Kanha National Park Tour Package


Overview

State: Madhya Pradesh
Distance: 955 Km SE of Delhi
By Road: 22 hrs
Location: In the Maikal Hills of the Satpura Range in eastern, Madhya Paradesh

Fast Fact

  • When to go Kanha National Park

    The Park is closed from July to October during the rains, Rest if the year is fine, barring summer.

An irresistible attraction for all wildlife lovers
Kanha National Park and a Tiger Reserve are situated between the Banjar and Halon valleys in the Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh, India which were created on 1 June 1955. The National Park, being the largest in Central India, stretches over an area of 940 km² in the two districts with a surrounding buffer zone of 1,067 km².

The Kanha National Park is famous for its significant population of Royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, the sloth bear, the swamp deer (barasingha) and Indian wild dog with lush sal and bamboo forests and grassy meadows.

  • Flora and Fauna of Kanha National Park

    Kanha National Park is home to over 200 species of flowering plants. The forest comprises Sal (Shorea robusta) with meadows (open grasslands) here and there in the lower forest and Bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus), tropical moist dry deciduous trees and other mixed forest trees (Haldu, Dhaora, Sindhur and Bija) in the higher level forests. Besides these one can also find Indian ghost tree (kullu) in the dense forest.

    There are many species of grass and abundant species of climbers, shrubs and herbs. Kanha is also home to many aquatic plants in lakes/streams in and around the national park that invite migratory and wetland birds.

    The Kanha National Park is famous for its majestic Tigers which are found in large population. Other animals that can be found widely are Leopards, wild Cats, wild Dogs, Fox, Jackal, Indian Wolf, Hyena, Sloth Bear, various deer species like Swamp Deer (Barasingha) which is the pride of this place, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Four-horned Antelope, Mouse Deer, Sambar, Indian Gaur (Bos guarus), Nilgai, Langurs, Wild Boars, Civets, Porcupine and Hares are an eye candy.

    As for the bird lovers, it is a paradise as the Kanha National Park offers you with more than 200 species of birds such as Painted Partridge, Shaheen Falcon, Golden Oriole, Marsh Harriers, Red Jungle Fowls, Painted Spur Fowls, Pintails, Racket Tailed Drongos, Red Wattled Lapwings, Brown Fish Owls, Crested Serpent Eagles, Crested Honey Buzzards, Scavenger Vultures, Long Billed Vultures, Black Winged Kites, Paradise Flycatchers, Babblers, Green Pigeons, Black Ibis, White Necked Storks, etc.

    Reptiles like Python, Cobra, Krait, Rat Snake, Viper, Keel backs, Grass snakes, Monitor Lizards, etc are not so commonly seen but you never, know you might get lucky.
  • Transport facilities of Kanha National Park

    One can reach to the Kanha National Park by air, rail or road.

    Jabalpur is the nearest airport (175 km) with limited connectivity besides Nagpur (260 km) and Raipur (219 km) which have good connectivity with rest of the country.

    The nearest railway station to reach the national park is the Jabalpur railway station (169 km) connecting to all railheads in India.

    Kanha National Park is well connected by road with Jabalpur, Khajuraho, Nagpur, Mukki and Raipur.

    From Jabalpur one can travel through taxi via Mandla and Nainpur for which an overnight journey is advisable. There are three gates for entrance into the forest, namely, Kisli Gate (best accessed from Jabalpur) that ends in the village called Khatia which is inside the buffer area of the park, Mukki Gate and Serai Gate.

    Mandla, Nainpur and Seoni are fully equipped towns with facilities like sports clubs, Internet cafes, and guides. One can also spend time sightseeing around these towns as there are a few christian churches and beautiful temples.
  • General Information of Kanha National Park

    Best season to visit Kanha National Park and Tiger Reserve is between December and June. For public convenience visiting hours are divided into two slots. One is in the morning from 6:30 am till 12:00 noon and the second slot is from 3:00 pm till 6:00 pm in the evening.

    The park is closed to public from 1 July to 15 October during the monsoon season which keeps the animal in the interior of the forest beyond reach.

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