How to reach Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh Location

In order to know, how to reach Bandhavgarh national park by train, flight, road, we should must be aware of its location in world map. Bandhavgarh National Park lies in Central India. In Central India, Bandhavgarh national park can be easily located in eastern region Madhya Pradesh state. This forest area is spread over Vindhya ranges. 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. It is located in Madhya Pradesh state of India which lies in Central India. It is in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh state which lies in Eastern part of state. Here in Madhya Pradesh state, two important mountain ranges are stretched which are densely forested and provides shelters to wild animals. These mountain ranges are Vindhya Range and Satpura Range. Bandhavgarh and Panna national parks are in Vindhya mountain range where as Kanha national park, Pench national park, Satpura national park are on Satpura mountain ranges.

Road Map to reach Bandhavgarh

How to reach Bandhavgarh


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/03:45hrs from national park. Jabalpur city has direct flight connectivity from Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. All major tourists arrival were recorded from Delhi and Mumbai city. As it is the nearest airport for Kanha National Park also, it is most frequently used for Central India Wildlife Tours. Further journey from Jabalpur to Bandhavgarh is possible by hiring tourist taxi cabs. Their is not direct bus service from Jabalpur to Bandhavgarh.

Khajuraho Airport

(IATA Code: HJR): It is second nearest airport for Bandhavgarh at a distance of 260kms/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) but they are rarely used by any tourists, due to long distance. Regular taxi service is available for further journey.
Nearby Airports
Jabalpur (190kms) / Khajuraho (260kms)
Nearby Railway Stations
Umaria (37kms) / Katni Junction (100kms) / Beohari (100kms) / Jabalpur (180kms)
Travel by road
Panna National Park (220kms)/ Khajuraho (260kms) / Kanha National Park (260kms) / Jabalpur (190kms) / Amarkantak (240kms)


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.
Distance from Bandhavgarh
37 Kms / 00:45 Hrs
100 Kms / 02:30 Hrs
190 Kms / 04:30 Hrs
Panna National Park
210 Kms / 04:30 Hrs
250 Kms / 05:45 Hrs
Kanha National Park
260 Kms / 06:00 Hrs
260 Kms / 06:00 Hrs
360 Kms / 07:30Hrs
Pench National Park
400 Kms / 08:00 Hrs
Satpura National Park
450 Kms / 09:30 Hrs
490Kms / 09:15 Hrs

From Umaria to Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh to Umaria distance is 37kms/40min. It lies in south-west of Bandhavgarh. It is the nearest town and railway station for reaching Bandhavgarh National Park. Road from Umaria to Bandhavgarh is one of the most important road for reaching Bandhavgarh. Tourists coming from Jabalpur or Katni also comes through the same road. Earlier this road was not good but considering the problem of commuters, new concrete road was constructed and in use since year 2016 which has not only made it jerk free route but also reduced the travel time. We are operating tourist taxi service from Umaria to Bandhavgarh, if required, please fill-up below given query form to get in touch with us. While traveling in this route, we will find only small villages, green fields and forested area in last 10kms. If you want to travel by own then local vehicles are available in day-time, after 6:30 AM. Public carrier vehicles are unavailable after sun-set.

From Katni to Bandhavgarh

Katni is about 100kms from Bandhavgarh National 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. In compare to Umaria, it has good number of trains connectivity and also larger than Umaria station. Most of the tourists, coming from New Delhi or Mumbai, uses this option. Katni lies in west of Bandhavgarh and further journey is possible by taxi option as direct bus service to Bandhavgarh is not available. We provide tourist taxi service from Katni to Bandhavgarh. It has mainly two routes from Katni to Bandhavgarh. One road route goes via Barhi town and Panpatha forest area and second route is via Umaria town. Travel distance is almost same but via Barhi route offers less traffic restriction then via Umaria route.

From Jabalpur to Bandhavgarh

Jabalpur is counted among large and cultural cities of Central India. After Umaria, Bandhavgarh hoteliers do their purchasing from Jabalpur due to wide range of products and better rates. It has the nearest Airport facility for reaching Bandhavgarh. Jabalpur Airport have direct flight connectivity from Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. It lies in South-West of Bandhavgarh and well connected by road. Their is no direct bus service from Jabalpur to Bandhavgarh thus tourist taxi is the best suitable way to travel from Jabalpur to Bandhavgarh. We are operating tourist taxi service in this route. Travel route from Jabalpur to Bandhavgarh goes via Kundam - Shahpura - Umaria. Travel distance is 180kms/4:00hrs and offers less traffic restriction and can be used at anytime. Journey offers scenic landscape views, villages, paleolithic rocky area, hills etc.

From Khajuraho:

It is a World Heritage Site at a distance of 260kms from Tiger Reserve and lies in North-West of Bandhavgarh. Tourists often travel between Khajuraho & Bandhavgarh via Panna National Park. Khajuraho is a small town with Airport facility having connectivity with Delhi & Varanasi. Their is no direct bus service from Khajuraho to Bandhavgarh and coming by changing two trains and further journey by bus is a hectic and time consuming task. We highly recommend usage of private taxi traveling to save lot of precious time and avoid inconvenience of changing trains and buses. We are operating tourist taxi service in this route.

From Kanha National Park:

Kanha national park lies in South-West of Bandhavgarh in Satpura-Maikal range. Their is not direct bus or train option from Bandhavgarh to Kanha thus taxi is the only mean of transportation in between them. As we know that Kanha national park is having three entrance gates i.e. Khatia, Mukki and Sarhi. At present majority of resorts are located near Khatia and Mukki entrance gate. Sarhi gate is new thus resort options are negligible. Thus travel distance varies as per resort location. Kanha to Khatia distance is 260kms/06:00hrs, Kanha to Mukki is 290kms/07:00hrs. We are operating tourist taxi service from Kanha to Bandhavgarh or vice versa.


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 second nearest option but 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.

Jabalpur Railway Station

Railway Code JBP: It is the third 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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