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Kanha National Park


The Kanha National Park is located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh that covers nearly 2,000 sq. km. of undulating country. Elevations range from 450 to 900 metres. The Surpan River meanders through Kanha's central maidans-grasslands.

These grasslands are interspersed with forests of sal, teeming with varieties of deer the barasingha, chital (spotted deer), chousingha, nilgai, the gaur (Indian bison) and wild pig, is 'tiger country'.

Kanha is the home to 'hard ground' barasingha (cervus duvauceli branderi) the only surviving population of this Central Indian sub-species. The animals at Kanha are best observed from elephant back & jeeps. Deer are seen along the maidans and gaur at Bamhnidadar or in the Bishanpura-Sondhar-Ghorella area of the Mukki range. This area is also ideal for spotting the dhole or wild dog. Langurs, wild boar, water fowl and birds are also commonly seen.

General Information

Best time to visit : October to June

Nearest town : Mandla (65 km)

How to get there :
Rail : Jabalpur (220 km), Nagpur (270 km)

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