Pench is an ecosystem that supports amazing biodiversity in terms of flora and fauna besides wonderful natural formations and earthly elements. This pristine ambiance is supported by fresh air, and the free-flowing waters of Pench River that intersects the park besides numerous other sources like water holes, lakes, dams, and minuscule falls that emerge as sprinkles from the edges of the mountains and roll down to sustain numerous life forms.
The tabletop mountains, rolling grasslands, and snaking rivulets all are composites of the landscape of this tiger land in Central India or the State of Madhya Pradesh. The dense tropical mixed deciduous forests enshroud the whole ecosystem leaving jagged edges of rocks and mountains bare. The unique spectacle created in simple terms is mesmerizing.
The tall stands emerge straight jackets from the earth to assemble along with a thick understory in order to create a mesh of greens that is difficult to preen through. It is a complex web of life forms that form the understory and crown cover as well. The intensity of sunlight depends upon gaps between the tall trees, and together with soil elements, they support varied flora. This accords with the floral diversity that these forests are famous for. Grasslands give way to an open sky but then they are crucial for the support of herbal life, the deer, and the antelope.
Predators roam in the forests and amid the grasslands silent, hidden, and well-camouflaged to strike down their prey often in one ambush. Night and Day, the drama unfolds, and if you happen to be on safari at that moment you will experience a memorable moment.
Outside the reserve forests, humanity prevails. The thick stand gives way to sparse vegetation at places among the hamlets and this is where the wolf survives. The hamlets now support a large population of young naked children and perhaps there is a Mowgli among them.
Elephant rides in tiger reserves is not allowed anymore. They are used for patrolling by security staff of the reserves. They usually carry tree branches in their trunks besides hosting the mahout or the elephant rider sometimes guest may be on board too but number depends upon the size and age of the animal. In think preferred range would be ten years?
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Is there a preferred age range for the elephants who carry people and possessions? Is there a maximum number or weight load?
Some people, when they aren't driving, like the front passenger seat and others like the rear seats in a car. Would there be some seating deemed more comfortable or more prestigious on an elephant ride?