State: Madhya Pradesh
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Bandhavgarh National Park - a natural hub of White and Royal Bengal Tigers
Bandhavgarh National Park encompasses an area of Vindhya hills, in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh was announced as a National Park officially in the year 1968 and is being maintained since then by the respective authorities. The core area of this national park is roughly around 105 sq. km, while the buffer area is around 400 sq. km. The area includes steep ridges, meadows, forest cover, etc. The national park is also known as the habitat of Royal Bengal Tigers, as the highest number of Royal Bengal Tigers in India are being protected and nurtured here.
The National park served as a hunting ground for Maharaja of Rewa in the past, but is now a natural center for White Tigers, which were first found in the nearby region of Rewa. White Tigers are a major attraction across the globe. The flora of the park comprises of Sal trees, Bamboo grasslands. Besides, Royal Bengal Tigers and White Tigers fauna of Bandhavgarh national park includes nearly 250 species of birds and other varieties of animals, like Regal Gaur, numerous species of Deer, Jungle cat, Sloth Bear, Striped Hyena and many more.
Bandhavgarh Hill is housed in the heart of the national park and is situated at an altitude of 811 meters. The area enclosing this hill has sloping valleys leading to moist meadows, often referred to as Bohera by the local folks. Bandhavgarh Fort is present within the premises of Bandhavgarh national park but is survived only by its ruined remains.