Kanha National Park, which forms the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve created in 1974 under Project Tiger, is a beautiful land that is home to large number of varieties of flora and fauna in the beautiful forests. Stretched over an area of 940 sq km, Kanha National Park, which inspired Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book and its memorable characters Mowgli and Baghheera is a wildlife enthusiast’s delight. Kanha has some 22 species of mammals. Those most easily spotted are the Striped Palm Squirrel, Common Langur, Jackal, Wild Pig, Chital or Spotted Deer, Barasingha or Swamp Deer, Sambar and Black Buck. A great holiday destination, away from the hectic pressures of city life, Kanha National Park is a beautiful place to unwind with nature by your side and indeed a wonderful experience in itself. Barasingha, or the swamp deer, is the signature animal of Kanha National Park.
Best season: Best season February to June, although the cool season is much more comfortable and still very good for wildlife. The park is closed from July 1 to September 30 because of the monsoon.
State: Madhya Pradesh
Area: 940 square km
STD Code: 07642
Language: Hindi, English
Clothes: Summer: Cotton Winter: Heavy woollens
Temperature: Summer: 41 - 23 C Winter: 23 - 1 C
Timings: Morning Visiting Hours: 6:30 am to 12:00 noon
Evening Visiting Hours: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Closed: 1 July to 15 October
How to reach
By Air: The Nearest Airports are at Jabalpur(175 km), Raipur(220 km) and Nagpur(275 km).
By Rail: The nearest railways station is Jabalpur which is 170 km away.
By Road: Kanha National Park is very well connected by road to all important cities in India like Nagpur, Bhopal, Raipur.