Bandhavgarh National Park is situated at a distance of 164 km from Jabalpur and 237 km from Khajuraho. Covering 448 sq km., Bandhabgarh is situated in Umaria district among the outlying hills of the Vindhya Range. At the centre of the park is Bandhavgarh hill, rising 811 mts. above MSL. Surrounding it are large numberof smaller hills separated by gently sloping valleys. These valleys end in small, swampy meadows, locally known as ‘Bohera’. The lowest point in the park is at Tala (440m above MSL). Tala vegetation is chiefly of Sal forest in the valleys and on the lower slopes, gradually changing to mixed deciduous forest on the hills and in the hotter, drier areas of the park in the south and west. Bamboo is found throught.
Air: Nearest airport is Jabalpur.
Rail: Nearest railway station is Umaria.
Road: Bandhavgarh is well connected by roads throughout the country.
Bandhavgarh National Park: The forest of Bandhavgarh can be classified as moist deciduous, and the National Park holds all those animal species that are typical of this habitat Central India. Certain areas of the park are drier in character, and hold such species as the Nilgai and the Chinkara. Sal forest occurs throughout the valleys, giving way to mixed forest that occurs where the soil is of relatively poor quality on the upper hill slopes, on rocky outcrops and in the South and West. Grassy meadow patches occur in the valley and along the nalas. Bandhabgarh is densely populated with tiger and other wildlife species. The great Gaur or Indian Bison, can be seen with ease, as they come onto the meadows to graze at dusk; Sambar and Barking Deer are a common sight, and Nilgai are to be seen in the more open areas of the park. There are more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds.
Map Of Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh :