Kanha Tiger Reserve is located in the Maikal range, the eastern sector of the Satpura Hills of the Central Indian Highlands
Kanha National park is located in Banjar and Halon valleys in the Mandla / Balaghat districts of the state of Madhya Pradesh. Kanha National Park is one of the India's finest tiger reserves. It is spread more than 1940 sq km in a horse shoe shaped valley bound by the spurs of the Mekal range the park presents a varies topography.
Kanha national park is more famous for its wildlife, the natural beauty of its landscape is just as fascinating. One of the best locations to enjoy that bounty is Bammi Dadar, also known as the sunset point.
The park lies 160 km (100 miles) southeast of Jabalpur in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Kanha is 270 kIn (170 miles) northeast of the city of Nagpur (Maharashtra), which currently furnishes the nearest air link to the park (direct flights from Mumbai, Delhi, and Hyderabad, with connections to other cities).
Kanha boasts of about 22 species of mammals. Some of the inhabitants of this park are the gaur, the largest of the world's cattle; the sambar, the largest Indian deer; and the chausingha, the only four-horned antelope in the world. Other frequent visitors include the Nilgai antelope, the sloth bear, the dhole, or Indian wild dog, and an occasional panther.
The best time to visit kanha is between October and May.
1) 1 November-IS February Sunrise to 11 AM. 3 P.M. to sunset
2) 16 February-30 April Sunrise to 11 AM. 4 P.M. to sunset
3) 1 May-30 June Sunrise to 10 AM. S P.M. to sunset
Entry fees and regulations are as follows:
Park entry for Indian citizens: Rs. 10/
Park entry for foreigners: Rs. 100/
Light motor vehicles: Rs. 10/- per vehicle up to 5 persons and Rs. 2/- for each additional person.
Park entry for student groups: Rs. 10/- per group
Entry for children below 5 years of age is free.
Air : Nagpur is the nearest Airport to visit Kanha National Park and is also connected with Mumbai by various domestic airline services. From Nagpur one can hire the taxi / bus up to the Kanha National Park available in plenty and in large frequency.
Rail : Jabalpur is the nearest railhead to visit the Kanha National Park. From Jabalpur the tourists can hire a bus / taxi up to the national park.
Road : Kanha National Park is well connected to Jabalpur 175-kms, Khajuraho 445-kms, Nagpur 266-kms, Mukki 25-kms and Raipur 219-kms by road. There are regular and frequent bus services available from Jabalpur to Kanha.
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