Bandhav National Park

Flora in Bandhavgarh National Park

flora at bandhavgarhBandhavgarh National Park is spread across the area of 446 sq km and the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department has considered it as the most vegetative part of the Umaria district. The foliage in Bandhavgarh National Park is mostly of dry deciduous type and is the only region which is quite rich in flora and fauna. The area brings relatively moderate climate and of course the favorable topography that uniquely supports the growth of a rich and varied flora in the park. Along with that the captivating landscapes are being spread over 32 hills, cliffs, plateaus and meadows. The vegetation of Bandhavgarh is specially filled with Sal forest in the valleys and Bamboo stretches on the lower slopes of the region. While half of the forest is being covered with fine trees of Sal and Bamboo, the forest also beholds the mixed species around the higher hills that also includes high grasslands which are the major specialty of the Bandhavgarh jungle.

Naturally, the riverbanks of Bandhavgarh region is extremely fertile and is quite lush that surely brings the reason why at least 300 species of flora can be found at both the core and the buffer region of Bandhavgarh. Moreover, some perennial streams and rivulets flow at different crisscrossed zones of the park creating scenic vistas and budding importance to the jungle. The beautiful sceneries of this Indian Wildlife Park offer picturesque view to the tourists and nature lovers.

Some of the most famous floral species including Sal can be found in Bandhavgarh National Park are:

  • Saj (Terminalia tomentosa)
  • Dhaora (Anogeissus latifolia)
  • Tendu, Arjun (Terminalia arjuna)
  • Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  • Palas (Butea monosperma)
  • Salai (Boswellia serrata)
  • Mango (Mangifera indica)
  • Jamun (Blackberry) (Syzygium Cumini)
  • Babul (Accasia nilotica)
  • Banyan (F icus benghalensis)
  • Ber (Zizyphus mauritania)
  • Dhak or Chila (flame of the forest){Butea monosperma}
  • Dhok (Anogeossis pendula)
  • Jamun (Syzygium cumini)
  • Kadam (Authocephalus cadamba)
  • Khajur (Phoenix sylvestris)
  • Khair (Accacia catechu)
  • Bamboo
  • Lagerstroemia
  • Boswelia
  • Pterocarpus
  • Madhuca

Along with that the Bandhavgarh forest is also being filled with lots of contrasting vegetation including:

  • Karel (Capparis decidua)
  • Mohua (Madhuca indica)
  • Khejda (Prosopis specigera)
  • Kakera (Flacourtia indica)
  • Neem (Azadirachta indica)