloping valleys, which end in small, swampy meadows locally known as ‘bohera’. Highest in the reserve, the hill is surrounded by 32 small hillocks, which together form a number of low lying plains and valleys.

Elephant Safari

Elephant Safari is available at the Bandhavgarh National Park and enables tourists to spot 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds found in the park. As a part of elephant safari offered in the park, tourists can view a tiger from the elephant back. This safari also enables tourists to view the flora of the park that comprises sal, saja, dhauda, tendu and others

Bandhavgarh Fort

Bandhavgarh Fort, believed to be around 2,000 years old, is located atop the Bandhavgarh Hill, in the centre of the national park.  Books like ‘Narad-Panch Ratra’ and the ‘Shiva Purana’ contain references to this fort. Surrounded by a large number of smaller hills separated by gently sloping valleys, the fort is home to many endangered species of vultures.

The fort was the seat of rulers of Rewa State, until they shifted to Rewa town in 1617 AD. Folklore legend states that Lord Rama built this fort when he was returning from Lanka after conquering Ravana. To keep an eye on the happenings of Lanka, Lord Rama gave the charge of the fort to his brother Lakshmana.

Shesh Shaiya

Shesh Shaiya, an idol of Lord Vishnu, is the originating point of River Charanganga. Having a length of 65 ft, it is laid horizontally on the serpent, which has seven heads and is considered very old in terms of architecture. The seven hooded serpent is called Shesh Naga.

Bhamera Dam

Bhamera Dam is located around 20 km away from Bandhavgarh National Park in Panpatha Sanctuary. A favourite with birdwatchers, the dam is visited by several avifaunas.

Gharpuri Dam

Gharpuri Dam is also visited by several water birds. This beautiful place is situated around 10 km away from Bandhavgarh National Park.


Chakradhara is another place in the Bandhavgarh National Park, which is famous for tiger sighting. Surrounded by dense hilly regions, this large meadow area is home to different species of fauna and flora. This place resembles an open hunting area, having a density of wild animals.

Charger’s Place

Charger’s Place is dedicated to Charger, the dominant male tiger in Bandhavgarh National Park. Bandhavgarh remained under the reign of this tiger for almost a decade. Various records have been found, which refer to this most photographed tiger. This historic place is located in Bandhavgarh National Park.