India is a land of diverse culture, religion, race and community. This diversity is undeniably present in its flora and fauna also so much so that you will be amazed to find such rare species of plants and animals. When it comes to India, Madhya Pradesh, as the name suggests, is popularly known as the ‘heart of India’ owing to its central location. The state is breathtakingly beautiful with its wide array of flora and fauna, heritage, spiritual and leisure places. But if you are to go on a jungle safari, what are the places that must be in your list?
1. Bandhavgarh National Park– Popularly used for hunting in the past, this is now a protected territory under the government and is also a component of Project Tiger. It is located in the district of Umaria, in the Deccan Plateau region, Madhya Pradesh. This park has no dearth of both flora and fauna; members of the flora community largely include Sal which is the dominant tree in this region. If you are planning for a jungle safari in Madhya Pradesh, don’t forget to see the tigers, deer, langurs, jackals, nilgais and many more such wonderful species.
2. Ranthambore National Park– It is a sprawling home to numerous tigers who live a luxurious life in the truest sense. Located in Rajasthan, it covers an enormous territory of land. This park is a special favourite for all wildlife photographers because the big cats are quite accustomed to the presence of humans; so they come out to bask in the glory of the sun while your cameras go clicking away!
3. Jim Corbett– Known as Asia’s first national park, it again has abundance presence of the tigers, the most popular member of the cat family. Located in Uttarakhand, you can also glimpse at Serow, Goral, Himalayan Tahr and many more fascinating animals.
4. Kanha National Park– You can ask your Madhya Pradesh tour operator to render assistance when visiting this spectacular park in Madhya Pradesh. It is also famous for being an inspiration to Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’. Visiting this park will give you the golden opportunity to see black panther, bear, python, gaurs, wolves and also Bengal tigers. It was originally sanctioned for conserving tigers but now many more animals are also conserved. Mostly deciduous forests make up the dominant vegetation of this place along with Sal and bamboo trees. Visit this park between October and May and you will get to see the place in its full glory!
5. Kaziranga National Park– Popularly known as the homeland of one-horned rhinoceros, this park is located in Assam. You can witness the splendour of wildlife as the place is away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This place is also declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can view the harmonious blend of the rhinos, bears, panthers and birds against the backdrop of serene natural beauty.
6. Panna National Park– This park is again a popular tiger reserve and is situated in Madhya Pradesh. The vegetation is mainly diverse, containing a mixed population of trees. Apart from a large population of tigers, you can watch out for vultures, storks, deer, leopards and many other unique species.
Conclusion– Being a wildlife lover has numerous advantages since you will enjoy going on a safari tour of these wonderful places that will surely leave you awestruck in the end. If you are eagerly waiting to go on a safari trip, make sure you visit these places for the best experience.