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Madhya Pradesh Wildlife Tour
The wildlife reserves of the state are not only a center of attraction for the local and domestic travelers but the international travelers also succumb to the temptation of experiencing the exotic wildlife. The adventure spirits of the visitors come to the forefront and they enjoy safaris, nature walks, bird watching, a lot many other attractions. The Eco resorts located in and around the reserves also take care of the travelers in terms of service and accommodation and exciting tourist activities.
Wildlife in Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh is situated at the heart of India. It has been home to the cultural heritage of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam. Countless monuments, exquisitely carved temples, stupas, forts and palaces are scattered all over the state. The natural beauty of Madhya Pradesh is equally diverse. Consisting largely of a plateau, the state possess everything. Spectacular mountain ranges, meandering rivers and miles and miles of thick forests offering a unique and excellent panorama of wildlife in herbaceous surroundings. Madhya Pradesh is easily accessible from any part of India.
Bandhavgarh National Park :
Today, it has been extended to an area of 437 sq. km. About half the Park is covered with fine stands of sal, while mixed forests are found in the higher reaches of the hills. Stretches of bamboo and grasslands extend to the north.The main viewing area is still in the core of the Park with its 32 picturesque, wooded hills. An ancient fort up on a precipice, 800 metres high, dominates the Park.
Bandhavgarh's history goes back 2000 years in time and the earliest signs of habitation can be seen in the Caves excavated from the cliffs to the north of the fort. Brahmi inscription here, date back to the 1st century BC A hunting reserve of the roya! family of Rewa in more recent times, Bandhavgarh was declared a Park in 1968. This is where the famous white tigers of Rewa were discovered. Wandering through the Park on elephant back, the chances of seeing a tiger are quite good. Also to be seen here are nilgai, chausingha, chital, chinkara, wild boar and sometimes a fox or jackal.
Kanha National Park :
Known for the rich population of tigers, Kanha National Park is a must visit for the rich wildlife it shelters. Covering an of 1,940 sq-km. The reserve attracts many wildlife sprees. The invigorating expedition of spotting tigers is most enthralling here. Ride on an elephant's back and observe the coy and untamed beasts in their natural habitat. huge plateaus with vast grasslands, three rivers like Sulkum, Banjar and Nila and numerous perennial springs, are the remarkable features of Kanha Park.
Flora and Fauna in Kanha National Park :
Venturing in the forests of Kanha during the cooler and greener months, you will find tigers, leopards, gaur, sambar, chausinghas, barasingha, nilgais, sloth bears, barking deer, swamp deer (barasingha), blackbuck, langurs, wild boars, porcupines, mouse deer, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs (dholes), gray langurs, mongoose, jungle cat, chittal and wild pigs.
The birds watchers will be delighted to see 300 different species of birds. Some among the most common are red jungle fowls, painted spur fowls, lesser whistling teals, common teals, pintails, cotton teals, shovelers, peafowls, Indian rollers, racket tailed Drongos, red wattled lapwings, brown fish owls, white backed vultures, gray horn bills, tree pies, kestrels, barn owls, white eyed buzzards, black winged kites, mynahs, munias, bush chats, black headed orioles, golden orioles, paradise flycatchers, pied Malabar horn bills, Indian pittas.
Panna Tiger Reserve :
Panna National Park is located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The river Ken passes through the park, adding to its scenic beauty. The predominant species that you will find here are the graceful little Chinkara, the Indian gazelle, and the Chital. Other species that have their habitat in the park are Nilgai, Sambar, Chausingha or four-horned Antelope, Blackbuck, Sloth Bear, Leopard and the ubiquitous common Langur, Tiger, Leopard, striped Hyaena, Jackal, Jungle Cat, Wild Boar, Chinkara or mountain Gazelle, crocodile and others. Besides, Panna National Park is equally rich in avifauna.
Flora and Fauna in Panna :
The forest types in Panna are mostly Southern Tropical Dry Deciduous Dry Teak Forest, Northern Tropical Dry Deciduous Mixed Forest and Dry Deciduous Scrub Forest.
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