Kanha National Park
Kanha National Park is the largest national park of Madhya Pradesh & a feast for the eyes for wildlife enthusiasts.
An 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.
It is also the first tiger reserve in India to officially introduce a mascot, “Bhoorsingh the Barasingha”.
The buffers of Kanha National Park (Khatia,Khapa,Sijhora & Phen ) are open for tourists this monsoon.
The following activities can also be planned if visiting Kanha National Park in the monsoon.
- Jungle Safari in the buffer zone
- Trip to Gidli Gubra Waterfall : is around 20 kms from Mocha & is located amidst pristine dense forest. Tigers have been regularly spotted nearby by tourists.
- Sunset Point, Rata : The sunset point is at a higher elevation & offers spectacular view of the Kanha landscape.
- Ajgar Dadar : A primary habitat of Indian Rock Python
- Ramnagar Fort : The Ramnagar Fort / Mandla Fort was built in the late 17th century by the Gond Kings. It is constructed in a loop of the Narmada River. The main feature of this fort is its three- storey strategic construction. It was built on the banks of the Narmada river so that the river forms its defense from three sides. This fort is also known as Moti Mahal situated 24 km from Mandla city. Another fort, Begum Mahal is situated 3 km away from Moti Mahal is known for its three storyed rectangular masterpiece of mugal architecture which was built for Chimney Rani. The marvellous black stones used to build Begum Mahal were taken from another spot of attraction, “Kala Pahad” situated 4 km from it.
- Kala Pahar : is a secluded tourist place and surrounded by lush green forest, a mountain of black & brown symmetrical rocks and is one of a kind in India.
- This is a hill on top of which you have black stones which are natural but they look like someone has cut them into pieces with sawing machines. There is an inscription in the bottom of the hills that only in Ireland these type of natural stones have been found in the world.
- A great place to go. You can go half way by vehicle and then climb. The saving grace is that you can not see how much you have to climb when you start the climb. An ancient Shiva temple lies at the top of the hill.
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.
The buffers of Bandhavgarh National Park (Dhamokhar, Johila & Panpatha ) are open for tourists this monsoon.
A local village tour can also be organized.
In the evening, a traditional Baiga Tribal Dance can be planned for the entertainment of the guests.
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.
The buffers of Pench National Park are open for tourists this monsoon.
A local village tour can also be organized.
The forest department of Pench National Park is organizing a three day monsoon trekking and camping (13th – 15th August, 2017) in the fine forests of Rukhad and Sakata Buffer of Pench Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh.
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.
The buffers of Satpura National Park ( Jamanidev & Parsapani ) are open for tourists this monsoon.
A wonderful way to explore the place is on bicycles which can be provided.