Friday, 25 April 2014

Kanha National Park: An Ideal Habitat For Barasinghas

Ideal Habitat For Barasinghas
Ideal Habitat For Barasinghas
Barasingha, also known as 'Swamp Deer', is a deer species found in certain areas of the Indian subcontinent. It has become extinct in Bangladesh and Pakistan, while a small population of this deer can be found in some parts of India and Nepal. During the nineteenth century, Barasinghas were found along the base of Himalayan region in large numbers. Today, most of the Barasinghas are found in Kanha National Park of India and zoos in other countries across the world. Over a period of time, the wetlands got increasingly converted into agricultural land. This reduced their habitat significantly, and their population declined owing to activities like poaching.

Kanha is primarily a Tiger Reserve, located in the Balaghat and Mandla districts of the Indian state, Madhya Pradesh. Spread over a vast region, it is home to several endangered species like the Royal Bengal Tiger and Indian Wild Dog. This wildlife reserve is also abundant in many varieties of grass and some of them is a source of nutrition for the Barasingha. These swamp deer feed mainly on grass and aquatic plants throughout the day, especially mornings and late afternoons. In central India, herds of Barasinghas comprise of a minimum of about eight to twenty deer and a maximum of sixty.

Tourists visiting this wildlife sanctuary are always in need for an excellent place to stay while spending their vacation in the region. Many of the resorts in Kanha provide comfortable accommodations for visitors of the national park at reasonable rates. Rooms or suites in some of these resorts are provided with all the facilities that any tourist would expect to have in recent times. They are also equipped with some additional amenities that make for truly memorable stays. Booking an accommodation in a resort close to Kanha would also make it very convenient for guests to visit the national park.