Kanha National Park in Madhya PradeshRendezvous in Tiger Land
Rudyard Kipling penned an exotic account of wildlife at Kanha in Madhya Pradesh in India. A story woven around heights of imagination gave birth to a memorable masterpiece called the Jungle Book. The adventures of Mowgli and his gang of wolves accorded worldwide fame to Kanha National Park popularly known as Tiger Land.
The tiger lands have been vividly described by James Forsyth in his book "High Lands of Central India".
The vivid scapes of this magnificent reserve mesmerize tourists with its beauty and grace. No wonder an author quoted on the preserve: “Grand – Serene & Larger Than Life”
The incredible biodiversity here is an epitome of forests of Central India in the State Of MP. The reserve is acclaimed as India’s finest tiger conservation center. The keystone species are Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Swamp Deer (Hard Ground Barasingha), Sloth Bear, Wild Dog, ubiquitous Spotted Deer, magnificent Sambar Deer, Blue Bull, Hanuman Langur, Wild boar, Barking Deer, Jackal, Fox, Four Horned Deer and the recently rediscovered Mouse Deer.
Tigers, Leopards, Swamp Deer, Magnificent Herds of Gaur are the characteristic feature of Kanha’s wildlife. The keystone species enthrall visitors on tiger safari, the charismatic wild mammals, myriads of insects, butterflies, reptiles and birds. The preserve is rich in birdlife and attracts large number of birders and wildlife photographers from all over the World.
Facts & Figures
Kanha Tiger Reserve resides in the Districts of Mandla & Balaghat in Central India. It encompasses an area of 1945 sq.km and is notified as tiger reserve under the Project Tiger Program. More than hundred tigers survive in Kanha besides a large number of prey animals. The Leopard survives in impressive numbers but is a rare sight. Swamp Deer, the only sub species of genus Cervus Duavceli in India its number range from 300 to 400 plus. Indian Bison or Gaur coarse grazer weighs up to one ton and is the most awesome creatures on Earth. Sambar Deer are the largest in Asia. A pack of wolf or indolent sloth bear is no less an exciting sight. Kanha offers much more come and experience.
The tiger reserve is easily accessible from Jabalpur City by road. It is 156 km & is connected by air with Mumbai and New Delhi. Kanha can also be assed from Raipur on the other site 220 km – Mukki. Kanha is well connected to Pench National Park about a distance of 200 km. The highway leads to Nagpur which is connected by Air with Mumbai, New Delhi and other major towns.