• Archeologists have unearthed 2,000-year-old society from tiger reserve in Bandhavgarh National Park.
  • Several 1,500-year old rock paintings and numerous 1,800-2,000-years old man-made water bodies have been discovered.

About Bandhavgarh National Park

  • It is spread across the Vindhya hills in Umaria district in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Bandhavgarh was declared a National park in 1968 and then became Tiger Reserve in 1993.
  • This park lies in the Monsoon type with a Dry Winter Climate.
  • The whole park is filled with more than 20 streams like Johilla, Janadh, Charanganga, Damnar, Banbei, Ambanala, Andhiyari Jhiria etc which merge into the Son river.
  • Topography comprises of hills, valley, rivers, marshes and meadows to give rise to diverse mixed vegetation ranging from tall grasslands to thick Sal forest.
  • Bandhavgarh is best known for its Evergreen Sal forest and Mixed forest.
  • About 515 species of plants and over 24o species of birds and many species of reptiles and insects are found there.
  • Main Species Found: Asiatic Jackal, Bengal Fox, Sloth Bear, Striped Hyena, Leopard and Tiger, Wild Pigs, Nilgai, Chinkara and Gaur.
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