The Central part of India is blessed with rich wildlife habitation. Madhya Pradesh holds a remarkable status of wildlife attractions across all over the states in India. When we talk about the National parks, the stunning visuals of rarely seen wild animals come in our mind, walking around us freely and doing their habitual activities.
Many people are keenly interested in capturing those nostalgic moments, hence they love to visit the famous wildlife circuits around the backyard of India for enjoying the wildlife adventures with local wild animals.
Tiger spotting might be one of the thrilling adventures you could experience ever in your lifetime. You can plan a short trip to the below Top 3 National park in MP for Spotting Tiger and make your visit memorable forever.
Top 3 National park in MP for Spotting Tiger
1) Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is located in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh, and is one of the ideal destinations for spotting highest density of Royal Bengal Tigers in India. The large area (1200 Sq Km) of this national park is a habitat of around 55 tigers at present.
Along with spotting tigers, you will meet with the rarely seen species of tiger- WHITE TIGER. Yes! You might have seen this tiger species anywhere in zoos but you would not able to capture the glimpses of White Tiger exploring freely in the buffer zone, except in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.
Most of the tourists around the world love to visit Bandhavgarh tiger reserve for spotting White Tiger along with Royal Bengal Tigers. As the area of this forest is comparatively lesser than the other tiger reserves in India, this creates more opportunities for tiger spotting in a limited core region.
You just need to book a Jeep Safari available for the day trip in Bandhavgarh. The guide will take you to the other wildlife attractions of the forest with the jeep safari and help you to spot tigers whenever they feel such indications of their presence around any particular spot.
As soon as the tiger footfalls appear near any spot in the jungle, the guide becomes alert and silently announces the other jeep safari guides by using their unique calling trick and get them together to follow him very patiently for catching the Big cat.
2) Kanha Tiger reserve
Kanha Tiger Reserve is situated in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the largest National parks in the Central Asia which covers a large area of 1945 Sq Km. The forest currently forms the living habitat of nearly 90 tigers and the tourists from many countries visit Kanha Tiger Reserve for spotting the big cats along with wide variety of different species of wild animals present widely in the Park’s vicinity.
Due to its large area full of lush green forest ambiance, the tourist finds the task of spotting tiger a bit challenging. Therefore, it is important for the tourists who visit Kanha mainly for Tiger spotting, that they choose the right time for this particular adventure which is possibly in the late summer months of April to May when the sun rises with its peak temperature.
In such a hot condition, the Tigers come out from the depth of the forest to the core region for drinking water from the small ponds spread across the outer area of the forest.
You can visit Kanha Tiger reserve either from Nagpur or Jabalpur via train or flight. If you are traveling on road from Nagpur then follow NH-44 (MP SH 11 A) Dongargarh route (250 Km). It will take around 5-6 hours to reach the Kanha National Park.
If you are traveling on road from Jabalpur then follow MP SH 22 which will take around 3-4 hours (170 Km) to reach Kanha National Park.
Out of the two entry gates – khatia Gate and Mukki Gate, try to enter from the Mukki Gate (Seoni Balaghat- Mukki- MP SH- 26 (80 Km) which takes around 2 hours to reach) where there are possibly greater chance of tiger spotting along with dangerous bison on the way.
Here again, the best way to spot tiger is by booking a Jeep Safari. The Safari automatically slow down and silently move along the path when the guide notify any indications of the evidence of tiger footfalls from 100-200 meters distance.
The birds start chirping, the monkeys started jumping from one tree to another and all other animals of the national park try to shift their locations as soon as they hear the little noise of big cat arriving from a far distance.
The jeep safari slowly follows the path from where it hears the tiger roar. Everybody in the jeep safari remains silent when the tiger is roaming around the jeep safari or moving in front of it. Watch the whole scene quietly and capture the big cat in the camera.
3) Panna Tiger Reserve
Panna Tiger Reserve is situated in the Chattarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. The total number of 35 tigers has been living under protection in this park.
If you want to spot the tiger in this wildlife circuit then plan your trip to Panna tiger reserve just after the monsoon. In this period, you will definitely able to see the glimpses of the tiger running along the shore of the Ken River forms a stunning picturesque.
There are two main gates to enter in this park- Madla Gate (and Hinouta Gate. Both the entrance forms almost equal wildlife attractions. If you are coming from Khajuraho then enter nearest entry gate is Madla and if you are traveling from chatarpur then Hinouta Gate is the nearest entrance.
Tips for Tiger Spotting in Panna National Park
- The best time to visit this national park for Tiger Spotting is from March to June.
- Book an open top gypsy for spotting tigers.
- Visit this park at least two times in the same week in different days for better tiger spotting as sometimes the tigers hide deep into the steep slopes.
Traveling route to Panna National Park
- If you are traveling from chatarpur, then it would take around 3 hours (NH-47- 40 Km) to reach this National Park.
- If you are traveling from Khajuraho then it would take 1 ½ hour (NH-39 MP SH 49)
The short trip to the above Top 3 National park in MP for Spotting Tiger will worth your money and provide you the complete satisfaction of a wildlife adventure. You may also witness numerous other wildlife attractions in these national parks other than spotting a tiger. Jeep safari is the best way to view all the national parks as it comes up with an experienced guide and provide security.