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Welcome to Madhya Pradesh

the very heart of india

Wildlife of Madhya Pradesh

The online booking of the entrances to the Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Panna, Satpura, and Pench national parks have started from 03 Sept 2019. The national parks will be opened from 01 October 2019. Tour Enquiry

The natural beauty of Madhya Pardesh is unparalleled, spectacular mountain ranges, meandering rivers dotted with hills and lakes and miles and miles of dense forest offer a unique and exciting panorama to the tourist. One third of Madhya Pradesh  land is forested (94,689 sq km  is total forest cover). The forest of Madhya Pradesh is full of biodiversity. Especially in the Vindhya-Kaimur and the Satpura and Maikala ranges and the Baghelkhand plateau.
Narmada, Sone, Betwa, Chambal, etc rivers originates from Madhya Pradesh.
The old princely families were enthusiastic “sportsmen”. Rulers of states which were almost the size of the English countries and some appreciably larger, set aside vast stretches of wilderness as their own, private, haunting grounds. Since these royal hunts were fairly infrequent affairs and as the keepers of the hunting grounds were vigilant, the animals grew and prospered: in spite of the annual butchering.

The great hunting families have given the country its great wildlife parks.  When you visit wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, you are the interloper and the animal is the king. Your movements are controlled, the animal’s are not. And thus the chances of seeing them in their natural avocations, is higher than anywhere else in the world.

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The chances of seeing a big cat, a tiger or lion within naked lens’ reach, are extremely high. And the fact that they are not frightened of you lets you make observations and take pictures, which only dedicated naturalists could have hoped for just a decade ago.

Madhya Pradesh offers many national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and nature reserves due to its vast forest cover in the whole state.There are 10 National parks in Madhya Pardesh and 25 wildlife sanctuaries. Among them Kanha national park, Bandhavgarh national park, Pench national park, Panna national park, Satpura national park and Sanjay Gandhi national park  are very famous national parks and the status of Tiger reserve had been given to them.

The Tiger who is king of the forest may be easily sighted at Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Panna and Pench National park. The population of this endangered Tigers are maximum in Madhya Pradesh.  At Satpura National park leapord is easily sighted.

Equally at home in the Jungles of Madhya Pradesh  is the Gaur who does not fear the tiger. Another native is the Barasingha the only swamp deer who has adapted to hard ground. Chitals (spotted deer) can be sighted in hundreds. Sloth Bear, the leopard and the buffalo Colorful bird are much less common. At times one is surprised that wild life has survived so well despite the decades of senseless slaughter indulged in by the so-called big game hunters.

Many of the princes marked out areas as their personal hunting reserves: Shivpuri near Gwalior for instance, which has served in recent years as the nucleus of the wild life park and where Madhav National park is particularly rich in many species of deer and famous for its white (albino tic) tigers. Pench National park is also an upcoming national park in Madhya Pradesh. The population of tigers are quite good at the national parks in Madhya pradesh and therefore, Madhya Pradesh is also known as the Tiger state of India. Therefor, the wild life tourism in Madhya Pradesh has been is increased because of this reason.

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The National Parks and wild life Sanctuaries of Madhya Pradesh are highlighted below..

National ParksArea (Sq. Km.)Fauna
Kanha939.94Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Chital, Sambar,Nilgai,Chinkara,Barking Deer, Barasingha, Wild Boar.
Bandhavgarh448.00Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Chital, Sambar,Nilgai,Chinkara,Barking Deer, Wild Boar.
Madhav337.00Leopard, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Black Buck,Chausingha, Wild Boar
Sanjay1938.01Tiger, Leopard, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai.
Indrawati1258.37Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Chital, Sambar.
Van Vihar4.45Zoological Park.
Panna542.66Leopard, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Deer, Tiger, Wild Boar.
Satpura524.37Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Bear.
Fossile0.27Plant Fossils
Pench293.00Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Chital, Sambar,Nilgai,Chinkara, Muntjac, Wild Boar
Wildlife Sanctuaries
Kheoni122.70Leopard, Chital, Sambar,Nilgai, Bear, Barasingha, Wild Boar.
Narsinghgarh57.19Leopard, Chital, Sambar, Wild Boar, Peacock, Grey Horn Bill.
Gandhisagar368.62Leopard, Chital, Nilgai, Chinkara, Barking Deer, Water Birds.
Bori518.00Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Chital, Sambar, Bear, Wild Boar.
Pachmarhi461.85Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Bear.
Dubri364.69Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Chital, Sambar,Nilgai,Chinkara, Muntjac.
Badalkhoh104.35Tiger, Leopard,Chital, Sambar, Nilgai.
Gomardah277.82Tiger, Leopard, Chital, Sambar,Chinkara, Bear , Nilgai, Muntjac.
Ratapani688.79Tiger, Leopard, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Chinkara.
Singhori287.91Tiger, Leopard, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Black Buck.
Barnawapara244.66Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Chital, Sambar, Wild Boar, Muntjac.
Sitanadi553.36Tiger, Leopard, Chital, Sambar,Nilgai, Bear, Guar, Muntjac..
Noradehi1034.52Tiger, Leopard, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Black Buck, Wild Dog.
Achanakmar551.55Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Chital, Sambar, Wild Boar.
Pench449.39Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Chital, Sambar,Nilgai, Jungle Fowl.
Samarsot340.35Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Chital, Sambar.
National Chambal320.00Gharial, Crocodile, Turtle, Dolphin, Otter, Migratory Birds.
Ken Gharial45.00Gharial, Crocodile.
Sone Gharial41.80Gharial, Crocodile, Turtle, Migratory Birds.
Kuno-Palpur345.00Tiger, Leopard, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Black Buck.
Karera202.21Chital, Sambar, Chinkara, Black Buck, Great Indian Bustard.
Ghatigano512.00Sambar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Great Indian Bustard.
Bagdara478.90Leopard, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Indian Bustard.
Tamor Pingla608.52Tiger, Leopard, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Boar.
Bhairamgarh139.00Tiger, Leopard, Chital, Sambar, Wild Buffalo.
Fensatallite110.74Tiger, Leopard, Sambar, Chital, Muntjac.
Panpath245.84Tiger, Leopard, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Bear, Chousingha, Muntjac.
Pamed Wild Buffalo262.00Tiger, Leopard, Chital, Sambar, Wild Buffalo.
Sardarpur Florican348.12Kharmor
Sailana Florican12.96Kharmor
Udanti WildBuffalo247.59Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Chital,Wild Buffalo, Muntjac.

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