Atlas February - Day Seven: Jagdalpur, India
We’re here in Jagdalpur where it’s a warm 18 degrees Celsius and a population of about 205,000.
I’d like to dedicate this Atlas February to one of the densest and most picturesque National Parks in India: the Kanger Valley National Park.
Located just outside Jagdalpur, the Kanger Valley National Park is the only region in the Peninsular India where one of the last pockets of virgin and untouched forests are still left. It has become an attraction for scientists and tourists alike (and rightly so!).
Spread over almost 200 squared kilometers, the Park is a sanctuary for endangered big cats [tiger, and leopard], as well as an assorted menagerie of mammals, reptiles, birds, pisces, amphibians, insects, and arachnids.
The Park is known for its three limestone caves, incredible waterfalls, and scenic trails. For any more information click here. I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.
Tirathgarh Falls (source)
Limestone Caves (source)
Kanger River flows through the National Park (source)
Striped Hyena, one of the 49 species of mammals that call KVNP their home (source)