Thursday, 20 March 2014
Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India
The Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the famous national parks of India. It is located at Umaria District in Madhya Pradesh. In my previous article I told you about Jim Corbett National Park. Today I will tell you about Bandhavgarh National Park. In1968, Bandhavgarh was declared as National Park with 105 Square Km area. Buffer area is spread over forest divisions of Katni and Umaria. With including Buffer area total area of Bandhavgarh national park is 437 Square Km. Do you know why it is named as a Badhavgarh National Park? What is the meaning of Bandhavgarh? Let me tell you, The name is derived from the most prominent cliff of the area. People said that this cliff was given to Lord Lakshmana by his brother Lord Rama to keep watch on Lanka. Hence it is named as Bandhavgarh National Park. Bandhavgarh means Brother's fort.
Wild Life of Bandhavgarh National Park
The park has a large population of Various deers and Leopards. The Bandhavgarh National park has the highest number of tigers. Now there are around 45 to 50 tigers in the park. Many years ago this park was known as Jungle of White Tigers. But Since last 50 years there are no white tigers. Maharaja Martand Singh of Rewa captured white tiger in this region in 1951. The white tiger is not alive, but it is stuffed in the palace of Maharaja of Rewa.
Do and Don't in Bandhavgarh National Park
Jeep Safari and Elephant Safari are available in Bandhavgarh National Park. I will update the information about Safari Zones in Bandhavgarh National Park very soon. I hope all the above information is helpful to you.
Author: Raj Thakkar
Raj Thakkar is a Blogger (By Choice) from Bhuj.He has completed his B.Tech. CE from Ganpat University.