- Madya Pradesh
- 22°20′0″N 80°38′0″E
- Geographical Area:
- 940 square kilometres
- Best time to travel:
- October - March
About Kanha National Park
Kanha national park is situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. This scenic park was motivated behind the treasured Jungle Book written by Rudyard Kipling. The beauty of the park has not condensed over time, it is still the same- very pleasing and beautiful. The Kanha national park has always preserved each animal species. Today, this national park is one of the few most picturesque and attractive wildlife sanctuaries in Asia.
Some of the major wildlife attractions of kanha national park are as under
The chief wildlife attractions in the national park are tiger, gaur, bison, sambhar and chital. You can also find barasingha, fox, leopard, porcupine, black deer black buck, hyena, jungle cat, python, monkey, mongoose and many other animals.
The bird genus in the park includes cuckoos, peacocks, pea fowl, jungle fowl, spur fowl, storks, teals, finches, orioles, owls, green pigeons, rock pigeons, kingfisher, bee eater, warblers, fly catchers and many more to pen down.
If you were to represent the kanha with one animal species then it surely is barasingha or the swamp deer. Around twenty years ago, the Barasinghas were at the verge of extinction but with the help of some desperate measures helped save them.
The open meadows during the frost season are frequently swarming with barasinghas along with a lot of tiger activity around the periphery. A female tiger with two small cubs would also circle around almost twice or thrice during the day. There is a museum at the kanha national park which depicts the activities of the park.
Kanha National Park Photo Gallery
How to reach Kanha National Park
You can get to this beautiful wildlife reserve through the following ways
Jabalpur- It is most convenient place to reach the Kanha destination. This city is just around 4hours away from the national park. For the people who wish to reach the park through Jabalpur can have an advantage of sight seeing the classic city.
Raipur- The kanha national park is located 250kms away from Raipur. This city is well connected with most of the major cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Agra etc.
By air- You can have your own charter plane which can land at the Balaghat runway which is just a few kilometers away from the park.
Many flights also help you reach the nearest airport from kanha like Nagpur, Raipur and Jabalpur.
By road-You can reach kanha from Jabalpur, Raipur or Nagpur very conveniently. Amongst the three, Jabalpur is the closest to the national park and the conditions of the roads are favourable as well.
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