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WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES, ZOOS AND BOTANICAL GARDENS IN MADHYA PRADESH


Madhya Pradesh has 9 National Parks and 25 Sanctuaries spread over an area of 10,862 square km constituting 11.40% of the total forest area and 3.52% of the geographical area of the state. At present, the state has 5 Project Tiger areas in the state namely – Kanha, Panna, Bandhavgarh, Pench and Satpura. It is also known as the 'Tiger State' as it occupies around 19% of India's Tiger Population and 10% of the world's tiger population. The district wise wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and zoos in the state are as follows-

Jabalpur

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Jabalpur

Kanha Tiger Reserve, Jabalpur

Gwalior

Ghatigaon Wildlife Sanctuary, Gwalior

Gwalior Zoo

Shivpuri

Karera Bird Sanctuary, Shivpuri

Madhav National Park, Shivpuri

Sidhi

Bagdara Wildlife Sanctuary, Sidhi

Sanjay Dubri National Park

Hoshangabad

Satpura National Park, Pachmarhi

Bori Wildlife Sanctuary, Hoshangabad

Seoni/Chhindwara

Pench Tiger Reserve, Seoni/Chhindwara

Panna

Panna National Park

Bhopal

Van Vihar National Park, Bhopal

Dindori

Fossil National Park, Dindori

Mandsaur / Nimach

Gandhisagar Wildlife Sanctuary, Mandsaur

Chhatarpur

Ken Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary, Chhatarpur

Dewas

Kheoni Wildlife Sanctuary, Dewas

Sheopur

Kuno-Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Sheopur

Rajgarh

Narsinghgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajgarh

Etawah

National Chambal Sanctuary

Sagar/Demoh

Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary, Sagar/Damoh

Tikamgarh

Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary

Umaria

Panpatha Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandhavgarh

Mandla

Phen Wildlife Sanctuary

Indore

Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary

Raisen

Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary

Singhori Wildlife Sanctuary

Ratlam

Sailana Wildlife Sanctuary

Dhar

Sardarpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Dhar

Damoh

Veerangana Durgavati Sanctuary, Damoh

Madhya Pradesh Forest Department - (www.mpforest.org)

Madhya Pradesh Forest Department is engaged in management of largest forest area in the country.

For online booking safari booking of national parks at Kanha, Panna, Bandhavgarh, Pench and Satpura, check http://www.mponline.gov.in/Portal/Services/Forest/Search.aspx.

Eco Tourism in Madhya Pradesh (http://mfp.mpforest.org/eco/index.html)

Madhya Pradesh Ecotourism Development Board promotes and encourages eco tourism options in the state. It also arranges various programs and camps to explore nature with excitment.

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