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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.

Portrait of Kanha National Park

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. 

Terrain of Kanha National Park

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.

Peculiarities of Kanha National Park

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. 

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