Destination

The Destination

As you drive through the quaint village and forest roads, the river Banjar plays hide and seek with you, finally leading you to 7 Tigers, on its banks. The protected forest area which you are going to enter, is part of the fascinating biosphere – and is the largest in Central India, at 1945 sq.km comprising the wildlife park into Mandala and Balaghat District. The major feature of this region's interesting topography is the horseshoe shape valley and the whole park area is surrounded by the spurs of the Mekal. The Surpan River meanders through Kanha's central Maidans, grasslands that cover the extensive plateau. Steep rocky escrapments along the edges offer breathtaking views of the valley.

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Major wildlife attractions of kanha

The main wildlife attractions in the park are tiger, bison, gaur, sambhar, chital, more pictures.... barasingha, barking deer, black deer, black buck, chousingha, nilgai, mouse deer, sloth bear, jackal fox, porcupine, hyena, jungle cat, python, pea fowl, hare, monkey, mongoose, tiger, and leopard.

The birds species in the park include storks, teals, pintails, pond herons, egrets, peacock, pea fowl, jungle fowl, spur fowl, partridges, quails, ring doves, spotted parakeets, green pigeons, rock pigeons, cuckoos, papihas, rollers, bee-eater, hoopoes, drongos, warblers, kingfishers, woodpeckers, finches, orioles, owls, and fly catchers. However, if one animal species were to represent Kanha, it would probably be the barasingha, or the swamp deer. The barasinghas at Kanha are unique, being the hard ground variety, which populate the large open tracts of grass amidst the forests of teak and bamboo. Twenty years ago, the barasingha was faced with extinction but some desperate measures including the fencing-off of some animals helped save them and again the air in Kanha bugle with their rutting calls.

The open meadows during the cold winter months are usually teeming with barasinghas and there is plenty of tiger activity around the fringes. A female with two small cubs would circle around at least two or three times during the day and the swamp deer would go berserk, their husky alarm calls ringing through the jungle. Far from being the cunning, smart aleck, portrayed in Disney's adaptation of the Jungle Book, the real "Sher Khan" is true blue-blooded royalty.

How to reach

    FROM

   KMS

   HRS

   JABALPUR – KANHA 

   176 KMS

   4 HOURS

   NAGPUR- KANHA

   270KMS

   6 HOURS

   BILASPUR- KANHA

   245 KMS

   5 HOURS

   RAIPUR – KANHA

   350 KMS

   7 HOURS

   GONDIA -KANHA

   200 KMS

   4 HOURS

here are daily flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Jabalpur (3-4 hours), Nagpur (6 hours) and Raipur (5 hours) by Spice Jet, Air India and Jet Airways. Road transfer can be organized from the airports. Tickets can be booked on individual airline sites or from www.cleartrip.com or www.makemytrip.com
Jabalpur(3 hours), Nagpur (5 hours) and Gondia (3 hours) are well served by Indian railways from all parts of the country. Details could be checked and booked on www.irctc.co.in and www.indianrail.gov.in. Indian Railway Top Tip The Indian Railway offers last minute tickets on most trains for a small premium, the scheme is known as Tatkal. The Indian Railway also has a special quota on most trains for foreigners and defence personnel. Important trains at a glance DELHI, MUMBAI, AHMEDABAD, PUNE and KOLKOTTA

Delhi - Jabalpur and then a road journey of 4 hours

TRAIN NO.

TRAIN NAME

FROM

DEP TIME

DESTINATION

DEST TIME

MO

TU

WE

TH

FR

SA

SU

2122

+M P SMPRK KRNTI

H NIZAMUDDIN

17:25

JABALPUR

08:50

Y

N

N

Y

N

Y

N

2190

+MAHAKOSHAL EXP

H NIZAMUDDIN

16:10

JABALPUR

09:50

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

2191

+NDLS JBP SUP EX

NEW DELHI

14:00

JABALPUR

07:00

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

2412

+GONDWANA EXPRES

H NIZAMUDDIN

15:25

JABALPUR

07:15

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mumbai – Jabalpur and then a road journey of 4 hours

TRAIN NO.

TRAIN NAME

FROM

DEP TIME

DESTINATION

DEST TIME

MO

TU

WE

TH

FR

SA

SU

0147

+CSTM GKP SPL

#MUMBAI CST

13:00

JABALPUR

05:20

N

N

N

N

N

Y

N

0481

+LTT ALD SUP SPL

#LOKMANYATILAK T

17:00

JABALPUR

09:50

N

N

Y

N

N

Y

N

1061

+MUZAFFARPUR EXP

LOKMANYATILAK T

12:15

JABALPUR

03:55

Y

N

Y

N

Y

Y

N

2141

+RAJENDRA NGR EX

MUMBAI CST

23:25

JABALPUR

14:40

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

2188

+JBP GARIB RATH

MUMBAI CST

13:30

JABALPUR

06:00

N

Y

N

N

N

Y

N

2322A

KOLKATTA MAIL

MUMBAI CST

21:25

JABALPUR

13:30

N

N

N

N

N

Y

N

3202

+LTT RJPB EXP

LOKMANYATILAK T

22:10

JABALPUR

16:00

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

8610

+RANCHI EXPRESS

LOKMANYATILAK T

15:50

JABALPUR

09:15

N

N

N

N

N

Y

N

Mumbai - Nagpur and then a road journey of 5 hours

TRAIN NO.

TRAIN NAME

FROM

DEP TIME

DESTINATION

DEST TIME

MO

TU

WE

TH

FR

SA

SU

2101

JNANESWARI DELX

KALYAN JN

21:20

NAGPUR

09:50

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

2105

VIDARBHA EXPRES

KALYAN JN

20:10

NAGPUR

08:55

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

8029

LTT SHALIMAR EX

KALYAN JN

22:40

NAGPUR

13:10

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

2289

NAGPUR DURONTO

MUMBAI CST

20:15

NAGPUR

07:45

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

2139

SEWAGRAM EXP

KALYAN JN

16:00

NAGPUR

06:10

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

2859

GITANJALI EXP

KALYAN JN

07:00

NAGPUR

18:55

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

1401

NANDIGRAM EXP

KALYAN JN

17:35

NAGPUR

16:20

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

2809

HOWRAH MAIL

KALYAN JN

21:40

NAGPUR

11:05

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Ahmedabad to Jabalpur and then a road journey of 4 hours.

TRAIN NO.

TRAIN NAME

FROM

DEP TIME

DESTINATION

DEST TIME

MO

TU

WE

TH

FR

SA

SU

1463

+SMNH JBP EXPRES

AHMEDABAD JN

18:45

JABALPUR

15:10

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y