A Roaring Invite to Kanha Tiger Reserve

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Photo of A Roaring Invite to Kanha Tiger Reserve by Rhucha Kulkarni

Craving a break from our urban, hurried existence, into a different world? Satiate your soul with a dose of peace and tranquillity and plan a visit to the central Indian forests for extraordinary experiences in the wild.

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Khatia Gate: Gateway to a Nature Haven

Kanha Tiger Reserve is one of the finest wildlife and nature destinations in India, offering unbeatable jungle views and wildlife encounters. Known for spectacular sightings of the Royal Bengal Tiger, Kanha boasts of a rich history of tiger conservation, and has been awarded the 'Best Managed Wildlife Park' a number of times since its establishment in 1955.

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The towering Sal trees greet you into nature's abode

This park, which is among the first nine tiger reserves under Project Tiger , occupies an area of about 2074 square kilometres. It is known for bringing the barasingha from the brink of extinction.

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Male Barasingha greets with its majestic antlers

Nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike flock to this park for a glimpse of the elusive Big Cat, in all its glory of gold and black. Kanha is also home to about 300 species of birds, 43 species of mammals, 26 species of reptiles and more than 500 species of insects, making it a wildlife photographer’s paradise.

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The keen-eyed Crested Serpent Eagle: A formidable raptor
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Opportunities for creative wildlife photography
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Indian Gaur: These vegetarian beasts are formidable opponents of the tiger
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Taking a chill pill to ward off the heat
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Common kingfisher waiting to dive into a satiating meal

After four safaris, a few wild sightings and a lot of jungle-tracking, a face-to-face meeting with a tiger bowled me away. The tiger walked his homeland with graceful dignity, oblivious to us onlookers. He went about his business like a king, marking his territory and cooling off in the pond. The jungle air had turned still, maybe in reverence to the predator.

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Flehman's response in the Big Cat: Typical animal behaviour
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The graceful gait of the Royal Bengal Tiger bewitches
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Classic Kanha: Tiger and its dazzling reflection

As I admired the sheer coat, I could not help but plan my next trip back to this amazing destination!

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