Bandhavgarh is known for it’s Tiger sightings. Arguably, it is the best park to not only see Tigers, but even to photograph them. Bandhavgarh National Park. with an area of 105 km2 host the high density of the tiger population in India.
The park also hosts a large breeding population of Indian leopards and has a large biodiversity of wild animals. The park is very famous for tiger sightings and that’s also a reason that.
In India, the forest department has only very few jeeps allowed in each zones. In some zones, the population of wild animals
is high while in some other zones is not all that great.
In Bandhavgarh, you have to book your safari at least 4-5 months in advance. As the gates/zones get booked out really very quick.
We at WildTrails do the booking directly with our expert trackers who choose the zones where the sightings are doing good.
Bandhavgarh is divided into three core zones: Tala (the park's main zone, where Bandhavgarh fort is situated) and adjoining
Magdhi (located on the fringe of the park and excellent for Bandhavgarh Tiger Sightings), plus Khitauli separated by a road
(scenic and less-visited, although tiger sightings do occur there. It's particularly good for birding).
Three buffer zones were also added to the Bandhavgarh in 2015, with the aim of reducing tourism in the core zones and providing an opportunity for people who cannot afford to visit the core zones to experience the park. The buffer zones are spread over
Umaria and Katni districts. They are Dhamokhar (adjoining Magdhi zone and entered from Parasi), Panpatha (adjoining Khitauli zone and entered from Pachpedi), and Johila (entered from Cechpur/Gajwahi). Tiger sightings have occurred in these buffer zones.