Wildlife Sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh, in spite of being a rich state with ancient heritage, history, and culture to be proud of, yet when it comes to travel and tourism, Madhya Pradesh tours are more popular for Wildlife tours. Madhya Pradesh is one of the best known states of the country with a commendable number of wild life sanctuaries and national parks in India. Blessed with an exotic and beautiful range of flora and fauna, home to some of the largest national parks and wildlife reserves in India, it is a travelers’ dream to make high wildlife tours in Madhya Pradesh.

A land of diversity in the heart of India, the state is one of the most exciting wildlife destinations. Be it the local tourists or the foreign tourists, for avid travelers and nature lovers, you can just quench your adventure thirst by visiting the more than 20 wildlife sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh. You can plan a Wildlife Safari Tour in Madhaya Pradesh to catch a glimpse and feel the Indian jungle true spirit.

Best-known wildlife sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh

We present here a curated list of the best-known wildlife sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh. If you are planning a wildlife tour to Madhya Pradesh, make sure your tour operator makes arrangement for you to visit these sanctuaries to explore the best of the jungles.

Truly India Tours, the best DMC for India can make your Indian wildlife tours to Madhya Pradesh the best holiday tour that you can ever think of. Wildlife safari tours in these charismatic wildlife sanctuaries are worth visiting for all nature and wildlife lovers.

Kanha-Bandhavgarh-Pench tour

Rightly been called as the 'Tiger State' with home to more than 20% of India's tiger population and 10% of the world's tiger population, you can book for a tiger safari tour package that span
across Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Pench wildlife sanctuaries. Bandhavgarh National Park has the highest density of tiger population in India. You can easily spot a tiger here. The white tiger Mohan was first found in Bandhavgarh park. Pench national park was declared as a tiger reserve in 1992. It is said that Rudyard Kipling was inspired by the Kanha National Park, for his famous book Kipling country.

The Kanha-Bandhavgarh-Pench tour, allows you to peek into the lives of these wild cats. You can also see other wild animals like Indian Wild Dogs, Gaur, Leopards, the Hard Ground Barasingha, Jackals, Wolfs, Sloth Bears, including over 300 species of birds, amidst the beautiful Sal and Bamboo forests. This is the best known wildlife sanctuary tour that you can opt for in Madhya Pradesh.

Besides the above, you can also visit many other sanctuaries like as follows:

Bagdara Wildlife Sanctuary

From morning to evening till sunset, the gates of Bagdara Wildlife Sanctuary in Sidhi District are open for the public, except in the rainy season. With countless species of fauna – Chinkara, Panther, Sambar, Tiger, Hyena, Wild Deer, Chital, Blackbuck, and Wild Boar, and flora – Teak trees, Tendu, Dhawda, Creepers, and Orchards, a visit to this wildlife sanctuary is a must. ‘Goura Hillock’, the fascinating rock painting is an added attraction here.

Bori Wildlife Sanctuary

Bori Wildlife Sanctuary in Ratibandar is a part of the Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve, just along the Satpura National Park. You will find some of the finest wildlife species like Leopard, Tiger, Nilgai, Rhesus Macaque, Gaur, Sambar, Chital, and Hyena in the midst of Teak, Tendu, and Dhaora trees. It is a traveller’s delight to admire nature in its purest form while trekking or taking a safari ride.

Gandhi Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary

Gandhi Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary shares borders with Rajasthan and is a perfect amalgamation of nature’s diversity in the form of woods, rocky trails, and dry deciduous forest. You definitely can expect to peek into wild animals like Nilgai, Deer Otter, Leopard, Sambar, Peacock, Chinkara, Civet, Wild Dog, Langur, and Mugger Crocodile

Ghatigaon Wildlife Sanctuary

Another beautiful wildlife sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh is the Ghatigaon Wildlife Sanctuary in the Gwalior District. This particular sanctuary is particularly popular for the Great Indian Bustard and is also referred as the Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary, for protecting this rare bird species. Also, along with other wild animals, it is also home to many migratory birds. A wildlife safari tour is highly recommended here.

Ken Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary

If you want see the beautiful Ken River passing through the river Ganga, then a visit to Ken Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary in Chhatarpur (15 km from Khajarahu) is a must. The drive from Khajuraho to this place itself is a beautiful experience, passing through small villages and green fields. While in the Ken river, one can see Gharials, many other animals are seen inside the forest. The sanctuary is also popular for the beautiful waterfall called Raneh falls. A wildlife tour to this sanctuary is a must for nature lovers.

Panna Wildlife Sanctuary

Panna is another prominent wild life sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh. Spread across the Vindhya hills, it was declared as a tiger reserve in 1994. Many travelers book for Panna-Ken Gharial wildlife tour as Ken wildlife sanctuary is a part of Panna National park. It is home to Royal Bengal tiger, along with leopard, gharial, chital, chinkara, etc. and more than 200 species of migratory and resident birds. With lush green valleys and gurgling waterfalls, this sanctuary is a nature’s paradise and a wildlife tour is actually a photographer’s delight

Things to do in wildlife tours in Madhya Pradesh

The list is endless for exciting wildlife safaris, tiger safaris, wildlife sanctuary tours in Madhya Pradesh. There is an amalgation of fun and adventure in such tours. You enjoy nature, you peek into the lives of the wild animals and birds amidst beautiful green forests and hills, you can trek, you can take safari tours, jeep safari, elephant safari in the dark deep woods. You can also go for boat rides in some sanctuaries. Not only that, you can also visit the cultural spots and tourist attractions nearby. There is no dearth of accommodation in wildlife tours in Madhya Pradesh. Right from Taj hotels to other luxury hotels, you will also come across well-maintained and well-guarded luxury tents and camps in the forest areas.

Wild life enthusiasts and adventure loving tourists from India and abroad, start planning for the best wildlife tours in Madhya Pradesh for an exciting and memorable holiday. Providing a natural habitat of our exotic species, it is indeed a wonderful experience of every tourist to get a glimpse of the attractive rare animals in the nature’s wilderness.