Kanha National Park - A Traveller's Guide
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About Kanha National Park
Popular Tigers at Kanha National Park
As of today, the tiger population in India has risen above the 3000 marks. Kanha National Park alone houses 83 adult tigers and 42 cubs. Among the many tigers, the chief attraction is the Royal Bengal Tiger – the largest of tiger subspecies. These majestic wild cats can weigh up to 500lbs and measure close to 3 meters.
This has only increased Kanha’s popularity rankings and encouraged similar practices across the many neighboring national parks in Madhya Pradesh. Three tigers you must look out for are Umarpaani, Dhawajhandi, Umarjhola, MV3 and cubs, Dhawajhandi Cubs, Jamun Tola and more. They are the most popular of the tigers and are very often seen due to them being rather comfortable with humans. Read more about the lives of the famous tigers of Kanha.
Wildlife at Kanha National Park
Types of Safaris at Kanha National Park
Zones in Kanha National Park
|Core Zones||Entrance Gates (Full Safari)||Entrance Gate (Single Seat Safari)|
|Kanha Zone||Khatia / Mukki / Sarhi Gate||Khatia Gate|
|Mukki Zone||Khatia / Mukki Gate||Mukki Gate|
|Kisli Zone||Khatia / Mukki / Sarhi Gate||Khatia Gate|
|Sarhi Zone||Khatia / Sarhi Gate||Sarhi Gate|
National Parks are typically divided into multiple zones to make safari tours across it more convenient and easier for tourists. You can access Kanha National Park through one of three gates – Khatia, Mukhi or Sarhi.
The four core zones of the park is usually from where your expedition will begin. Jeep Safaris and Canter Safaris will lead you to the inner reaches of the park called – Buffer Zones, which are typically connecting points between the Core Zones.
For a while, the Kanha Zone was the most popular to visit due to its wildlife density. But this has changed over time, as conservation efforts improved the numbers across the park.
Apart from Core and Buffer, another prime zone is the Reserved Zone – This area of the park is closed off to tourists, as it focuses mainly on wildlife conservation.
Best Time to Visit Kanha National Park
Reasons to Visit Kanha National Park
The amazing tiger safaris, the exhilarating nature trails, and the unique flora and fauna make Kanha one of the finest destinations in India for nature enthusiasts.
Do’s & Don’ts at Kanha National Park
Things to Carry at Kanha National Park
Luxury Hotels & Resorts in Kanha National Park
Taj Banjaar Tola
This safari lodge is situated along the banks of the Banjaar River overlooking the heart of Kanha National Park. Two intimate camps of nine tents each are built on the banks of the still river overlooking the national park.
Singinawa Jungle Lodge
Chitvan Jungle Lodge
Places to Visit Near Kanha National Park
Read more to know about the places to visit near Kanha National Park in detail.
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