Kanha National Park
Large and famous tiger reserve in the central Indian highlands
Jabalpur, 160 km
940 km2 + 1005 km2 buffer zone
November 15 – June 15
The most pleasant temperatures are after winter between February and the beginning of June. The best tiger sightings occur in the Indian summer between April and June.
Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, barking deer (muntjac), blue bull (nilgai), dhole, four-horned antelope, gaur, sambar deer, sloth bear, spotted deer (chetal), striped hyena, swamp deer (barasingha), wild boar, Bengal fox, golden jackal, gray langur, Indian wolf, rhesus macaque, smooth-coated otter, honey badger, Indian crested porcupine, Indian hare, Indian palm squirrel, Indian pangolin, jungle cat, leopard cat, mouse deer, ruddy mongoose, small Indian civet
Kanha is located on the eastern foothills of the Satpura Mountains in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. With a core zone of around 940 km2 and a further 1005 km2 buffer zone, Kanha is one of India's largest and best-known national parks in terms of area, offering excellent opportunities for tiger sightings.
Kanha is spectacular at any time of the year. The trails are lined with tall Sal trees and lead into open meadows, bamboo slopes or dense mixed forests. Typical for Kahna are the large grassy areas with swamps, which are used by the Barasingha deer for bathing. The two big rivers Banjar and Halon feed the Kanha plateau with clean water.
In Kanha lives the last wild population of Highland Barasinghas, a subspecies of Barasingha, which is also called swamp deer due to its preference for its habitat. The area around today's national park and the surrounding buffer zone has been inhabited by the indigenous Gondwanas for generations.