Best National Parks in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh is a state located in the central part of India. It is well-known for its varied topography, thick vegetation, and pleasant climate. Since this region is full of hill ranges like Vindhya, Aravali, Satpura, Ajanta, Maikal and many others, it hosts a wide range of flora and fauna. In addition to being a major tourist destination due to numerous forts, palaces, monuments, and temples, this central state is also one among the best wildlife destinations of the country.

Top 5 National Parks

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If you wish to spend your upcoming vacations amidst the scenic setting in the company of mighty animals, head towards the national parks of Madhya Pradesh. These are the best places to spot animals walking around in their natural habitat as well as indulging in some venturous activities. Have a look at the following list of national parks so that you can make your vacations an extravagant affair.

  1. Kanha National Park.
  2. Bandhavgarh National Park.
  3. Pench National Park.
  4. Satpura National Park.
  5. Panna National Park.

Kanha National Park

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Famous for being featured in Rudyard Kipling’s widely-known fictional wildlife novel “The Jungle Book”, Kanha National Park is the largest national park in Madhya Pradesh and is also one of the best tiger reserves of the country. Spread over an area of 1945 sq km, this national park features many streams, dense jungles, and lush meadows. The park shelters a large number of herbivores and carnivores.

  1. Flora: Achar, Bamboo, Saja, Sal, Mahua, etc.
  2. Fauna: Tiger, Sambar, Barasingha, Sloth Bear, Wild Dog, Leopard, etc.
  3. Best time to visit: November to June 

Safari Timings: ⏰ 

Summer

  • Morning- 6:30 am to 11 am
  • Evening- 4 pm to 7 pm

Winter

  • Morning- 6 am to 11 am
  • Evening- 3 pm to 5:30 pm

Bandhavgarh National Park

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Surrounded by the Vindhyas, Bandhavgarh National Park is located in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. Covering an area of around 448 sq km, this national park houses the highest no. of Royal Bengal Tigers in India. Here, tourists can also enjoy trekking and wildlife photography. This 2000-years-old park harbors numerous rock paintings and man-made caves as well as 80 species of butterflies, 250 species of birds and 37 species of mammals.

  • Flora: Bija, Saj, Sal, Mahua, Pipal, etc.
  • Fauna: White Tiger, Sambar, Sloth Bear, Bengal Fox, Chinkara, Leopard, etc.
  • Best time to visit: October to June 

Safari Timings:

Summer

  • Morning- 5:30 am to 10 am
  •  Evening- 4 pm to 7 pm

Winter ☀⏰☃☃

  • Morning- 6:30 am to 11 am
  • Evening- 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Pench National Park

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Snuggled in the Seoni and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh, this is an ideal spot to witness a huge range of flora and fauna. The park is named after the Pench River, which flows through the park. Housing over 285 species of migratory birds, 39 species of mammals, 3 species of amphibians and 13 species of reptiles.

  • Flora: Mahua, Teek, Neem, Bamboo, Palas, Jamun, etc.
  • Fauna: Indian Bison, Sambar, Wolf, Wild Pig, Cheetal, Leopard, etc.
  • Best time to visit: October to April

Safari Timings:

Summer

  • Morning- 6:30 am to 9:30 am
  • Evening- 4 pm to 6:30 pm

Winter

  • Morning- 7:30 am to 10:30 am
  • Evening- 3 pm to 5:30 pm
Satpura National Park
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This national park located in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh has got its name from the Satpura Ranges that surround it. Endowed with rocky terrain, this national park is spread over an area of 524 sq km. One can also come across several paintings, artifacts, hills, and gorges in this park. This place can be a paradise for bird lovers.

  • Flora: Teek, Tendu, Sal, Bel, Mahua, etc.
  • Fauna: Indian Bison, Sambhar, Wild Dog, Marsh Crocodile, Leopard, etc.
  • Best time to visit: October to April

Safari Timings:

Summer

  • Morning- 6 am to 10 am
  • Evening- 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Winter

  • Morning- 6:30 am to 10:30 am
  • Evening- 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Panna National Park
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Situated in Panna and Chhatarpur districts of Madhya Pradesh, this national park encompasses an area of 542.67 sq km. It is a haven for bird watchers due to preserving as many as 300 species of birds and is also a delight for nature lovers as River Ken flows through the reserve. During your visit to Panna National Park, you can also check out Ken Gharial Sanctuary, Ajaygarh Fort, Mahamati Prannathji Temple, etc.

  • Flora: Kullu, Achar, Aonla, Seja, Salai, etc.
  • Fauna: Hyena, Spotted Deer, Porcupine, Ratel, Blue Bull, etc.
  • Best time to visit: February to March

Safari Timings:

Summer

  • Morning-5:30 am to 9:30 am
  • Evening- 3:30 pm to 6 pm

Winter

  • Morning- 7 am to 10:30 am
  • Evening- 2 pm to 5:30 pm

These well-stocked national parks of Madhya Pradesh are sure to make your vacations an exciting affair. Plan a trip to them without wasting any more time and create cherishable memories of a lifetime.

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