How to reach Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh Location: Bandhavgarh National Park is a popular tiger reserve in Central India. Madhya Pradesh state of India in known as Tiger State of India where tiger population is highest in India. Some of the popular tiger reserves of India like Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench & Satpura are in this state. Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is spread over Vindhya ranges in Central India. Vindhya & Satpura ranges nestles some of the rare species of wildlife in India. Bandhavgarh is in Eastern region of Madhya Pradesh. It was declared as national park in year 1968 and became tiger reserve in 1993. As it is just 250kms from Khajuraho and Kanha National Park it is included in most of the tour itineraries of Central India Tours.

Road Map to reach Bandhavgarh

How to reach Bandhavgarh BANDHAVGARH - BY FLIGHT
Their are 02 important airports for reaching Bandhavgarh i.e. Jabalpur and Khajuraho.
Jabalpur Airport (IATA Code: JLR) is the nearest Airport for reaching Bandhavgarh. It is located at a distance of 200kms/04:30hrs from park. Jabalpur city has direct flight connectivity from Delhi and Mumbai. At present 02 flights are operating between Jabalpur - Delhi and 01 flight between Jabalpur- Mumbai airports. As it is the nearest airport for Kanha National Park also, it is most frequently used for Central India Wildlife Tours. For journey from Jabapur to Bandhavgarh, taxi cabs are recommended as no bus service operates between them.
Khajuraho Airport (IATA Code: HJR): It is second nearest airport for Bandhavgarh at a distance of 250kms/05:30hrs drive. Khajuraho is very popular tourist destination having World Heritage Khajuraho temples known worldwide for its erotic temples. Khajuraho Airport has flight connectivity from Delhi and Varanasi.For journey from Khajuraho to Bandhavgarh, taxi cabs are recommended as no bus service operates between them.
Umaria Airstrip Those who are traveling by charter planes, can come up to Umaria Air-strip which is just 37kms/45mins away from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. To reach Bandhavgarh from Umarai taxi cabs are recommended. Their is good bus service available between them.
Other options for reaching Bandhavgarh by flight could be Nagpur Airport (490kms/09:00hrs) and Raipur Airport (500kms/10:00hrs). Regular taxi service is available for further journey.
Airline
From - To
Departs 
Arrives 
Duration
AirIndia- AI-9617
DEL → JLR
12:15
13:35
1hr 20min
SpiceJet - SG2441
DEL → JLR
07:35
09:45
2hr 10min
SpiceJet - SG2452
BOM → JLR
16:15
18:10
1hr 55min
JLR=Jabalpur, DEL=Delhi, BOM=Mumbai ( Status as on 25-Sept-2013 )
 Note: Flight information subject to change. Verify the current flight status through: Flightstats.com

BANDHAVGARH - BY ROAD
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is easily accessible by Road from all nearby towns & cities like Umaria, Katni, Satna, Khajuraho, Jabalpur, Kanha Reserve etc. Tala in Bandhavgarh is the important place to reach by road as all popular resorts, offices are in & around this village and popular Tala Entrance Gate is also close to this village.

Destinations
Distance from Bandhavgarh
Umaria
37 Kms / 00:45 Hrs
Katni
100 Kms / 02:30 Hrs
Jabalpur
190 Kms / 04:30 Hrs
Panna National Park
210 Kms / 04:30 Hrs
Khajuraho
250 Kms / 05:45 Hrs
Kanha National Park
260 Kms / 06:00 Hrs
Amarkantak
260 Kms / 06:00 Hrs
Varanasi
360 Kms / 07:30Hrs
Pench National Park
400 Kms / 08:00 Hrs
Satpura National Park
450 Kms / 09:30 Hrs
Nagpur
490Kms / 09:15 Hrs

From Umaria: Bandhavgarh to Umaria distance is 37kms/45min. It is a important nearest town and railway station for reaching Bandhavgarh National Park. Vehicles coming from Jabalpur, reach Bandhavgarh via Umaria. Our Bandhavgarh car rental office offers taxi service between Umaria & Bandhavgarh.
From Katni: Katni is about 100kms from Park and is important for those who are traveling by Train. Katni station has direct train connectivity with Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Pune, Varanasi etc. It is a medium sized city with all modern facilities. Our Bandhavgarh car rental office offers taxi service between Katni & Bandhavgarh.
From Jabalpur: Jabalpur city is very important access point for Bandhavgarh, at a distance of 180kms. It is the nearest airport and well connected railway station. Jabalpur is among oldest cities of Central India since British India. Our Bandhavgarh car rental office offers taxi service between Jabalpur & Bandhavgarh.
From Khajuraho: It is a World Heritage Site at a distance of 260kms from Tiger Reserve. Tourists often travel between Khajuraho & Bandhavgarh via Panna National Park. Khajuraho is a small town with Airport facility having connectivity with Delhi & Varanasi. Our Bandhavgarh car rental office offers taxi service between Umaria & Bandhavgarh. Other nearby cities and tourist spots having road connectivity with Bandhavgarh are: Kanha National Park (260kms/06:00hrs), Satna (175kms/04:00hrs).
Among them, Jabalpur is the most preferred point to reach by train or flight and further journey is being done by road. Their are 03 different ways to reach Bandhavgarh from Jabalpur i.e. via Katni city, via Sleemnabad forest & via Shahpura tribal belt. Now a days, via Shahpura route is mostly followed by taxi vehicles due to good road condition and little bit shorter distance.
All of them are well connected with Bandhavgarh wildlife sanctuary, by road and can be easily reached by Train. Road conditions are almost good for reaching Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.

BANDHAVGARH - BY TRAIN
Their are 03 important railway stations to reach Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.Umaria Railway Station (37kms) & Katni Railway Junction (100kms/02:30hrs) and Jabalpur Railway Station (200kms/04:30hrs).
Umaria Railway StationRailway Code UMR: It is the nearest railway station to visiting the park. Umaria railway station has direct train connectivity with Agra & Delhi. Here 02 trains: Kaling Utkal & Vishakapattnam Express are frequently used by visitors. For further journey one may choose taxi cabs or public bus service but in nights choose only taxi as bus service is rare in night hours.
Katni Railway Station Railway Code KTE: At a distance of 100kms, it is the best suitable station for those who are coming from Mumbai, Kolkata, Agra, Jaipur, Delhi, Pune, Varanasi etc. Katni railway station lies on Mumbai-Howrah railway track. It is a railway junction from which so many important trains passes through. Traveling time between Katni & Bandhavgarh is 02:30hrs with almost good road condition. From Katni to Bandhavgarh, taxi service is recommended as their is not direct bus between Katni & Bandhavgarh. One may reach Umaria by bus & then change the bus from Umaria to Bandhavgarh but in night hours only taxi service advised.
Jabalpur Railway Station Railway Code JBP: It is the nearest large city to Bandhavgarh at a distance of 200kms. Being located on Mumbai - Howrah railway track, almost all important trains going from Eastern India to Western India or from South India to North India, passes through Jabalpur railway station. Tourists specially from Gujarat prefers Jabalpur station as most of the trains originates from this station to their state. Similarly due to origin point of Mumbai-Jabalpur Garib Rath train (fully AC Train), visitors from Mumbai & Pune prefer to reach Jabalpur for Bandhavgarh. Only taxi service recommended between them as no direct bus operates between Jabalpur & Bandhavgarh. Find the detailed information about reaching Bandhavgarh National Park by train from Delhi/Agra railway station in the below mentioned train timing schedule. Their is direct overnight train from Delhi to Umaria railway station (37kms from Bandhavgarh Park) also. Trains like Nizamuddin-Jabalpur Super Express, Mahakaushal Express, Mumbai-Howrah Express, Kalinga Utkal Express, Dayodaya Express are the most frequently used trains from Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Mumbai, Kolkata etc.

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