Kanha National Park Travel Guide

Kanha National Park is situated in a central region of Madhya Pradesh. It is considered as the largest national park in central India and also has been ranked as one of the ideal parks in Asia. This national park is established in 1955 and has since actively contributed to the preservation of several endangered species. The present-day area of the Kanha Tiger Reserve stretches over a 940-kilometer square that is divided into two sanctuaries – Banjar and Hallon. This national park came to be known for the world through Rudyard Kipling’s book – The Jungle Book. Every evening, an awe-inspiring and thrilling light and sound show held in Kanha Museum and most of the visitors come here to see this stunning show.

Kanha National Park travel guide offers you an all-round nature experience like bamboo forests, rich lush green landscape, open grasslands, streams, and lakes, etc. to the nature lovers. Each year, this national park is closed from 16 June to 30 September due to the monsoon season. But, this park is also closed every Wednesday afternoon, and Diwali and Holi.It is the only location in India where the most abundant variety of flora and fauna can be found. So, if anyone wants to come closer to nature, then come to this beautiful wildlife sanctuary.

Kanha National Park is famous for the Royal Bengal Tigers among the 22 species of large mammals. Besides, the Kanha National Park is the home to one of the rarest species of deer – the Barasingha, the Swamp Deer. This park saves this unique Barasingha species that were once on the verge of extinction. In addition to it, this park consists of some reptiles such as krait, pythons, cobras, and other varieties of snakes. Apart from it, other important animals in this park are wild dogs, leopards, sloth bears, langurs, wild cats, hyenas, jackals, foxes, and wild boars.

Information about Kanha National Park – Kanha accommodates around 300 species of birds which attracts many bird watchers and photographers for taking account of these majestic creatures. Kanha National Park is a paradise for nature lovers and shutterbugs. With an array of birds that are unique to this area of Madhya Pradesh, species in the park include storks, teals, pintails, pond herons, egrets, peacock, peafowl, jungle fowl, hoopoes, drongos, partridges, quails, ring doves, spotted parakeets, green pigeons, rock pigeons, cuckoos, spurfowl, painhas, rollers, bee-eater, warblers, woodpeckers, finches, kingfishers, orioles, owls, and flycatchers. A binocular, bird guidebook and a camera equipped with suitable lenses are must-have essentials to experience the kaleidoscopic avian beauty. The national park also provides shelter to a large number of animal species.

Sightseeing and Things To Do in Kanha

Best Time to Visit Kanha

The Kanha National Park opens only from mid-October to June end. Most visitors come in between October to March but the best time to visit Kanha National Park in October and November because the weather conditions from April to June can be a bit hotter. But for tiger spotting, the Best Time to Visit Kanha National Park in April and May.

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How To Reach Kanha

Kanha National Park is well-connected with all the major cities and states in the country via roads, trains, and flights. This national park has not its own railway station and airport. So, the nearest airport and railway station from Kanha National Park is Jabalpur.

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