BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK, MADHYA PRADESH

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Bandhavgarh National Park is sure to leave you with two abiding memories of your days spent here – a nearly guaranteed sighting of the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger and the over 2000-year old fort of Bandhavgarh that stands proudly on a hill over 800m tall deep inside the forest. Many tiger watchers attest to a sighting of the elusive animal in the forests here due to the high density of tiger population in these dense jungles. If a tiger sighting is the main attraction for a jungle safari, then Bandhavgarh is the best choice out of the six tiger reserves across Madhya Pradesh.

These jungles are also famed to be the original home of the rare white tigers of Rewa. Local guides here love to narrate tales of royal shikarsor hunting expeditions that took place in these forests. Before being designated a national park, these forests were the hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Rewa. The exploits of the Maharajas, who killed over 100 tigers during their rule have become part of folklore. Apart from tigers, there is also a healthy leopard  population. Jeep safaris are the most preferred option of exploring the forests. The entrance to the Bandhavgarh national park is through the small quaint village of Tala, around 32kms from the Umaria railway station. Alternately, it is a picturesque drive of around five and half hours across the Ken river from the Khajuraho airport.

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Bandhavgarh National Park is sure to leave you with two abiding memories of your days spent here – a nearly guaranteed sighting of the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger and the over 2000-year old fort of Bandhavgarh that stands proudly on a hill over 800m tall deep inside the forest. Many tiger watchers attest to a sighting of the elusive animal in the forests here due to the high density of the tiger population in these dense jungles. If a tiger sighting is the main attraction for a jungle safari, then Bandhavgarh is the best choice out of the six tiger reserves across Madhya Pradesh.
In the very heartland of India, is Madhya Pradesh, one of the most diverse states of India and it is this diversity which gives it the potential to fascinate and amaze. Madhya Pradesh is relatively undeveloped which means that infrastructure can be lacking in some areas, but the benefit of this is that it is less explored, the sights are less busy and in many of its destinations one can easily be transported back to the India of old.
Nestled in the heart of Madhya Pradesh, lies a set of Hindu and Jain temples that are famous for their carvings. Explore the temple complex – a set of twenty-five buildings scattered over a large area to understand the architectural and artistic finesse of craftsmen of the Chandela kingdom. Each Chandela ruler built at least one temple in his lifetime, a tradition followed by every king of that dynasty. The kings, who built these fine temples in the tenth and eleventh centuries were ultimately defeated by Muslim invaders. The stories of loot and destruction of these temples were written by Arab travelers like Biruni and Ibn Battutah. Over the centuries, forests swallowed these temples until a British engineer rediscovered it in the early nineteenth century.