The Bandhavgarh National Park is best known wildlife century but by exploring this place you can add more fun to your jungle safari. This place is also filled with many attractions.
- Bandhagarh Fort
- Baghel Museum
- Village Tala
- Fossil National Park
The park has been divided into three major zones Magdi, Tala and Bamera. Among Tala zone attracts major number of tourists due to tiger sighting. The Magdi Zone also offers opportunity to spot tigers. Elephant safari are also organized in Magdi zone that safari increase the chances of spotting tigers.
Bandhavgarh National Park: Tigers
Bandhavgarh has one of the highest density of Bengal tigers, and is home to some famous named tigers. Charger, an animal so named because of his habit of charging at elephants and tourists. A female tiger known as Sita, who once appeared on the cover of National Geography and is considered as the second most photographed tiger. Almost all the tigers of Bandhavgarh today are descendants of Sita and Charger.
Charger died in 2000 and this place is known as Charger Point. Between 2003 and 2006, many of his descendants unfortunate met. B1 was electrocuted and B3 and Sita was killed. and also Mohini died. After the death of Charger, the fully grown B2 survived as the dominant male in the forest between 2004 and 2007. Mating with a female in the Siddhababa region of Bandhavgarh, he became a father of three cubs. One of them was a male. He was named Bamera. He was first sighted in 2008 and is now Bandhavgarh’s dominant male. In November 2011, B2 died in natural death. Now, the most prominent tiger in Tala zone of Bandhavgarh National Park is Bamera (Died recently). The females who are seen more frequently are Rajbehra, Mirchaini, Banbehi, Mahaman, Sukhi Pattiya and Damdama. There are quite a few cubs also who are either in sub-adult stage or have entered adulthood and are separate now.
Birding in Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh National Park is not only meant for the tigers but thousands of bird species provide us opportunity for bird watching. The dense tropical forests, fields, scrub and wetland at Bandhavgarh brings the most captivating reasons for the birds to make this location their favorable habitat. A natural habitation for more than 150 species of birds in the prominent area of Bandhavgarh Reserve. At Bandhavgarh you can not only explore the different varieties of bird species but as a bird lover can also learn and appreciate the distinct features of these amazing flying creatures. Your bird watching tour at Bandhavgarh is really an appreciating approach to the crown of Madhya Pradesh i.e. the Bandhavgarh National Park.
A list of amazing creatures that can be found freely at the Vindhya ranges:
Wooly Necked Stork, Pariah Kite, Changeable Eagle, Yellow Crowned Woodpecker, Shikra, Black Shouldered Kite, Paddy Field Pipit, Indian Moorhen, Common Wood, Shrike, Plum, Alexandrine Parakeet, Rose Ringed Parakeet, White Browed Fantail Flycatcher, Verditor Flycatcher, Little Green Bee Eater, Red Vented Bulbul, Common Myna, Barhminy Starling, Tree Pipit, Olive Backed Pipit, Pied Kingfisher, Comb Duck, Ruddy Shellduck, Wood Sand Piper, Green Sand Piper, Jungle Myna, Bank Myna, Indian Robin, Grey Headed Barbet, Rufous Face Warbler, Little Grebe, Jungle Bush Quail, White Naped Woodpecker, King Vulture, Bronze Wing Jacana, Asian Palm Swift, Barn Swallow, Rufous Tailed Lark, White Backed Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Pond Heron, Common Tailor Bird, Red Wattled Lapwing, Yellow Wattled Lapwing, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Indian Roller, Eurasian Collared Dove, Spotted Dove, Laughing Dove, Jungle Babbler, Peacock, Red Jungle Fowl, Blue Rock Pigeon, Thick Billed Flowerpecker, Common Hawk Cuckoo, Indian Hawk Cuckoo, Black Drongo, Racket Tailed Drongo, Stone Chat, Little Egret, Cotton Pygmy Goose, Sarus Crane, Grey Hornbill, Common Chiff Chaff, Brown Fish Owl, Barn Owl, Short Eared Owl, Indian Scops Owl, Mottled Wood Owl.