WILDLIFE IN MP
Known For : White Tigers, Rare Species of Black Buck
Well Known National Parks : Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Panna
Famous Bird Sanctuary : Karera Wildlife Sanctuary
What To See : Tiger, Cheetahs, Deers, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear Boar, Sloth Bear
|Famous Wildlife Parks :||Bandhavgarh
Location - 280 kms from Khajuraho, 170 kms from Jabalpur.
Best Time to Visit - February-June (Closed 1 July-31 October).
Highlight - White Tigers, Nilgai, Chausingha, Chital, Chinkara, Wild Boar.
How to Reach - Nearest Rail Junction is at Jabalpur (170 kms), Major Airport is at Khajuraho (280 kms), Buses are Available from Umaria (32 kms).
Kanha National Park
Location - 175 kms from Jabalpur, 25 kms from Mukki.
Best Time to Visit - April to June and November to January.
Highlight - Gaur, Chital, Sambar,Nilgai,Chinkara,Barking Deer, Barasingha, Wild Boar.
How to Reach - Nearest Airpot is at Angpur (280 kms), Jabalpur (175 kms) is Nearest Rail Head.
Panna National Park
Location - 57 kms from Khajuraho.
Best Time to Visit - January to May.
Highlight - 15 Birds and 8 Mammal Species.
How to Reach - Nearest Airport is at Khajuraho (57 kms), Satna (90 kms) is Nearest Railhead, Bus Services are available from Khajuraho, Madla (24 kms) and Satna.
Satpura National Park
Location - 195 kms from Bhopal.
Best Time to Visit - December to June.
Highlight - Gaur and Giant Squirrels.
How to Reach - Nearest Railhead is at Itarsi (75 kms) and Pachmarhi (60 kms). Bhopal (195 kms) has the Nearest Airport.
Karera Wildlife Sanctuary
Location - 55 km from Shivpuri.
Best Time to Visit - November to March.
Highlight - Pintails, Teals, Gadwalls, Herons, Indian robins, Blach Buck, Indian Gazelle.
How to Reach - Nearest Rail head is at Jhansi (44 kms). Nearest Airport is at Gwalior (150 kms).
|Famous Safaris :||Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari at Bandhavgarh and Kanha.|
|Inside Tip :||Maintain Discipline and Do not Attract Animals. Avoid Indulging in Illegal Activities While Inside the Park.|
Madhya Pradesh is renowned for its erotic sculptures, pilgrimages, forts and palaces. But one more factor that adds a feather to the Madhya Pradesh cap is the bursary of lush thick forests, stupendous mountain ranges and rambling streams of flowing rivers. This large plateau has presence of wildlife attractions in abundance. Tourist from all over the world come to see the his majesty, the great Indian Tigers in the national parks and sanctuaries that are located all across the state. The forests of Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Panna, Pench, Satpura and many other National Parks and Sanctuaries are the home to the varieties of deer, tigers, blue bull, reptiles and aerial population. The co existence of numerous animals and the chance to sight them in their natural habitat is sure to gawk you. Some of these animals have been declared to be endangered and viewing these animals with one's own eyes is possible only in the well preserved sanctuaries of Madhya Pradesh. These reserved wild areas are definitely the best way to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the quiet solitude among the wild and the wilderness. The rich flora of the forest also entices the tourist to visit these national parks and sanctuaries and gallivant in among the woods and trodden paths of these forests.
Welcome to the animal kingdom. This is the land where the
visitor is the trespasser and the kings are the animals. Your movement is
restricted and animals seem to be strolling in their living room or garden
for that matter. You are the one who is at the waiting end. This
experience is nonpareil.
If you desire to sight the king of the jungle then the place to go is the Bandhavgarh National park, that homes the highest number of tigers in the country. Renowned for its Feline genre, this national park is also famous for its deer and blue bull. The Gaurs in the Kanha and the Bandhavgarh National parks will remind you of audacious ones that are much perturbed by the presence of tigers around them. Though these parks once boast of having white tigers but their number has reduced tremendously, you could be lucky if you sight a one. However, among the Bamboo and the Sal trees, you can see the rare hardground Barasingha (deer with twelve antlers). If the Wild Boar does not give you goose pimples then visiting the Kanha National park might prove delightful. The deciduous opulence of the Pench National Park with its Muntjac deer (barking deer) along with other animals is the most upcoming National park. Visiting Panna National park with river ken flowing amidst, catering to some unprecedented species of jungle cats, langurs and mountain gazelles and antelopes will be a delightful experience. The Karera Bird Sanctuary is the migratory abode for humongous species of birds, while the other attractions are the famous Black Buck and Indian Gazelle. Being the last ambush of the great bearded buster, this sanctuary attracts thousand of tourists all the year round.
To seek the wilderness among the wild beasts is truly an
enigmatic experience in the sanctuaries of Madhya Pradesh. The roars and
howling of the animals are sure to give goose pimples, even to the most
experienced traveller. The wildlife tourism of Madhya Pradesh boast of
some of the best facilities available for reaching and spending time in
these national parks. The best way to explore these forest is the Jeep
safari that will take you to the remote areas of the jungles. However, if
you are at Bandhavgarh or Kanha National Park then experiencing these
national parks on an elephant has its own charm. On consultation with the
guide you can even tread your way through some of the areas of the jungle.
So what are you waiting for! Pack your sunglasses, hats, sneakers, Bermudas and most importantly cameras and begin your hunting and shooting experience, of coarse with your cameras. This might have been the maladroit privilege of the kings and princes but today you too are in a position to enjoy the nearness with these animals in these reserves of Madhya Pradesh.
Make sure you do not in any way disturb the animals by creating noise or attracting them towards you. Follow the instruction of your guide and act accordingly. Do not indulge into illegal activities like drinking once you are inside the premises of the park and be cautious about your belongings. Try to keep yourself well informed about the routes in case of contingency and avoid any kind of confrontation with the locals.
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