Monday, 8 December 2014

Kanha National Park is rich in Flora and Fauna

Flora and Fauna in Kanha
Located in the Balaghat and Mandla districts of the Indian state, Madhya Pradesh, Kanha is a national park and tiger reserve, home to numerous species of plants, animals, birds, and reptiles. The national park is spread over a vast area of about 940 square kilometres. Its tiger reserve is made up of a buffer zone that extends to 1,067 square kilometres, and the neighbouring 110-square kilometre Phen Sanctuary.

Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book' was largely inspired by the lush green forests, ravines, and grassy meadows of Kanha. This region is home to many wild animals like tigers, jackals, leopards, deer, wild dogs, foxes and wild cats. Among the commonly sighted animals are wild boars and langurs. Pythons, rat snakes, cobras, grass snakes, krait and vipers are some of the reptiles found in this national park. Bird-watchers visiting Kanha would be delighted to spot some exciting bird species, such as, Golden Oriole, Indian Roller, Verditer Flycatcher, and Bush Lark.

Jabalpur, one of the biggest cities of Madhya Pradesh, provides an easy access to Kanha. It is connected to some of the major cities of India by road, rail, and air. The resorts near Kanha National Park provide comfortable accommodations for tourists in the form of well-furnished rooms and suites.