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Kanha National Park

Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh


Kanha National Park is one of the most striking national parks in the Maikal range that proves to be the most inspiring place for the creative creatures. Creatures that don't live in the jungles but have great fascinations for the jungles, the intelligent creatures, the human being, who have great alluring for the wildlife and natural bewilderment. Among those intelligent creatures, the most notable writer and novelist of 18th century Rudyard Kipling once visited this place, the place which is the perfect home to magnanimous counts of Barasingha, the Swamp Deer. And to the curiosity of many, the invention of "The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling was the result of the perfect inspiration of Kanha and the nearby areas.
The landscapes and the surrounding luxurious meadows along with the wooded strands and the dense maroons of forests offer magnanimous sightseeing experiences for the nature lovers. Making the land more beautiful and adorable, the crystal clear streams amidst the dense jungle cleanses the surroundings and makes the wildlife unrivalled. This vivacious land has been the source of inspiration for Rudyard Kipling, a famous writer for his outstanding creation- “The Jungle Book”.
The Kanha National Park is the ideal home for wide ranges of wild creatures; right from the mighty tigers to the most populated Barasingha and the countless species of plants, birds, reptiles and insects. This reserve has fascinated many travelers around the corners of the world with its well developed infrastructure specially meant for them. The best location here to enjoy the most is the Bammi Dadar, also known as the Sunset Point.


Originally a part of the Gondwanas (i.e. the land of the Gonds) in the year 1880, the Kanha Tiger Reserve (at an altitude range of 600m-870 m) was inhabited by two major tribes of Central India, the Gonds and the Baigas which is still being captured by these tribes at its outskirts and then later was entranced by two major sanctuaries, the Hallon and the Banjar sanctuaries by covering the areas of 250 sq km and 300 sq km respectively. In the year 1862, Kanha was inhibited by the forest management rules where many illegal acts were prohibited in the jungle. Further, in 1879, the area was declared as a reserve forest by extending its parts into 1949 sq km and with the introduction of "The Jungle Book", the amazing landscape of Kanha and Pench came into recognition in 1880. The history of Kanha National Park became more interesting when in the year 1933, Kanha was declared as a sanctuary after receiving notable appreciation from worldwide due to its unmatchable landscape and amazing highland beauty. Gradually, many naturalists found Kanha as the premier national park in India and in 1991 and in 2001 Kanha National Park was honored as the most tourism friendly national park in India by the Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of India.


The Kanha National Park is surely a paradise for the wild species that brings the natural habitat for them. A location which is filled with large varieties of fauna out of which the jungle is best known for Barasingha, the swamp deer and is famously called ‘the jewel of Kanha’. The tiger tour is perfectly a great option for the nature lovers in Kanha.
The Kanha National Park is reckoned as the perfect habitat for large amount of herbivores and carnivores animals. Tourists can discover the abundant varieties of wildlife. It is the only location in India where the most abundant variety of Barasingha can be found and so does to call them as the "Jewel of Kanha".
Kanha National Park has the alluring features to captivate many visitors round the corners out of which the varieties of wild lives make the whole environs more blissful. The tropical central highlands of this arena make a perfect habitat for the splendors of wild animals.


Our Kanha safari booking comes up with a guarantee to fill your heart with the best wildlife experience. Best suited to your comfort and pleasure, our Kanha safari packages are accompanied with a luxurious stay amidst nature and incredible arrangements essential to provide you an indelible vacation. Your Kanha Jeep Safari with us will be organized under the supervision of an wildlife expert. Besides a wildlife tour, we’ll also take you to other attractions of the park.

Jeep Safari

Jeep safaris keep one enthralled for the adventure and provide the flexibility to explore especially those places, which are difficult to travel via any other mode of transportation.
At Kanha National park in a single day jeep safari can be done 02 times. One in the early morning hrs & the other one in the late afternoon by using 06 seater open vehicle. In each vehicle 6 passengers were allowed to travel along with one naturalist and one driver. Before entering into the National Park one has to complete some necessary paper formalities at the entrance gate regarding vehicle details, naturalist details, visitor’s details etc. All these formalities take almost 15 to 20 minutes.

Elephant Safari

Now a days, on record, forest department has announced two way for elephant ride i.e. Joy ride and Elephant safari. These options are mentioned in rules list. Mentioning in record doesn't means any guarantee to get In joy ride, duration is just 30 minutes and elephant safari (03:00hrs) is provided to those who have booked full-day jungle safari. In both cases, elephant ride can not be booked in advance. Only 24hrs before we will know whether we will get the safari or not. In majority of case, elephants are not provided for tourism purpose so better not to expect such safari. Formal way to apply is that a written application is required to be submitted to park Field Director office for approval. Field director of will go through such applications and according to elephants availability and application matter, he/she may approve or decline the request. Field director of park have the discretionary power to take decision as per his understanding. For film making, elephants play vital role thus they may get this service for limited period. Its cost is very high due to which only financially sound visitors can expect this safari.

Canter Safari

Apart from Jeep Safari, Canter Safari is the best way to explore the flora and fauna of Kanha. Canter Safari is available only in Core Zones. It is an open bus safari with a seating capacity of 12 tourists. It is considered as a ray of hope for those helpless tourists who reaches Kanha without any advance booking safari tickets and when gypsy safari tickets get sold out. Canter safari is offered on per person per seat basis thus it is good for low budget visitors who wish to see the core zone of Kanha Tiger Reserve.
Like jeep safari, Canter safari tickets are not offered online thus is it offered only to walk-in tourists thus better probability to get the ticket on first come first basis. Try to reach the counter one hour before opening time to enhance your chance of getting the desired tickets. Better to carry sufficient cash in INR only (cards not accepted) and ID details of all the visitors.

Best Time to Visit

Kanha National Park in MP, with its forests of bamboo and saal, its lakes and streams and its sprawling grasslands, is among the largest of the national parks in the country. It has a core area of almost 950 sq. km and surrounding area of about 1000 sq. km with animals that include the elusive tiger, the barasingha and wild boar among several other species. The weather in Kanha National Park is subtropical. The most ideal time to visit Kanha is either between November and December or between March and April. Both these times are suitable for sighting tigers and other wild animals in the open.

Summer (April-June)

The climate of Kanha National Park is extreme in nature and the temperature may rise to 43°C in summer months. The normal temperature fluctuates between 24 and 42°C. However, this warm season is excellent for seeing wild life since the animals are all in search of either water or prey or both. Light cotton clothes are best in such warm weather. Wear neutral colours or earthy colours as these are good for viewing wild life.

Summer (April-June)

The climate of Kanha National Park is extreme in nature and the temperature may rise to 43°C in summer months. The normal temperature fluctuates between 24 and 42°C. However, this warm season is excellent for seeing wild life since the animals are all in search of either water or prey or both. Light cotton clothes are best in such warm weather. Wear neutral colours or earthy colours as these are good for viewing wild life.

Monsoon (June-September)

The monsoon period brings an abundance of rain. An average rain fall of 1800 mm is expected in Kanha National Park. The park is closed during the rainy season, from July till the middle of October since the roads generally get bogged down and it is very difficult to navigate during this period.

Winter (November-February)

Winters in Kanha National Park tend to be very cold and the meadows are often covered by frost. One must wear woollens and thick jackets during this period especially when in an open jeep safari. Winters are good for touring around not only inside the park but also other nearby places where one can taste the local delicacies as well.

Flora & Fauna

The effervescent flora of Kanha National Park boasts more than 1000 species of flowering plants. Besides, it also includes sal, bamboo and other mixed forest trees along with meadows, climbers, herbs, and shrubs flourishing in the forest area. Also, there are some aquatic plants in the lakes that are important for the survival of wetland and migratory species of birds.
Whereas as far as fauna is concerned, the reserve gives a glimpse of numerous endangered species of like tiger, leopard, bison, gaur and deer species which include spotted deer, sambar, four-horned antelope, mouse deer, and barking deer. The unique species like barasingha, blackbuck, and swamp deer showcase the distinctive wildlife of the reserve. Other animals like fox, hyena, honey badger, Indian wolf, sloth bear, wild boars, jungle cat, langurs, and macaque also resides here. Moreover, the reserve is also known as the dwelling land of over 300 species of birds and also a number of reptiles like python, cobra, and vipers.

Travel Information

By Air :

Nagpur at 266-kms 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-kms is the convenient rail head to visit the Kanha National Park.

By Road :

Kanha National Park is well-connected by road with Jabalpur 175-kms, Khajuraho 445-kms, Nagpur 266-kms, Mukki 25-kms, Raipur 219-kms.

The Accesses Are : Koshi - Kanha (9-kms), Kishi - Katia (4-kms), Kishi - Mukki (32-kms). There are regular to and fro bus services available from Jabalpur to Kanha.

Hotels & Resorts at Kanha

Kanha National Park has enthralled many animal and environment lovers with its appealing qualities, with Kanha hotels and lodges adding to the attraction. At Kanha Reserve, we provide the most incredible and peaceful accommodations to ensure that your trip is a success. When you stay at one of the Kanha hotels, there is no issue about which option is the most luxurious or the cheapest, because we believe in providing the most comfortable and satisfying stay possible in the natural surroundings. When you have chosen the finest option for yourself, we actually focus on the quality of living.
Kanha National Park has captivated many wildlife and nature lovers with its alluring features, out of which the Kanha hotels and resorts bring much fascination for this place. We at Kanha reserve offer most astounding and relaxing accommodations for you to make your trip more successful. There is no question of most expensive or the cheapest residing options here when you are at one of the Kanha hotels since we believe in the most comfy and satisfied stay amidst the natural vicinity. The hotels and resorts in Kanha Reserve are categorized into High End, luxurious, deluxe & standard and you have the best possible options to pick the perfect one for you to get the most relaxed stay. We truly focus on the quality residing when you have made the best option for yourself.

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Subhash Iyer

Ghaziabad, UP, India

The morning safari is the longest I've done. The guides are very friendly and sharp. Also very cooperative with each other. The forest is beautiful- green even in summer. Lovely place. The museum has some interesting stuff too..

Tanuj Makin

Gwalior, MP, India

It's a good place to rejuvenate and spend time with friends and family.The jungle safari is little costly but it is a good one time experience, specially if you get to see the tiger.

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