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Bandhavgarh Jungle Safari

Bandhavgarh Jungle safari is the prominent attraction of any wildlife tour. Tourists can do jungle safaris in Bandhavgarh national park. In a day, two rounds of safari drivers are allowed inside the core-zone of park. On every Wednesday, park remains closed for evening safari drives. Here in Bandhavgarh, safari area is divided into three safari zones i.e. Tala zone (Gate-1), Magadhi zone(Gate-2) and Khitauli zone (Gate-3). Among them Tala zone is the oldest safari zone and other two zones were opened later due to increase in tourists arrival. These 3-zones are called core zones of Bandhavgarh. Now buffer zones are also open for visitors. Buffer zones in Bandhavgarh includes Dhamokhar zone, Panpatha zone and Johilazone. Jungle safari in Bandhavgarh is a paid service for which tourists are required to acquire entrance ticket/s in which all visitors name, age, gender, country and identity document details are given along with name of safari zone and safari round. All the visitors are required to carry their original identity document during safari drives as it is verified at the entrance gate. Safari tickets are non-transferable. During safari drive, guide service is compulsory on each safari vehicle. Here safaris are done on open safari jeeps and canters. Maximum 06 person are allowed to sit in a safari jeep and 12 tourists are allowed in a safari canter vehicle.

Jeep Safari at Bandhavgarh National Park is a delight for adventure lovers and wildlife photographers. In fact these Jeep safari tours have added excitement and fun to the journey. 04 WD Open Jeep Safari is the best way to explore the flora & fauna of Bandhavgarh National Park. When people go on safari in Bandhavgarh they expect to find untamed nature and unspoiled landscapes & they are not disappointed as The Bandhavgarh National Park consists of mixed vegetations ranging from tall grasslands to thick Sal forest and so is the perfect habitat of variety of animals and birds. Jeep safaris keep one enthralled for the adventure and provide the flexibility to explore especially those places, which are difficult to travel via any other mode of transportation.

Most visitors head for Tala & Magadhi zones of the National Park, which has some of highest concentrations of wildlife in Bandhavgarh. The best time to visit is during the dry season, from October to May. At Bandhavgarh Jeep Safaris can be done twice a day. The Morning Shift which starts early at the time of Sunrise up to 04 hrs & the afternoon one starts in between 02 PM to 03 PM up to sunset. In each Open Jeep 6 passengers are allowed to travel along with one naturalist and one driver. Limited Jeeps are permitted to enter inside the National Park in each shift. This has been done to avoid overcrowding inside the national Park. Therefore it is advisable to book safari rides in well advance to avoid any chance of unavailability.

Safari Zones

Safari Zones

Safari Vehicle Limit 


(Morning – Evening)

Tala (Gate-1)

20 – 20

Magdhi (Gate-2)

20 – 20

Khitauli (Gate-3)

16 – 15

Bandhavgarh Fort


Park Safari Timings

Park Safari Timings

Morning Safari

Evening Safari Time

Fort Safari

15 Oct – 15 Feb

06:30 – 11:00

14:30 – 17:30

Sunrise – to – Sunset

16 Feb – 31 Mar

06:00 – 11:00

15:00 – 18:00

Sunrise – to – Sunset

01 Apr – 30 June

05:30 – 10:00

16:00 – 19:00

Sunrise – to – Sunset

How To Reach Bandhavgarh 

Situated in the Umaria district of Eastern Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh is a popular tourist destination and is often regarded as the heartbeat of the state. The place is well connected to the nearby towns & cities like making it easily accessible for the travellers. For those planning to visit Bandhavgarh can make it to the national park by all the three means of transport including airways, railways and roadways. Even though the region doesn’t have its own airport the nearest would be in Khajuraho which has good flight connectivity to the other major important cities of the country. However, the railway and roadway are considered to be the best way to reach Bandhavgarh. Whether travellers choose to travel by air, rail or road one can avail the taxi service to head to Bandhavgarh National Park.

Distances from Major Cities:

Umaria : 35 km/ 45 min
Khajuraho : 270 km/ 6 hrs.
Jabalpur : 190 km/ 4 hrs.
Satna : 120 km
Delhi : 978 km
Gwalior : 565 km
Katni : 102 km

How To Reach?

By Road:
Traveling to Bandhavgarh by road is convenient as the destination is accessible from the nearby cities and towns like Umaria, Jabalpur, Katni and Khajuraho. From any of these destinations, tourists can avail a cab service to reach Bandhavgarh National Park via SH 11, 22, and NH 43.

By Air:
Fly from Delhi, Agra or Varanasi to Khajuraho and drive (7-8 hours) to Tala park entrance at Bandhavgarh. Nearest airport from the park is Khajuraho.

By Rail:
Nearest railway station is Umaria after Katani railway station, from there it is about 40 minutes drive to Nature Heritage. Alternatively, take the overnight train from Delhi to Umaria and drive (30 minutes) to the park. Only jeeps are available for transfers. Khajuraho / Bandhavgarh distance is 250 Kms, (8 hrs drive).

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