More about Kanha National Park
Kanha National Park is a Tiger Reserve and a park situated in Balaghat and Mandla districts in Madhya Pradesh, India. This park covers an area of about 940 square kilometers in the 2 districts including Balaghat and Mandla. It forms the Kanha Tiger Reserve together with the Phen Sanctuary adjacent 110 square kilometers and a surrounding 1,009 square kilometers buffer zone. This park has an important population of Barasingha and Royal Bengal Tiger.
Kanha National Park has a large population of tiger estimated to about 121 in June 2006. It also has a significant population of Indian wild dog, leopards and the sloth bear. There is an estimated number of 396 Indian wild dogs, while leopards are estimated to be at about 80 in all. The sloth bear is estimated to 111 individuals in the year 2000.
Most prey species of a large predator is chital or spotted deer. This is estimated to be 20,000 in the Park. The 2nd largest population of deer is Cervus Unicolor or sambar which constitutes significant prey base of the tiger. Several usually observed mammals are the grey langur estimated to be 6,668 in population, wild boar at about 8,534, sambar at more than 3,621 and the gaur estimated to be more than a thousand in the year 2000.
Other superior species of the Kanha Park are the Indian gray mongoose, small Indian civet, honey badger, smooth-coated otter, Bengal fox, golden jackal and rhesus macaque. It also includes the Indian hare, Indian porcupine, Indian pangolin, spotted chevrotain, leopard cat, jungle cat and the striped hyena.
Safari at Kanha National Park
The elephant safari and jeep safari are the 2 options for spectacular viewing of wild animals in the park. These are available any time during your visits. The right time for viewing animals is during late night and early morning when they are usually wide awake. The safaris are available in 6:00 am to 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm in the afternoon.
Other Attraction aside from Kanha National Park
This museum is situated inside the Park. The museum is the perfect place to know the topography and several interesting aspects of the park which could boost your experience of visiting the Park.
This place is also called the “Sunset Point” and the most attractive area inside the Park. Animals including four-horned antelope, gaur, barking deer and sambar deer can be viewed around the area.
This area is situated close to the visitor center in Park.
How to Reach Kanha National Park
Jabalpur is the closest airport about 6 hours drive from Park. There are daily services to Nagpur and Raipur from other airports in India.
There are 2 ways to reach the Kanha National Park via Kisli or via Khatia. There are also regular services to this park from Jabalpur. From Raipur, Jabalpur and Bilaspur one could hire taxis to this park. Cars are not allowed inside Kanha Parkafter dark.
The suitable railheads from Kanha Park are Nagpur and Jabalpur. These 2 are well connected by superfast and fast trains.
The MPSTDC or Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation operates jeep service for tourists to go around in the Kanha National Park.
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