Chital in the long grass of Kanha National Park

Safari tours to Kanha National Park

About Kanha National Park

Swathes of thick, green vegetation grow in abundance throughout Kanha National Park, making it one of the most spectacular parks in the region. Walking through the leafy paths, it isn't hard to see why this stretch of lush forest inspired Kipling to write the Jungle Book. 4x4s regularly take both foreign and domestic travellers on safari trips through the park in order to catch a glimpse of some of its magnificent wildlife. Visitors can either explore the park from 6am-11am or 3pm-6pm and should consider booking in advance to avoid any hassle on arrival. The morning slot is generally considered better for spotting animals.

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One of the main draws of the Kanha National Park is its multitude of tigers. Being home to a Tiger Reserve, this park has played an important role in the conservation of the ever-dwindling population of wild tigers in India. In addition to these majestic creatures, safari-goers might also spot panthers, monkeys, a variety of different deer, lizards, snakes and over 300 different species of birds. Nature lovers should certainly have a trip to this park at the top of their to do list.

One significant achievement of the park over recent years has been the preservation of the Barasingha, a type of deer that was at risk of becoming completely extinct. Aside from the flora and fauna that exist within the park, a favourite with explorers is the Bamni Dadar, otherwise known as Sunset Point. From here, visitors can watch the sun dip down behind the gorgeous landscape, painting the sky all shades of red and pink with its final throes of light.

Kanha National Park Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Kanha National Park

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Tiger Trail

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Birds Eye View

12 days FROM $6,975
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Ranthambhore to Kanha

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Kanha National Park Hotels

If you are planning a Kanha National Park holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge Kanha National Park

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

The Flame of the Forest is an small lodge with 4 exclusive cottages. Each cottage has a deck with a stunning view overlooking the river and the forest beyond, while the rooms themselves are spacious and decorated with gorgeous Indian fabrics. For those looking for a spiritual experience whilst at the camp, there are yoga classes available at the lodge. Traditional food and chai are served daily. The lodge is located inside Kanha National Park.

Kanha Earth Lodge Kanha National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Kanha Earth Lodge's architecture has been inspired by the stunning Gond tribal villages and the bungalows are spacious and comfortable and blissfully air conditioned. There is an infinity pool on site, where guests can relax after a day exploring the park. The accommodation also provides delicious home-cooked Indian and Continental dishes. The lodge is located in a forested area of 16 acres close to the Khatia / Kisli entrance gate of Kanha National Park in Central India.

Royal Tiger Resort Kanha National Park

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

The Royal Tiger Resort is set amidst 6 acres of dense Sal forest and is inspired by the mud cottages of the tribal style of accommodation of the region. The luxury suites are air conditioned and comfortable. There is a main dining room at the resort where guests can feast upon fresh, local cuisine. After dinner guests can retire to the pool or the library for some hard-earned relaxation. The Royal Tiger Resort is situated in Kanha National Park, only two minutes drive from the Mukki gate.

Tiger Corridor Kanha National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Camp

Tiger Corridor is an exclusive luxury tented complex with very spacious and beautifully decorated tents. The view of Ganghar River from the outdoor deck is simply superb. The Habitat, the hotel's onsite restaurant, serves up a variety of cuisines to tickle your tastebuds and there is a spa within the grounds where guests can indulge in a few rejuvenating treatments. The camp is situated in the buffer zone of Kanha National Park.

Wild Chalet Kanha National Park

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

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. The cottages are modern and stylish and come equipped with a number of different facilities. Within the complex, guests will find the central dining area, which offers a range of local and international dishes. The lodge is 7 km from the airport and 5 km from the railway station.

Kanha National Park Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Kanha National Park.

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