Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park is widely considered the greatest of India’s wildlife reserves, encompassing some 940-sq km of deciduous forest, savannah grassland, hills and an extensive network of rivers and streams.
Central portions of the Kanha Valley were designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1933. Prior to this, the area was a hunting ground for burrasahibs of the Raj. However, it wasn’t until the 1950s that the government declared Kanha a bona fide national park.
Since becoming one of the original participants of Indira Gandhi’s Project Tiger, tiger numbers have recovered and the parks department now claims there are more than 200 tigers at Kanha.
A setting for Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book collection of stories, Kanha National Park has an excellent variety of wildlife including tiger, chital (the staple diet of Kanha’s tigers), sambar, langur monkeys, gaur, nilgai, wild boar and Barasingha or swamp deer (plucked from near extinction in the 1960s). Although wildlife can be seen throughout the season, sightings increase during the hotter months of March and April, because the animals move out of the tree cover in search of water.
The park is open from 01 November to end June, when the monsoon arrives.
To get you started with planning your holiday to Kanha NP, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to India
Tailormade Holidays to Kanha NP
On the Go are expert at planning holidays in India — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Kanha NP.
The Flame of the Forest is an small lodge with 4 exclusive cottages. Each cottage has a deck with a stunning view over looking the river and the forest beyond.
Kanha Earth Lodge's architecture has been inspired by the stunning Gond tribal villages and the bungalows are spacious and comfortable.
The Resort is set amidst 6 acres of dense Sal forests and is inspired by the mud cottages of the tribal style of accommodation of the region.
Tiger Corridor is an exclusive luxury tented complex with very spacious tents. The view of Ganghar River from the outdoor deck is simply superb.
A well managed rustic jungle lodge with good ambiance. This is a simple lodge with large rooms with views of the Banjar River and a backdrop of lush forests.
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
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