Well-known for the Royal Bengal Tigers, the Bandhavgarh National Park is spread around the Vindhya Hills Range in Madhya Pradesh with a core area of 105 square kilometers along with a buffer zone sprawled over another 400 square kilometers. The topography consists of steep ridges, undulating hills, forests and open meadows.
One of the finest national parks of India, the terrain is broken with a rocky hill range roughly running from east to west and interspersed with grassy swamps and forested valleys enabling a vast and varied account of flora and fauna to flourish and thrive. This park maintains the distinction of harboring a high concentration of tigers together with the Indian Bison, Sloth Bear, Leopard, Porcupine, Wild Boar, Sambar and the Spotted Deer. With over 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds, it is very well organized and comes alive with tourists each day with a number of jeep and elephant safaris that are extensively able to add charm.
The forest cover of Bandhavgarh National Park is mostly consisting of Sal trees, with vegetation on the higher altitudes changing to Sali, Saja, Dhobin and others. The northern region is made up of vast stretches of grasslands and young bamboo forests alluring with their green and slim appearance. The Bandhavgarh hill stands tall almost in the centre of the park which eventually is surrounded by 32 other hills of different sizes filled in between with marshy stretches divided by grasslands and a few water-bodies. Ultimately, this Project Tiger Reserve in Central India with a resident tiger population exceeding twenty-five is well weaved in and around these Vindhya wooded hills.