Travel Sites in
Kanha National Park
Kanha is one of the finest national parks
in Asia. Coming under the tiger project, it is a sanctuary of abundant
wildlife in its most natural setting. If
the natural splendour at Kanha is to be fully enjoyed, a visitor may
have to stay there at least for four days. The best time for visit
is from Feb to Jun. The park is closed during the monsoon, from July
to October. Light-coloured cottons and woollens are advised. Bright
colours can scare away the animals. Bamni Dadar is the most beautiful
area of the park. The forest is quite dense here. Adding to the delight
of the thick wood is the sight of a sambar or the four-horned antelops
crossing the landscape. Government jeeps are available on hire for touring
the park. Elephants are used for tiger-tracking. Jackal and sambar are
frequently seen. Blackbucks, spotted deer, sambar and jackal are seen
often in peripheral meadows. Four-horned antelopes, striped heyna, Indian
fox, tiger and wolf are rarely sighted. There are 22 species of mammals
in the park. Birds can be watched from the hills. There are 200 species
of them, like white-breasted kingfisher, crested serpant, racket-tailed
drongo and red-wattled lapwing.
FOOD: Food eating places are
around the place. Multi-cuisine restaurants at Kisli and Mukki offer
good fare. Indian and western food are available. Boiled water, cool
drinks and beer are also available!
HOW TO REACH: The nearest airports and
railway stations are at Jabalpur and Bilaspur. Buses are available from
Jabalpur to Kisli and Mukki, the two main entry points of Kanha park.
Jabalpur to Kisli is 165 km and Jabalpur to Mukki is 203 km.
Nadu, Andhra Pradesh
in South India,
Uttar Pradesh, Himachal
Pradesh in North India, Assam,
in East India