Kanha National Park is a National Park with Tiger Reserve Project located, in the Maikal range of Saputaras in Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh located in centre of India. The central high-land is also considered as a heart of India, which is not just popular as Tiger Reserve but also declared as a finest wildlife area around the world. The Park is spread over two districts the Kalaghat and the Mandala. The Park was also declared as a reserve forest in the year 1879, which was further upgraded and developed into a National Park.
About Kanha National Park
The Kanha National Park is spread over 940-sq.km of area in the Maikal chain of hills. On counting the buffer zone and core zone, the Kanha Tiger Reserve is spread over 1945 square kilometer of area. The surrounding meadows with dense maroon forest offers magnanimous sightseeing to experience the unique side of nature. The land of Kanha National Park is a source of inspiration for the famous writer Ruyard Kipling for ‘The Jungle Book‘. Undoubtedly, an ideal place for wild creatures, the forest has countless species of plants, reptiles, birds, insects, mighty Tigers and other animals. The National Park is developed with great infrastructure. Visitor can also spend quality of time at Bammi Dadar which is also known as a Sunset Point.
The Kanha Park was declared as a core Kanha Tiger Reserve in the year 1955, after which it was undertaken as Project Tiger in the year 1974. The Park holds marvelous achievement for preservation of rare Swamp Deer and saving it against extinction. Also the Stringent conservation program, protects the park and preserves its flora fauna.
Major Attraction At Kanha
The Kanha National Park is famous for wildlife attractions like Tiger, Gaur, Chital, Sambhar, Barasingha, Black deer, Mongoose, Monkey, Leopard, Tiger, Pyton, Jungle Cat, Jackal, Sloth bear, Nilgai and many more.
The bird species of the park makes the place more popular for bird watchers and wildlife photographers. There are several species like storks, teals, pond herons, egrets, pea fowl, ring doves, quail, owls, orioles, fly-catchers, drongos, warbles, Kingfishers and many more. However, Barasingha or swap deers are more popular and represent the Kanha Park. Twenty years ago, the Barasingha faced extinction but with some measures and fencing, the species were saved and conserved.
Best Time to Visit
The climate in this region is tropical. Summers are hot and humid. The temperature rise till 40.6-degree Celsius and drop till 23.9-degree Celsius. Winters are pleasant, while the area receives average rainfall till 152 cm. The Park remains closed from July to mid-October during monsoon.
The opening and closing hours are subject to change due to Heavy rainfall, early sunsets or dusky weather. The gate attendants are strict about exit timings.
Fast Facts about the Park
- Winter prevails from November to February, while the temperature range from 1°c to 28° C.
- The Park allows Game drive or Park Safari in the morning or evening.
- Morning is the best time for tiger sightings.
- Free roaming outside the resort campus after evening hours is risky.