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Today, at 1100 Hrs IST, the permits for the national Parks of Madhya Pradesh were made available online for the coming season 2019–20, excursions to start from 1st Oct ‘2019. Kudos to the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department for making policy changes in add-on, whereby the permits will now be freely available. The Madhya Pradesh Forest … Continue reading “Permits for the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh”
Today, at 1100 Hrs IST, the permits for the national Parks of Madhya Pradesh were made available online for the coming season 2019–20, excursions to start from 1st Oct ‘2019.
Kudos to the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department for making policy changes in add-on, whereby the permits will now be freely available.
The Madhya Pradesh Forest Department also has extended the exit time for the morning safari by 30 mins, from 1100 hrs to 1130 hrs, an additional 30 minutes to explore the mystic forest of Madhya Pradesh.
Although the core zones will remain closed on Wednesday’s for the noon drive, the buffers remains open.
With many cubs dotting the Parks, Madhya Pradesh is all geared up for the fresh Tourism season in the Parks.
Madhya Pradesh is blessed with abundant flora & fauna. Each year, scores of tourists visit Madhya Pradesh to relish the exotic wildlife that the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh hosts. The recent NTCA Tiger Census ‘2018 lauded Madhya Pradesh on the effective conservation of it’s Tigers. As per NTCA, the top 4 National Parks in … Continue reading “Wildlife Tour Operator for the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh”
Madhya Pradesh is blessed with abundant flora &
Each year, scores of tourists visit Madhya Pradesh to
relish the exotic wildlife that the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh hosts.
The recent NTCA Tiger Census ‘2018 lauded Madhya
Pradesh on the effective conservation of it’s Tigers.
As per NTCA, the top 4 National Parks in terms of
Management Effective Evaluation are :
Pench Tiger Reserve : 93.75%
Periyar Tiger Reserve : 93.75%
Kanha Tiger Reserve : 92.97%
Satpura Tiger Reserve : 90.63%
Madhya Pradesh, with 3 Tiger Reserves in the slot and
being proclaimed the “Tiger State” with 526 tigers, Madhya Pradesh is indeed a
desirable destination for wildlife enthusiasts.
The best places to see tigers in the wild in Madhya
Pradesh are :
Kanha National Park :
National Park is the largest national
park of Madhya Pradesh & a feast for the eyes for wildlife enthusiasts.
epitome of conservation,successful rehabilitation of the Hard ground Swamp Deer
( Barasingha ) speaks about the dedication & efforts of the forest dept as
well as the local population.
is also the first tiger reserve in India to officially introduce a mascot,
“Bhoorsingh the Barasingha”.
Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh is a place
of mythological and legendary significance. The ancient Bandhavgarh Fort is of
great importance as it is believed to have been gifted by Lord Rama to his
younger brother Lakshmana. ‘Bandhav’ in English means brother and ‘Garh’ means
fort. Hence the name, Bandhavgarh. Bandhavgarh dates back to 2000 years ago and
you will find several man made caves with inscriptions and rock paintings.
Bandhavgarh is also
the land of tigers. This is the place to visit if you want to spot the big cat.
India’s top dwelling for tigers, Bandhavgarh National Park has the highest
density of Royal Bengal tigers in the world. The sight of the majestic tiger,
up close and personal, is said to trigger a sense of awe in you, of the kinds
you would have only experienced in your childhood.
Pench National Park
Pench National Park
derives its name from the Pench River that flows through the park.
In 2011, the park won
the “Best Management Award”.
Pench National Park has
been immortalized with it’s description in Ain-i-Akbari, and is the
setting of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.
Satpura National Park
Madhai is located at the
entrance of the most exquisite and beautiful forests in India – Satpura. Few
places in the world can compete with its raw wilderness, absolute tranquillity
and the air of mystique. It delights you with its rich wildlife, sprawling
meadows, unending backwaters and spell-binding views that leave you awestruck
and get you to be completely in sync with the magic of nature.
Panna National Park
Mines shining with
diamonds within a national park that’s home to some of the biggest predators
and waterfalls of dizzying heights; Panna has the amazing superpower to, both,
calm you and thrill you!
The city’s royal past
dates back to mid of 17th Centuary AD, when it became the capital of Maharaja
Chhatrasal’s kingdom. On the other hand, with Ken River passing through Panna
hills, the city has a wildlife-friendly present. You can spot the majestic
tiger, the ghariyal – a huge reptile found only in the Indian subcontinent, and
a variety of flora and fauna.
A visit to Panna will
surely bring alive the child-like awe in you.
Travel Services is based at Jabalpur, considered to the gateway for the
National Parks of Madhya Pradesh.
As the compiled report of “Status of Tigers Co – predators & Prey in India, 2018” is released today ( 29th July ‘2019 ) by Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi on the occasion of International Tiger Day, Madhya Pradesh rejoices on once again being crowned the “Tiger State” of India. India has a long-standing and … Continue reading “The Best Place to see Tigers in India : Madhya Pradesh”
As the compiled report of “Status of
Tigers Co – predators & Prey in India, 2018” is released today ( 29th
July ‘2019 ) by Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi on the occasion of International
Tiger Day, Madhya Pradesh rejoices on once again being crowned the “Tiger State”
India has a long-standing and
successful track record of protecting its tigers. Tiger conservation is the
collective responsibility of the government and the people. Our cultural legacy
which encourages compassion” distance has played a important role in the
conservation of tigers.
India is home to 60% of the Global
tiger population which is reflective of our conservation initiatives which are
totally grounded in science and suitably backed by a legal and financial
framework. The fourth cycle of the all India tiger estimation has been
successfully completed and shows a rise in tiger estimates.
In the era of modern development,
conserving the tiger is the only real task. Ensuring the conservation of this
topic only for guarantees the well-being of our forest article systems, the biodiversity
their present in the water than climate security they provide. Monitoring the
status of tigers, along with associated biodiversity of the encompassing
system, is important to assess our success at meeting the commitment of
conserving our natural heritage.
India’s national tiger assessment is the largest biodiversity survey being carried out anywhere in the world. The food cycle of the suspect was undertaken in 2018 and 2019 using the best available science, technology and another pickle tunes. In the cycle, recording of primary field data through mobile phone applications like M-STRIPES ( Monitoring system for Tigers – intensive protection and ecologically status ) that uses GPS to geo tag photo evidences, and survey information made this exercise more accurate, with smaller margins of human error. Further, it involves the development of innovative technology like automated segregation of camera trap photographs to species using artificial intelligence and neural network models.
That fingerprints tigers from their
stripe patterns was used to count the number of individual tigers the unique
feature of this cycle of assessment, in keeping up with digital India, is the
development and use of innovative technology technological tools in collection
and processing of data to reduce human errors.
The fourth cycle of National tiger status assessment of 2018-19 is the most accurate survey 2 conducted. The survey covered 381,400 km of forested habitats in 20 tiger occupied states of India. A foot survey of 522,996 km was done for carnivore signs and prey abundance estimation. In these forests, 317,958 habitat plots were sampled for vegetation, human impacts and prey dung. Camera traps were deployed at 26,838 locations. These cameras resulted in 34,858,623 photographs of wildlife of which 76,651 were of tigers and 51,777 were of leopards. The total area 2sampled by camera traps was 121,337 km . The total effort invested in the survey was 593,882 man-days. We believe that this is the world’s largest effort invested in any wildlife survey till date, on all of the above criteria. A total of 2,461 individual tigers (>1 year of age) were photo-captured. The overall tiger population in India was estimated at 2,967. Out of this, 83% were actually camera trapped individual tigers and 87% were accounted for by camera trap based capture-mark-recapture and remaining 13% estimated through covariate based models. Tigers were observed to be increasing at a rate of 6% per annum in India when consistently sampled areas were compared from 2006 to 2018 . Tiger occupancy was found to be stable at 88,985 km the country scale since 2014 (88,558 km ). Though there were losses and gains at individual landscapes and state scales. The occupancy reported in this report is based on latest forest cover by Forest Survey of India (2017) and therefore cannot be compared with earlier occupied areas which were computed from earlier forest cover data. To make the comparison on the same scale we have recomputed tiger occupied forests for the 2014 cycle on the forest cover of 2017. Reduction in occupied areas was due to a) not finding evidence of tiger presence in sampled forests (20% actual loss), and b) not sampling forests that had tiger presence in 2014 (8 %). New areas that were colonized by tigers in 2018 constituted 25,709 2(28%) km . This analysis suggests that loss and gain of tiger occupancy was mostly from habitat pockets that support low density populations. Such habitats with low density tigers, though contributing minimally to overall tiger numbers, are crucial links for gene flow and maintaining connectivity between source populations. The loss and gain of tiger occupancy in these marginal areas is a dynamic process and depends on several factors like proximity of a tiger source population, anthropocentric pressures operating in the landscape, associated change in habitat conditions and protection regime. Tiger occupancy has increased in the state of Madhya Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh. Loss in North East is due to poor sampling. Madhya Pradesh has also registered a substantial increase in their tiger population and along with Karnataka ranks highest in tiger numbers. The poor and continuing decline in tiger status in the states of Chhattisgarh and Odisha is a matter of concern.
Blue Print of the 2018 Census
2,967 : Total tiger population estimated in India
2,461 : Total number of individual tigers camera trapped
2,591 : Tiger population estimated through Capture-mark-recapture
Tiger Population in India
2006 : 1,411
2010 : 1,706
2014 : 2,226
2018 : 2,967
State Wise Tiger Population
2006 2010 2014 2018
Madhya Pradesh 300 257 308 526
Karnataka 290 300 406 524
Uttarakhand 178 227 340 442
Tamilnadu 76 163 229 264
Maharashtra 103 168 190 312
Rajasthan 32 36 45 69
Madhya Pradesh records an exemplary growth of 70%
vis-a-vie last census of 2014.
The Best National Parks of Madhya Pradesh as per descending
Tiger population :
With reference to a recent report on the alleged mistreatment of elephants in Bandhavgarh National Park, many of our guests have reverted to us to have a ground report and check on the facts. This is our version. At no point, we intend to challenge the intention of the photographer. The objective here is to … Continue reading “Bandhavgarh & it’s Elephants”
With reference to a recent report on the alleged mistreatment of elephants
in Bandhavgarh National Park, many of our guests have reverted to us to have a
ground report and check on the facts.
This is our version.
At no point, we intend to challenge the intention of the photographer. The
objective here is to showcase the reality.
As one enters the Tala zone in Bandhavgarh National Park for the safari,
on the right side is an enclosure where elephants are kept. The person who saw
and photographed had no idea of the background and as we would say impressions
can be deceiving, the person drew an opinion and unfortunately were not even
enlightened by the accompanying guide.
Since the last one year, Bandhavgarh National Park is invaded by a big
herd of wild elephants. Now, we all know that Madhya Pradesh is not a primary
habitat of elephants and these pachyderms have ventured from the state of
Chattisgarh and reached Bandhavgarh National Park via Sidhi.
Initially, the forest department attempted to stop this journey at Sidhi & return them back, succeed initially but over a period of time, the elephants entered the forests of Bandhavgarh National Park. This particular elephant was tranquilized and captured from an area where he had trampled and killed four villagers who were the sole bread earners of the family. The revengeful villagers were persuaded not to act and the elephant was captured alive by the forest department.
There are certain guidelines by the government where any animal, if has
killed humans, should not be released in the wild and has to spend his life in
a protected area. Adhering to this, the elephant was brought to Bandhavgarh National
Park and is being trained to be of immense use in saving the forests in which
he has lived.
Elephant patrolling through the dense Indian rainforest jungles is
essential for conservation and in the fight against poachers.
No training is easy, be it humans or animals. Any such training can be
heart wrenching but one thing which is wrong in that statement is that the
elephant is being trained for tourism. In the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh,
the primary responsibility of a trained elephant is patrolling in the deep
forest where it is not possible to go by foot. The forests of Madhya Pradesh
are basically moist deciduous, extremely dense in nature and cannot be
patrolled only by vehicles or food. Elephants can venture into the deep forest
safely where it is practically impossible to reach by a vehicle or by foot.
Because of these trained elephants, the forest department can patrol inaccessible
areas which is a huge deterrent for poachers. India is a country of 1.3 billion
people, with 467 people living per km²,compared this to China which is just 145,
USA is 35 and Russia is only 24.The cattle population in India is about 225 per
This cumulates to an immense pressure on the forests in India, and still
the Forest Department has managed to save it’s rich natural heritage. India
still has the largest mammal on planet which is not endangered, still have
Tigers which are the largest predators on earth,the numbers steadily growing and uncounted Leopards, Snow Leopards & a
healthy Rhino population. And all this is due to the hard work of the Forest Department,
acceptability by the local community and adaptability of the wildlife. India’s
wildlife numbers are growing. India is home to over 200 endangered species, no
big mammal has been lost in last 50 years, unlike other countries where forests
and wildlife has got decimated.
Apologies if this seems emotional, but someone comes and sees something
and without understanding the truth starts to spread news is not fair. Our
Forest department has taken very serious note of this & the highest
authority ( PCCF Wildlife, Government of Madhya Pradesh ) has made a statement too (
attached ).. One cannot see one incident in isolation, one has to see the
a company, we do not promote elephant rides & we condemn acts like elephant
rides in Amer Fort ( Rajasthan, India ) on hard stones ferrying tourists.
Located in the Bundelkhand region, the town of Khajuraho is famous for its group of Hindu and Jain temples. The temples inspire awe due to the intricate rock carvings that depict scenes from the past. The temples, the paintings and the sculptures portray the magnificence of the Chandela dynasty and their appreciation of art in all its forms. The Indo-Aryan sculptures and architecture is an ode to love and passion and are a tribute to the revered deities.
The historical and religious sites, that are in abundance in the state of Madhya Pradesh attract tourists from all over the world. With the Pench, Bandhavgarh and Panna tiger reserve, dotting the state along with the vast expanses of flora, the place has an offering for every wandering soul. The convergence of the multiple cultures make the state a haven for many a cultural programmes that take place throughout the year. One such event that takes place during the Spring and that which is anticipated for months in advance is the Khajuraho Dance Festival. The festival is to take place on the 20th of February and is slated to span a week.
Spectators from every corner of the world converge to make this event a global success. The festival takes place amidst the backdrop of the UNESCO world heritage sites and provides a platform for every Indian dance form to manifest themselves. The spectacle upholds the tradition and art that the country is known for, making it one of the most vibrant festivals of the year. The dance festival was inaugurated in the year 2002 under the Kala Parishad, inviting performers to contribute to this spectacle. Dance forms ranging from Shiva’s Tandav to Vishnu’s Raas Leela, Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Kathak and a lot more are brought to the world by dancers of exquisite skill and expertise. The entire week is dedicated to the art, music and classical dances making the state of Madhya Pradesh the epitome of a cultural melting pot.
The Chitragupta and Vishwanatha temples in particular are chosen as the site for the festival to be displayed in all its glory. The vast open air auditoriums at these temples provide the perfect platform for the dances to be performed. The entire festival that is displayed through elaborate costumes, melodious tunes and the sheer display of talent that bring to life the contributions of various unnamed artisans and sculptors indeed makes for a surreal experience. The festival serves as a reminder and an ode to the years of yore when cultural festivities ruled the day and was more commonplace than they are now. Although the ravages of time is evident within the ruins, the place does not fail to inspire.
The city of Khajuraho has its own airport and railway stations and are well connected to all the major sites. Buses, taxis and private vehicles are used to commute throughout the city.
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i4u Travel Services invites you for an adrenaline fiesta at Madhya Pradesh Tourism’s “Jalmahotsav”.
Set up in the lap of Hanuwantiya Island besides the pristine waters of Indira Sagar Dam, the picturesque escapade here complements the joy that lies in the spirit of adventure. Flying above the sparkling waters or speeding through it, India’s one of its kind water festival has an array of land, water and air adventure activities all set on one canvas called Jal Mahotsav. The festival is also a cultural representation of Madhya Pradesh – a culture that represents vibrancy, rich heritage and not to miss out, sumptuous food!
Plan a trip to The Heart of Incredible India & rediscover yourself at “Jal Mahotsav”
Oct – Jan | 2017 – 18
Contact us for tailored “Jal Mahotsav” & MPTourism packages.
The Coffee Table Book on Kanha Tiger Reserve is scheduled to hit the racks from 25/05/2017 onwards.This is a 228 pages book. The size is 8.5 x 12 inches and printed on Mont Blanc Super Matt paper. Published by: Kanha Workers’ Cooperative Credit Society, Mandla Designed by: Doo Creative India Pvt Ltd., Hyderabad Theme & Layout by: Vishwaprasad Raju & Ravi Naidu Printed at: Pragati Offset Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad.Costing INR 2,200 + shipping charges.
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The long awaited laser show starts today at Bheraghat, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.
Managed by JTPC (Jabalpur Tourism Promotion Council), it promises an incredible experience amongst the pristine white marble rocks.
The show timings are :
1930 – 2000 Hrs
2015 – 2045 Hrs
2100 – 2130 Hrs
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