Kanha National Park

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Kanha National Park, nestled in the Maikal range of Satpuras in Madhya Pradesh, is one of the finest wildlife areas in the world. This park, spread across 940 sq km, is popular for its tiger reserve and is home to a wide range of wild creatures. The park’s landscapes, meadows, wooded strands, and dense forests offer magnificent sightseeing experiences.

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Kanha National Park

How to reach

  • By Air

The nearest airports are in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, and Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Travel time to the park is about four hours from both.

  • By Train

The nearest railway station is in Jabalpur, which is well-connected to major cities in India.

  • By Bus

Regular bus services from Jabalpur to Kanha are available.

2 Days Itinerary

Day 1: Start early with a morning safari to spot the wild animals. Visit the Sunset Point, Bammi Dadar, in the evening. Day 2: Explore the park’s flora and fauna with a guided nature walk. In the evening, visit the local villages to experience their culture.

Get Around

The park is divided into four core zones – Kanha, Kisli, Mukki, and Sarhi. You can explore these zones through jeep or elephant safaris.

Things to Do

Jungle Safari: A trip to Kanha Reserve takes you to the lush habitat of wild creatures.

Bird Watching: The park is home to countless species of birds.

Visit Sunset Point: The best location here to enjoy is the Bammi Dadar, also known as the Sunset Point.

Offbeat Places

Local Villages: Visit the local villages around the park to experience their culture and lifestyle.

Nearby Wildlife Sanctuaries: Explore the nearby wildlife sanctuaries like Bandhavgarh and Pench.


Wildlife Viewing: Spot the mighty tigers, the most populated Barasingha, and countless species of plants, reptiles, and insects. Nature Walks: Take guided nature walks to explore the park’s flora and fauna.

Fairs and Festivals

Local tribes celebrate various festivals throughout the year. The exact dates vary each year, so it’s best to check with local sources before your visit.


Local eateries serve a variety of Indian cuisine. Don’t miss out on trying the local delicacies.


There are several lodges and resorts around the park that offer comfortable accommodations. It’s advisable to book in advance during the peak season.

Go Next

After exploring Kanha, you can visit the nearby wildlife sanctuaries like Bandhavgarh and Pench, or the city of Jabalpur.