Kanha National Park in the Mandla District
spreads over 1,945 sq.km of dense sal forests,
interspersed with extensive meadows and trees
and clumps of wild bamboo. This area known as
Kipling Country' is where all the jungle books
of Rudyard Kipling were conceived.
Altitude : 600-900 metres.
Temperature (deg C):
Summer- Max 40.6, Min 23.9; Winter- Max 23.9,
Rainfall : 152 cms.
Best Season : April to June
and November to January.
(The park is closed from July to Mid
November during monsoon)
Air Nagpur (266 kms) is the
nearest Airport to visit Kanha National Park
connected by Indian Airlines flights with Bombay.
(169 km) is the convenient rail head to visit Kanha.
National Park is connected by road with Jabalpur 175
km, Khajuraho 445 km, Nagpur 266 km, Mukki 25 km,
Raipur 219 km. Within the park: Koshi - Kanha (9 kms),
Kishi - Katia (4 kms), Kishi - Mukki (32 kms). S.T.
Bus service : Route Timings
Jabalpur-Kanha 0700,1100 hrs Kanha-Jabalpur
The Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development
Corporation (MPSTDC) operates a Jeep Service for
vistors to go around in the park. Booking can be
made through the Manager, MPSTDC, Log huts, Kisli.
Wild Chalet Resorts at village Mocha, Kanha can also
arrange for local sightseeing.
WHAT TO SEE
Wild life in the
The main attractions are Tiger, Bison, Gaur,
Sambar, Chital, Barasingha, Barking Deer,
Black Deer, Black Buck, Chousihgha, Nilgai,
Mouse Deer, Sloth Bear, Jackal Fox, Porcupine,
Hyaena, Jungle Cat, Python, Pea fowl, Hare,
Monkey, Mongoose, Tiger, Leapord etc. can also
be seen here.
Birds species in
Storks, Teals, Pintails, Pond Herons,
Egrets, Peacock, Pea Fowl, Jungle Fowl, Spur
Fowl, Patridges, Quails, Ring Doves, Spotted
Parakeets, Green Pigeons, Rock Pigeons,
Cuckoos, Papihas, Rollers, Bee Eater, Hoopes,
Drongos, Warblers, King Fishers, Wood Peckers,
Finches, Orioles, Owls, Fly Catchers.
Museum (closed on
There is a museum at kanha depicting attributes
and activities of the park and tribal culture.
FOR PARK EXCURSIONS
15 Nov to 15 Feb. Sunrise to 1200 and 1500 to
16 Feb to 30 Apr. Sunrise to 1200 and 1600 to
1 may to 30 June Sunrise to 1100 and 1700 to
advised to reach the gate half an hour in advance to
complete the formalities for entry into the park.
1) The Manager,
Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation
Ltd., Log Hut, Kisli, Bhopal.
2) The Field Director, Project Tiger, Kanha Tiger
Suggested Itinerary :
Day 01 : Depart by train from Delhi to
Jabalpur (travel in air conditioned first/
second class sleeper). Spend overnight on the
Day 02 - 06 : Early morning arrive
Jabalpur railway station. Transfer to Kanha (170
km - 05hrs driving time approx.) at your resort
for five nights. Enjoy your morning and
afternoon jeep-safaris and elephant-rides in the
Kanha National Park. Spend overnight at the
Day 07 : Morning depart by surface to
Jabalpur railway station to board your train at
1540 hrs (travel in first/ second class air
conditioned sleeper) for Delhi. Overnight on
board the train.
|Day 08 :
Arrive Delhi at 0720hrs. Transfer to a hotel for
day use. Later in the evening transfer to the
International airport to connect your flight for
your onward destination.