Wide-Life in Bandhavgarh
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
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
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
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
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
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