Kanha National Park
In the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh's Mandla and Balaghat district sits Kanha National Park,
well known as a tiger reserve. The entire Kanha region was split into two sanctuaries in 1930:
Hallon, which had 250 km2, and Banjar, which had 300 km2. This park was established on June
1st, 1955. It was added to Project Tiger at a later date in1st April 1973, when its current area was
The horseshoe-shaped valley and the entire park area, which is bordered by the spurs of the
Mekal, are the region's most notable topographic features. The park's area is rich in biodiversity,
with many different types of plants, animals, and birds. In addition to Royal Bengal Tigers, The
Park is home to numerous more significant population of other species, including Leopards, the
Sloth bear, Indian Wild Dog and Barahsingha.
The Barasinghas in Kanha are without a doubt the park's crown jewel. There used to be only 66
of them in Kanha, but careful management and conservation efforts have increased their number
to about 1000.They practically live on grass, and vast grass meadows offer them protection from
carnivorous predators. 200 different bird species and 22 different mammal species may be found
in Kanha National Park. Forests made of sal and bamboo cover the park. There is also a museum
at Kanha National Park that showcases the tribal culture of Madhya Pradesh as well as features
and activities of the park.
Area: 940 square kilometers
Star mammals: tiger, leopard, swamp deer, sambar deer, gaur and wild dog.
Star birds: Malabar pied hornbill, scarlet minivet, orange-headed thrush, sirkeer malkoha, greater racket-tailed drongo, lesser adjutant and black-hooded oriole .
Forest type: moist peninsular sal forest with bamboo forests, plateaus, meadows and meandering streams .
How to Reach: 4 Hours drive from Jabalpur and Raipur Airport
- Well connected to major metro cities such as Nagpur, Delhi and Mumbai.