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kanha National ParkKanha National Park - the richest tiger reserve of India.

Why Kanha
Kanha National Park in the state of Madhya Pradesh is popular for its tiger population. If you are in India to see tigers in abundance, then this is the place for you to visit. The park is located between the Banjar and Halon valleys in the Mandla / Balaghat districts of the state of Madhya Pradesh. The Kanha National Park was established after a lot of flurry within the concerned circles regarding rampant killing of animals in the area at the time. The central Kanha valley was declared a sanctuary way back in the year 1933 but was been given the status of a National Park in the year 1955.

Key Factors
State : Madhya Pradesh in the central part of India.
Climate : The climate of this region is tropical. Summers are hot and humid with a maximum and minimum temperature of 40.6°C and 23.9°C. Winters are pleasant with an average maximum and minimum temperature of 23.9°C and 11.1°C, respectively. The annual average rainfall is 152 cm. The park is closed from July to mid-November during monsoon.
Area : 1,940 sq-km.
Travel Tips : Consult the doctor before starting your trip. Take all your important documents needed to enter India and your desired destination.
Best Time to Visit : Within the months of April to June and November to January.
Nearest Town : Mandla.
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Get There
You can reach Kanha by various means of Transport. The Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) operates a Jeep Service for visitors to go around in the park.
International Airport : New Delhi.
Airport : Nagpur (266 km).
Railways : Jabalpur (175 km).
Road : Kanha National Park is connected by road with Jabalpur, Khajuraho, Nagpur, Mukki, Raipur. kanha National Park

Stay There
Accommodation for tourists visiting Kanha consists of MPSTDC log huts. In addition to the log huts, there are other jungle rest houses and cabins, at Khatia, Mukki and Kisli. These are managed by the park authorities; reservations may be done through the Field Director, Kanha Tiger Reserve. Khatia and Mukki have a number of privately owned resorts and hotels as well, with a wide range of tariffs.
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Venture Into The Kanha
Explore the park in a Jeep or take an Elephant ride. Both will provide you ultimate enthusiasm, but, the Elephant safari will definitely add some extra zest to your wildlife India tour. Elephant's back is the most ideal place to gaze through the dense forests of Kanha.
Jeep safaris are the best, if you are looking for a convenient and comfortable ride for wildlife sighting. Take either of the two, but try to explore as much as you can. The entire topography of Kanha consists of huge plateaus with vast grasslands, three rivers like -Sulkum, Banjar and Nila and numerous perennial springs, that waters the higher areas during the extremely hot summer months.

While you are venturing the forest area, you will pass by the thick forests of Bija, Haldu, Dhaora trees. The forest is also covered by Sal, Ban-rahar, Bamboo and Sindhur. But, try to visit the park during the cooler and greener months, as the lush surroundings of the park makes it amazingly beautiful.
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The Fauna
When you are at Kanha National Park, you must be looking for the tigers, for which it is famous round the world. Tiger sightings are very common here. Other than the tiger, some of the more frequently seen animals in the park consist of Leopards, Gaur, Sambar, Chausinghas, Barasingha, Nilgais, Sloth Bears, Barking Deer, Swamp Deer (Barasingha), Blackbuck, Langurs, Wild Boars, Porcupines, Mouse Deer, Hyenas, Jackals, Wild Dogs (Dholes), Gray Langurs, Mongoose, Jungle Cat, Chittal and Wild Pig.

The Avi-fauna
Kanha has over 300 different species of birds within its complex. Some of the more interesting ones for bird lovers to look out for are Pied or Marsh Harriers, Red Jungle Fowls, Painted Spur Fowls, Lesser Whistling Teals, Common Teals, Pintails, Cotton Teals, Shovelers, Peafowls, Indian Rollers, Racket Tailed Drongos, Red Wattled Lapwings, Brown Fish Owls, Nightjars, Laggers, Shaheen Falcons, Shikras, Crested Serpent Eagles, Crested Honey Buzzards, Yellow Wattled Lapwings, Green Bee-eaters, Scavenger Vultures, Long Billed Vultures, White backed Vultures, gray Hornbills, Tree Pies, Kestrels, Barn Owls, White Eyed Buzzards, Black Winged Kites, Mynahs, Munias, Bushchats, Black Headed Orioles, Golden Orioles, Paradise Flycatchers, Pied Malabar Hornbills, Indian Pittas, Indian Stone Curlews, Common Gray Partridges, Warblers, Flycatchers, Babblers, Woodpeckers, Painted Partridges, Green Pigeons, Black Ibis, White Necked Storks, Lesser Adjutant Storks, White breasted Kingfishers, Pied Kingfishers, Egrets and Cormorants.

Sanchi Near kanha National ParkAlso visit the Reptiles section which houses - Monitor Lizards, Pythons and a large variety of other snakes.

Additional Punch
A visit to the nearest attractions - Kanha Museum, trips to the Bahmnidadar, Bishanpura, Sondhar, Ghorella, Shravantal areas would be a good idea. Madhya Pardesh has numerous attraction for you to visit. You can go to Jabalpur (169 km), Khajuraho (445 km). You can also revitalize yourself in the refreshing surroundings of Panchmarhi.

Extend the Trip
Madhya Pradesh is in the central part of India. But, from Kanha, the state of Andhra Pradesh and Chattisgarh will be nearer. If you keep interest in the tribal culture of India, then you can visit Chattisgarh. Chattisgrah boasts of rich vegetation dominating its topography. If you are heading towards Andhra Pradesh then you can go to Hyderabad, Golconda and also visit the beaches of Vishakhapatnam to laze under the sun.

Few Difficulties
This part is situated at the central part of India, So, you may not face too many difficulty. But, you may not be able to speak to the local people, as only the educated one can speak English.

Few Suggestions
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