DRAMA IN THE GRASSLAND
Date: 3 Mar 2011
It's not every day one sees the tiger walking out in
the open grasslands. This is what happened during an evening game drive, which we were to find out, had something else in store for us. When we reached
the grasslands, this tigress was...
Date: 3 Mar 2011
Feeding on a chital, we spotterd this tiger and had an opportunity to watch it feed for a
short time. While the branches may have hindered the view to some extent, it gave me the opportunity to focus on the eyes and forehead of this beautiful
SAMBAR AT THE SPA
Date: 3 Mar
Winter is breeding season for a number of species of deer, including the Sambar. Samabr males are majestic fellows with large antlers. In order to
attract the doe, a sambar male will usually urinate and wallow in it to give off a scent. We came...
beautiful jungle of Kanha National Park and learn about the rich biodiversity of Central India from an &Beyond trained naturalist. Travel in comfort in a specially designed Tata open 4x4 safari vehicle. Enjoy twice-daily safaris in the Park
and tick off Kanha's ten Star Birds (a unique Taj and &Beyond programme).
FaunaThe Park has a large population of tiger, as well as a significant number of leopard, sloth bear and Indian wild dog. The most abundant prey species
is the spotted deer, or chital. Other species that may be encountered include the three-striped palm squirrel, jackal, wild pig, black buck, striped hyena, mouse
deer, chinkara and ant-eating pangolin. However, Kanha's exceptional success story is that of the hardwater barasingha, or swamp deer, which populate the large
open tracts of grass amidst the teak and bamboo forests. A highly endangered species, the barasingha is thriving within Kanha, where strict measures are in place
to protect this rare mammal. With over 200 recorded bird species, the Park is also a bird watcher paradise.
Kanha FloraKanha National Park
is one of the largest and most scenic wildlife sanctuaries in India. Lush sal and bamboo forests are interspersed with grassy meadows and rocky ravines. Vast
meadows known as maidans occur amidst the mixed forest and provide exceptional grasses for grazing. Perennial streams run through a number of these meadows,
providing a water source even in the hot summers. The Banjaar River forms the Park's southwestern boundary and the plateau of Bamhni Dadr rises high above the
dense forests. While the lowland forests are a mixture of sal and other forest trees, the highland thickets are made up of deciduous growth, with bamboo often
occurring on the slopes. The striking Indian ghost tree, or kullu, can be seen among the dense growth.