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Situated in Madhya Pradesh, and accessed by train to Umaria only 45 kilometers away, Bandhavgarh is the smallest of three parks in the region.

Covering an area of 105 square kilometers, it is bordered by a small village where the lodges and camps are located.

Terrain and wildlife

Sambar Deer, Bandhavgarh National Park

The park terrain is a mixture of thick sal and bamboo forest interspersed with open marshland; an ideal habitat for wild boar, jackal and sambar, and a healthy tiger population.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Bandhavgarh National Park

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Bandhavgarh National Park, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Bandhavgarh National Park

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    Places near Bandhavgarh National Park

    Our expert guides to exploring Bandhavgarh National Park

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Bandhavgarh National Park, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Bandhavgarh National Park at its best.

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    • India’s wildlife: our safari guide to the central parks
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      India’s wildlife: our safari guide to the central parks

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    Accommodation choices for Bandhavgarh National Park

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Bandhavgarh National Park. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.