Madhya Pradesh is called the heart of Incredible India. Located right in the middle of the country, it is home to some of the finest wildlife sanctuaries and National Park of India. If you are a wildlife lover, then Madhya Pradesh is your paradise. You can spend an entire year just in this one state visiting all its wildlife delights which give you a first hand experience of how life works in the forest. Madhya Pradesh has a whopping 25 wildlife sanctuaries, 6 tiger reserves and 9 National Parks. In fact, Madhya Pradesh is known as the tiger state as it home to around 20 per cent of India’s and 10 per cent of the world’s tiger population. (ALSO SEE Top 10 forests of India that every nature lover must visit) Here are 5 amazing National Parks in India that you absolutely must visit if you are a wildlife enthusiast.
The largest National Park in Madhya Pradesh, Kanha is one of the best places in India to spot the Royal Bengal tiger, leopards, sloth bears, sambhars, chitals, gaur and the Indian wild dog thanks to the sal and bamboo forests. It is also renowned to be the only home in India for the barasingha (swamp deer), which is also known as the jewel of Kanha National Park.
Bandhavgarh National Park
Extremely popular as one of the best tiger spotting places in India, Bandhavgarh National Park is the original home of the white tigers. It is spread across 450 sq km. Apart from the tiger, you can also find the Indian bison, sambars, langurs and cheetals at Bandhavgarh National Park. The surrounding hilly terrains of sandstone and rocks and the marshy lands make Bandhavgarh one of the most beautiful as well as adventurous wildlife places to visit in India. CHECK OUT Top 5 offbeat wildlife tours in India
Panna National Park
Another popular national park in India which is worth checking out is Panna. Located in the Panna and Chhatarpur districts of Madhya Pradesh, Panna was declared as the fifth tiger reserve of the state in 1994. The tiger, leopard, chital, chinkara, nilgai, sambhar and sloth bear are animals found at Panna in addition to 200 species of birds. DO SEE 10 best places to spot tigers in India
Pench National Park
The Pench National Park derives its name from the Pench river that flows through the park. Located in Seoni and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh, the Pench National Park is known for its good numbers of the Bengal tiger. The park is known to be home to approximately 40 tigers, 39 species of mammals, 13 species of reptiles, and 3 species of amphibians.
Satpura National Park
Having derived its name from the Satpura range, the Satpura National Park has an unusually rugged terrain and sandstone peaks amidst dense forests. Its rich biodiversity can be seen in the fact that it is home to animals like leopard, sambar, chital, Indian muntjac, nilgai, four-horned antelope, Chinkara, wild boar, bear, black buck, fox, porcupine, flying squirrel, mouse deer, Indian giant squirrel and a large variety of birds. It is one of the lesser-known national parks of India and deserves a visit at least once. NOW SEE 10 National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries that every wildlife photography enthusiast must visit!
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