- Location:Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh
- Closest Access:Jabalpur (169 KMS)
- Major Wildlife of the park:Tigers, Leopards, Bears
- Best time to visit:Mid Nov to June
- Total coverage area:1,940-sq-kms
Kanha National Park located in Madhya Pradesh state of India. It was given the status of the national park in 1955. In 1974, Kanha was declared as tiger reserve when Project Tiger Scheme launched.
Details about Kanha National Park
Kanha National Park is one of the most beautiful parks of India. Kanha is located in central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh in India. Kanha got the national park status in 1955. In 1974, it came under Project Tiger and became a tiger reserve. Kanha is spread in an area of about 940 sq KMS. This Indian National Park has very thick flora of Bamboo and Sal trees as well streams and grasslands. It is the only home of highly endangered species as Barasingha. The Banjar and Halon valley of Kanha National Park divide it into two zones as eastern and western and the same are well known for tiger and deer population.
The park is honored as one of the best preserved National Parks not only of India but also of Asia. Bamni Dadar is the finest point to view the sunset in Kanha.
Flora and Fauna in Kanha National Park
The landscapes of Kana are immensely diverse and quite enjoyable. Bamboo jungles run into Sal fields and forests. In this park, a wildlife enthusiastic can see the herds of spotted deer gazing in the green fields along with attracting smaller groups of Antelope and there are also charming Black Bucks. There are great opportunities to view the fearful Barking Deer even if you are very little lucky. Sometimes, the Rare Barasingha and the Swamp Deer are also spotted in Kanha. The population of Barasingha is above 400 in Kanha, which is because of the great conservation efforts put by the forest department. There are about 175 different bird species in Kanha National Park.
Prominent wildlife of Kanha
For the bird watchers, Kanha National Park is just like a paradise since it is a home of about 175 bird species and famous India birding tour destination. The major attraction of the national park is off-course Tiger and its one of the best tiger safari holiday destination in India. In-order to see the beautiful big cat in the wild one need to opt for few jungle safaris. Kanha is a proud home of grazers as Porcupine, Mongoose, Gray Langur, Jungle Cat, Hyena and Leopard. Other prominent wild animals of the jungle are Spotted Deer, Nilgai, Indian Bison and Wild boar.
Additional attractions of Kanha National Park
Other Attractions of Kanha
Elephant Safari: One can opt for an elephant back safari in the park and the chances to see the wild animals this time are great rather than the jeep safari.
Kanha Museum: Kanha National Park also has a very nice museum showing the activities along with the characteristic of the park. This museum shows the rich culture of the local tribe.
Ideal time to travel
The best period to explore the park is from November to June. Kanha National Park like other Indian national parks too remains closed during the time of monsoon.
How to reach Kanha
Air: Jabalpur is the closest airport to Kanha just 169 KMS away, Raipur 219 KMS and Nagpur airport is at the distance of 266 KMS.
Train: Jabalpur station is 169 KMS far from the park is the most convenient railway station to take the trains.
Road: Kanha National Park is very well connected by the highways to Jabalpur 169 KMS, Nagpur 266 KMS,Mukki 25 KMS and Raipur 219 KMS.
For more information visit Kanha National Park on Wikipedia