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Wildlife Lovers, the Jungles of Madhya Pradesh Are Calling

'The Jungle Book' by Rudyard Kipling was inspired from these thick forests.

The heart of India, Madhya Pradesh, is a wildlife enthusiasts favorite spot. The state boasts of some of the best national parks in the country, each of which come with its varied flora and fauna. The beautiful forests of  Kanha National Park are home to the famous spotted deer and the majestic tiger. In another part of Madhya Pradesh is Bandhavgarh National Park, located in the Umaria district and supporting a large biodiversity. With amalta trees and bahuni creepers infused with tigers, sloth bears and feathered multicolored birds, this forest park is an animal lover’s paradise. And when in Madhya Pradesh, one cannot miss Pench National Park. Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’ was inspired from the thick forests of this beautiful national park. The grasslands are filled with all those we see in Kipling’s book including panthers, tigers and bears. Madhya Pradesh’s wildlife never goes unnoticed and here are some beautifully captured images to prove it.

All the photographs are by Sanjeet Mangat.