Jabalpur - The Heart of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries!
One of the metropolitan cities of Madhya Pradesh,Jabalpur is actually a treasure-trove of historical places, wildlife and rich biodiversity. Nature lovers will surely be delighted to discover that the town has incredible green pockets worth exploring.
You may have heard many good things about Jabalpur’s and glistening marble rocks. But did you know that it is also considered the most accessible city to explore three of the major parks - Kanha, Pench and Bandhavgarh in Madhya Pradesh! All the three parks are best known for their rich population of tigers.
Apart from these famous parks, the radius also boasts some of the lesser-known reserves and wildlife sanctuaries. All these gorgeous natural habitats are a delightful option to experience the nature and wildlife at its best!
Jabalpur as a wildlife destination!
An expedition in the wilderness is a special and unforgettable experience! It’s a good chance to relax in the lap of nature and experience the network of life which we all are a part of! Just a few kilometres from Jabalpur, Kanha, Pench and Bandhavgarh National Park are some of the biggest parks of India which offer opportunities to wildlife lovers to discover a wide species of big cats including Bengal tigers and leopards. The nearby area also houses the unique Ghughua National Fossil Park which comprises of well-preserved fossils, plants, seeds, flowers and fruits.
A planned itinerary to all the above natural territories including the Veerangana, Panpatha and Nauradehi wildlife sanctuaries, provides a sneak peek at the plush flora and fauna hiding in the dense forests of Madhya Pradesh. The rich biodiversity of these nature reserves includes its faunal wealth of spotted deer, birds, wild, boar, barking deer, nilgai, wild dog, chital and a lot more.
Spread across 940 sq.km, Kanha National Park is one of the largest parks in Madhya Pradesh where the majestic royal Bengal tigers are found in good numbers. The Park is respected globally for saving the Barasingha from near extinction. No doubt, it is one of the best managed parks in Asia and a part of Project Tiger. National Geographic's award winning 'Land of the Tigers' was shot here, but the park is home to leopards, wild dogs and Barasingha as well.
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.
Tigers. Leopards. Jackals. And us humans. The Pench National Park, like it did in the iconic 'The Jungle Book', still brings humans in close contact with wildlife. Rudyard Kipling based Mowgli's adventures, and his battle with the furious Sher Khan, on this very place.Located in the southern reaches of the Satpura range, it is divided by river Pench into nearly two equal parts. This magnificent expanse shelters over 285 resident and migratory birds.