If you were a big fan of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’ as a kid and want to trace the source of its inspiration, you might want to visit the Kanha National Park. This is one of the most popular national park in Madhya Pradesh (central Indian state). The national park is also a part of the Project Tiger and was declared as a tiger reserve in 1974. Apart from the tigers the forests of Kanha National Park are home to several species of flora and fauna. The regions were once ruled by the Elephants before it was declared a reserve forest. It is comprised of two separate protected areas known as Hallon and Banjar wildlife sanctuaries. The terrain mostly comprises of grasslands and tropical moist deciduous forests and has bamboo on slopes. The grassy meadows have replaced the older villages which have been resettled to make more room for the animals. The grass is instrumental for the survival of several grazing and herbivore species found in Kanha.
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