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Kanha National Park Tour

Tiger, Kanha National ParkKanha National Park is located amongst the Banjar and Halon Valleys giving it a shoe shaped picturesque view, and better known as the “N'Gorongoro of India”. Situated in the Mandla District of the state of Madhya Pradesh, the Kanha National Park was declared a Sanctuary in 1933 and granted the status of National Park in 1955. The Park spreads out to an area of 1945 sq kms covered with extensive grassland, dense Sal forest. It was the real inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling's famous “Jungle book.” The park holds the distinction of being the first success story of Project Tiger, wherein the Tiger population has doubled since 1976. The Park is the only habitat of the rare Hardground Barasinga, besides, there are over 200 species of birds making Kanha a bird watcher's paradise.


Wildlife Attractions
Flora - The slopes of the plateau park is densely forested with Sal at its best, besides, Bida, Haidu, Dhaura, Bamboos thickets and Sindhur. It is the photographers dream land due to its amazing natural beauty. Surrounded by the spur of the Mekal, the Surpan river flows through Kanha's central maiden grassland that covers the extensive plateau. Rocky escarpments offers a breathtaking view of the valleys and meadows that lie in the midst of dry deciduous forest. Common vegetative species are Phoenix Aqualis, Shorea Robusta and Cassia Fistula.
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Fauna - On the hope of spotting the Tiger preying after a Barasinga, one can easily catch glimpses of the Porcupine, Gray Langurs, Mongoose, Hyena, Chittal, Nilgai, Sambars, Blackbucks and Wild dogs (Dholes). The Swamp Deer is the jewel of the Park. The reptiles in the park includes - Monitor Lizard, Pythons and a large variety of other snakes.

Birds - Some of the interesting species of birds for the bird lovers are - Pied or Marse Harriers, Red Jungle Fowls, Whistling Teals, Pintails, Shovelers,Drongos, Black Vulture, Gray Hornbills, Flycatchers, Woodpeckers,Common Gray Patridges, Green Pigeon, White Breasted Kingfisher and Black Ibis.
Woodpeckers, Kanha National Park

Park Trips
The Park authorities organises Elephant Safaris, which begins from Kissi, Kanha, Mukki and is a wonderful experience to sight the Tiger from such near distance. Apart from that, Jeep Rides are also available. The Kanha Museum depicting the tribal culture of the state of Madhya Pradesh inside the Park can also be seen. Bamni Dadar also known as the sunset point is quite popular among tourists to get a glimpse of the setting sun.


Best Time to Visit
The climate is topical and temperature hovers between 23.9 ”Cand 40.6”C in the summers and 11.1”C to 23.9”C in the Winters.

The Park is closed to visitors during the Monsoon periods from July to Mid November, November to January is the most ideal time to visit the Park.


Accommodation
Tourists can benefit themselves in the Baghhira Log Huts and a youth hostel rooms can be booked through the MPSTDC office. In addition to the Log huts, there are other forest rest houses and cabins at nearby Khatia, Musli and Mukki.
The Wild Chalet Resort
There is also the Royal Tiger Resort at the entrance of the park at Mukki in an area of 6 acres. The 3 star resort consists of excellent 18 Suits for the visitors. The rooms are airy and offer a splendid view of the surroundings. Attached bathrooms, a well stocked library, generator backup facility ensures the visitors a pleasant stay at the resort.

The Wild Chalet Resort - offers a luxury accommodation in deluxe rooms with all amenities on twin sharing basis. The restaurant serves Indian, Continental, Chinese Cuisine and has a Bar for wine takers.


How to Reach
By Air - The nearest airport from where to reach the Park conveniently are, Jabalpur Airport (200kms), Raipur(216kms) and Nagpur(280kms). Nagpur is the best as it is connected by various domestic airline services.
By Rail - Jabalpur at 169 kms by rail is the convenient Station to visit Kanha National Park.
By Road - The Park is connected by roads from Jabalpur (175kms), Nagpur(266kms), Raipur(219kms). The Madhya Pradesh Tourism Department runs a jeep service for the comfort of the visitors. The nearest Town to Kanha is Mandla 65 kms by road.


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