Kanha Tourism

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Nandan Honawarratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

10 reviews

Wildlife at it's best !!

Planned and executed a 8 day / 7 night road trip from Mumbai to Kanha, which happily ended this evening, the 19th Nov.
I had done my stay booking with Club Mahindra Kanha which is a RCI affiliated property.
We drove through Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh States with overnight halt at Betul and arrived at the resort on the 13th.
On the 15th, we took a early morning, 06:15 hrs, Kanha Tiger Safari (Sarai region, core sector). It was a guided, open top SUV, 4 hour ride through the protected jungle. Deers, Antelopes, Barasingas, Spitsbergen deers, wild boars and variety of birds were sighted in abundance. We did see lone tiger - it was walking away from us. It was so thrilling and educating experience indeed.
Next day we planned a trip to Bhedaghat, which is a Cliffy area through which river Narmada flows. The cliffs are of marble and the view is breathtaking! One traverses this section in a row boat and it lasts for an hour. Rowers also act as a guide and they do a great job of it. Dhuandar waterfalls is nearby and attracts loads of tourists.
Club Mahindra Kanha resort is an apartment stay facility which is 5 star property. We stayed in a 1 bedroom serviced apartment with kitchenette.
There are many resorts in the vicinity. State tourism department also has a resort here and they conduct Tours to many destinations in MP.
This was a relaxing and endearing experience for all of us! Highly recommend this destination.

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Rahul sakhareratingratingratingratingratingrating3.6/5

2 reviews

Lovely place in nature's lap

Kanha is a place well known for its jungle Safari, we have reached this place by road through seoni, road are in good condition and comfortable drive. There are certain places to explore 1) Jungle Safari - it's large jungle with dense forest and variety of trees, grass, birds, wild animal prominently Tiger, leopard bison, deers, jackal and many more ... 2) Banjar River - we enjoyed a lot on this Rocky River. 3) Gigli ghogra water fall - it's was 25km from khatiya gate nr Rata village, it was incredible place, we enjoyed lot. 4) Baiga dance - it was really good show by Baiga tribal community.

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Kanha National Park

Kanha Overview

Kanha is located in Madhya Pradesh, in the Maikal range of the Satpura Hills. It was in the year 1955 that Kanha, which was earlier just a wildlife sanctuary, got the status of a national park and was declared officially as a tiger reserve. This park covers a core area of 940 square kilometres and is surrounded by a buffer zone of 1005 square kilometres, with around 150 villages.

History of Kanha
During the British rule in India, the areas of Banjar and Halon served as a hunting ground and according to records, Kanha housed a large population of Swamp Deer or better known in India by the name of Hard-ground Barasingha. However, hunting here was prohibited in the year 1931 due to heavy decline in the population of deer. It was after this that development of Kanha as a wildlife sanctuary started, and by the year 1935, expansion of the sanctuary started by attaching the neighbouring area of Supkhar with Kanha.

Things to do in KanhaThe Kanha National Park has been very instrumental in saving the endangered species of Swamp Deer, which neared extinction due to excess hunting during the British rule. The Swamp Deer present here are adapted to hard grounds unlike the deer from the northern part that have adapted themselves with the marshy swamps. At Kanha National Park, jungle safari and animal spotting is an exclusive activity, which interests the tourists.

Kanha is very popular for its rich flora and fauna and because of this Kanha is considered as one of the finest national parks in Asia. The national park houses some rare species of tigers, leopards, wild dogs, wild cats, fox and jackal. The other varieties of wildlife found here include Indian Bison also known as Bos gaurus that are seen here when the winter ends, which is also the best time to visit Kanha.

Other attractions in Kanha include the Kanha Museum, which is an ancient tribal museum displaying the life and culture of the tribal people living here and Bamni Dadar sunset point. Tourists and adventure enthusiasts can also try out various packages for trip to Kanha.

Travelling to KanhaNagpur airport is the nearest airport to reach Kanha, which is approximately 265 km away. The airport is connected to some of the major cities such as Mumbai, Pune and Chennai. Major international airport near to Kanha is Mumbai airport, which is connected to all major cities in India and many international cities.

Located about 175 km from Kanha, the nearest railway station is in Jabalpur with trains connecting Delhi and other major cities. Taxi service is also available between Kanha and Mandla.

Kanha is also well connected by road with daily bus services from Kanha to Jabalpur which is 169 km, Nagpur at 265 km and Bilaspur at 305 km. Also, operating are the private bus agencies with bus services from Kanha to the main cities.

Travel Tips for KanhaKanha National Park visits are confined to seasonal variations. The national park is closed from the start of July till October due to monsoon. The visiting hours during this time are only in the early mornings and from late afternoon to sunset, subjected to jeep safaris only.

Accommodation options in Kanha

Hotels in Kanha range from budget hotels and adventure camps properties to jungle resorts. Most of these hotels also offer transfers for sightseeing and pick-up from railway and bus stations

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