Located near the southern border of Madhya Pradesh and just 130 km away from Jabalpur, Kanha national park is a paradise on earth. With lush green rainforestand more than 300 species of birds, Kanha national park is also home to very rare mammals like the royal Bengal Tiger, sloth bear, wild dogs, blackbucks, and Barasinghas.
Kanha national park was originally part of the land of Gonds and is still inhabited by two of its indigenous tribes- the gonds and the Baigas. The landscapes and the surrounding luxurious meadows along with the wooded strands and the dense maroons of forests offer magnanimous sightseeing experiences for nature lovers. Making the land more beautiful and adorable, the crystal clear streams amidst the dense jungle cleanses the surrounding
Few things you cannot miss visiting coming here are:
1. Jungle safari- This is the main tourist attraction of this place, in which tourists are taken for a tour of the jungle in open jeeps. They get the closest experience of the wildlife and catch a glimpse of the furry wild cats, gaurs, blazing black deer, and many more species as they drift through the dense forest of Kanha National Park. The Jeep Safari in Kanha National Park can be enjoyed twice a day for a specified time which neither disturbs the animals on odd hours nor does it lessen your possibility to spot the wild beings.
2. Village safari- This is a local tour of the place in which tourists visit the local tribal villages and experience their lifestyle.
3. Elephant Safari: It is a joy ride of one hour organized only in the morning time. It takes place in Kanha and Kisli zone only. This safari cannot be pre-booked in advance. You only get to know about the availability of elephants on the day of the safari itself. It is compulsory to book the exclusive jeep safari tickets for Kanha or Kisli zone to experience this. In addition to the jeep safari tickets, you are charged an extra amount for the elephant safari.
4. Nature Trail- Although Safari remains the prime attraction of the jungle, Nature Trails are for those who wish to explore nature closely on foot and for those who find joy in every little wonder of the jungle. Accompanied by a trained naturalist this is an amazing way to know about flora, butterflies, insects, birds, and small mammals that come across your walk.
5. Kanha museum- With a milieu that would fetch in people who have an interest in animal history and love, photography is the best way Kanha Museum can be described. As you make your way through the gallery, you will come across the beautifully sculpted structures of the species, which would surely give you the real effects. Photographs and every minute detail from how the struggle for the conservation of the flora and fauna, shaping up of the National Park, to topographic information, all of it is represented in the museum. Maintained with optimum care by the Forest Department of Madhya Pradesh, the museum adds up to the beauty of the National Park.
Way to reach
By air-Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh is the nearest big airport to Kanha National Park, at a distance of 177 km. Guests can also reach the park from Nagpur, which is 266 km away.It is well-connected to almost all domestic airports in India.
By rail-Jabalpur, Nagpur, and Gondia, which are located 177 km, 266 km, and 200 km respectively from Kanha National Park, have rail links connecting to various parts of India. The journey from Jabalpur to Kanha takes three hours, and from Nagpur, it is about five hours.
By road-Daily buses to Kanha are available from Jabalpur, Nagpur, Bilaspur, and Raipur. Taxis and private cab services are there too. Cars can be hired for a tour of Kanha National Park. For more adventure, driving to Kanha in one’s own car is also now possible.
Kanha national park has a large number of resorts around it, in which each resort is better than the other. All these resorts themselves provide facilities for local travel to their guest.
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One should definitely explore the beautiful landscape of Kanha and feel the pleasure of the encounters with the flourishing wildlife, the flavors of the countryside, all of which inspired Rudyard Kipling to write 'THE JUNGLE BOOK'.