Central India Cities
This is a small National Park; compact, yet full of game. The density of
the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. This
is also white Tiger country. These have been found in the old state of Rewa
for many years. The last known was captured by maharaja Martand Singh in
1951 . This White tiger , Mohun, is now stuffed and on display in the Palace
of the Mahrahahs of Rewa.
Bhopal today presents a multi-faceted profile; the old city with its teeming
market places and fine old mosques and palaces still bear the aristocratic
imprint of its former rulers; among them the succession of powerful Begums
who ruled Bhopal from 1819 to 1926. Equally impressive is the new city with
its verdant, exquisitely laid out parks and gardens, broad avenues and streamlined
Chhattisgarh State largely consists of plateaus streaked with high range
of Satpuras in the North, the river Mahanadi and its tributaries in the
Central Plains and the Bastar Plateau in the South. The Past (Hills) give
rises to the main river systems- Mahanadi, Hasdo, Sheonath and Indravati.
Kanha's sal and bamboo forests, rolling grasslands and meandering streams
stretch over 940 sq km in dramatic natural splendour which form the core
of the Kanha Tiger Reserve created in 1974 under Project Tiger. The park
is the only habitat of the rare hardground Barasingha (Cervus Duvaceli Branderi).
Khajuraho, the temple city of central India, is famous throughout the world
for its exquisitely carved temples in stones. Thousands of visitors and
tourists from all over the world flock together to envisage this immortal
saga of Hindu art and culture engraved in stone by shilpies (stone craftsmen)
a millenia ago.
Orchha's grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time, a rich legacy
to the ages. In this medieval city, the hand of time has rested lightly
and the palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and
17th centuries retain much of their pristine perfection.