Hey everyone, your best friend Sara here! While COVID has locked us in, our imagination can still help us revisit all those lovely holidays! Welcome to my ‘Places with Sara‘ section
I can’t wait to pack my bags and head out. Until then lets read through these wonderful travel memories from kids. Lets keep our wish lists ready!
Ritwik is a Ninth grader studying in Lawrence School , Ooty. He is a simple, friendly, organized and peace loving boy. He loves to play all kinds of outdoor sports, however his forte is cricket .His sincerity and dedication in everything that interests him, is commendable. Ritwik is a student of Young Orators.
If you are wondering what gave Rudyard Kipling the idea of writing the epic The Jungle Book, then the answer is the Kanha Tiger Reserve, also known as Kanha- Kisli National Park.
The Kanha Tiger Reserve is one of the most famous tiger reserves of India and the largest national park of Madhya Pradesh. Kanha National Park was created on 1 June 1955 and was designated a tiger reserve in 1973 under project tiger launched by then Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi.
Today it encompasses an area of 940kmsq in the two districts Mandla and Balaghat together with a surrounding buffer zone of 1067kmsq and the neighbouring 110km sq Phen Sanctuary, it forms the Kanha Tiger Reserve, which is one of the biggest in the country. This also makes it the largest national park in Central India.
The park has a large variety of flora and fauna. The park is home to the
fearless Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, sloth bear and the rare Barasingha amongst others. It is also the first reserve in India to have its official mascot,
Bhoorsingh, the Barasingha.
Kanha also hosts around 300 species of birds and the most commonly seen birds are the black ibis, bee-eaters, white-breasted Kingfisher among many more. The flora here includes over 1000 species of flowering plants. The lowland forest is a mixture of Sal and other mixed-forest trees. A notable Indian ghost tree can also be seen in the dense forest. The view here is breathtaking and it is always a pleasure to be here among the dense and beautiful forests of Kanha Tiger Reserve.