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Kanha National Park


About Kanha National Park
Kanha National ParkThe largest wildlife sanctuary in Asia, Kanha National Park was one of the first Project Tiger reserves in India . Located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha national park cum Tiger reserve extends over an area of over 1,940-sq-kms of bamboo thickets, extensive grasslands and dense sal forests make up Kanha- a series of plateaus which stretch across the eastern segment of the Satpura ranges in Madhya Pradesh. This is the land of the tiger, the leopard, and the wolves. There are numerous Tiger reserves in India, that are preserving this ferocious beast, but nowhere can you see them as often, and as regularly as in Kanha National Park. The major feature of this region's interesting topography is the horseshoe shape valley and the whole park area is surrounded by the spurs of the Mekal. Of this area, the core- about 940 sq km- is the national park; around it is the buffer zone. Porcupines, jackals, sloth bear, jungle cat, macaque, dhole (wild dogs), bison and a stunning spectrum of birds inhabit Kanha, and make a trip to the sanctuary a must for any wildlife enthusiast.

Flora & Fauna - Kanha National Park
The Surpan River meanders through Kanha's central Maidans, grasslands that cover the extensive plateau. Steep rocky escrapments along the edges offer breathtaking views of the valley. The terrain inside the park is varied, nonetheless enjoyable. Bamboo forests flow into Sal forests and meadows. There are herds of spotted deer to be seen with smaller herds of beautiful Antelope, the Black Buck. With a little luck, you could also spot the timorous Barking Deer. It's snapping warns other denizens of the forest that a predator is around. There is also a very strong possibility that you will see the Rare Barasingha, the Swamp Deer. Once there were only 66 of these in Kanha, but careful conservation and management raised their population to over 400.

Kanha National ParkMajor Wildlife Attractions Of Kanha
Most people are keener to meet, Kanha's major attraction, the Tiger; still one has to be patient to spot one. Find a wild animals of your choice is always a matter of luck but Kanha is so rich in wildlife that the odds are titled in your favour. There are 175 varieties of birds in Kanha. So if you happen to be bird watcher, look forward to a full bird show. First time visitors are often so keen to spot the larger animals that they overlook the smaller ones. But while on a mission to find a tiger, one can easily catch glimpses of all the grazers, a Porcupine, many Gray Langurs, Mongoose, Hyena, Jungle Cat, even a Leopard. Other wild attractions in this Tiger country include varieties of Deer - the Barasingha, Chital or Spotted Deer, Chousingha, Nilgai, as well as the majestic Gaur or Indian Bison and wild Pig.

Other Attractions In Kanha
Elephant Safari: The animals at Kanha are best observed from the elephant back and the open country makes the chance of sightings reasonably good.

Kanha Museum: There is a museum at Kanha national park, depicting attributes and activities of the park and the tribal culture of the state of Madhya Pradesh.

Best Time to Visit
The visiting season to Kanha national park is April to June and November to January. The park is closed from July to Mid-November that is during the monsoon season.

How to Get there
Kanha National ParkAir: Nagpur at 266-kms is the nearest Airport to visit Kanha National Park.

Rail: Jabalpur at 169-kms is the convenient rail head to visit Kanha.

Road: Kanha National Park is connected by road with Jabalpur, Khajuraho, Nagpur and Raipur.

Local Transport: The Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) operates a Jeep Service for visitors to go around in the park.

General Info / Tips
Note: Visitors are advised to reach the gate half an hour in advance to complete the formalities for entry into the park.

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Kanha National Park Tour Package
Duration:
16 Nights / 17 Days
Places Covered: Delhi-Jaipur-Ranthambore-Bharatpur-Agra-Jabalpur-Kanha-Bandhavgarh-Khajuraho-Delhi

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