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Kanha National Park – A Tiger Paradise, Madhya Pradesh


Kanha National Park is best described as the foundation for Jungle Book written by Rudyard Kipling. This park has extremely high visibility as a massive zone of this park is secured by open areas.

Aside from spotting Tigers, you can discover Gaur, Palm Squirrel, Striped Hyena, Chinkara, Mouse Deer, Dark Buck, Jackal, Porcupine, Samba and others. An ideal approach to spot tigers is by taking the early morning elephant safari from Mukki point of the park.

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With tropical based atmosphere, summers at Kanha are so hotter that it goes up to 43° C however the central part of Madhya Pradesh is likewise particularly being blessed with an intense monsoon of 1800 mm to make the surrounding more picturesque and greenish. The winters can be more extreme in the forest of Kanha as the temperature drops up to – 2°C.


The Kanha National Park is figured as the ideal territory for a wide variety of herbivores and carnivores animals. Travellers will have a watchful delight with such a variety of animals, all at one place. It is the main area in India where the different variety of Barasingha can be found thus does to call them as the “Gem of Kanha”.

Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh

A portion of the normally discovered wildlife in Kanha National Park :

Kanha National Park Mammals: Tiger, Panther, Sambar, Barasingha, Chital, Black Buck, Barking Deer, Gaur, Langur, Wild Pig, Jackal, Chousingha, Sloth Bear, Wild Dog.
Kanha National Park Reptiles: Python, Indian Cobra, Indian Krait, Russell’s Viper, Indian Monitor, Common Rat Snake, Common Skink, Fan Throated Lizard and Indian Garden Lizard and so on.
Fishes: Giant Danio, Mud Perches, Common Rasbora, Brown Snakehead and Green Snakehead.
Birds: The Reserve brings around 300 types of birds and the most generally observed are the Black Ibis, Bee-eaters, Cattle Egret, Pond Heron, Drongos, Blossom-Headed Parakeets, Common Teal, Gray Hornbill, Crested Serpent Eagle, Indian Roller, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Little Grebes, Lesser Adjutants, Lesser Whistling Teal, Minivets.

Wildlife Safaris

Safari in Kanha is done by 04 WD Open Jeep Safari. The open roof of these 4*4 gives you an extended and clear view of the wildlife activities going around in the National Park. The 04*04 Open Jeep with the bunch of travellers is permitted in the park region at fixed timings alongside the experienced guide. In Kanha, the sightseers can discover four unique zones, in particular, Kisli, Mukki, Kanha and Sarhi for getting a jeep safari rides.

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The additional advantage of Kanha safari is that the tourist can without much of a stretch make the online reservation for the section tickets or even get it from visiting the tour organizers, the passage tickets can likewise be gathered from the booking window at the entryway of the national park. For extra services like vehicle charges and guide, the charge costs different which are requested during the Kanha safari visit and are named under the extra costs other than the passage tickets.

At Kanha region, a solitary day jeep safari should be possible at multiple times, once in the first part of the day shift and the other shift is for late evening safari in a six-seater open vehicle. In every vehicle, 6 travelers are permitted to go alongside one experienced naturalist and one driver. Only a limited amount of vehicles are allowed to enter the forest in each move. It is best to book the tickets in advance to avoid the last time rush.

Safari Timings 

16th October to 15th February: Sunrise to 11:00 AM (Morning), 02:00 PM to Sunset(Afternoon)
16th February to 15th April: Sunrise to 11:00 AM (Morning), 03 PM to Sunset(Afternoon)
16th April to 30th June: Sunrise to 10:00 AM (Morning), 03:30 PM to Sunset(Afternoon)

Reaching Kanha

By Air – Nagpur at 266-km is the nearest Airport to visit Kanha National Park and is linked up by various domestic airline services with Mumbai.

By Rail – Jabalpur at 169-km is the convenient railhead.

By Road – Kanha National Park is well-connected with Jabalpur 175-km, Khajuraho 445-km.

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