Madhya Pradesh tourism is popular for its wildlife destinations. When talk about wildlife tourism of India, image of Tiger comes into our mind as its synonymous. These popular national parks of Madhya Pradesh are known world wide for their healthy tiger population. Tourists from all over the world visits these tiger reserves to see tiger in their natural habitat. Jungle safari drives in these tiger reserves are amazing experience for visitors. Here we have tried to arrange a list of popular national parks in Madhya Pradesh. These wildlife tourism destinations are open for visitors to enjoy wildlife photography, birding, tiger photography.
MADHYA PRADESH TIGER RESERVES
|Bandhavgarh||Kanha National Park||Pench National Park|
|Satpura National Park||Panna National Park||Madhav National Park|
|Sanjay Dubri National Park||Van Vihar National Park||Kuno National Park|
The ancient Vedas record the marriage of king Dashrath of Uttar Kosal, father of Lord Rama of the epic Ramayana, with the princess of Dakshin kosal (a part of modern Madhya Pradesh). It is believed that the Lord Rama & Sita spent a major part of their 14 years exile in Chitrakoot located in the Dandaka forest area, north of the Vindhyas. Archeological explorations & excavations provide a glimpse of the ancient period from the earliest times to about the 13th century AD. The finds speak of a developed ancient civilization & reflect the glorious & chequered history of its rulers & warriors & a rich cultural past. Historically known as Malwa, Madhya Pradesh – the second largest centrally located state in India is called the very heart of India.
The state boasts of a wide variety of attractions to suit all tourist tastes, from ancient temples to national parks & sanctuaries, stupas, forts & palaces, a host of cultural & tourist festivals to splendid venues for international conference & conventions of global standards. The best known tourism products of Madhya Pradesh in global & national tourism market are its heritage & archeological sites, wildlife territories, pilgrimage centres, leisure & business centres & the rich classical, folk & tribal culture. The principal destinations are Khajuraho, Kanha, Sanchi, Mandu, Gwalior – Shivpuri, Pachmarhi, Bandhavgarh, Satpura National Park, Pench, Amarkantak, Ujjain, Omkareshwar, Bhedaghat, Orchha & Chitrakoot & the dynamic business centres of Bhopal & Indore.
Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (MPSTDC), a state government organization is the nodal agency responsible for development & promotion to attract tourists to this very heart of India.
Southern part, south-west region and some of the Northern region of Madhya Pradesh are rich in Wildlife which includes Tigers, Leopards, Sloth Bear, Hard-ground Barasingha, Indian Gaur, Wild Dog (Dholes) and atleast more than 250 bird species.
NATIONAL PARKS IN MADHYA PRADESH
|Kuno National Park||Madhav||Panna|
|Satpura National Park||Van Vihar|
MADHYA PRADESH WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES
|Bagdara||Bori Wildlife Sanctuary||Gandhi Sagar|
|Ghatigaon||Karera Wildlife Sanctuary||Karopani Natural Deer Park|
|National Chambal Sanctuary||Nauradehi||Orchha|