Kanha National Park Madhya Pradesh

Kanha National Par Blog Feature

Kanha National Park inspired Rudyard Kipling to write his Jungle Book, and it will inspire you too in many ways. From various mammals including Royal Bengal Tigers & Barasingha to a rich variety of birds & reptiles, a wildlife safari in Kanha will enrich your experiences as a wildlife lover!

Kanha National Park is a famous tiger reserve in India and counted among the largest national parks in Madhya Pradesh. Situated in the Maikal Range of Satpura (a range of hills of Central India), it is divided into two protected areas: Hallon and Banjar, across two districts, Mandala and Kalaghat.

The Park was created in 1955 and designated a tiger reserve in 1973. It is one of the largest parks in Central India. The Park is also the first of its kind in India to officially introduce an official mascot: Bhoorsingh the Barasingha.

It is also interesting to know that Rudyard Kipling sought inspiration for his book, “The Jungle Book”, from the landscape of Kanha. The landscape, which comprises meadows, dense forests and wooded strands, houses a rich wildlife, including mammals, birds and reptiles.

Flora and Fauna in Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park & Tiger Reserve

The wildlife in Kanha National Park is rich, and ranges across mammals, birds and reptiles. The foremost attraction of course, is the Royal Bengal Tiger, sighting which is the ultimate thrill and bliss. The next big attraction is the Barasingha, which is often referred to as the “Jewel of Kanha.”

Other mammals which are found inside the park are sambar, chital, panther, gaur, langur, wild pig, sloth bear and wild dog.

There are around 300 species of birds in Kanha National Park, which makes it an attractive destination for birding. Some of the birds which you can expect to see inside the park are cattle egret, red jungle fowl, steppe eagle, white eyed buzzard, white breasted kingfisher and lesser adjutant stork.

If you are fascinated by reptiles, Kanha has something in store for you. There are various species of reptiles found inside the park. Some of these are Indian Krait, common rat snake, Indian Monitor, fan throated lizard, Russell’s Viper and Indian Cobra.

The flora too is also quite impressive at Kanha National Park. There are more than 1,000 species of flowering plants. In the lowland forests, there are sal trees along with other mixed forest types, with meadows in between. There are over 70 species of trees in Kanha. The types of forests found are of three types: moist peninsular sal forests, southern tropical moist mixed deciduous forest and southern tropical dry deciduous mixed forest. Some of the trees, apart from that sal, that are found in Kanha Tiger Reserve are lendia, dhawa, tendu, palas, achar and bamboo.

Safari Timings in Kanha National Park

Kanha Tiger MP

The wildlife safari timings at Kanha National Park varies according to the season. It should be noted that evening/afternoon safaris are closed for visitors every Wednesday. During the festival of Holi, both morning and evening safaris are closed to visitors.

Safari Timings (October to February)
  • Morning safari: Sunrise to 11:00 AM
  • Evening safari: 2:00 PM to Sunset
Safari Timings (February to April)
  • Morning Safari: Sunrise to 11:00 AM
  • Evening Safari: 3:00 PM to Sunset
Safari Timings (April to June)
  • Morning safari: Sunrise to 10:00 AM
  • Evening safari: 3:30 to Sunset

Book Kanha National Park Tour Packages with Bon Travel India

Kanha Tiger Reserve

Plan your Kanha National Park tour with Bon Travel India. You can be assured of receiving the best services from us during your visit to Kanha Tiger Reserve, from accommodation in a pre-booked comfortable hotel to getting served delicious meals of various cuisines.

With Bon Travel India, you will enjoy every second of your wildlife tour as we will provide you with an expert wildlife tour guide and drive who will take you to those zones in the park which offer the highest chances of animal sighting. You will have plenty of time to spot wildlife. Right from arrival to departure, we will take care of all your travel requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Q. What is the best time to visit the Kanha National Park?

The best time to visit Kanha National Park is both during the summer season and the winter season. The Park remains open to visitors from October to June. If you want to enjoy a wildlife safari in cool and pleasant weather, then the winter season, from November to March, is the best time to visit the park.

If you are a bird lover, then too, winter is the best time as a lot of migratory birds visit the park during this season. However, the chances of spotting the wildlife is greater during the summer season, which begins in April and lasts till May. During this time, animals visit the nearest waterholes and can be spotted with greater frequency.

During the monsoon season, from July to September, the park remains closed to visitors.

Q. How to book Kanha National Park online safari bookings?

You can make your online wildlife safari bookings for a wildlife safari at Kanha Tiger Reserve with Bon Travel India. You can browse our wide range of Kanha National Park wildlife safari packages and select one according to your preferences. You can choose between a gypsy and canter safari. Our online safari booking process is easy and straightforward.

Q. What are the popular Safari Zones in Kanha National Park?

There are four safari zones in Kanha tiger reserve. These are Kisli, Kanha, Mukki and Sarhi. Of these, the oldest safari zone is Kanha, and tiger sightings are normally the highest in this zone. The Park also has four buffer zones: Khatia, Motinala, Khapa, Sijhora, Samnapur and Garhi.

Q. Where to Stay in Kanha National Park?

There are several accommodation options that you can choose from during your wildlife safari at Kanha National Park. There are several hotels ranging from budget to mid-range and luxury where you can book a stay depending on your budget and preferences. There are hotels ranging from 3 stars to 5 stars. There are resorts too which promise a comfortable stay.

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