The Kanha Tiger reserve is a part of the Kanha National Park located in the
Central India province of Madhya Pradesh. The reserve is located in the Maikal hills
of the Satpura range and is made up of parts of Balaghat and Mandla districts.
The Gondia station is the nearest railhead. Trains originating from Mumbai, Nagpur
and Kolkata pass through Gondia. The park is a three hour drive from the Gondia
railway station. You can even fly down to Nagpur and continue your journey by
tourist cab. It is a five to six hours drive from Nagpur to the reserve.
Hiring an escorted jeep is your best bet to go round the park. Do hire the services of a guide to tell you about the habits of the different animals you are bound to come across at every turn of India Tours.
Seeing the big cats is the major attraction. The yellow striped tiger royal Bengal
tiger is the major attraction. But apart from the tiger you will also see other species
of wildlife including the panthers leopards, Chital, Sambhar, Chousingha and
Barasingha (variants of swamp deer).
Located in the plains of North India, the park gets quite hot and dusty in the
summers, so prefer to visit during the winter months of mid-October to mid-March.
For the more adventurous a visit during the wet months from July to September
would have its own charm.
Many of the hotels around the park have well equipped kitchens that serve
continental, Chinese and traditional North India food. You will have to carry a
packed dry picnic hamper when you go on the safaris through the park. Do sample
the different parathas which are like unleavened bread stuffed with spicy
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