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The dense forests of Madhya Pradesh spread across plateaus, river valleys, hills and ravines. This diverse topography has resulted in an eclectic mix of flora and fauna in its many national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.
Popular with wildlife enthusiasts, the forests of Madhya Pradesh, particularly Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Pench, draw tourists from all over the world for a glimpse of the elusive royal Bengal tiger. With 19% of lndia’s entire tiger population, Madhya Pradesh is rightfully known as the ‘Tiger State’.
Madhya Pradesh is also home to several deer species, including the rare hard ground barasingha or swamp deer. Several other endemic and threatened faunal species are found here, such as the nilgai, great Indian bustard and Bengal florican. Moreover, these forests are abuzz with a dizzying variety of birds and butterflies.
Wild Trail in Madhya Pradesh explores all the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of the state, grouping them under five hubs – Jabalpur, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Bhopal and Indore – for ease of navigation. With over 95 stunning photographs, hand-drawn
illustrations and an up-to-date practical information section, this guidebook will be an invaluable companion for the intrepid tourist and wildlife enthusiast.