Kanha National Park
Kanha National Park - A Tiger Reserve
The largest National Park in Central India
Kanha National Park is located in Banjar and Halon valleys in the Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh, India. It was established in the year 1955 and covers an area of approximately 940 sq. kms.
Kanha National Park is the largest National Park in Central India and is among one of the India’s finest Tiger Reserves. It gives shelter to the largest population of tigers in the country. Besides tigers, it also gives shelter to a variety of other animals like leopards, the sloth bear, Swamp Deer (Barasingha), jackals, Indian wild dog, variety of monkeys, etc.
Kanha National Park has more than 200 species of flowering plants and around 250 species of birds. One can explore the Kanha National Park either in jeep safari or on elephant safari. Kanha National park is a perfect destination for wildlife lovers.
Places of Attraction
Below are the places of attraction:
Bamni Dadar (Sunset Point)
Best Time to visit Kanha National Park
The best season to visit Kanha National Park is from October to March. It remains close from July to September because of monsoon. The timings vary from season to season.
Oct. 1 - Feb. 15 – 6 am to 12 pm ; 3 pm to 5:30 pm
Feb. 16 - Apr. 15 – 5:30 am to 12 pm ; 4 pm to 6 pm
Apr. 16 - Jun. 30 – 5:00 am to 11 am ; 5 pm to 6:30 pm
How to reach Kanha National Park
The nearest airports are at Jabalpur at a distance of 165 kms from Kanha National Park and Raipur which is 260 kms away. The nearest railway station is at Jabalpur, which is 160 kms away from Kanha National Park.
To see other famous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, check out: Famous National Parks in India.