Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book apply describes one of India’s finest national parks. One of India’s finest wildlife-pilgrimages, but also the sacred sights of some of India’s most picturesque landscape.
The largest national park of central India’s wildlife rich Madhya Pradesh. Kanha Tiger Reserve is sprawls across 940 sq. kms.
The largest national park of central India’s wildlife rich Madhya Pradesh. Kanha Tiger Reserve is sprawls across 940 sq. kms. The buffer zone of the park and the Phen sanctuary together make for the Kanha Tiger Reserve. It is home to over 1000 species of flowering plants. The lowland is a forest of sal and other mixed-forest trees, with meadows.
The highland forests are tropical moist, dry deciduous and with bamboo grooves on the slopes. A number of villages were also evacuated to make way for the wildlife and these abandoned ranges have now become open grasslands.
The reserve is home to a variety of mammals including tigers, leopards, wild dogs, foxes, jackals, swamp deer, Indian gaur, sambar, spotted deer, barking deer, nilgai, striped hyena, sloth bear, jungle cat, civets, porcupine, honey badger and hares.
In addition Kanha Tiger Reserve attracts over 300 species of birds, among which are- cattle egrets, drongos, lesser adjutant, little grebes, crested serpent eagle, blossom headed parakeet, red-wattled lapwing, white-breasted kingfisher, Tickell’s blue flycatcher, wood shrikes. Reptiles like the Indian python, cobra, kraits, vipers, keel backs also call Kanha their home.