News: Recently, A massive fire at Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh was finally contained three days after it broke out.
About Bandhavgarh National Park
- State: Madhya Pradesh
- Bandhavgarh was declared a national park in 1968 and then became Tiger Reserve in 1993.
- Bandhavgarh is an expanse of over 100 square km and one of the most popular national parks in India in the Vindhya Hills, several hundreds of kilometres from Bhopal.
- Known for its Royal Bengal Tigers, also the site where the famous White Tigers of Rewa were discovered.
- The park also beholds the largest breeding population of leopards and various species of deer.
- The park has been divided into three major zones named as Tala, Magdi and Bamera out of which the Tala zone attracts a major number of tourists by offering the tiger sighting opportunities.
- Bandhavgarh National Park consists of mixed vegetations ranging from tall grasslands to thick Sal forest and so is the perfect habitat of a variety of animals and birds.
- In addition to the Tigers other attractions include, Nilgai, Chausingha, Chital, Chinkara, Wild Boar and sometimes a Fox or Jackal.
- In the 2019 census Madhya Pradesh state recorded the most number of estimated tigers at 526, thus earning the title “Tiger State”.