Deep virgin forests and exotic wildlife greet visitors at Kanha Tiger Reserve. This is the land of the Gond tribes that reside in the heart of Madhya Pradesh. Visiting Kanha is like experiencing the life of the forest tribal. WIthin the thick of forests, tribals go about their life without the fear of being attacked by tigers or other wild animals. Nested in the Maikal Range which forms the eastern base of the triangular Satpura Range, the Kanha tiger reserve lies 160 km southeast of Jabalpur and 270 km northeast of Nagpur.
Here at Kanha time stands still. The natural beauty at this national park is quite uniquely Indian with its thick forests, wildlife and surrounding villages, that make it appear like paradise to nature lovers. Located in Mandla and Balaghat districts, the tiger reserve has two main wildlife parks - the Hallon (250 sq. km) and the Banjar (300 sq. km) sanctuaries. The Kanha reserve forest is spread over a sprawling area of 1,945 sq. km and is a treasure trove of wild life and exotic species of plants and trees.
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The forest of the Kanha Tiger Reserve is inhabited by two indigenous tribes of Central India - the Gonds and the Baigas. The Kanha Tiger Reserve consists of a core area of 940 sq. km surrounded by a buffer zone of 1,005 sq. km. There are nearly 155 villages in the buffer zone and over 255 villages within the radius of 10 km. This zone is mostly occupied by tribal communities. Kanha is located on the central Indian highlands that host half of India's tropical forests.
Kanha Tiger Reserve is a safe home to some of the most exotic and endangered animals in the country including the Barasingha or the swamp deer, the Indian wild dog and the majestic Royal Bengal tigers. The national park is renowned as a tiger reserve due to the abundance of the striped wild cats that loiter and roam freely at many spots throughout the Kanha forest. The most famed Barasingha (swamp deer) can be found in large numbers in this reserve and hence this species is called the "jewel of Kanha National Park".
One sure way to observe and enjoy wildlife parks is through open jeep safaris which are allowed in the lush green forest of Kanha National Park. Open Jeeps with groups of tourists accompanied by an experienced naturalist are allowed into the park at fixed timings. There are four different zones at Kanha National Park for the jeep safari rides -- Kisli, Mukki, Kanha and Sarhi. Entrance tickets can be booked online, through travel agents, tour operators or even at the window at the entrance gate of the national park. Vehicle charges and guide fee are other expenses which are additional to the entrance ticket. However you have to simply mention it to us when you book our resort and we will do the rest.