Kanha National Park Madhya Pradesh
Lying in the in the Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh, India, Kanha National Park is a national park and a Tiger Reserve. Stretched over an area of 940 km², it is a natural sight showing the natural splendor of rolling grasslands, meandering streams, sal and bamboo forests and the wildlife.
Kanha National park, officially known as the Kanha Tiger Reserve fetches the entire obsession for a true nature lover with its incredible vista. The climate and atmosphere is simply outstanding that draws multiple attentions of tourists around the corners.
Kanha National Park came into being on 1 June 1955. It was declared as absolute sanctuary in 1952 due to the depletion of tiger population. Since then, a series of compelling conservation programmes for the protection of the flora and fauna were launched. Kanha has given a equitable reputation for being one of the finest and best administered National Parks in Asia, an tempting attraction for all wildlife lovers and a true anchorage for its animal and avian population.
Kanha National Park has the appealing visage to attract many visitors round the corners out of which the varieties of wild lives make the whole surroundings more ecstatic. The tropical central highlands of this arena serve as a perfect haven for the splendors of wild animals. Although the list is deftly endless but the fact is that it is the wild species only that creates the whole incense of the natural environment livelier. Kanha National park is rich in the flora and fauna. It is the host of the major animals including the Barasingha or swamp deer, Indian wild dog and the most famed the India Tiger.
Those most easily spotted are the Striped Palm Squirrel, Jackal, Wild Pig, Spotted Deer, Common Langur, Barasingha or Swamp Deer, Sambar and Black Buck. The significant amount of population of tigers in the Kanha land has remarked it as a most renowned “Tiger Reserve”. The most famed Barasingha is found in abundance in Kanha and thus this species can be suitable called as the “jewel of Kanha National Park”. The main centre of attraction in the park is the meadows around Kanha, where blackbuck, chital and barasingha can be seen throughout the day. Bamni Dadar which is known as the sunset point from where a spectacular sunset can be watched along with the dense luxuriance of Kanha’s forests.
Kanha is easily accessible by road, air and railways. Khatia and Mukki are the main entry points to the Kanha National park which are at the distance of 168 kms and 203 kms from the Jabalpur. The Nearest Airports are at Jabalpur, Raipur and Nagpur at the distances 175 km., 220 km. & 275 km., respectively and the nearest railheads are at Jabalpur and Bilaspur.
The best season to visit Kanha is from February to June. It remains closed from July tomid October because of monsoon. It is recommended to stay at least three nights for those who are planning to visit in order to have a good chance of seeing the more elusive wildlife – although, of course, a brief visit will also be very amusing.