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Kanha National Park

Madhya Pradesh

Best Time To Visit:

March – May

November – February

Reaching Kanha:

Flight: New Delhi – Raipur

Railway: New Delhi – Jabalpur OR New Delhi – Gondia

About Kanha National Park

One associates Central India with being a water-stricken and rather hot area – however, the opposite holds true for Kanha National Park.

Chilled winters, availability of water around the year and coolness in the early morning and evening in peak summer characterize the uniqueness of this place. A magnificent 772 sq. miles (2000 sq. kms) of thick Sal Forest, Kanha National Park is set in the eastern part of the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh. This beautiful landscape inspired Nobel Prize Laureate, Sir Rudyard Kipling to write the Jungle Book. Home to the biggest Tigers in India, experts predict, that if the Tiger faced extinction, Kanha will be among the last strong footholds for their survival.

Parking itself around the Banjar and Halon rivers and a perfect setting for the Tiger, Kanha is an evergreen forest with tons of undergrowth that provides ambush. The rolling grasslands and meandering streams provide food for herbivores; and if the prey has food, the predator will always follow. This national park happens to be one of the best managed forests in terms of wildlife tourism. Reintroducing the Hard Ground Barasingha was one such achievement. Also called the “Jewel of Kanha”, these Barasinghas were put under special enclosures to encourage breeding and avoid extinction.

The result was quite evident when their population sky rocketed. From merely 66 in number, Kanha was now home to 600-700 Barasinghas. The department’s efforts payed off when Kanha was awarded with the best tourism friendly national parks, by the Government of India.

Kanha National Park Tiger Safari Tours

18 Nights/19 Days
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13 Nights/14 Days
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16 Nights/17 Days
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Popular Fauna at Kanha

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Royal Bengal Tiger
His majesty, the national animal of India. The Royal Bengal Tiger is considered by many naturalists as one of the most powerful apex predators. You catch a glimpse of this big cat in action at the Kanha National Park.
Indian Bison
The gaur also known as the Indian bison, is a bovine native to South and Southeast Asia, and has been listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 1986.It is the largest species among the wild cattle and the bovidae.
Barasingha is a dear species with conspicuously large antlers. Overall, this mammal has as much as 12 antlers. In fact, the name of this species has Hindi origin and means ’12-antlered deer’.
Indian Leopard
It has larger rosettes than the other subspecies, with a paler coat in desert habitats, greyer in colder climes and more ochre in rainforest habitats. They are solitary predators who remain well-camouflaged at night but come down from trees to hunt during the day.

Tiger Safaris at Kanha National Park

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Jeep Safaris:

Kanha National Park conducts two types of jeep safaris. A full-day safari and a half-day safari.

Half Day Jeep Safaris: A half-day jeep safari can be further categorized as a morning safari and an evening tiger safari in Kanha. The morning safaris start around 0600 hours depending on the sunrise time and lasts for about 4.5-5 hours. After the morning safari, the guest heads back to the lodge/resort. You can freshen up, eat a quick lunch, relax for a bit and later head back in to the jungle for your evening safari. The evening safari lasts for about 3 – 3.5 hours depending on the time of sunset. Post your evening safari, you head back to the lodge for dinner and take the rest of the evening at leisure.

Full Day Jeep Safaris: A full day safari is a jeep safari wherein your vehicle/jeep enters the park 15-20 minutes prior to all other safari vehicles. You spend the day within the national park, including eating lunch amidst the forest wilderness. You head back out 15 minutes after all the jeeps have exited the park post the evening safari. This type of safari proves more fruitful during pleasant months like October – November or even the fag end of February – March. A full day safari is also mostly taken by professional photographers who are following a particular species or documentarians who wish to film a specific family within the national park.


Walking Safaris:

Kanha National Park also offers walking safaris on guided tiger trails within the buffer zone of the park. Here, the guest is accompanied by a naturalist and a forest guard. On the trail, you are acquainted with the best of flora and fauna by expert naturalists and guides the park has to offer. These trails are fruitful for people who wish to take a break from regular jeep safaris and explore the park vegetation at close quarters.

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Canter Safaris:

A canter is a minibus. A safari in this mini bus is conducted twice per day – in the morning & in the afternoon. The canter can accommodate around 15 – 20 people at once.

Accomodations at Kanha National Park

Taj Banjaar tola

Taj Banjaar Tola


Chitvan Jungle Lodge

Chitvan Jungle Lodge


Singinawa Jungle Lodge

Singinawa Jungle Lodge


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