|Kanha's sal and bamboo
forests, rolling grasslands and meandering streams stretch over 940 sq. km in dramatic
natural splendor. This is the original Kipling country, of which he wrote so vividly in
his Jungle Book. The abundance of wildlife species exists today in Kanha National park,
which forms the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve created in 1974 under Project tiger. The
park is the only habitat of the rare hardground barasingha. One of the finest and the best
administered National Parks in Asia, an irresistible attraction for all wildlife lovers
and a true haven for its animal and avian population.
By a special statute in 1955, Kanha
National Park came into being. Since then, a series of stringent
conservation programmes for the protection of the park's flora and fauna
has given Kanha its deserved reputation for being one of the finest and
best administered National Parks in Asia, an irresistible attraction for
all wildlife lovers and a true haven for its animal and avian population.
If the natural splendour at Kanha is to be fully
enjoyed, a visitor may have to stay there at least for four days. The best time for visit
is from Feb to Jun. The park is closed during the monsoon, from July to October.
Light-coloured cottons and woollens are advised. Bright colours can scare away the
animals. Bamni Dadar is the most beautiful area of the park. The forest is quite dense
here. Adding to the delight of the thick wood is the sight of a sambar or the four-horned
antelops crossing the landscape. Government jeeps are available on hire for touring the
park. Elephants are used for tiger-tracking. Jackal and sambar are frequently seen.
Blackbucks, spotted deer, sambar and jackal are seen often in peripheral meadows.
Four-horned antelopes, striped heyna, Indian fox, tiger and wolf are rarely sighted. There
are 22 species of mammals in the park. Birds can be watched from the hills. There are 200
species of them, like white-breasted kingfisher, crested serpant, racket-tailed drongo and
What To See : Bamni
Dadar ( Sunset Point ) ,Mammalian Species,Avian species
Out :Good eating places are around the place. Multi-cuisine restaurants at Kisli
and Mukki offer good fare. Indian and western food are available. Boiled water, cool
drinks and beer are also available!