You must not miss this hour-long hike to Bandhavgarh Fort when visiting the reserve, which begins in
the Tala Zone of the park. To get to the fort, tourists must be accompanied by a guide because the
trail goes through the deep forests of the national park. The fort is settled on a hill in the
middle of the park that rises 807 metres above sea level. Hiking is the best way to reach the fort.
Sheesh Shaiya is another point of attraction to visit inside Bandhavgarh National Park. A 65 feet
tall statue of Lord Vishnu that depicts his sleeping posture on the Shesh Nag or seven hooded
serpent in a green pool, Shesh Shaiya is the source of the Charanganga River. In winter, this place
turns into a paradise for birdwatchers as many birds visit here. Diwali is the best time to visit
this place where you have to reach only by foot.
The must-visit Bari Gufa in Bandhavgarh National Park is an ideal spot for some thrilling
experiences and to explore the caves carved out of the mountains. These ancient caves, which the
Maharaja formerly used as barracks for his warriors when he lived up on the hill in Bandhavgarh
National Park, can be explored after obtaining a permit from the forest authority.
Three Cave Point
Three Cave Point is one of the must-visit spots in Bandhavgarh National Park. The place can be
easily seen from Ganesh Hillock Road, which passes through the park. Three Cave Point is a popular
place to visit as it houses wonderful ancient carvings that clearly tell about the highly advanced
techniques which were being used in the past. These caves are now shelter for several animals like
tigers, leopards and sloth bears.
Baghel Museum in Bandhavgarh houses the assets of Maharaja of Rewa which illustrate the brief
history of the place. The displaying objects include several relics and belongings of the king and
the stuffed body of Mohan, the first white tiger spotted by Maharaja. November to June is the ideal
time to explore this royal mansion and its surrounding area.
Tala Village is one of the perfect places in Bandhavgarh to disappear into the rural lifestyle. If
you want to explore village life far away from modernity and chaos of the cities, Village Tala is a
terrific hideaway. It boasts mud houses that fit seamlessly with the surrounding natural scenery.
The area's natural magnificence is ideal for taking a relaxing vacation where you may witness wild
creatures and unwind in nature.
Mahaman Pond is a prominent water body in Bandhavgarh. The huge water hole is surrounded by bamboo
clumps and it makes it an ideal place for wildlife sighting. Several animals come to Mahaman Pond to
quench the thirst and take rest. The sights to capture are moments they roam freely around the pond
and drink water from it.
Popular as Pendanus Point, Kethika in Bandhavgarh is one of the best places to visit for nature
lovers. The place is known for the aromatic plant called Kewra. Kewra is found in abundance here
amidst Jamun and Arjun trees. If you want to explore the exotic collection of flora in Bandhavgarh
National Park, then Kethika is the right place for you.
Climber’s Point is an ideal place for photography enthusiasts as it provides a wonderful aerial view
of the Bandhavgarh National Park. This peaceful place, filled with sal and bamboo trees is also the
perfect place to spot some unique species like Bauhinia Wahlii and Butea Superba. Perched in a
height of 13,005 feet above sea level, Climber’s Point is one of the best places to visit to seek
peace and tranquillity in nature.
Another wonderful place to visit on your trip to Bandhavgarh, Raj Bahera is a marshy meadow and the
source of the Dammer or Damnar River. It houses spectacular murals and can be easily seen from the
Bandhani Hillock. Moreover, Raj Bahera is also one of the great places to spot various wildlife as
species like storks, chital, sambar, vultures and wild pigs often visit here.
Located 50 kilometres away from Bandhavgarh, Chespur Waterfall is one of the mesmerising places to
relax amidst the purest form of nature. It is a natural deep waterfall in the Johila River, which is
surrounded by serenity. The atmosphere here is perfect for having a picnic with your loved ones.
One of the popular temples in Madhya Pradesh, Jwalamukhi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Jwalamukhi.
It is situated on the bank of the Charanganga River, around 11 kilometres from the national park.
Built in the 10th century, this temple possesses a religious power among travellers which makes them
believe that if they pray sincerely, all their wishes come true.
Fossil National Park
The Dindori district of Madhya Pradesh is home to the largest fossil national parks in Asia as well
as second largest in the world. It is a location that is quite unusual and contains a wealth of
plant fossils. Here, 31 genera and 18 plant families of botanical fossils have been identified.
Between 40 million and 150 million years ago, these fossils were present. Ancient varieties of date
palm, neem, jamun, banana, and jackfruit are among the many petrified plants.