Spread across the Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha is a 'must-visit' destination for every wildlife enthusiast. One of India's largest tiger reserves, the 1,945 sq. km. Kanha National Park is surrounded by tall grasslands and a forest dominated by Sal and Bamboo. The park is also home to leopards and langurs, along with huge populations of deer and antelopes.
The Barasingha or swamp deer is the state animal of Madhya Pradesh and one of the one of the main attractions at Kanha apart from the tiger.
Kanha National Park is the first in India to officially introduce a mascot 'Bhoorsingh the Barasingha' - aimed at creating awareness about conserving the endangered swamp deer species. The thrill of driving deep into the vast jungle in an open jeep, anticipating the sight of a tiger at any moment, is reason enough to make a trip to Kanha.
State: Madhya Pradesh
Destination Type: Jungle
Destinations Nearby: Jabalpur 160 km, Nagpur 260 km, Raipur 219 km
Languages: Hindi and English
Nearest Railway Station: Jabalpur Railway Station
Nearest Airport: Jabalpur Airport
Summer: April to June - Hot and dry weather with temperature touching 43° C.
Monsoon: Mid-June to September. Kanha with an average rainfall of 1800mm.
Winter: November to February. Minimum temperature can drop to - 2°C.
1. Tickets to the Kanha National park are limited, so plan to book at least in advance. Tickets can be booked online.
2. Guide and Jeep charges are not part of the park ticket and need to be paid at the park entrance.
3. No afternoon safaris on Wednesdays as the park is closed at that time.