The state of Madhya Pradesh is nothing but a treasure for all those who love to experience jungle thrills and adventurous lookouts. The national parks and sanctuaries of the state teem with some of the most interesting wildlife species found in India. Apart from that, many endangered species also have seen revival within their precincts. Excitement lurks amidst the folds of these parks, in the form of tigers, leopards, bisons, gaurs, deer and a wide variety of reptiles and birds. In fact, the wildlife sanctuaries of Madhya Pradesh offer good opportunities to watch wildlife, amidst natural locales.
Easily accessible from major towns and cities of the state, these
sanctuaries and parks are prime draws as far as tourists visiting Madhya
Pradesh are concerned. Moreover, the national parks of the state are
well equipped with modern amenities like jeep safaris and comfortable
lodging facilities, which boost tourist traffic to these places. If you
are someone who has always thought of watching a tiger from close
quarters, the protected jungles of the state are your best bet. To know
more about the various national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of Madhya
Pradesh, read on.
A land that inspired Rudyard Kipling to write his classic novel 'Jungle
Book', the forested areas of Kanha, with their wild thickets of sal and
bamboo forests, rolling meadows and dramatic ravines, are home to the
Kanha National Park. The Created in 1955, the national park is today the
core area of the Kanha Tiger Reserve.
Pench National Park falls under the Seoni and Chhindwara districts of
Madhya Pradesh. It derives its name from the Pench River that flows
through its heart and divides it into two, equal western and eastern
halves - Chhindwara and Seoni respectively.
A thick-forested land encompassed by bamboo and sal trees and wooded
cliffs of the Vindhyas; Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the most
exotic wildlife destinations in India. An erstwhile game reserve of the
royal family of Rewa, Bandhavgarh got recognition as a wildlife park in
Sheltered in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Panna National Park is
at a distance of around 57 km from the nearby temple-town of Khajuraho.
Panna city is especially famous for its diamond industry. Nevertheless,
what adds to the popularity of the place is Panna Wildlife Sanctuary.
Tucked away in the Satpura mountainous ranges, Satpura National Park
rests in the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. Set up in 1981, the
park borrows its name from the Satpura hill ranges (Mahadeo Hills). An
important wildlife sanctuary of India, the park shelters a rich
biodiversity amidst its terrains.