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Kanha National Park


Kanha National Park


Kanha is amongst the most famous wildlife Sanctuary of the India. This park is situated in the Mandla district of Central India in Madhya Pradesh, India. The Kanha Tiger reserve consists the total core and surrounding buffer area of 1945 sq km. The park received the status of the national park in the year 1955, and was formed as the Kanha Tiger Reserve in the year 1974 under Project Tiger. The main wildlife attractions in the park are tiger, leopard, bison, gaur, sambhar, chital, barasingha, barking deer, black deer, black buck, chousingha, nilgai, mouse deer, sloth bear, jackal fox, porcupine, hyena, jungle cat, python, pea fowl, hare, monkey, and mongoose.KanhaNational Park is the place that has been portrayed by Rudyard Kipling in his great novel "The Jungle Book". 


The nature lovers and wildlife enthusiast from all over the world can enjoy the parks captivating scenic beauty, prosperous and diverse flora and fauna by staying in several resorts at Kanha. The Kanha resorts can provide as the ideal base with luxury and comfort to explore this wildlife sanctuary. There are quite a lot of hotels, wildlife resorts, forest lodges and guest houses within the national park, where the visitors can enjoy a relaxed and lavish retreat amid the dense jungles. The hotels and resorts in the sanctuary will definitely mesmerize you with the warm services they offer. You can spot wild animals in their natural habitat with an undisturbed and relaxed environment, while staying at the resorts here. One can feel ensconced in the fantastic magic of nature and enjoy all modern facilities at the same time, while staying at these resorts in Kanha.

It is recommended making advance reservations as per your requirements for staying at the resorts in Kanha.


 Facts & Figures

Kanha Tiger Reserve resides in the Districts of Mandla & Balaghat in Central India. It encompasses an area of 1945 and is notified as tiger reserve under the Project Tiger Program. More than hundred tigers survive in Kanha besides a large number of prey animals. The Leopard survives in impressive numbers but is a rare sight. Swamp Deer, the only sub species of genus Cervus Duavceli in India its number range from 300 to 400 plus. Indian Bison or Gaur coarse grazer weighs up to one ton and is the most awesome creatures on Earth. Sambar Deer are the largest in Asia. A pack of wolf or indolent sloth bear is no less an exciting sight. Kanha offers much more come and experience.

How to reach?

Reaching Kanha by Road :

Nearest cities from KanhaNational Park are Jabalpur, Raipur, Nagpur. Jabalpur & Nagpur is on National Highway-7 which connects Varanasi from Kanyakumari. Anyone can reach Kanha from these cities by surface transfers. Among them Jabalpur is the closest to Kanha Tiger Reserve i.e, about 165kms. and road condition is also favourable. Routes are as follows:

Jabalpur - Mandla - Kanha (Khatia gate).

Jabalpur - Mandla - Chiraidongri - Paraswada - Baihar - KanhaPark (Mukki gate).

Raipur - Simga - Kawardha - Chilphi-Gadhi-KanhaPark (Mukki gate).

Nagpur - Seoni - Balaghat - Baihar - KanhaPark(Mukki gate).

Bandhavgarh - Umaria - Shahpura - Mandla - KanhaPark (Kisli Gate).

Pench - Seoni - Balaghat - Baihar - KanhaPark (Mukki gate).

Reaching KanhaNational Park by Railways :

Jabalpur to Kanha

Jabalpur city is very well connected through trains with major cities of India like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Banglore, Pune, Lucknow, Jaipur, Agra, Ahmedabad etc. From Jabalpur, KanhaNational Park (Khatia entrance gate) is at a distance of 165kms. Jabalpur city local sight-seeing will be an added advantage for those who are planning to reach Kanha through Jabalpur.

Raipur to Kanha

Raipur is capital city of the Chattisgarh state. KanhaNational Park (Mukki entrance gate) is at a distance of 250kms. from Raipur city. Raipur is well connected with Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai,a Agra and many more important cities of India through trains. Nagpur: Nagpur city lies in MaharastraState of India. It is about 260 kms. away from KanhaNational Park (Kisli entrance gate). Nagpur is well connected with some important cities like Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai etc.

The tiger reserve is easily accessible from JabalpurCity by road. It is 156 km & is connected by air with Mumbai and New Delhi. Kanha can also be assed from Raipur on the other site 220 km – Mukki. Kanha is well connected to PenchNational Park about a distance of 200 km. The highway leads to Nagpur which is connected by Air with Mumbai, New Delhi and other major towns.

·         Distances from important cities / towns

·         Overland

·         Jabalpur : 230 km 5 hours

·         Nagpur : 300 km 6 hours

·         Raipur : 230 km 5 hours

·         Bandhavgarh : 325 km 7 hours



Reaching Kanha By Air :

One can reach KanhaNational Park by a private charter plane also. There is a small air strip available near kanha in Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh State which is about 100kms. away from KanhaNational Park - Mukki entrance gate and about 140kms from Kanha Kisli/Khatia gate.  

In addition to this, one can also reach Kanha through flights reaching Jabalpur (175kms), Nagpur (300kms), Raipur(270kms). All these airports are directly connected with flight from Delhi & Mumbai airports. JabalpurAirport is best suitable for reaching Kanha & Bandhavgarh national parks. Similarly Nagpur and Raipur cities have direct connectivity with Mumbai also. Among all of them, NagpurAirport is larger one and have more frequent connectivity with many other important cities and tourist destinations of India.

 By Air

Jabalpur : 230 km 5 hours

Raipur : 230 km 5 hours

By Rail

Umaria : 35 km 1 hour

Satna : 130 km 3 hours

Jabalpur : 200 km 4 hours


Winter (November to February)

Minimum 04º C   

Summer (April to June)

Maximum 42ºC   

Monsoon (July to September)

Park closed owing to heavy rains

Best Time to Visit - November to mid-May

Winter (November to February)

Excellent time for watching birds & big game   

Summer (April to June)

Best period for sighting mammals   

Monsoon (July to September)

Park closed owing to seasonal rainfall


Hotels in Kanha….

“Haiwatha Resort”             “Dyna Resort”       “Mridu Kishore Hotel & Resorts”


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“Krishna Jungle Resort”   “Mogli Resort Kanha”      "Hotel Chandan Resort”                           

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“Tigerland Resort”             “The Baagh Resort”          “satya ashoka resort”


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“Baghira Log Huts – Kisli”   “Tourist Hostel – Kisli” "Kanha Safari Lodge - Mukki"


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"Kipling Camp"                     "Mahua Resort"               "Kanha Earth Lodge"


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"Chitvan Jungle Lodge"        "Grand Tiger Resort"


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