|Zone I- The Tala Zone
1. Siddha Baba: It is a holy meadow.
Siddh Baba is a abode of Hindu God Lord Shiva. Here small shiva-linga has been established. It is situated in marshy meadow and close to Tala entrance gate. This is the most common point from where you can see the tiger near this temple.The diverse habitat of hills, grassland and riparian zone results in almost guranteed sighting of sambhar, chital, painted stroke. lesser adjutant and sometimes wildboars. The sidhbaba region was the territory of some the main tiger of bandhavgarh such as charger and bokha.
2. Chakradhara: It is a large sprawling meadow surrounded by hillocks inside the park popular for the tiger sighting. During the summers this meadow looks like a open hunting ground for the predators. It is a marshy meadow which is rich in flora and fauna. As the availability of food, water and hiding grass is through out the year, so the wlid animals can be easily sighted in this region. It is favorite palce of dominant tigers of this tiger reserve due to availability of water and food, it is favorite place of wild animals which in turn increases the probability of good animal sighting including tiger.
Chakradhara is a marshy meadow with rich flora & fauna. It was favorite place of legendary Tiger 'Charger'.
3. Chakradhara Hide: It is a hideout to watch wildlife and is located in Chakradhara meadows. It is a natural hideout to watch wildlife treasure of Bandhavgarh forest.
4. Andhiyari Jhiriya: It is the place where sparkling stream of water can be seen under the shady darkness of mango, arjun and saptaparni (Alstonia Scholaris) trees. It is popular for tiger sighting especially during summers. Dense shady vegetation offers ideal place to relax for tigers..
5. Badi Gufa: This place to trace the history of Bandhavgarh.
Badi Gufa literally means large cave. It is the biggest man made cave of about 10th century in Bandhavgarh. It is important cave from archaeological point of view and home of variety of bats. This cave is one of the biggest caves in the Bandhavgarh national park region which dates back to the 10th century. This caves is being made by carving the solid rock of sandstone. These caves were the shelters of the army of the king during the medivial period. Now the caves are home to wide variety of bats. The badi gufa is a man made cave not a natural one. Visit the bandhavgarh ancient caves page for the names of the caves of bandhavgarh reserves.
6. Shesh-shaiya: It is a 65ft. horizontally laid idol statue of lord Vishnu reclining on the seven-hooded serpent called Shesh-Nag. It is also the origin point of Charan-ganga river which is also known as lifeline river of Bandhavgarh. It is the same river that we come across while moving from Tala village to Tala entrance gate. It originates from Shesh-shaiya point. Shes-shaiya is a important point while moving towards Bandhavgarh fort. This statue is believe to be of 10th century. It is suggested to keep your eyes & ear attentive as you may find birds like Shaheen falcon, Malabar Pied Hornbill, white eagle etc. On the ocassion of Diwali , the biggest festival of hindus, people use to decorate lamps around the vishnu Idol.
7. Sita Mandap: It is a nature’s creation. Mandap is a hindi language word which means arch type structure.
This rock intact over a stream in the shape of a bridge, gives an impression of a 'Mandap' (arch). It is favorite place of legendary Sita tigress. ‘Sita’ got her name derived from this place.
8. Gopalpur Pond: This pond is one of the impantant place for bird watching in Bandhavgarh. It is the best place for birding lovers. It is at the north east region of bandhavgarh national park. This region is a marshy area always filled with river water. The aquatic plants and mammals are rich in this area which makes the area suitable for bird watching. So of the birds which can be easily sighted in the gopalpur region is Kingfishers, painted storks, lapwings and stilts.
9. Ketkiha: It is a Pandanus point. This wet patch of aromatic plant "Pandanus" (Kewra) in the shadow of lofty Jamun and Arjun trees is the real treasure of floristic wealth of the Reserve.
10. Bhitari Wah: It is a meadow land in Bandhavgarh forest. Here one can find important medicinal plant Buch (Achorus calamus) is found here.
11. Bandhavgarh Fort: It is a garrison made on a hilltop. Its literary meaning is 'fort of brother'.
It is a treasure of archeology and history. Separate dedicated safari is need to be done to visit this fort. Their are about 39 caves are found within 5km surrounding of Bandhavgarh. One cansee here the culture and civilization from 3rd century AD to 16th century AD. Places to see around Bandhavgarh fort are: Malh Patper, Kaper Di Lakhbariya, Stable, Sada ormani, Karn Pol (Gate), Court, Tortoise Idol, Fish Idol, Barah Idol, Kalchuri Gate, Kabir Temple, Moti Mahal, Bandhava Dheesh Temple, Army Barrack, Treasury, man-made ponds etc.
12. Three Cave Point: It is one of the archeological remains of rich historical past of Bandhavgarh. These caves, visible from Ganesh hillock road, are the mute testimony of Bandhavgarh historical past. These caves provide shelter to wild animals of park especially sloth bear.
13. Vulture Nests: It is a gorge type terrain near ‘Sita Mandap’ in Tala zone, where on the rocky sides of nallah, vulture nests may be seen.
14. Ghoda-demon: It is a narrow & deep gorge created due to geological process.
15. Rampur Hillock: It offers panoramic view of undulating terrain of the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Photographers may capture the sylvan beauty of sal and bamboo forests.
16. Banbehi Hide: It is another hideout to watch wildlife. Wildlife photographers & film makers often uses these hideouts for photography & film making. Banbehi hide is facing perennial nallah Banbei.
17. Bhitari Hide: It is hideout to do wildlife watching of Bhitari Wah meadows.
18. Bamania Hill: Close to Bandhavgarh Fort, here one can trace the ruins of fort.