In & Around
Covering 448 sq. km., Bandhavgarh is situated in Shahdol district among the outlying hills of the Vindhya range. At the centre of the park is Bandhavgarh hill, rising 881 mt. above MSL. Surrounding it there are a large number of 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 (440 mt above MSL). The 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 valleys and on the hotter drier area of the park in the south and west. Bamboo is found throughout. Bandhavgarh 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.
Maihar Heritage Palace & Fort
Brij Villas Palace (Kila Maihar)
P.O.: Maihar – 485771
Madhya Pradesh (India)