Orchha had the distribution of being the
capital of one of the largest and most powerful kingdoms of Central India.
It was founded in the 16th Century by the Bundela cheiftan Rudra Pratap.
Dotting the landscape are numerous shrines, memorials and palaces each
contributing to the legend that is Orchha.
Kanha National Park in the Mandla District spreads over 1,945 sq.km of dense
sal forests, interspersed with extensive meadows and trees and clumps of
wild bamboo. This area known as Kipling Country' is where all the jungle
books of Rudyard Kipling were conceived.
Places of Interest
Wild life in the park:
The main attractions are Tiger, Bison, Gaur, Sambar, Chital, Barasingha,
Barking Deer, Black Deer, Black Buck, Chousihgha, Nilgai, Mouse Deer, Sloth
Bear, Jackal Fox, Porcupine, Hyaena, Jungle Cat, Python, Pea fowl, Hare,
Monkey, Mongoose, Tiger, Leapord etc. can also be seen here.
Birds species in the park:
Storks, Teals, Pintails, Pond Herons, Egrets, Peacock, Pea Fowl, Jungle
Fowl, Spur Fowl, Patridges, Quails, Ring Doves, Spotted Parakeets, Green
Pigeons, Rock Pigeons, Cuckoos, Papihas, Rollers, Bee Eater, Hoopes,
Drongos, Warblers, King Fishers, Wood Peckers, Finches, Orioles, Owls, Fly
Bandhavgarh National Park lies in the heart of the Vindhyan Mountain Range
in central India. Besides its enchanting landscape formed by the Sal forest
in the valleys and majestic tree clad hills in the back-drop. It is famous
for a wide variety of wild-life and archaeological remains of the Kalchuri
The park area is hilly and is dominated by the majestic Bandhavgarh fort,
built in 14th century. The fort and the adjacent hills have a large number
of caves belonging to the pre-historic period.
Places of Interest
Wildlife in the park
Tiger, Leopard, Bear, Bison, Chital, Sambhar,
Nilgai,Chinkara,Chowsingha,Barking deer, Wild Pig, Hyaena, Porcupine.
Some of the bird species in the park
Peacock, Paradise fly catchers, Jungle Fowl, Golden and Black headed
Orioles, Yellow Ioras, Red-vented Bulbuls, Blue Jays, Purple Sunbirds, Green
Barbets and Mynahs.