Fly from Delhi, Agra or Varanasi to Khajuraho and drive (7-8 hours) to Tala park entrance at Bandhavgarh. Nearest airport from the park is Khajuraho. Alternatively, you may fly to Jabalpur and travel by road to Bandhavgarh.
Nearest railway station is Umaria after Katani railway station, from there it is about a 40 minutes drive to Bandhavgarh. Alternatively, take the overnight train from Delhi to Umaria and drive (30 minutes) to the park. A popular option is to travel by train to Jabalpur and travel by road from there.
Bandhavgarh is well-connected by road to several major cities:
Distances from Major Cities:
Umaria : 35 km/ 45 min
Khajuraho : 270 km/ 6 hrs.
Jabalpur : 190 km/ 4 hrs.
Satna : 120 km
Delhi : 978 km
Gwalior : 565 km
Katni : 102 km
The climate of Bandhavgarh National Park is moderate and experiences the usual North Indian Monsoon. The park is located on the extreme north-eastern border of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and the forest stretches across the Vindhya Mountain Ranges in Central India. The climate of this area can be broadly divided into three main seasons: chilly winters, sweltering summer and a rainy season. The summer season continues from March end to the end of June when temperatures can go up to 44 C during May-June. However, mornings and nights often remain cool. By mid June, the rainy season starts. The average rainfall of Bandhavgarh National Park is 1133mm. Sometimes between the months of November and February rainfall takes place due to the effect of southern cyclones.
Winter season starts approaching from mid November and lasts till the end of February. During this period the weather compels the visitors to wear heavy layers of winter clothes as the mercury might go down to 2 C. The open marshy hollows get covered with frost and the greenery looks impressive.