Kanha National Park

Location : Mandla, 170 kms from Jabalpur, 445 kms from Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh.

Coverage Area : 1940 sq km

Main Attraction : One of the Most Scenic and Beautiful Wildlife Reserves in Asia

Best Time To Visit : The park is closed from July 1 to October 31, because of the heavy

monsoon.The ideal time to visit Kanha would be the period between

February and June. A stay of at least 3 nights is recommended, in order,

to get a really good sighting of Kanha's more elusive animals.

Arrival Information :

By Rail : The most convenient railheads for Kanha are Jabalpur and Nagpur.

By Air : There are regular air services to Raipur and Nagpur (270 km) from other

airports in india. One can also take the flight to Jabalpur (170 km).

By Road : Kanha National Park is connected by road with Jabalpur (170 km), Khajuraho (445 km), Nagpur (266 km), Mukki (25 km), and Raipur (219 km).

Kanha National park is located in Banjar and Halon valleys in the Mandla / Balaghat districts of the state of Madhya Pradesh. Kanha National Park is one of the India’s finest tiger reserves. It is spread more than 940 sq km in a horse shoe shaped valley bound by the spurs of the Mekal range the park presents a varies topography.

Kanha national park is more famous for its wildlife, the natural beauty of its landscape is just as fascinating. One of the best locations to enjoy that bounty is Bammi Dadar, also known as the sunset point..

Kanha also shelters one of the largest populations of the tigers in the country. Some of the other larger animal species found in the park are sloth bear, leopard, striped hyena, spotted dear, wild boar, jungle cat, jackal and a variety of monkeys. Over 200 spices of birds have been spotted in the park. There are many folklore about how it got kanha name. Some say it came from kanha, the clay like soil of the river bottoms, Other say the area is named for kanha a holy forest sage, who once lived here and was the father of shakuntala, whose son was Bharat and whose story was told in our legends