Day 11 – Bandhavgarh
The core area that the Bandhavgarh National Park occupies is about 105 square kilometers and its buffer area is of about 400 square kilometers. The topography of the Park varies between undulatinf forest, open meadows and steep ridges. The Bandhavgarh National Park is famous for the Royal Bengal Tigers that it houses. The density of the tiger population in Bandhavgarh National Park is the highest in India.
The Bandhavgarh National Park has harbored the highest concentration of tigers per unit area of forest. It is spread over an area of 448 square kilometers with a cross area of 105 square kilometers. The Bandhavgarh hill rises 811 meters above the sea and sloping valleys surround it. It lies at the centre of the Park. The sloping valleys end in swampy little meadows which are called ‘bohera’ by the locals.
The Park was once a hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa and at present is a famous habitat for white tigers. White tigers are a major attraction, they were first discovered in Rewa.