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How to Reach Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh is the heartbeat to the popularly known Heart of India, Madhya Pradesh. Sprawling over 450 Square Kilometers, Bandhavgarh national park is one of the popular havens of Royal Bengal Tigers in India. And that’s not all, Bandhavgarh is blessed with the best of flora and fauna which is why adventure enthusiasts, tiger safari, jungle safari and photographers plan a trip to Bandhavgarh really often.


Fast Facts of Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park Information
Location Bandhawgarh National Park, Tala, Umaria (M.P.), India, Pin Code - 484 661
Area 1,536 km²
Established Year 1968
Nearest Airport Jabalpur (200 KM) & Khajuraho (250 KM)
Nearest City Umaria
Nearest Railway Station Umaria Station (33 KM)
Entry Fee Rs. 2200 for Indian Nationals and Rs. 4300 for foreigners(Guide & Vehicles)
Best Time to Visit October to March
Number of Species 300 plus species

If you are wondering about how to reach Bandhavgarh National Park, we have every little detail in store for you. Along with that, we have listed down some of the best resorts in and around the area. Scroll down and know it all.

Distances between major Cities

Umaria to Bandhavgarh 22 km
 Khajuraho 222 km
Jabalpur to Bandhavgarh 170 km
Satna to Bandhavgarh 135 km
Katni to Bandhavgarh 100 km

By Road

Bandhavgarh National Park is easily accessible from the nearby cities via road. While Umaria is the closest town to the park, there are destinations namely Jabalpur, Katni, and Khajuraho as well from where travelers can plan a visit.

By Flight

For comfort seekers, domestic airport facilities from Jabalpur (160 km) and Khajuraho (225 km) are available. On the other hand, the nearest international airport is in Varanasi, located 355 km away from Bandhavgarh. From each of these airports, cab services are accessible to the national park.

By Train

The nearest railway stations from Bandhavgarh are Umaria and Katni as they are located at a close distance. Travelers coming to visit the national park have to deboard the train at any of the stations and hire cab services.

From New Delhi

New Delhi is well connected to Bandhavgarh and offers a warm journey to travelers via superfast and overnight trains. It takes around 12-14 hours to reach the railway station. From there passengers have to avail cab services to get to the national park.

From Agra

It is easy to travel from Agra to Bandhavgarh all thanks to the good rail connectivity. The journey lasts for 11-12 hours and travelers are offered amenities and facilities for a comfortable experience. Cab services are easily available for further journey.

From Varanasi

A good number of express trains connect Varanasi and Bandhavgarh with the travel time being 10-11 hours. Passengers can also opt for overnight journeys. Taxis are available at the respective railway stations.

From Mumbai

The most loved city of Maharashtra, Mumbai is also well connected to Bandhavgarh. It takes around 14-15 hours to complete the whole journey which is why the comfort of the passengers is taken well care of. Upon arrival, cabs services are made accessible for easy commuting.

From Kolkata

Travelers planning to visit Bandhavgarh from Kolkata have a few options in hand when traveling via train. The journey is comparatively longer which is why it is not a preferred route.