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Kanha National Park
Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh is one of the best national parks in India with highest numbers of tiger count. It is a beautiful national park with dense jungle, rich wildlife, amazing meadows and breath taking landscapes. It is a perfect place for travelers looking for natural beauty, inner solace, wildlife, bird watching, holidaying with family, learning, photography etc.
Kanha National park is located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh and it extends over an area of over 1,940-sq-kms. Kanha national park has 22 species of mammals. Kanha’s Sal and Bamboo forest ,rolling grasslands and meandering stream stretch over the 940 km. The abundance and wild life species in Kanha national park, forms the core of the Kanha tiger reserve created in 1974 under project tiger. The park is only habitat of the rare hard grounder Barasingha.
Sal forest: The jungle of Kanha is also known as Sal forest as it’s mainly consist of Sal trees that has enveloped Kanha in every nook and corner. The Sal trees at Kanha are very thick and heighted almost touching the sky.
Jungle Resorts, Hotels and Lodges in Kanha: Kanha offers some wonderful jungle resorts and lodges that give luxury and still being rustic and eco-friendly. The jungle resorts and jungle lodges in Kanha national park are mainly situated in Kisli, Mocha and Mukki villages. Good budget hotels at kanha national park are also located in Kisli area. Kisli is mostly prevalent for the travelers coming from Jabalpur as it is closets from Jabalpur. People coming from Nagpur can stay either at Kisli or Mukki. However, for people coming from Raipur, it is advised that they should stay at jungle resorts situated in Mukki because of easy proximity and good roads. Tour Enquiry
Wildlife at Kanha:
Mammalian Species : Kanha has some 22 species of mammals. Those most easily spotted are the striped palm squirrel, common langur, jackal, wild pig, chital or spotted dear, barasingha or swamp deer, sambar and blackbuck. Tour Enquiry
Less commonly seen species are : Tiger, Indian Hare, dhole or Indian wild dog, barking deer and Indian Bison or gaur.
Very rarely seen species are : Wolf, chinkara, Indian pangolin, ratel and porcupine.Avian Species: Kanha National Park has some 200 species of birds. Water birds can be seen near the park’s many rivulets and at Sarvantal, a pool that is frequented by water birds and the area in front of the museum.
:Patient watching should reward the visitor, with a sight of Indian Fox, Sloth bear, Striped hyena, Jungle cut, Lepord, Mouse Deer, Chausingha or four horned antelope, Nilgai, Ratel and Porcupine.
Information Center For Kanha Tiger Tours, Kanha tour package contact Indian Excursion (firstname.lastname@example.org): Tour Enquiry
Safaris at Kanha :
Jungle Safaris at Kanha is done in an open jeep which accommodates maximum of six persons. Along with the drive a licensed guide also accompanies the tourist as per the rule. The safaris into the national park are distributed into following zones
Kanha Zone, Kisili zone, Sarhi zone and Mukki zone. Kanha zone is the premium zone which has higher entry charges. The probability of sighting a tiger is more in this zone.
Timings of the safaris
There are 02 safaris authorized by the park authorities per day one is early in the morning from 06 a.m till 10 a.m and the other is in the afternoon which is3 p.m till sunset. Closing day: Every Wednesday the evening safari is closed at Kanha , Bandhavgarh and Pench national park.
How to Reach Kanha National Park :The Nearest Airport from the Kanha National Park are Jabalpur (160 Km), Raipur (250 Km) and Nagpur (300 Km). Railways: Gondia and Jabalpur are the two nearest railway head from Kanha National Park.
Best Season to Visit Kanha National Park : February to June although cool season (October to February) is much more comfortable and still very good for wildlife. The park is closed from July 01 to October 01 because of the monsoon.
Park Visit Timings :
1. 15 November to 15 February – Sunrise to 12.00 noon and 3.00 pm to Sunset.
2. 16 February to 30 April – Sunrise to 1200 noon and 4.00 pm to Sunset.
3. 1 May to 30 June – Sunrise to 11.00 am and 5.00 pm to Sunset. Tour Enquiry
Entry Tickets at Kanha National Park :
One can book the entrances into the national park on line on the following website
It is better to book the entrances into the park well in advance to secure the entrances.