Kanha is a National Park and a Tiger Reserve in the Mandla and Balaghat districts of the state of Madhya Pradesh. The climate in Kanha is extreme and tropical. Summer is very hot summer season and winter is chilly, while monsoon brings in heavy rainfall.
The summer season starts around April and continues till June, and during this time the weather gets quite hot. During the months of May to July, the temperatures soar and the maximum temperature rises to around 43° Celsius. The average summer temperature ranges between a maximum of 40-43° Celsius to a minimum of 30° Celsius.
The monsoons arrive here around July and stays till September. Kanha receives heavy rains during the rainy season. The place receives an average of 1,800 mm of rain falls annually, and the maximum rainfall occurs during the months of July and August. This is not a good time for tourists to visit the place as there is water everywhere in the forest and the park remains closed.
The winter season in Kanha starts by end-November and continues till February. Winter here is severe and chilly with the temperature touching as low as 2° Celsius. The average winter temperature ranges between a maximum of 20° Celsius to a minimum of 2° Celsius.
The best season to visit Kanha is between the months of October to June. The months of March to June is the ideal time for sightings of animals since the grass remains low ensuring better visibility of the wild animals.
The weather during this season is pleasant though it does get hot especially during the months of May and June. December to February is also a good time to come to Kanha and tourists can enjoy the winter chill and the beauty of the surrounding snow-capped mountains, while experiencing the wilderness.