Kanha National Park
At a glance- Kanha National Park
Kanha National Park is nestled in the Maikal range of Satpuras in Madhya Pradesh, the heart of India that forms the central Indian highlands. The Kanha National Park is spread across the area of 940 sq km in the Maikal chain of hills. By bringing up the buffer and core zone altogether, the Kanha Tiger Reserve has a total area of 1945 sq km. It is the largest National park in central India and is ranked among the top national parks in India.
History of Kanha National Park
Spreading across two revenue districts the Mandala and the Kalaghat, Kanha National Park was declared a reserve forest in 1879 and revalued as a wildlife sanctuary in 1933. Its position was further upgraded to a national park in 1955. The landscapes and the surrounding luxurious meadows along with the wooded strands and the dense maroons of forests offer magnanimous sightseeing experiences for the nature lovers.
Making the land even more beautiful and adorable, the crystal clear streams amidst the dense jungle cleanses the surroundings and makes the wildlife unrivalled. This vivacious land has been the source of inspiration for Rudyard Kipling, a famous writer for his outstanding creation- “The Jungle Book.”
What to expect at Kanha
The Kanha National Park is the ideal home for wide ranges of wild creatures; right from the mighty Tigers to the most populated Barasingha (Swamp Deer) and the countless species of plants, birds, reptiles and insects. Among other mammals spotted at Kanha national park are Chital, Kaur, Hyena, Jackal, Indian Wolf, and Ruddy Mongoose.
Getting to Kanha National Park
The nearest airport to reach Kanha National Park is Jabalpur, located at a distance of 160 km. Gondia railway station, located at a distance of 145 km, is the closest railway station to Kanha national park. By road, the park is well connected to Jabalpur, Raipur, Bhilai, and Nagpur.
Best time to visit Kanha
Kanha National Park is open every year from 15th October to 30th of June. The most popular season for tourists to visit the park is from November to March since the summers get really warm in this part of the country. Spotting the great Bengal tiger is relatively easier in March, April, and May since the vegetation gets dried up.
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