Bandhavgarh National Park, Umaria
This national park in Madhya Pradesh is the natural habitat of animals like tiger, leopards, rhesus, gaur, chital, dholes and nilgais. Located 197 km from Jabalpur the name of this park is derived from the forts of Rajasthan and it belongs to the Vindhyan Mountain Range. White tigers of Rewa can be seen here and you can enjoy an elephant ride here as well.
The original home of all the white tigers alive, today, Bandhavgarh was the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Rewa: their old fort still dominates a hill rising out of the forest.
These have been found in the old state of Rewa for many years. The last known was captured by Maharajah Martand Singh in 1951. This White Tiger, Mohan, is now stuffed and on display in the palace of the Maharajas of Rewa.
Prior to becoming a National park, the forest around Bandhavgarh had long been maintained as a Shikargah, or game preserve, of the Maharajahs of Rewa. Hunting was carried out by the Maharajahs and their guests - otherwise the wildlife was relatively well-protected.
It was considered a good omen for a Maharajah of Rewa to shoot 109 Tigers. His highness Maharajah Venkat Raman Singh shot 111 Tigers by 1914.