Kanha National Park, India

Kanha National Park is the park that inspired Rudyard Kipling to write the famous novel “Jungle Book” for kids to enjoy their adventure with the animals. You will get to see the Indian ghost tree (or kullu) in the dense forests of Kanha National Park. These trees eerily stand out from the rest of the trees with their white bark and skeletal branches, giving them the name “ghost tree”.

Kanha National Park Ghost Tree

Kanha National Park Ghost Tree

Kanha National Park Trivia

Kanha National Park is located in Madhya Pradesh of India and is one of the tiger reserves created in 1974. The park’s highlighted achievement has been the protection of the Barasingha (swamp deer) from being extinct. Barasingha is a rare species of deer and is still an endangered species in Central India.

Kanha National Park Wildlife, Attractions & Tours

Kanha National Park is home to over 1000 species of flowering plants. Animals you can spot are barasingha, tigers, elephants, Indian Gaur, black deers, mouse deers, leopards, sambars, four-horned deers and barking deers. Enriched by three gates to the park, this park spreads over an area of 940 kms, best season being the months of February and June to visit the place.

Barasingha at Kanha National Park

Barasingha at Kanha National Park

The most spectacular attraction of the park is the Sunset point which offers an awesome backdrop of the sunset. Another main attraction of this place is the presence of the Black Buck which originally didn’t survive in this park as a habitat. These have been reintroduced recently into the park within a fenced area. Langurs along with Wild Boars are also other common ones to be sighted in the park. Enjoy Elephant Safari tours at the national park which are mostly 10 day package tours.

Elephant Safari at Kanha National Park

Elephant Safari at Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park Hotels

Kanha National Park is known for its population of tigers and thousands of tourists visit this national park every year. Choose the right kind of accommodation for your family and enjoy unlimited jungle fun. Kanha Jungle Lodge, Tuli Tiger Resort and Wild Chalet Resort are some of the nearby places to stay.

How to get to Kanha National Park

Nearest airport is in Jabalpur about 3 hours away from Kanha National Park. There are 2 main entry points to the national park. One is Khatia and the other is Mukki. Mukki is on Highway 26. You can also get to Kanha National Park by bus. There are buses you can take to Jabalpur, a city located 160 kms from Kanha National Park. You have to pay an entry fee to enter the national park depending on the zone/gate.

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