Wildlife in Madhya Pradesh

Quick Facts about Wildlife Tourism in Madhya Pradesh

No of National Parks 9
No of Tiger Reserve 6
No of Wildlife Sanctuaries 25
Forest Area 95,221 km2
Protected Forest Area 10,862 km2

  • Bandhavgarh was the first places in India where the majestic white tiger, Mohan was founded.
  • Madhya Pradesh is also known as the 'Tiger State' as it is a home of around 20% of India's tiger population and 10% of the world's tiger population.
  • In the past 14 years, around 15, 000 fossilised eggs of reptiles, dinosaurs, have been found in Central India.
  • Kanha National Park is one of the most maintained National Park in Asia.

Madhya Pradesh is the heritage heartland of India. The Central province of India, Madhya Pradesh is blessed by nature, encountered by wild animals, stepped in history and alive by wildlife. For those who live it up to the edge and go beyond the ordinary to explore the best of the jungles, holidays in Madhya Pradesh is a treat for them. From deer to wild boar to tigers, Madhya Pradesh is a world of the wild animals. A trip to the wilderness of Madhya Pradesh is a life changing experience.

Madhya Pradesh, the land of diversity is one of the most exciting wildlife destinations in India. For avid nature lovers, there are 9 National Parks, 6 Tiger Reserves and 25 Wildlife Sanctuaries to quench the adventure thirst. The heart of India, Madhya Pradesh is a kaleidoscope of nature. Plan a jungle tour to Madhya Pradesh to catch the true spirit of the Indian jungle.

National Parks in Madhya Pradesh Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve Madhya Pradesh is one of those promising states in India where the chances of spotting a tiger are tremendous. Whether it's Bandhavgarh or Kanha or Pench, each and every national park is far from the civilization and has a rustic charm of its own. Remarkable flora and fauna of these nine National Parks is matched by scenic landscapes along with the incredible diversity. Some of the national parks, including Bandhavgarh were once the hunting ground of the Royals.

Who can forget the famous classic novel, the jungle book? Yes, the adventures of the little boy, Mowgli with Sher Khan and Bagheera. The inspiration that lead Rudyard Kipling write Jungle Book was the charm of the Kanha and Pench National Park. Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh has the highest density of tiger population in India, spotting a tiger here won't be difficult.

Wildlife safari in these charismatic National Parks is worth every penny. Popular national parks in Madhya Pradesh have a facility of the wildlife safari that is possible through jeep, canter, and elephant. Even a short trek to these amazing wild wonderlands is possible. Come to Madhya Pradesh for peace, calm and serene air.

Name Area Place
Kanha National Park 940 km2 Mandla
Bandhavgarh National Park 437 km2 Umaria
Madhav National Park 354 km2 Shivpuri
Sanjay National Park 467 km2 Sidhi
Van Vihar National Park 4.45 km2 Bhopal
Panna National Park 543 km2 Panna,Chhatarpur
Satpura National Park 524 km2 Pachmarhi
Pench National Park 293 km2 Seoni,Chhindwara
Mandla Plant Fossils National Park 0.27 km2 Mandla

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh Bandhavgarh National Park There is no better way to introduce one to wildlife and to share its incredible beauty than to go for safari to the wildlife haunts of the Madhya Pradesh. The wildlife sanctuaries of Madhya Pradesh have lured millions of nature and wildlife lovers from across the world. To observe the rich wildlife culture of Madhya Pradesh, there are 35 wildlife sanctuaries to explore. All these wildlife sanctuaries are ideal places to witness the imposing beauty of the forest and the wilderness of the national park.

Name Area Place
Bori Wildlife Sanctuary  518.00 km2 (200.00 sq mi) Hoshangabad
Bagdara Sanctuary 478.90 km2 (184.90 sq mi) Sidhi
Phen Sanctuary 110.74 km2 (42.76 sq mi) Mandla
Ghatigaon Sanctuary 512.00 km2 (197.68 sq mi) Gwalior
Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary 368.62 km2 (142.32 sq mi) Mandsaur
Karera Sanctuary 202.21 km2 (78.07 sq mi) Shivpuri
Ken Ghariyal Sanctuary 45.00 km2 (17.37 sq mi) Chhatarpur, Panna
Kheoni Sanctuary 122.70 km2 (47.37 sq mi) Dewas, Sehore
Narsingharh Sanctuary 57.19 km2 (22.08 sq mi) Rajgarh
National Chambal Sanctuary  320.00 km2 (123.55 sq mi) Morena
Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary  1,194.67 km2 (461.26 sq mi) Sagar
Pachmarhi Sanctuary 461.85 km2 (178.32 sq mi) Hoshangabad
Panpatha Sanctuary 245.84 km2 (94.92 sq mi) Shahdol
Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary  345.00 km2 (133.21 sq mi) Morena
Ratapani Sanctuary 823.84 km2 (318.09 sq mi) Raisen
Snajay-Dubri Wildlife Sanctuary 364.69 km2 (140.81 sq mi) Sidhi
Singhori Sanctuary  287.91 km2 (111.16 sq mi) Raisen
Son Ghariyal Sanctuary  41.80 km2 (16.14 sq mi) Sidhi
Sardarpur Sanctuary  348.12 km2 (134.41 sq mi) Dhar
Sailana Sanctuary 12.96 km2 (5.00 sq mi) Ratlam
Ralamandal Sanctuary   Indore
Orchha Sanctuary   Tikamgarh
Gangau Sanctuary    
Veerangna Durgawati Sanctuary   Damoh

Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh alias the tiger state is undoubtedly the best places to spot tigers. Yes, it right. Bandhavgarh National Park has the highest density of tigers in India. Entirely there are six tiger reserves in India. In fact, two of its tiger reserves are known to spot the wild cat- Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Park. In all these reserves, the tigers can be seen meandering around freely. Other than tigers, here one can see deer, leopards, etc. In all these tiger reserves, the animals are preserved under the conservation initiative, Project Tiger.

Name Place
Kanha Tiger Reserve Mandla,  Balaghat
Pench Tiger Reserve Seoni, Chhindwara
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve Umaria
Panna Tiger Reserve Panna
Satpura Tiger Reserve Hoshangabad
Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve Sidhi District, Singrauli

Fossil Reserves in Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh has everything that a nature lover can ask for in their desirable destination. There are national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, tiger reserves and fossil parks as well. The fossil park that has spread over the Mandla district has fossils that are as old as 40-150 million years old. Sprawling over an area of 274,100 square metres, here one can see the petrified trunks of ancient trees and rocks. Plant, leaf, shell and fruit seed fossil that are seen here as old as 65 million years. All these fossils look ordinary in the form of rock. Palm fossil is the attraction of the park. Fossils of the park have been overlooked and damaged by the tourist and agriculturist.

Madhya Pradesh offers some of the best India's jungle and amazing wildlife spotting opportunities. Plan a wildlife tour in Madhya Pradesh and discovers how harmonic and intricate nature can be. Madhya Pradesh is unique. It's a paradise.