Located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, the Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the popular most destinations in the country to spot the Royal Bengal Tiger as it boasts of a high density of these magnificent felines. The park came into existence in 1968 and roughly had an area of 105 sq km. Currently this wildlife gem is a 450 sq km of area with large biodiversity.
The legend has it that the Hindu God Ram had presented the most prominent hillock of the area to his brother Lakshman to keep a watch on Lanka. From then on the hillock got its name to be Bandhavgarh(Brother`s fort) and the name eventually was bestowed upon the park.
Apart from a healthy population of Tigers, Bandhavgarh is home to approximately 37 mammalian species, 300+ bird species and a number or reptilian species. Astonishingly It has about 80 species of butterflies. Maharaja Martand Singh of Rewa had captured the first white tiger in Bandhavgarh back in 1951. Sadly these white specimens failed to survive in wild. It is speculated that the current population of tigers in the park are all descendants of the famous Charger(male) and Sita(female)who ruled the park in the 1990s and early 20th century.
The park has been at the helm of photographers and wildlife researchers for quite a long time now and the tigers here have grown in reputation. Witnessing these creatures in this habitat is serene. So join us to explore this land of tigers only to come back thrilled!