Kanha National Park is a famous tiger-reserve-national park situated in the Balaghat and Mandla districts of India’s Madhya Pradesh state. The park came to be last June 1955. Prior to this, it comprised of 2 sanctuaries – the Banjar sanctuary which is about 300 square kilometers and the Hallon sanctuary which is about 250 square kilometers. However, at current, is it already about 940 square kilometers in area. In fact, the Kanha Tiger Reserve stretches even to a 1009 square kilometer buffer zone; plus, the 110 square kilometers of its neighbor – Phen Sanctuary. Species you can find here include the Indian wild dog, Barasingha, sloth bear, Royal Bengal Tiger and even leopards.
At current, the park houses the world’s biggest number of tigers. This made the city one of the world’s best tourist destinations. Fascinating sites to see include tigers in their natural habitat; after all, this is the valley where these tigers were actually found.
Kanha National Park India Accommodations
For accommodations, there a number of jungle resorts you can find here. The regarded best by many travelers is the GTV or Golbro Tiger View Resort. It offers the best facilities along with beautiful gardens, bamboo trees and excellent lawns. For inquiries and reservations, call them at +91-7627-265314 or +91-7662-251251 and +91-9424973602.
Another great place to stay in is Kawardha Palace situated only 3 hours from the Kanha National Park. This charming resort was built at the time of King Dharamraj Singh during the period of 1936 to 1939. Fascinating attractions are also nearby like the Krishna Temple, Mandawa Mahal, Bhoremdeo Temple and the Madan Manjari Mahal among others.
The resort is associated with Bamni Dadar, also known as the “Sunset Point” because of the magnificent sunset views you can capture here. In fact, most of the visitors of Kanha Park never fail to stop over this place. Other animals to see include the four-horned antelope, gaur, barking deer and sambar among others. Another site to visit inside the park is the Kanha Museum. Here, you’ll get more information regarding the topography as well as other interesting aspects about Kanha National Park.
Activities in Kanha National Park India
When visiting Kanha Park, it is advisable to make an advanced booking, especially with the tour operators so that you already know what you need to pack for their jeep safari, elephant safari and the like. Typically, jeep safaris have two schedules in a day. You can either book one in the morning or in the evening. Aside from safaris and sightseeing activities, there are lots of activities you can do in the park like shopping for souvenirs.
For souvenirs, you can shop for a lot of items in the park. This is since Kanha Park is already a commercialized forest. A wide array of stores selling all kinds of stuff are scattered through designated areas. Some souvenirs you can buy include t-shirts, local handicrafts, woodworks and keychains. Aside from being sold at super reasonable prices, you can even haggle on the price. Your vacation isn’t complete without bringing something home to remind you of your great adventure in Kanha National Park.