cover the extensive plateau. The steep rocky escarpments
along the edges offer breathtaking view of the valley.
Kanha National Park extends over an
area of over 1,940 square kms. Out of the total area,
the core area, which is about 940 square km, is the
national park and around it is the buffer zone. It was
here at Kanha that the eminent zoologist, George
Schaller, undertook the first ever-scientific study of
Wildlife Attractions in the Kanha
The major wildlife attraction in Kanha National Park is
the tiger. After 1976 the total population of tiger has
doubled. Other major attraction of the Kanha National
Park is the rare hard ground 'Barasingha'. Once there
were only about 66 Barasinghas in the national park, but
careful conservation and management increased their
population to more than 400. Other wildlife animals in
the park include Spotted deer, Blackbuck, Porcupine,
Grey Langurs, Mongoose, Hyena, Jungle Cat, Leopard,
Nilgai, Gaur, Indian Bison and Wild Pig. Apart from
various wildlife animals there are about 175 varieties
of birds in Kanha. Some of the birds, which can be seen
in this park, are the Racquet Tailed Drongo, Crimson
Breasted Barbet, Crested Hawk Eagle and Golden Oriole.
Best Time to Visit Kanha National Park
The best season to visit Kanha national park is from the
months of April to June and November to January. The
park is closed from July to October that is during the
How to reach Kanha National
The nearest airport is at Nagpur, which is about 266 kms.
Nagpur is connected with various other cities.
The nearest railway station is at Jabalpur, which is
about 175 kms.
Kanha National Park is connected by road with Jabalpur,
Khajuraho, Nagpur and Raipur. There are regular bus
services available from Jabalpur to Kanha.