In Pics: Wildlife in central India

The best place for viewing the blackbuck, the fastest antelope, is at Kuno-Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary and Madhav National Park in Madhya Pradesh.
Image courtesy: Surya Ramachandran

Central India is the most popular wildlife circuit in the country, say authors David Raju and Surya Ramachandran. Their new book Photographic Field Guide – Wildlife in Central India, is a good book buddy to take on your travels to the region. A diverse eco system and 22 protected parks including the top Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh and Kanha Tiger Reserves and other hilly terrains are home to many species of animals, birds, butterflies, reptiles, amphibians. Here are some pictures from the book.

 

Banded Krait is a venomous snake, found in Kanha National Park, Bhoramdeo Wildlife Sanctuary and Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve.
Image courtesy: David Raju
Migrating from the Himalayas, the bar-headed goose is found in water bodies especially in Satpura.
Image courtesy: David Raju
The resident bird, black bellied tern, that can usually be seen in flocks or pairs are best spotted at Satpura and Chambal.
Image courtesy: Surya Ramachandran
Central India’s star attraction is the tiger. It's a big draw for travellers during the season (October to June).
Image courtesy: Surya Ramachandran
Small orange tip is a commonly spotted butterfly in Central India. The best viewings are in Satpura.
Image courtesy: Surya Ramachandran

AUTHOR'S BIO: Sudha is a senior commissioning editor with Lonely Planet India.

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