Kanha is conservation unit under the Project Tiger Program in
India. It is also popular for conservation of rare hard ground barasingha a sub species found only here. The list of mammals is
large with twenty three species, along with 250 bird species, innumerable insects and reptilian species that inhabit the
Encompassing an area of two thousand square kilometers the park is popular among the travelers from all over the World. It is the best place in India to see the tiger in the wild. The park offers good sightings of mega fauna as well. Animals like tiger, sloth bear, wild dog, leopard, bison can be seen along with common langur and wild boar.
The topography comprises of table top mountains, grasslands, forests of Sal and mixed species and water bodies like rivulets and lakes. This offers a picturesque panorama whence on tiger safaris.
Home to spectacular avian species the reserve offers good opportunity tosight them on game rounds. The tiger reserves is popular among film companies and photographers for the opportunity it provides.
Unseen to the visitors a big male tiger was preparing to ambush an
unsuspecting deer. It lunged forward at an appropriate moment surprising the visitors and the prey. Within seconds the prey was
grounded and dragged towards dense canopy...it was all over.
Bandhavgarh National Park is known as the land of the tiger. No other places can boast of characteristic beauty and the massive beast at one place. The large number of flat topped but steep hills create a beautiful maze of deep glens, marshy swamps, grasslands and dense forests that find support from sparkling rivers like no where else.
An ancient fort sits at the top of Bandhavgarh Mountain like a jewel in the crown. Numerous architectural wonders dating back to more than two thousand years saturate the forests.
This is truly a wild destination in the remote access of Madhya Pradesh in Central India. It is home to many mammals and avian species. Esoteric and picturesque it is a place worth a visit.