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Places to visit in Kanha

When you travel to Kanha, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Kanha, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Kanha to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Kanha things to do can include exploring Kanha attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Attractions in kanha


This monument, though not maintained properly still holds its past glory and majestic structure. This was built by the first woman ruler of Bhopal known as Gopher Begum where from it assumed its name. This building presents a perfect blend of the Mughal as well the Hindu architecture. This is a good place for experience seekers and history buffs. It takes nearly 1 hour to complete cultivating the entire building.




This place is situated very near to Gohar Mahal and you can visit the place the same day you go to visit Gohar Mahal. It is situated mainly in the chawk areas of the city and it is believed to be the courtroom of the ancient Nawabs who ruled over the state of Bhopal. You need maximum 2 hours time to complete the tour of the place and it is a must visit place if you are in Kanha. This monument is just adjacent to the Royal Enclave and is easily accessible by any means of transport.  


The Kanha National Park is itself a place to enjoy with your family and kids. If you avail an extremely knowledgeable guide here, then your kids will also equally enjoy the local stories and hearsay about the place. The most exciting thing about this wildlife sanctuary is its tiger safaris which are enjoyed by all. 


This is a magnificent stucture and is mainly prescribed for those who seek to visit historical places. The name Taj-ul-Masjid actually means ‘The Crown of Mosques’. This is the most beautiful of the other architectural buildings in Kanha. This mosque can be reached by any means of transport. This monument remains open every day for visitors and tourists.


This is a mosque situated very near to Kanha ad is known for its significant architecture. This mosque was built to signify the importance and history of the Muslim Women in India. This is a place of historical importance and is a must visit place. Time taken to complete cultivating the monument is near about 1 hour. 


There is a well maintained museum inside the Kanha National Park. This is the place from where you can gather information about the correct topography of the park and details about all the species in the park. Information about various other aspects of the park can also be obtained from here. The best time to visit this museum is in the daytime and you must keep at least one hour time in your hand to cover the entire museum. You can take pictures inside the museum as cameras are allowed inside unlike a lot of other museums. Two other museums located nearby are the Rani Durgawati Museum and archeological Museum both located at Mandla. Madhya Pradesh. 


This is the only park in Kanha which is the center of attraction of the entire state of Madhya Pradesh. This is a 1945 sq. km. park consisting of a core zone, which covers an area of 900 sq. km. which is further surrounded by a buffer zone covering an area of 1005 sq.km. As said earlier, this is one of the largest National Parks in India. The park is divided into two sanctuaries out of them one disbanded and protected till 1947. A serious depletion in the number of tigers made one of them to be declared an absolute sanctuary in 1952. The Bamni Dadar or the sunset point is the most beautiful place inside the park. Tourists can also enjoy the Baghira Log huts where from they can view nature from close proximity.  


Also known as sunset point this is the place where animals like sambar, barking deer, four horned antelope and guars can be spotted. You can get a unique and beautiful view of the setting sun from this point. This is a place that is visited by all, whoever comes for a jungle safari in Kanha. You can visit this place along with your family in the months of February to June or from October to December. 


This palace is a drive of near about 3 hours from the Kanha National Park. Stretching across an area of 11 acres, it is a resort constructed by King Dharamraj Singh between 1936 and 1939. This is a resort made of Italian marble and some nearby places around it are Bhoremdeo Temple, Krishna Temple, Madan Manjari Mahal and the Mandawa Mahal. This is a good place to visit along with your family. 


This is a remote area and located quite inside the forest. This is mainly located in the village of Boda Chhapri, which is 2 kms from the village of Mocha. This is a Medical Plantation Conservation area and it can become deeper and denser move in. 


If you want to stay amidst nature and enjoy the natural beauty, then the Mahua Tiger Resort is your ultimate destination. This is the best wildlife resort at the vicinity of the Kanha National Park. The resort has 21, well appointed and well maintained guest rooms set amidst nature with all modern amenities. The Kanha Earth Lodge is another such resort situated in the lap of nature and can give you a true wildlife experience. 


If you want to know about the culture of Madhya Pradesh then need to see and follow the lifestyle of the local tribes of Kols, Murias, Bhilals, Gons and many more. The unique dresses and jewelries that the local residents of Madhya Pradesh wear are also a part of its rich culture. Some of the temples and tombs in and around Kanha also bear the signs of its culture. The most famous and cultural festival of Madhya Pradesh is Kala Panchang where you can get to see tribal dances like Korku, Matki, Norta, Rai and many more. 

Activities in kanha

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The best place to visit for an adventure loving person is the Kanha National Park itself. If you are an ardent jungle lover and want to know more about the wildlife of India then Kanha National Park must be your first and foremost choice. The picturesque wilderness of the jungle is sure to attract your attention and you can spend an entire day amidst the vast wilderness of the jungle. The jeep safari and the elephant safari are the two most adventurous modes of transport inside the National Park. 

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You can pamper yourself with some soothing spa. You can simply sit back at the balcony of your resort and enjoy the night sky and sweet breeze with the smell of the wild grasses. 

Food in kanha


You must not miss any of the unique dishes of Madhya Pradesh in your tour to Kanha National Park. Some of the popular recipes of Madhya Pradesh which are easily available in the restaurants at Kanha are jalebi, kulsi, lavang lata, induri puri palak, kebabs, baflas and a lot more. 


A few restaurants can be noticed around the Kanha National Park. Almost all of such restaurants are situated at Mandla. Some of the popular restaurants here are Marwari Bhojnalaya, Megha Sweets, Annapurna Bhojnalaya and some more. Apart from these numerous tourist hotels are there near the park, which has restaurants of their own serving the best quality dishes. 

Night Life in kanha


After the sun goes off you can have a wonderful nightlife. The nightlife in Kanha is full of vigour and energy. Everyone from old to young, rich to not so rich everyone comes under one roof to enjoy a drink and dance in merriment after an exciting all day long jungle safari. There are many pubs where you spend some time with your friends and enjoy after a tiring day.

Shopping in kanha


Part of the Kanha National Park is located in the Balaghat city where you can find a few departmental stores. Different people are found here belonging to different cultures so, you can find quite a variety of things in the departmental stores of this city. 


A weekly market can be seen near the gate of the Kanha National Park mainly on Wednesday’s. This is the only market form where the villagers nearby can get their daily requierments. This is a market where you can find a variety of herbs, vegetables and spices. 

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