Kanha Tourism

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Good safari

Good safari  Video Review
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Jungle Safari

Rohit
9th May 17

Sound and light show essence to conserve the forest

Sound and light show essence to conserve the forest  Video Review
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Kanha National Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
6th Apr 19

All galleries are quite informative for visitors

All galleries are quite informative for visitors  Video Review
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Kanha National Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
6th Apr 19

A must visit centre to get acquainted with Kanha

A must visit centre to get acquainted with Kanha  Video Review
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Kanha National Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
6th Apr 19

Auditorium where Kanha's documentary is shown.

Auditorium where Kanha's documentary is shown.  Video Review
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Kanha National Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
5th Apr 19

Sudden Movements of deers indicating Tiger or Tigress

Sudden Movements of deers indicating Tiger or Tigress  Video Review
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Jungle Safari

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
5th Apr 19

Kanha is Popular home of hundreds of flora & fauna

Kanha is Popular home of hundreds of flora & fauna  Video Review
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Kanha National Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
5th Apr 19

Tiger's Paw marks on stems of tree mark of kingdom

Tiger's Paw marks on stems of tree mark of kingdom  Video Review
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Jungle Safari

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
5th Apr 19

While entering 2 Kanha Certain precautions are followed

While entering 2 Kanha Certain precautions are followed  Video Review
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Jungle Safari

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
5th Apr 19

Sal & mixed forest trees bamboos etc are main Flora

Sal & mixed forest trees bamboos etc are main Flora  Video Review
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Jungle Safari

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
5th Apr 19

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Reasons to go to Kanha

1"You will always be my son" - Raksha, mother
"You will always be my son" - Raksha, mother

HolidayIQ reviewer Swakhar says, "During the safaris at Kanha we saw there a lot of animals like Gaur, Langur, variety of Deer's, Bengal fox, wild dog and wolves"

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2What is it, this scent? It's almost like some kind of man-cub - Shere Khan, the powerful
What is it, this scent? It's almost like some kind of man-cub - Shere Khan, the powerful

HolidayIQ reviewer Nikat Fatima says, "In Kanha the undeniable king of all moments was our tiger sighting. We got lucky to see it on the first visit and it came out in the clearing after a lot of patient silence. " 

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3Protecting tigers and wildlife since forever
Protecting tigers and wildlife since forever

Jungle | Safari | Tiger | National Park

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nagraj says “Kanha National Park at Madhya Pradesh is the home for tigers. Well protected area for tiger conservation. Madhya Pradesh must be proud of its achievement in protecting the tigers. Kanha is very well scientifically planned area. Being a protected area, the wild life department has created zones in the forest in order to control the number of visitors not avoid the disturbance jungle life. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sudipta Nandy says, “Unforgettable memories here! The best attraction of any national park is the jungle safari and in Kanha, you have got plenty of opportunities for that. Although the elephant safaris are banned in Kanha, the jeep safari is equally thrilling. Kanha National park has got 4 tourist zones for visitors and it is recommended that you opt for all the zones, i.e Kanha, Mukki, Kisli and Sarhi as all the zones hide some specialties for any nature lover”

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4Get to see rare birds along with the tigers
Get to see rare birds along with the tigers

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nagraj adds, “Appointment with tiger Kanha, National Park at Madhya Pradesh is the home for tigers. Well protected area for tiger conservation. Madhya Pradesh must be proud of its achievement in protecting the tigers. Kanha is very well scientifically planned area. Being a protected area, the wild life department has created zones in the forest in order to control the number of visitors not avoid the disturbance jungle life. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer bilat singh says, “Quite apart from the chance of seeing a tiger, the national park itself is a sight to see, with a diverse ecosystem and many other creatures that subsist on it. For birdwatchers, this is a place to visit, although chances are that constantly peering up at the numerous species hiding away in the tall sal trees will leave you with a crick in the neck. We counted at least 25 species of birds that we had not seen before including the ungainly looking yellow-footed green pigeon and the elegant grey hornbill.”

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5For its birds of prey and tigers
For its birds of prey and tigers

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sudipta Nandy adds, “The best attraction of any National park is the jungle safari and in Kanha, you have got plenty of opportunities for that. Although the elephant safaris are banned in Kanha, the jeep safari is equally thrilling. Kanha National park has got 4 tourist zones for visitors and it is recommended that you opt for all the zones - Kanha, Mukki, Kisli, and Sarhi - as all the zones have some specialties for any nature lovers. Kanha is the premium zone and you need to pay additional Rs. 500 for the entry ticket to this zone. It is advised that you collect the entry tickets online for all zones in advance as the counter tickets are very limited and you may have to stand in a long queue to get those.”

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Reviews (83)

Sanjay Korde

Sanjay Korde5.0/5

5 reviews

Amazing experience of wild life & forest.

First get permit from Forest department online. If possible, get multiple permits to increase chances of tiger sighting. Book hotel & travelling facility only after you get permit. Strictly follow instructions of guide & driver. Believe me, guides & drivers are also enthusiasts for tiger sighting but all depends upon good luck. We had booked two safaris in Kanha & Bandhavgarh. We had sighted tigers at both places in the evening after 5. 30 p. M. Whereas closing time is 6 p.

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  • Amazing experience of wild life & forest.
  • Amazing experience of wild life & forest.
  • Amazing experience of wild life & forest.
  • Amazing experience of wild life & forest.
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Sanjay Korde

Sanjay Korde5.0/5

5 reviews

Enjoy amazing wildlife & live forest

First of all, book permits online from Forest Department website. Booking more than one safari is advisable for sighting tigers. Book hotels & other traveling facilities after getting permits. We had booked two safaris each in Kanha & Bandhavgarh. We had sighted tigers at both places in evening safaris after 5. 30 p. M. Whereas closing time is 6. 00 p. Believe me, guides & drivers are also enthusiasts for sighting tigers but all depends upon your luck.

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  • Enjoy amazing wildlife & live forest
  • Enjoy amazing wildlife & live forest

Recommended Duration in Kanha

Number of days to spend in Kanha as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

6.3%

2 days

12.5%

3 days

68.8%

4 days

6.3%

5+ days

6.3%

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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