Kanha National Park

Delightful at Kanha National Park

The largest national park in Madhya Pradesh with 941sq. km expansion, Kanha National Park is considered to be one of the best administered and managed parks in India. It is one of the Navratanas of the ‘Project Tiger’.

Apart from the majestic royal Bengal tigers, Kanha inhabits barasingha as well, which was very close to extinction. It was then a successful conservation programme at Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh, that brought the animal back. Therefore the park is respected globally for saving the barasingha from near extinction. It is interesting to know that ‘Bhoorsingh the Barasingha’ is the official mascot for Kanha National Park. You will also get to spot bison roaming freely in their natural surroundings of Kanha.

Hunting ground to leopards and wild dogs, Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh also shelters over 350 species of birds and 1000 + species of flora.

Traversing Kanha National Park will give you a glimpse of the actual locations from the National Geographic’s award-winning documentary film, ‘Land of the Tigers’, which was shot here.

Spending some time with the Baiga tribe will be an all new experience. You can even learn to make tribal silver jewelry which is believed to be one of its kind. You can either shop the artefact as ornament or as a souvenir from Kanha.

Knowing animal history at Kanha Museum, enjoying elephant bathing, trekking, wildlife viewing from machaan are some more activities you can enjoy during your visit to Kanha. 

Basically a day or night jungle jeep safari in the park and bird watching will surely leave you with a lifetime thrilling experience.

Wildlife in Kanha National Park

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.

Watching wildlife is really a rewarding experience and can be challenging too when you get a close up view of the jungle beasts. Watching these creatures is exciting as well as quite riskier and thus it is always advised to accompany a guide or any expert with you.

Luckily, there are also some important tips for you that can help you to thaw into an exciting and closer wild life watching experiences.

  • Pick perfect and comfortable clothing while moving around the jungle. It may be a head to toe camouflage attire but the material should be soft and comfortable for easy movement.
  • Pay attention on your movement while watching wild animals. Your intentions should be to watch and appreciate their beauty but not to disturb them with your noisy activities.
  • You must carry every important necessary item while making a jungle tour by keeping in mind to avoid any heavy luggage. Thus, be selective while picking your goods and make sure only the most important things should be with you to avoid congestion while touring.
  • Be patient and flexible while noticing any species. It may take some time for you or if you want some photography you should avoid committing any kind of mistakes that can disturb those creatures.
  • If you love photography, it is essential to respect your subject where you are focusing and should patiently observe its movements without disturbing it.

Best Time to Visit Kanha National Park

Kanha National park is open for its visitors every year from October 15th to June 30th.

The best time to visit is between October and March when the weather is pleasant and the atmosphere is cool.

From March to June, the vegetation of this National park is dried giving leverage to tiger sightings. 

Best Tourist Places to Visit Nearby Kanha National Park

Kanha Museum

Kanha museum located inside Kanha National park is maintained by the Forest Department of the state. Located close to Khatia (Kisli) gate, this museum can be visited throughout the year and it is an ideal place for people interested in wildlife, botany, and zoology.  

Lapsi Kabar

A courageous, expert hunter and guide named ‘Lapsi’ lost his life while battling a ferocious tiger in an attempt to protect his sportsmen colleagues. In his memory, a gravestone was erected at the spot where he fought the tiger. Today, Lapsi Kabar is an important spot in Kanha National Park.

Shravan Tal

A small pond located in the Kanha tiger reserve is considered to be the spot where Shravan Kumar carried his blind parents and fetched water from this pond. While fetching water, Shravan was killed by Dashratha, the father of Lord Rama. Hence, the pond is named after Shravan Kumar.

Sindoor Trees

Sindoor used regularly in Indian households is extracted from this tree variety which is found in abundance here.


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