The Madhya Pradesh state’s Maikal range of Satpuras, which makes up the central Indian highlands, is home to Kanha National Park.
It’s fascinating to note that the national park is now known as the Tiger Reserve and is being hailed as one of the best wildlife refuges in the world.
Kanha National Park, which spans two revenue districts, Mandala and Kalaghat, was established as a reserve forest in 1879 and reclassified as a wildlife sanctuary in 1933.
In 1955, it received another promotion and became a national park.
The 940 sq km Kanha National Park is located in the Maikal series of hills.
The total size of the Kanha Tiger Reserve, including the core zone and buffer, is 1945 square kilometres.

The scenery, surrounding opulent meadows, woodland strands, and dark maroon forests provide magnificent sightseeing opportunities for nature lovers.
The clear streams that run through the dense jungle purify the area and enhance the land’s beauty and cuteness while also enhancing the wildlife.
Rudyard Kipling, a well-known author, drew inspiration from this vibrant land for his masterpiece “The Jungle Book.”
The Kanha National Park is the ideal habitat for a large variety of wild animals, including the powerful tigers, the Barasingha, which is the most common, and untold varieties of flora, birds, reptiles, and insects. With its well-developed infrastructure created specifically for them, this reserve has captured the interest of many tourists from all over the world. The Bammi Dadar also called the Sunset Point, is the ideal place to be in this area to enjoy yourself the most.


Best Time to Visit

The best months to visit Kanha National Park to see tigers are April and May, but for many people, these months are just too hot. Warmer temperatures and a greener environment can be found from November to March, but our precipitation and temperature chart exposes all the specifics.

Park Closure

Open:  October 15 to June 30.
Close: July 01 to October 14
Safari Options: Jeep Safari, Canter Safari, Elephant Safari.



The Kanha reserve gives a glimpse of numerous endangered species of like tiger, leopard, bison, gaur and deer species which include spotted deer, sambar, four-horned antelope, mouse deer, and barking deer. The unique species like barasingha, blackbuck, and swamp deer showcase the distinctive wildlife of the reserve. Other animals like fox, hyena, honey badger, Indian wolf, sloth bear, wild boars, jungle cat, langurs, and macaque also resides here. Moreover, the reserve is also known as the dwelling land of over 300 species of birds and also a number of reptiles like python, cobra, and vipers.


Kanha’s sal and bamboo forests, rolling grasslands and meandering streams stretch over 940 sq km in dramatic natural splendor. The effervescent flora of Kanha National Park boasts more than 1000 species of flowering plants. Besides, it also includes sal, bamboo, and other mixed forest trees along with meadows, climbers, herbs, and shrubs flourishing in the forest area. Also, there are some aquatic plants in the lakes that are important for the survival of wetland and migratory species of birds


How to get there ?

By Air

The airport which is in the closest proximity to Kanha National Park is Nagpur airport, at a distance of 266 km.

By Rail

The closest railway station to Kanha National Airport is Jabalpur Railway Station at a distance of 169 km.

By Road

The National Park is well connected by roads, and can be easily reached by buses from Raipur (219 km), Jabalpur (169) and Mukki (25 km).

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