Madhav National park is situated at Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh, India. The park is established in 1959, covers an area of 354.91 sq km. It was the hunting ground for former Royals of Scindia clan and Mughals. One of the most sought after destination in India, it remains open all over the year unlike other sanctuaries.
With the varied landscape, the park is covered with dense, evergreen and mangrove forest which includes dry, mixed ad deciduous and flat grassland around the lake. It boasts off several species of plants such as Khair (acacia catechu), Salai, Kerdhai, Dhawda, Tendu, Palash etc. the natural vegetation provide shelter to several species of mammals which includes especially deer, nilgai, sambar, chausingha, blackbuck, sloth bear, leopard and the common langur.
The park is paradise for the bird watching as it is the perfect destination for the birds which compromises off White Browed Fantail Flycatcher, Pigmy Woodpecker, Yellow Crowned Woodpecker, Long Billed Vulture, Common Kingfisher, Lesser Adjutant stork, Oriental White Eye, Olive Backed Pipit, Spotted Dove, White Throated Kingfisher, Red Rumped Swallow, Lesser Whistling Teal, Rufus Treepie, Black Stork, Green Bee-Eater, Greater Racket Tailed Drongo, Large Billed Crow, Red Vented Bulbul, Grey Capped, etc. and many more. Along with these, one can fid here Changeable Hawk Eagle, Oriental Turtle Dove, White Rumped Vulture, Lesser Kestrel, Large Cuckoo shrike, Pied Bushchat, Black Winged Cuckoo shrike, Black Rumped Flame back, Woodpecker, House Sparrow, Golden Oriole, Rose Ringed Parakeet, Paddy Field Pipit, Dusky Crag Martin, and so on.
Apart from the flora and fauna, the park is famous for historical monuments for instance.
George Castle- it was built by Jiyaji rao Scindia, situated amidst of the jungle. It is considered as the highest point of the park, vsited by thousand of tourist every year. The fort is named after the former British king George V who had visited the sanctuary.
Sakhya sagar and Madhav Sagar lake- Both lakes are building block for the survival of wildlife in the park. Near the bank of the lake, many reptiles such as python, crocodiles, king cobra can be found. The lakes were made in 1919 to attract migratory birds from all over the world.