Kanha National Park
Notified as a protected area in 1955, the Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh is one of the finest and best-administered wildlife parks in Asia. Spread out over an area of 940 square km, situated in a horse-shoe shaped valley, the park is home to over 22 different species of mammals and some 200 bird species. Sal and bamboo forests cover large areas, interspersed with grasslands and meandering streams. Over the years the animals at Kanha have become bolder, making the park excellent for wildlife viewing and photography. This jungle was also a source of inspiration to Rudyard Kipling when he was writing The Jungle Book.
Location: Madhya Pradesh. The closest airports are at Jabalpur (150 km) and Raipur (220 km). A little further away is Nagpur (270 km).
Prominent fauna: Tigers, leopards, foxes, jackals, barasingha (twelve-horned antelope), gaur (Indian bison), sambar, nilgai, black buck, sloth bear, dhole (wild dog), barking deer, wild boar, langur.
Best time to visit: November to June. Closed from July to October.
Minimum stay recommended: 03 nights
Destination Guide: Kanha’s forest is mostly composed of sal and bamboo, along with sprawling, grassy meadows . It was once a popular hunting spot of maharajahs and viceroys. Now, it's the last refuge of the rare barasingha or twelve-horned antelope. Safaris into the jungle take place in the mornings and the early evenings. You can also explore some nature trails on foot. Summers here are hot and dry, but as with all wildlife parks, it tends to be the best time to spot tigers and other wildlife. This is because during this season, water becomes more scarce and so you tend to see animals more often around the remaining water-holes. A nearby attraction is Bamni Dadar- a high plateau within the reserve with a spectacular view, it's a great place to watch the sunset. There's also the ancient Shravantal dam, which has a very interesting mythological association with the Ramayana epic. And a few kilometres away, you can visit some impressive ancient temple ruins
Accommodation: Your accommodation options here include the Kipling Camp, Mogli Resorts and the Wild Chalet Resort.
Note: A visit to Kanha can also be combined with a trip to the fascinating temple town of Khajuraho, famous for its ancient erotic sculptures. More information on Khajuraho in our Jewels of India tour.
Prices start from 450$ per person on twin sharing basis
Booking & Cancellation Policy
- Meet and assist at arrival and departure
- 03 nights' accommodation with breakfast and taxes
- 02 safaris into the jungle
- Intercity travel by private a/c car with driver, fuel, tolls and taxes to and from the nearest airport
- Meals other than breakfast
- Additional jungle safaris
- Personal expenses like telephone calls, laundry, beverages, etc
- Entrances and camera fees at the park and monuments
- Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides and hotel staff
- Government Service Tax @ 4.5%