Founded in the year 1955, this enchanting forest turned wildlife sanctuary is the inspiration behind the famous Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. One of the finest animal retreats in the country, Kanha National Park is a famous tiger reserve that is dedicated for inhabiting and protecting the tigers in their natural habitat. Apart from tigers, it is also the home of Royal Bengal Tiger and the rare Swamp Deer. Best visited in the months from November to June, the temperature in the park varies from 23.9 degree at the minimum to 40.6 degree at its maximum. A mixture of serene natural beauty and equally beautiful and versatile wildlife, Kanha National Park is sure one to the best places to visit when on your tour in this state.
Location: SH11, Mangitola Mukki Gate, Mukki
Known For: Tiger Reserve Safari
How to Reach: The park is connected with most major cities of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra by road. You can reach it via state buses or by car as well. The nearest railway heads are located at Gondia (145 km) and Jabalpur (160 km) from where you can reach Kanha via road. The nearest airports are at Jabalpur (160 km), Raipur (250 km) and Nagpur (300 km).
Approximate Cost: Approx. Rs. 300-500 for Indians & Rs.1,500- 2,500 for foreigners
Operating Hours: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Type: Animal Sanctuary.