Prominent fauna :
Tiger, Leopard, Barasingha or 12-horned antelope, Gaur or the Indian Bison, Sambar, Nilgai, Black buck, Sloth bear, Dhole ( wild dog), Barking deer, Wild boar, Langur.
The Park, like most National Parks, is closed during the monsoons ( 01 July to 31 October )
Kanha’s alluring charm captivates the visitors’ attention with its bamboo and sal forests, undulating grasslands and winding torrents. A land of abundant flora and fauna, Kanha boast of a vibrant natural vista. The famous hunting spot of erstwhile rulers and viceroys, became thrown to fame after the release of the Jungle book by the eminent writer Rudiard Kipling. A sprawling forest with varied hybrids and rich wild life is a worthwhile spot that offer a panoramic picture of enchanting marvels.
Monsoon with its rainy showers brings a rejuvenating freshness to the deep woods and the lush meadows. Another imposing site in the near by vicinity of Kanha is Shravantal dam. Though it looks pretty old, the winter season presents breath taking sceneries of gorgeous waterfalls. Archaeological monuments in Baihar would be a rare feast to archaeological buffs that hardly takes half an hour journey from Kanha. Remnants of ancient temples and ramparts of old structures would be impressive sceneries to the onlooker.
Kipling Camp Kanha
Wild Chalet Resort
Wildlife OF Kanha National Park
The Kanha National Park was established in 1955. Strict conservation programs have made this reserve well protected and well maintained. The rare Swamp Deer or Barasingha was saved from extinction here. Within the park area is Sunset Point, the most picturesque place to watch a sunset against the backdrop of grazing animals. Tiger sighting is of course an exciting draw and in this reserve it is known to happen most frequently.
A trip to Kanha can easily be combined with a trip to the temple town of Khajuraho.