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Wide-Life in Bandhavgarh
Wide-Life in BandhavgarhThe forest of Bandhavgarh can be classified as moist deciduous one. Throughout the valleys, one can notice the existence of the Sal forest. Then, there is also a mixed forest, which occurs where the soil is of relatively poor quality on the upper hill slopes, on rocky outcrops and in the South and West. Grassy meadow patches also occur in the valley and along the nalas. Bandhavgarh is a densely populated area with animals like the tiger and other wildlife species. Certain areas like the south and the west of the park is dry in character and hence animal species like the Nilgai and the Chinkara are found here.

The animals like the great Gaur, or Indian Bison, can be easily seen in the Bandhavgarh National Park, since they come onto the meadows to graze at dusk. The vegetation along streams and marshes is rich in bird life.

Wide-Life in Gwalior
The Gwalior Zoo has some rare species of Indian wildlife kept in natural surroundings. The Kuno-Palpur Sanctuary includes Tiger, Leopard, Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Chinkara, Black Buck; whereas the Chambal Ghariyal Sanctuary includes Gharial, Crocodile, Turtle, Dolphin, Otter, Migratory Birds. And the Ghatigaon Sanctuary encompasses Tiger, Leopard, Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Chinkara, Black Buck.

Wide-Life in Chambal
This place is a rugged, raw, untamed wilderness right in the heart of India, flowing through a total length of 435 kms. The River Chambal is one of the country's most beautiful and least polluted rivers. The National Chambal Sanctuary was formed to protect the river, complete with its varied flora, aquatic life and avian fauna.

The Chambal Sanctuary is one of the safest breeding areas. The surrounding environment of the river is a true bird watchers delight. During November - March season, one can see atleast 150 species of migratory and resident birds' flock at the shores of the river.

Wild-life in Kanha National Park
Wild-life in Kanha National ParkBeside the Tigers for which kanha is justly famous, the abundance of wildlife here is remarkable - the magnificient Gaur or Indian Bison, the hardground Barasinga or swamp deer, the herd of Chital or spotted deer. There is also Sambar, Black Buck, Indian Hare, Dhole or Indian Wild Dog, Barking Deer, Indian Bison or Gaur. One can also see the Jackal, Wild Pig, Striped Palm Squirrel and the Langur. In all, some 22 species of large mammals are regularly found within the Park - and the birdlife is equally impressive.

Wide-Life in Panna
Complimenting the man made perfection of the Khajuraho temples, is the dramatic scenic splendour of Panna National Park, just 32 km away. A mere 30-minute drive away from Khajuraho and extending over 543 km, spread along the banks of the River Ken, the park's topography is a magnificent one of the deep ravines, tranquil valley and dense teak forests. During the monsoons, the park is a lush green heaven with cascading waterfalls.

The park's area includes the former shooting reserves of the former royal state of Panna and Chhattarpur and the jungles today harbour many species of wildlife. The tiger can be glimpsed here, along with other rare species such as the Leopard, Wolf and Gharial. Most likely, it will be here if the Caracal, a vanishing cousin of the extinct Cheetah, is ever sighted. Herds of Blue Bulls, Chinkaras and Sambars are a common sight. The Wild Boar, the Sloth Bear, the Cheetal, the Chowsingha, the Indian Fox, the Porcupine, and a host of lesser fauna are also seen. A separate sanctuary for Gharial has been set up. The park can also boast of the highest density of the Paradise flycatchers.

Satpura National Park
Set up in 1981, the Satpura National Park is 524 sq. km in area. It spreads through the dense forest of the evergreen sal, teak and bamboo. The high peaks of Dhoopgarh and Mahadeo, Bori's legendary teak and bamboo forests, Pachmarhi's fascinating natural beauty of deep valleys, high mountains, rivulets, waterfalls and Tawa's vast reservoir combine to give this park unique beauty and a breathtaking variety of attractions. The park is home to the animals like the Bison, Tiger, Leopard, Bear, four-horned Deer, the Blue-Bull and a rich variety of birds.

Wide-Life in Pench Tiger Reserve
Wide-Life in Pench Tiger ReserveOver 1200 species of plants have been recorded from the area including several rare and endangered plants as well as plants of ethno-botanical importance. The area has always been rich in wildlife. It is dominated by fairly open canopy, mixed forests with considerable shrub cover and open grassy patches. The high habitat favours high population of Chital and Sambar. Pench tiger reserve has the highest density of herbivores animals in India (90.3 animals per sq. km).

The area is especially famous for the large herds of Gaur (Indian Bison), Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Wild Dog and Wild Pig. The key predator is the Tiger followed by Leopard, Wild Dog and Wolf. Other animals include Sloth Bear, Chousingha, Chinkara, Barking Deer, Jackal, Fox, Palm Civet, Small Indian Civet, Jungle Cat, Hyena, and Porcupine, to name a few.

Pench Tiger Reserve is also among the best areas for bird watching. Four species of the now endangered vultures' white-rumped, longbilled, white scavenger and king vulture can be seen in good numbers in the Reserve. The other fauna present includes 50 species of fishes, 10 amphibians, 30 reptiles, 45 butterflies, 54 moths and numerous other insects.

Wide-Life in Shivpuri
Madhav National Park is well known for the migratory waterfowl, in Shivpuri, which arrive from the North (mainly Siberia) to winter on and around the lakes. Bird life on the lake features many geese and ducks-whilst around the shores may be found several species of herons as well as storks and cranes. Bird life in the forests is also plentiful, with many of the species typical of the habitat. A particularly good area for bird viewing is where the track crosses the wide, rocky stream, which flows, from the Waste Weir.

156 sq. km in area, the park is open throughout the year. With a varied terrain of wooded hills, the forest being dry, mixed and deciduous with flat grasslands around the lake, it offers abundant opportunities of sighting a variety of wildlife. The predominant species that inhabits the park is the deer, of which the most easily sighted are the graceful little Chinkara, the Indian gazelle, and the Chital.


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