Though the first thing that comes to mind upon hearing Bandhavgarh is tigers, it is actually also a place of great mythological and legendary significance. Apart from the national park, there’s a lot to explore in this ancient town in Madhya Pradesh. The ancient Bandhavgarh Fort is quite the beauty; also legend has it that it gifted by Lord Rama to his younger brother Lakshmana. That explains the name – ‘Bandhav’ means brother and ‘Garh’ means fort. Bandhavgarh dates back to 2000 years and you will find several man made caves with inscriptions and rock paintings theatre worth exploring.
Bandhavgarh National Park is the legitimate land of tigers. This is one place to visit if you want to spot the big cat. It is considered India’s top dwelling for tigers because it has the highest density of Royal Bengal Tigers in the world. The sight of the majestic tiger, up close and personal, is said to trigger a sense of awe in you, of the kinds you wouldn’t easily have experienced in the country.
One of the most fascinating points in Bandhavgarh National Park is the Three Cave Point that is easily visible from the Ganesh Hillock road. The beautiful location has many exquisite carvings that typically signify the blend of the architectural techniques that were prevalent in the ancient times. Today, this place has become an ideal home for many wild animals including leopards, tigers and sloth bears.
Another amazing place in Bandhavgarh National Park that symbolises nature’s beauty is the Climber’s Point. This location offers an aerial view of the entire park and the forest in this location is filled with sal and bamboo trees. Along with that the place is also flourishes with some of the best and unique species of fauna like the butea superba and bauhinia wahlii. If you just want to relax and click some pictures, make time to head here.
Surrounded by the a dense hilly region, Chakradhara in Bandhavgarh National Park is where most of the tiger sighting happens. It is through Chakradhara that one can head to another famous attraction in the park, the Bandhavgarh Fort.