Run through the home of the white tiger and the shikar grounds of the Maharaja of Rewa 
As this is an ecologically sensitive area, the run will be conducted in the buffer zone of the park. 



Go Heritage Run - Bandhavgarh
Distances: 5KM, 10KM, 21KM
Reporting Time: 05.45AM
Run Start: 06.00AM onwards


AIR: The closest airport to Bandhavgarh is at Khajuraho which has daily flights to Delhi.
RAIL: The nearest railway station - Umaria - is an overnight journey away from Delhi and is 30 mins away from the Tiger Reserve.


Bandhavgarh is most well-known for its tiger reserve. And for good reason. It was once home to white tigers and was the favored hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Rewa and his royal family. But Bandhavgarh is also home to a 2000 year old Fort said to be built by the rulers of Gond – and named after a hill that Lord Rama is said to have given to his brother Lakshmana to watch over Lanka. 

White Tiger Bandhavgarh

The Elusive White Tigers in Bandhavgarh

The forests of Bandhavgarh are the white tiger jungles of the yesteryears. However, no white tigers have been reported from the wild in the last 50 years, and it is believed that less than a dozen have been seen in India in about a hundred years. And yet when white tigers were sighted, it was right here in Bandhavgarh.

Bandhavgarh Fort Source: Wikipedia user LRBurdak

Bandhavgarh of Bygone Times

The idea to make this fort was basically to keep an eye on Lanka from here, as this is one of the highest hills of central India. Lord Rama made his younger brother Lakshman as resident deity of the fort. So the fort gifted to a brother (Bandhu in Hindi), came to be known as Bandhavgarh.

Tigers of Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh - Erstwhile royal Hunting grounds

Bandhavgarh was once a game reserve where only the royal families were allowed to hunt. The kings of Rewa killed at least 109 tigers due to the increasing terror of the tiger attacks and in a series of showing the chivalry Raja Gulab Singh Baghel shot down 83 tigers in a single year.


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