What To Expect From The National Parks Of Madhya Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh, the heartland of Indian subcontinent is often termed as the Tigerland. Madhya Pradesh is a home to approximately 20% tiger population of the world. Wildlife Safari in Madhya Pradesh promising a variety of flora and fauna to quench the thirst for wilderness. Expert foresters and naturalists had forecasted a reasonable increase in tiger population, which seems realistic as visitors are having good sightings in the first fortnight of October.
Only Bandhavgarh National Park is estimated to have more than 30 cubs in the reserve by the locals. There are so many dominant males are seen in the park, apart from existing stars like T6 Mahaman male -8 yrs (new charger), T-18 Jobhi – 10 years, T22 Bheem, T29 Chorbehra- 7 yrs, t37 Bheemas son- 5years, T39 Mannu -4yrs, T47 Chota Charger to name a few.
Females like Rajbehra, Banbehi and AndhiariJhiria are expected to appear with cubs in this season. As usual parks openedup with a lot of surprises .Some tigers change their territories and some migrate to new areas in order to set up their territories. Increasing number of tigers in the parks increased the probability of tiger sighting to a greater extent.
Mukki zone in Kanha National Park is expected to continue its performance this season as well. Owing to good prey base, this zone is accommodating five females and four male tigers. The mighty males of this zone are Link-7, Kingfisher, Umarpani and Bheema. Females like Dwajhandi and Umarjholacan be seen rearing cubs. Kanha zone has shown the signs of revival and will make visitors contented. Link-7 female was seen with four cubs in the end of last season, promising a great future as all of them are males. Neelam, the collared tigress lost her two cubs to dominant tigers last season, therefore the chances of her to appear with fresh litter cannot be ruled out. Bajrang, Bhīma’s sibling has established his territory in Kanha meadows and pushed bamnidadar male away. Another male tiger popularly known as Red eye was frequently seen in the meadows.
Kisli zone may have some amazement, tigers pushed from the adjoining zones and new males searching for their territory may find refuge here. Munna the legendary male is still active although has been pushed from silyari by Bandribehara male. Other males like Supkhar male and Karaighati males are also active in this zone, offering immense of opportunity of tiger viewing.
The success story of Panna National Park is known to all for regaining its tiger population. Panna the land of waterfalls and cultural richness mesmerizing the visitors, enchanting landscapes along the Ken River offers exiting opportunities for photography. Panna is rocking and one of the best place to capture leopards and tigers in the wild with amazing backgrounds in camera. Out of nine vulture species found in India, Panna house six of them, they are Oriental white backed vulture, Long billed vulture, Egyptian vulture, Indian griffon vulture, Himalayan griffon vulture and Cinereous vulture.
Satpura National Park is a finest example of natural beauty, may it be hills, Rivers, Streams, Waterfalls, Valleys or Dense forests, Satpura proudly possesses them all. Satpura offers canoeing, kayaking, boat safaris, elephant safaris, jeep safaris and walking safaris. Satpura shows rich biodiversity and offers amazing sightings of leopards, sloth bear, gaur, tigers and giant squirrels. Satpura is a leopard country in the Tigerland. Leopard siblings, one with blue eyes and other one with yellow eyes can frequently be seen on the wild tracts of Lagda route and Keria route when you enter from the Madhai. While Churna round offers an opportunity to see Tiger from the close quarters along with leopards. Both the cats are seen sharing the habitat without any intervention. Sloth bear sightings are very good in all the routes.
Pench National Park which is famous as Mowgli-land offers amazing junglescapes. A few dominant tigers are operating in the tourism zones, ensuring good Tiger sightings in national park. Pench is known to have largest number of spotted deer in any national park, making good prey base to carnivores. Pench is reportedly have 54 identified tigers, in 1180 sq.kms. of area, which is a good population density. Pench is expected to perform well as last season was also vey good. Some famous tigers of pench national park are collarwali female, BMW male, Badimada , Sula to name a few. There are a lot of other tigers also frequently seen with cubs in the tourist zone. Pench is a place where one can see hunting dholes (wild dogs) in packs as big as having 15 individuals. Grey Indian wolf can also be seen in wolf sanctuary adjoining to pench national park near Rukkhad Camp. The peripheral areas are holding a good breeding population of leopards. Pench is a good birding destination for bird watchers, although pench was established in 1992, but its history dates back to 16th century. It was first mention in Ain-e-Akbari, a gazette of emperor Akbar reign. In 1860, Capt. James Forsyth mentioned it in “Highlands of Central India”.
Madhya Pradesh in totality offers amazing holidays in wilderness to wildlife and photography enthusiasts who wish to relax in the lap of nature with family and friends. One should not concentrate on tiger sightings only but explore beyond that, as each national park has an element of surprise and beauty to flaunt.
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