Bandhavgarh Lost Civilization

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Discovery ancient Bandhavgarh Fort deep in the confines of Central India. Read interesting account of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.

Bandhavgarh Fort & Safari

Unique feature of this amazing reserve are the archeological ruins littered all over the dense forests. The ruins are dated back to more than two thousand years as they find mention in ancient Hindu scriptures.

The centre of the attraction is the Fort which at the moment is closed to the visitors. Nevertheless the structures in ruin are visible from many angles down below during a tiger safari. The Fort is the most impressive feature of the reserve and dots that landscape making it esoteric and picturesque.

The central structure is now in complete ruins and archaeologically enticing components lie scattered all over the table top mountain Bandhavgarh where it is situated. The complex encloses massive wall, man made reservoirs, Hindu temples. stables. zoomorphic idols of Lord Vishnu virtually covered by moss and overgrown grass.

The fairy pool (Shesh Shaiyya), manmade caves, shelters and stables are accessible on the way up to the Fort. Visitors can climb upto Shesh Shaiyya which comprises of the most enchanting assemblage of pool, twenty feet reclining Vishnu, trickling falls and steps all seemed to be carved out of igneous rocks found in the surroundings. This spot is the preferred ground for breeding tigresses.

Bandhavgarh Fort is frequented no more, except for the temple priest who tends it and offers prayers on daily basis. Situated on towering mountain at the height of 800 msl the complex accords a startling view of surrounding landscape of the picturesque reserve. The idols comprise of Lord Visnhu a Hindu deity in various zoomorphic forms notable among them are the Varah (Boar) and Matsya Avatars.

The ruins lie among dense foliage of bamboo and tall grass. Numerous idols and archeological intrigues litter the surroundings. An ancient temple looms large facing the reserve. The temple is devoted to Lord Ram, brother Lakshman and wife Janki; it is visited by throngs of local tribe on holy occasions. The priest was appointed as caretaker for a small salary by the erstwhile rulers of Rewa in Central India.

Incidentally the reserve was private hunting grounds of Maharajahs of Rewa - the last rulers. The privilege accorded to the forests resulted in preservation and prevented logging, uncontrolled hunting and pillage.

All over the reserve one come across various evidences of ancient civilizations who since time immemorial conquered and ruled this hidden abode. Many dynasties came to rule and where eventually vanquished from this tiger heaven.

The tiger rules supreme along with other wild animals. Bandhavgarh is an amazing habitat of diverse flora and fauna and hence is declared as protected area.

The park is hotbed of tourism in Central India. Lured by the sight of charismatic tiger and other wild denizens a large number of visitors arrive every year. Tiger safari is conducted in the core zone in the area allocated for tourism. Besides the tiger one can see the leopard, sloth bear, wild dog, bison, wild boar, langur and deer species. Avian abound making it a hotspot for birding.

Among all the reserves Bandhavgarh National Park is best for sighting tiger. It is situated about four hours drive from Jabalpur Airport in MP in Central India.

A permit is required for every safari and...the entry is limited. The entry can be booked on MP Online website or by your hotel accommodation. Since there is a rush during winters and holidays you should book the game rides much in advance.


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