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Umaria

Bandhavgarh National Park:

Bandhavgarh National Park is by far the most popular tourist destinations not just in Umaria but in the whole of Madhya Pradesh. Located at a distance of 32kms away from the main town of Umaria, the Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the few remaining havens of Royal Bengal Tigers in India. It is one of the rare tiger reserves in India which is home to the rare white tigers. The Bandhavgarh National Park surrounded by the great Vindhyan Mountains. It is also home to rare species of birds and animals including Muntajac, Jungle Cat, Ratel, Jyena, Porcupine and the Rhesus Macaque. Tourists are not allowed inside the park without a guide and permit. While excursions on foot are not permitted, Jungle Safaris in Jeep or on elephant backs are much preferred. The park is open for tourists from October to June.

 

Bandhavgarh Fort:  

The Bandhavgarh Fort located the centre of the Bandhavgarh National Park is an archaeological and historically significant tourist attraction. The visit to Bandhavgarh National Park is incomplete without witnessing the brilliant archaeology of the 2000 year old Bandhavgarh Fort. The fort is situated on the Bandhavgarh hill, at an elevation of 811 m, above sea level right in the middle of the Bandhavgarh National Park. The fort still belongs to the Maharaja of Rewa and prior permission is required for visit. The fort has in its vicinity various lakes, rare artifacts and statues including a 7-meter high statue of Lord Narasimha. The fort houses several temples and natural caves. The Brahmi inscriptions adorning the walls of these caves date back to 1st century BC. The fort has a small Blackbuck population which is kept safe and separated from the wild animals of the Bandhavgarh National Park.

 

Chandia Khas:  

Chandia Khas also commonly known as Chandia is a small town situated on the Umaria-Katni road, at a distance of about 21 km from Umaria. Chandia Khas is famous for Goddess Kalika temple enshrining the highly worshiped Hindu Goddess. The idol of Goddess Kalika in Chandia Khas is displayed with her mouth wide open with a broken out-stretched tongue .The temple attracts tourists and devotees from far and wide and holds an annual fair on Suraswahi Chandia.

 

Pali Birsinghpur:

Pali Birsinghpur is a small hamlet situated on the Umaria-Shahdol road, at a distance of about 36km. from Umaria. The town is famous for its Birasinidevi Temple. The popular belief is that the idol in the temple represents Goddess Kali represented as the skeleton Goddess. Two annual fairs are held both in October and March, on the occasion of Navaratri near the temple.

 

Sagara temple:

Sagara temple is an old Siva temple locatedin the heart of Umaria town. The temple is famous for its beautifully carved gates with Khajuraho models.