jungle travels india

Pench National Park - India 

Deriving its name from the river that flows through its centre, Pench National Park is located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. As well as being famous for river rafting, it is an established tiger reserve. The park was the inspiration and setting for Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. It was also featured in the David Attenborough documentary series Tiger: Spy in the Jungle.

Bengal tigers are the main cat species that call the park home. Other animals in the park include jackals, leopards, sloth bear, wolf, monkey, and deer. 

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Boat trip through jungle on Poovar Island, India’s Kerala province on it’s southwestern coast

Cherrapunji - India

Cherrapunji is credited as being the wettest place on earth. It is situated on a series of hills, facing Bangladesh. This bridge is unique in that it is not built using bricks and mortar, but by using the natural vines and roots of the rainforest. 

The local tribes in the area learned long ago how to train the roots to grow in certain directions. They then use bamboo to reinforce stability. Some bridges are 30m long, and are said to be able to withstand the weight of 50 people.