Kanha, Madhya Pradesh

   
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Situated in central India in the Satpura Hill ranges, Kanha National Park, forms the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve created in 1974 under Project Tiger. It is the largest of India’s tiger reserves and offers wonderful scenery and the opportunity to view a vast array of wildlife as well as the Royal Bengal Tiger. Spread over 1945 square kilometers with a core area of 940 square kilometers, the grasslands together with Sal and bamboo and meandering streams support a wide variety of flora and fauna.

TIMINGS FOR PARK EXCURSIONS:

  • Nov to Apr - Sunrise to 1200 hrs and 1600 hrs to Sunset.
  • May to June - Sunrise to 1100 hrs and 1700 hrs to Sunset

Wildlife in the Park:

Kanha has some 22 species of mammals such as the Barasingha, Chital, Muntjac (Swamp, Spotted and Barking Deer), Sambar, Common Langur and Rhesus Monkeys, Wild Boar, Asiatic Jackal, Nilgai, Four-horned Antelope (Chowsingha), as well as Leopard, Gaur (Indian Bison), Sloth Bear, Wolf and Dhole (Wild Dog) and of course the Tiger. Kanha is noted for being home to India’s last remaining population of hard-ground Barasingha.

Bird species in the Park:

Kanha has over 390 species of birds. Commonly seen species include the cattle egret, pond heron, black ibis, common peafowl, crested serpent, hawk eagle, red wattled lapwing, flycatcher, woodpecker, pigeon, dove, parakeet, kingfisher and grey hornbill.

Kanha Museum:
It depicts various aspects of the park and tribal culture.

Access:

  • By Air – Jabalpur (169 km)
  • By Rail - Jabalpur (169 km) which is connected by rail to major cities
  • By Road – Pench (210 km), Bandhavgarh (250 km), Khajuraho (445 km)
Kanha Luxe Hotels:
  • Singinawa- Singinawa means “protectors of the sacred forest". This Jungle Lodge is managed by Nanda and Latika Rana who work closely with the local communities on conservation, protection and social development. Nanda is from the Royal Rana family of Nepal and has spent over 20 years studying tigers in the forests of Madhya Pradesh. It has12 luxuriously appointed individual cottages with 2 cottages specially designed for barrier free access.
  • Tiger Corridor- Tiger Corridor, situated in the heart of Kanha National Park, is in the buffer zone surrounded by forest and has its own small lake. The eight spacious tents with all modern facilities, finely embroidered canopies and luxurious bathrooms are well thought out and each has its own sit out in the form of a private walled garden which is in perfect contrast to the ruggedness of the jungle.
  • Sher Garh- This is a wonderful tented camp, located on the southern side of Kanha, which has much less traffic and is therefore less busy and great for game viewing. The site is owned and managed by Jehan, an expert naturalist and Katie, his English wife both of whom believe in running the camp along strict eco principles, only employing locals, giving back to the local people and using local produce. The only tented camp in Kanha, the six comfortable tents are set out around the lake in a beautiful plot of land and the main lodge building with its open log fire is the perfect place to gather at the end of the day to enjoy pre dinner drinks and compare stories about the wildlife seen that day in the park.
  • Banjara Tola (opening 01 December’08)- Taj Safaris' third jungle safari lodge, joint venture with CC Africa, will be situated along the banks of the Banjaar River, directly overlooking the heart of Kanha National Park. The atmosphere is light, ethereal and organic. The Lodge will boast 2 elegant camps of 9 suites, each with its own intimate tented sitting area. The Lodge will have its own unique identity, celebrating the Bastar and Dogra art hailed from nearby Chattisgarh.

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