Best Tiger Sighting Zones in Bandhavgarh National Park

Tiger Sighting Zones in Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh Tiger Sighting Zones

Tiger Sighting Zones in Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park: Known as the land of tigers and also very famous for the Tiger population but are you aware of the tiger sighting zones in Bandhavgarh? With an area of 105 km², spread across 400 km² buffer area(approx) and 105 km² core zone, every widlifer has one doubt that: What is the best Tiger Sighting zone in Bandhavgarh? or Which zone to visit for the best Tiger Sightings in Bandhavgarh?

There are 3 known Tiger Sighting Zones in Bandhavgarh i.e Tala zone, Magadhi zone & Khitauli zone. These zones are considered to be the best in tiger sightings.  These three safari zones are also divided into routes. For jungle safari, the customers are allotted two routes(one for going inside and the other one for the exit) for one safari round.

Bandhavgarh Recent Sightings

Best Zones for Tiger Sightings in Bandhavgarh

Tala Zone: One of the oldest and most beautiful safari zone, and most importantly one of the best zone for Tiger Sightings in Bandhavgarh. Some important places to see in Tala zones are Badi Gufa, Siddha Baba, Chakradhara, Ketkiha, Sita Mandap, & Three Cave Point.

Magadhi Zone: also known as Gate 2, Magadhi zone is a beautiful area with grassland and dense forest.  The Magadhi zone is adjoining the Tala zone (in the southeast area). Like Tala zone, Magadhi is also known for the good Tiger Sightings. Tigers that have territories in the Tala zone also share the territories in the Magadhi zone. 

Khitalui Zone: Khitauli (also known as Gate 3), it is the forest area of the western part of the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. The forest area on the left side of yours will be Khitauli zone and on the right side will be Magadhi and Tala zone. Khitauli zone is also known for Birding & herbivores animal sighting.


You can get all the recent (session to session, day to day, weekly) sighting information of Bandhavgarh and across all national parks & tiger reserves here(Click Here). We compile all these important data of all mammals, reptiles, birds and calculate what we call historic and predictive sighting index which helps the wildlife lovers to pick the park and zones based on the sightings.

Check the Recent Sightings Index before planning any wildlife safari

WildTrails Recent Sightings Index
 Last 7 days Sightings Index 

The tiger sightings keep changing from time to time. Sometimes the sighting is good in Magadhi and sometimes it’s good in Tala or Khitauli. Before planning any wildlife trip it is very important to check the Sightings Index,

So, I would suggest you to plan a jungle safari based on the latest Sightings Data Index. You can check and compare the Sighting Index of Bandhavgarh or any other park  (Click Here).


all FAQs about bandhavgarh

How far is Bandhavgarh fort from the park
Trek to Bandhavgarh Fort starts from Tala Zone and ends at Bandhavgarh fort. There are several caves in the fort and these are decorated with scripts and paintings.  
How many tigers are there in Bandhavgarh

There are around 41–48 tigers in Bandhavgarh. Bandhavgarh National park is also a place where you can see leopards, wolves, Indian bison, barking deer and many other wildlife species roaming freely. 

Is Bandhavgarh worth going or not

Yes, Bandhavgarh is worth going. It is undeniable that Bandhavgarh is one of the most well-known parks in India. Bandhavgarh will not disappoint you as tiger sighting is amazing here.

Tiger Sighting Zones in Bandhavgarh

There are 3 known Tiger Sighting Zones in Bandhavgarh i.e Tala zone,Magadhi zone & Khitauli zone. These zones are considered to be the best in tiger sightings.

What are the best ways to reach Bandhavgarh

By Air: 

Domestic airport facilities from Jabalpur(160 km) and Khajuraho(225 km) are available to reach Bandhavgarh. Jabalpur is the nearest city from Bandhavgarh which is also connected to some of the major cities in India. Cabs are also easily available from these airports.

By Train:

All the railway stations have good connectivity from Bandhavgarh. Umaria(37km) and Katni(100 km)  are the nearest railway stations from Bandhavgarh. Jabalpur railway station is also there which is 180 km from Bandhavgarh. 

Where can I stay in Bandhavgarh

There are four kinds of resorts in Bandhavgarh: Luxury, Deluxe, Standard, and Budget Resorts. Tiger sightings depend on the zones you are traveling and also Resorts where you are planning to stay. The resorts adjacent to or within close proximity to the park offers you easy and convenient access and also you will feel downright connected to nature without being amongst large crowds.

Must read the below-given blogs before planning any wildlife trip to Bandhavgarh.

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