The lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows, and deep ravines of Kanha were the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s famed novel ‘The Jungle Book’.
The 2,000 sq.km Kanha National Park is one of India’s better protected Project Tiger Reserves, with stringent conservation programs to protect flora and fauna. Kanha National Park can be entered into via four zones i.e. Kanha, Khatia, Mukki and Sarhi. Khatia Gate is entry point for Kanha, Khatia and Sarhi ranges and Mukki Gate is entrance for Mukki range. The Park’s landmark achievement is the conservation of the rare and highly endangered hardground Swamp Deer (barasingha). Jeep Safaris in Kanha like every other park in Central India is organised in the mornings and evenings. The Jeep safaris (entry permits are limited and require to be booked well in advance) offer a change to spot the elusive tiger, the fierce hunter packs of wild dogs or dholes and the rare barasingha. The Jeep safari will take you to Shravantal, a beautiful water body great for bird sightings; and Bahmnidadar, the highest motorable point (2,864 feet) in the Park – the Sunset Point here offers magnificent views of the entire Banjar River Valley. For birders, there are as many as 300 bird species here, both resident and migratory. There are walking trails in the buffer zone and areas around the park that are rich in birdlife and popular with bird watchers for a walk.
Kanha offers a chance to experience an evergreen forest and the widest variety of wildlife and birdlife, that are sighted even during the coldest days of winter and harshest days of summer, making Kanha a sought after wildlife experience for travellers from Oct (when park opens) till mid-June (when park closes for monsoon).
Holxo Tours in Kanha