The Elephant Festival has begun in Madhya Pradesh's Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, lasting seven days. Elephants protect tigers and ward off wild elephants in the reserve.
The elephant festival offers villagers and nearby families a chance to interact with the elephants, feed them fruits, and take photos with them. The Elephant festival in Madhya Pradesh 2023 aims to educate the villagers about elephants and dispel misconceptions about wild animals. The elephant festival in Madhya Pradesh 2023 will end on September 26, and the elephants will return to their patrolling camps.
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, situated in the eastern Satpura hill range of Umaria and Katni districts, boasts a healthy population of tigers and a diverse range of herbivores. The reserve is unique due to its varied topography, including hills, valleys, rivers, marshes, and meadows supporting diverse vegetation.
Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve is a wildlife paradise located in Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh. The National Park was established in 1975. The world-famous white tigers "MOHAN" were found and rescued from the forest of this landscape by the Maharaja of Rewa in 1951. These beautiful Sal forests are not only home to Tigers and hundreds of other species of wild animals but also form a wildlife corridor connecting Bandhavgarh and Palamau Tiger Reserve. Occasionally, the wild elephants from the neighboring Chhattisgarh area venture into the forests of the tiger reserve for temporary shelter.
The Panna Tiger Reserve is a crucial habitat for tigers in the Vindhya Hill region of northern Madhya Pradesh. Covering a dynamic, dry, deciduous forest, the area is characterized by vast plateaus and gorges. Visitors are mesmerized by the natural waterfalls, archaeological wonders, and rich cultural heritage. The Ken River flows through this land, enhancing its beauty. Natural boundaries, such as teak forests to the north and teak-Kardhai mixed forests to the east border the reserve. The Vindhya Hill ranges, running northeast to southwest, connect the wildlife populations in the east and west.
Satpura Tiger Reserve is a habitat of arboreal mammals like Flying squirrels, Indian Giant squirrels and Leaf-nosed bats.
Eurasian Otter and Smooth-coated Otter are also found here. It is a unique park of M.P. where pollution-free activities like cycling, canoeing and trekking are allowed.
The Hard Ground Barasingha, which is the state animal of Madhya Pradesh, can only be found in the Kanha Tiger Reserve. Thanks to a holistic conservation approach and effective management practices, the population of this symbolic deer has increased in the reserve. The lush green forests of Kanha are mainly composed of Sal (Shorea Robusta) and other mixed forest trees, which support the growth of rich and varied flora and fauna.
The Pench Tiger Reserve and surrounding area inspired Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book". The forest areas of the reserve have a rich history and are known for their natural beauty and abundance, as described in the Ain-i-Akbari. Recognizing its well-maintained and visitor-friendly facilities, the Pench Tiger Reserve was honoured with the "Best Maintained Tourist Friendly National Park" Award at the National Tourism Prize in 2006-07.