India - Madhya Pradesh Wildlife Tourism

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Madhya Pradesh Wildlife Tourism

Bandhavgarh National Park

The Bandhavgarh National Park set amidst the Vindhyan ranges has a series of ridges running through it. Around 40 + Tigers are estimated in the park. Other inhabitants of the park include Muntajac, Jungle Cat, Ratel, Jyena, Porcupine, Rhesus Macaque and back-faced Langur. The park also has numerous ancient caves and rock shelters, with shrines and inscriptions. About 150 species of birds known from the Tala area are also found over here including the Brown Fish Owl, Grey-headed Fishing Eagle, Malabar Pied Hornbill and Shahin Falcon.

Kanha National Park

The Kanha National Park mentioned in the Jungle Book of Rudyard Kipling is an outstanding national park and wildlife reserve of Central India, noted for its last remaining population of the hard-ground race of the Swamp Deer. The park has a healthy number of tigers and 175 varieties of birds.

Madhav (Shivpuri) National Park

The Madhav National Park has little Chinkara, Indian gazelle, Chital, Nilgai, Sambar, four-horned Antelope, Blackbuck, Sloth Bear, Leopard, common Langur, Tiger, striped Hyaena, jackal, jungle cat, wild boar, crocodile and others.

Panna National Park

Panna National Park situated in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh at a distance of around 57 km from Khajuraho. The region, which is famous for its diamonds, is also home to some of the best wildlife species in India and is one of the better Tiger Reserves in the country. It is known worldwide for its wild cats, including tigers as well as deer and antelope.

Pench National Park

The Pench National park on lower southern reaches of the satpuda hills has main flora as Teak, Saja, Bija, Lendia, Haldu, Dhaora, Aonla, Amaltas etc. The animals found in the region are Cheetal, Sambar, Neelgai, Jackals, Wild dogs, Gaur, Langur, Rhesus monkey, Tigers, and Leopards.

There are more than 210 species of birds including several migratory ones. Commonly seen are Pea fowl, Red jungle fowl, Crow pheasant, Crimson breasted barbet, Redvented bulbul, Racket tailed drongo, Magpie robin, and Lesser whistling teal.

 

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