Friday, November 6, 2015

Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park is the location of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. It's in a remote area of Madhya Pradesh and is denser forest ("jungle") than Bandhavgarh. The tigers were just as elusive, but Kanha has even more diversity of mammals and birds.

Since animals and birds tend to be most active at dawn and sunset, we started in the jeeps before sunrise.
On the way between the park and our resort hotel, we drove through the midst of lush agricultural lands.
This is typical of the several villages we also drove through. Cattle live in the street-side structures; homes are on the other side of an interior courtyard. Not all the villages were electrified, but obviously this one was.
One of our adventures was to ford a river in the jeep. We had made a few trips across small streams, but nothing like this river. It was even more exciting fording the river in total darkness on our return trip.
Obviously, the river is quite shallow, but it was still unnerving to be driving through so much water.
The grasses in the meadows were among the most beautiful I have ever seen.
Another sunrise photo.
Just after breakfast on our last morning. No safari, because we had a 6.5 hour drive to the airport.

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