India is one of those countries which is a natural habitat to the most rarest of flora and fauna, one of those being the White Tiger. Due to the countries demography and climate it makes it apt for the wild beast to reside here. People from all over the world visit India to get a glimpse of the wildlife which they have only seen on national geographic channels or on the cover of a glossy magazine. When we talk about rarity, what first come to my mind is the White Tiger and the good news for all you wildlife enthusiasts is that the White Tiger safari is now open for visitors in India which is named after Maharaja Martand Sigh of Rewa.
Bandhavgarh national park is a wildlife conversation project in Madhya Pradesh where the very first white tiger was spotted and, its only here that the White Tiger safari has opened. The numbers are not significant but nevertheless are a proud feeling to know that you can spot three white tigers which consist of one tiger named Raghu and 2 tigresses named Radha and Vindhya. In the coming few months it has been decided to bring in 9 more Tigers. The wildlife national park is spread across 25 acres of land and is rich in wildlife consisting of Tigers, bears, elephants, Bison, deer and many more species of animals and birds. Due to its rich wildlife there are several kind of safaris operating other than the newly inaugurated white tiger safari which can be visited in between 11:AM to 16:30 PM
A bit of history…..food for thought
In the year 1915, a white tiger was spotted for the very first time in Madhya Pradesh’s Vindhya region. During the era of Majaraja Martand Singh of Rewa in the year 1951, a white tiger cub was tamed and named Mohan. Ever since Mohan was given princely status and become the forerunner for the White Tiger as its main motive was breeding in order to increase the count of White Tigers. Unfortunately due to poaching and hunting, it saw the end of White Tiger very soon in 1976.However just recently after viewing 3 new White Tigers in Mukundpur, Madhya Pradesh, government of India with the support of forest ministry has decided to protect this breed. Today the 3 White Tigers in Mukundpur, Madhya Pradesh, India are being looked after in their natural habitat. It’s very welcoming to know that after almost 40 years, the White Tigers can again breed; meanwhile visitors can enjoy spotting them during safari.