Nowhere can tigers be spotted as often as in Kanha National park. The park abounds in tigers who roam freely and carelessly. Spread over an area of over 1,940-sq-kms, Kanha National Park cum Tiger reserve is situated in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh. The noteworthy feature of this region's topography is its horseshoe shape valley. The whole park area is surrounded by the spurs of the Mekal. The Surpan River meanders through Kanha's central Maidans, grasslands that cover the extensive plateau. Steep rocky escarpment along the edges offer breathtaking views of the valley.
The park is characterised by varied terrain. Some part is filled with Bamboo forests and some with Sal forests whereas at other places there are meadows.
Kanha is rich in wildlife but tiger is the major attraction. However, finding wild animals is always little difficult here. One has to be patient to spot these. First time visitors are often so keen to spot the larger animals that they overlook the smaller ones. There are 175 varieties of birds in Kanha. So if you happen to be bird watcher, look forward to a full bird show. One can easily catch glimpses of all the grazers, a Porcupine, many Gray Langurs, Mongoose, Hyena, Jungle Cat, even a Leopard. Other wild attractions in this Tiger country include varieties of Deer - the Barasingha, Chital or Spotted Deer, Chousingha, Nilgai, as well as the majestic Gaur or Indian Bison and wild Pig.
Safari Ride:Watching animals from the elephant back is a real joy . The vast openness of the place makes chances of spotting very high. Kanha Museum: Museum dedicated to tribal culture of Madhya Pradesh depicts the attributes and activities of the park.
Kanha MuseumThere is a museum at Kanha National Park, depicting attributes and activities of the park and the tribal culture of the state of Madhya Pradesh.
Ideal Time to visit KanhaThe ideal time to visit Kanha National park is in the months of April to June and November to January. The park is closed during the monsoon season.