Wedged deep in the heart of India, Bandhavgarh National Park is prime tiger territory, with a reputation that precedes it. The striped cat is the star resident of these forests, which famously gave the world the white tiger. That apart it is also an exceptionally beautiful space that is steeped in history.
Jabalpur’s Dumna Airport, situated three to four hours away from Bandhavgarh, services flights from Mumbai and New Delhi. A little further away, the drive from Khajuraho is extremely scenic, and a good option to explore if time permits.
Umaria Junction, the closest railway station to Bandhavgarh, is around half an hour’s drive from Tala. Trains from New Delhi, Agra, Varanasi and Raipur stop here.
Reliable bus services to the Bandhavgarh National Park are few and far between. While there are no set schedules, you might find a state transport bus or private service from Khajuraho and Jabalpur.
Bandhavgarh is accessible by road from Umaria, Jabalpur, Khajuraho and Katni. Jabalpur is about 190km or five hours away, while Khajuraho is about 250km or six hours away.