Kanha National Park

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Kanha National Park - Queen of Central India!!

Kanha National Park is one of the largest national parks nestled in the Maikal range of Saputra’s in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh (MP), the heart of India that forms the central Indian highlands.

Suggested Accommodations

Banjaar Tola

This safari lodge is situated along the banks of the Banjaar River overlooking the heart of Kanha National Park. Two intimate camps of nine tents each are built on the banks of the still river overlooking the national park. Each elegant camp boasts its own pool with outdoor as well as indoor lounge options and interactive dining areas. Bastar bell metal work, Gond artwork and intricate stone carvings adorn the guest areas and showcase the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Kanha Earth Lodge

Kanha Earth Lodge, an Eco luxe wildlife resort, spread over a sprawling area of 1,949 sq. kms, offering a distinctive natural habitat that abounds in wildlife and tiger population. Twelve luxury cottages, inspired by Gond tribal architecture with open verandahs with unhindered and stunning views of the forests; make our guests stay idyllic. These environmentally sensitive, low-impact accommodations; are designed using local stone and waste wood. The absence of neighbouring lodges or thoroughfare creates an ideal setting for a peaceful and reflective time of relaxation and rejuvenation.


Kanha National Park was declared a reserve forest in 1879 and revalued as a wildlife sanctuary in 1933. Its position was further upgraded to a national park in 1955, Kanha is spread across the area of 1,949 sq. km, with 940 sq. km of core area and 1,009 sq. km of buffer zone, hence this vast and vivacious land offers undulating landscape of plateaus, groves of vegetation, hillocks, and large open meadows. The crystal-clear streams amidst the dense jungle cleanses the surroundings and makes the wildlife unrivalled

The large meadows of Kanha National Park can sustain large population of Chital, Sambar, mesmerizing Barasingha and Gaur (Indian Bison) which attracts the predators like Leopards, Wild Dogs, Jungle cats and Foxes apart from the Majestic Tigers. Both Kanha and Pench national parks play a significant role in inspiring Sir Rudyard Kipling's for his famous book - "The Jungle book".

It is considered to be the best administered park in India, Kanha with active conservation programmes not just for tigers, but for the barasingha (swamp deer), and this is the only place in the world where the population has adapted to live on hard ground. Kanha is primarily a moist Sal and moist mixed deciduous forest where Bamboo, Tendu, Sal, Jamun and Sindoor trees are found in abundance. It is home to more than 30 species of Mammals and over 300 species of birds. Kanha’s booming habitat and natural beauty make it one of the prime wildlife destinations in the world.

Mammals: Tigers, Leopards, Jungle Cat, Indian Wild Dog, Sloth Bear, Barasingha, Four Horned Antelope (Chausingha) Barking Deer (Muntjac), Jackal, Wild boar, Rhesus Macaque, Sambar Deer, Striped Hyena, Civets, Nilgai, Indian Fox.

Birds: Asian Paradise Flycatcher, White Bellied Drongo, Spangled Drongo, Racket Tailed Drongo, Grey Francolin, Painted Francolin, Golden Oriole, Black Hooded Oriole, Common Grey Hornbill, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Twany Fish Owl, Barred Jungle Owlet, Spotted Owlet, Brown Fish Owl, Indian Scops Owl, Mottled Wood Owl, Crested Serpent Eagle, Shikra, Common Kestrel, Changeable Hawk Eagle, White Eyed Buzzard, Oriental Honey Buzzard and Indian Pitta.

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