Kanha National Park Safari

Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park

Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book has been the reason behind the popularity of the Kanha National Park which proudly stands to be the largest national park in central India. Declared a national park in the year 1955, the park occupies the area of two districts namely Mandla and Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh.


Success of Project Tiger in multiplying the numbers of this exotic animal species has led to many efforts on the conservation of more endangered species like swamp dear. Such strategies have made the Kanha Tiger Reserve one of the best places for mobilizing system into activity to achieve greater harmony among flora, fauna and human. The forests of Banjar and Halon Valley happen to be serving as the places of shelter for the creatures of the wild.


The park has a vantage point called Bamni Dadar, also referred to as Sunset Point. From here, viewing the whole park is deemed the best even for the sighting of tigers and the prey it might be chasing at any particular time of the day. Moreover, there is a Museum inside the national park (closed on every Wed) featuring the activities of the park along with other interesting facts one might want to know of it. 


Closed in the monsoon season from July to mid October, every other season is good, especially the pleasant winters, to make a visit to become a bird watcher or an animal enthusiast.

ITINERARY

Day 1   Delhi - Jabalpur
Transfer to the railway station to board the train for Jabalpur. Overnight stay on board.

Day 2  Arrive Jabalpur - Kanah National Park (270 km)
Morning arrive at the station, on arrival meet our representative and then drive to Kanha National Park. On arrival check in at the wildlife resort. Overnight at resort. Kanha National Park: Kanha sal and bamboo forests, rolling grasslands and meandering streams stretch over 940 sq km in dramatic natural splendor. This is original Kipling country, of which he wrote so vividly in his Jungle Book. The same abundance of wildlife species exists today in Kanha National Park, which forms the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve created in 1974 under Project Tiger. The park is the only habitat of the rare hardground barasingha (Cervus Duvaceli Branderi). In the 1930s, the Kanha area was divided into two sanctuaries: Hallon and Banjar, of 250 sq km and 300 sq km each. Though one of these was subsequently disbanded, the area remained a protected one until 1947. Depletion of the tiger population in the years that followed led to the area being made an absolute sanctuary in 1952. By a special statute in 1955, Kanha National Park came into being. Since then, a series of stringent conservation programmes for the protection of the park's flora and fauna has given Kanha its deserved reputation for being one of the finest and best administered National Parks in Asia, an irresistible attraction for all wildlife lovers and a true haven for its animal and avian population.

Day 3   Kanha National Park
Morning and evening Jungle exploration on Jeep. Overnight at Kipling camp. Forest Department guides accompany visitors around the park on mapped-out circuits which enable viewers to see a good cross-section of Kanha's wildlife. The best areas are the meadows around Kanha, where blackbuck, chital and barasingha can be seen throughout the day. Bamni Dadar: Known as Sunset Point, this is one of the most beautiful areas of the parlc, from where a spectacular sunset can watched. The dense Kanha's forests can best be seen from here. Animals that can be sighted around this point are typical of the mixed forest zone: sambar, barking deer, gaur and the four horned antelope. Mammalian Species: Kanha has some 22 species of mammals. Those most easily spotted are the striped Palmsquirrel, common Langur, Jackal, Wild Pig, Chital or spotted Deer, Barasingha or Swamp Deer, Samhar and Hlackbuck.

Day 4  Kanha National Park
Morning and evening jeep/elephant safari to the national park. Overnight at Kipling camp. Less commonly seen species are: tiger, dhole or Indian wild dog, barking deer and Indian bison or gaur. Patient watching shoulcl reward the visitor with a sight of: Indian fox, sloth bear, striped hyena, jungle cat, panther, mouse deer, chausingha or four-horned antelope, nilgai, Hardground Barasingha is found only at Kanha. Chital and porcupine. Very rarely seen are: wolf, which lives in the far east of the park; chinkara, to be found outside the park's northern boundary; Indian pangolin, the smooth Indian otter and the small Indian civet. Avian Species: Kanha has some 200 species of birds. Watchers should station themselves in the hills, where the mixed and bamboo forests harbor many species, and in the grassy forest clearings. Water birds can be seen near the park's many rivulets and at Sarvantal, a pool that is frequented by wafer birds and the area in front of the museum. The sal forests do not normally yield a sight of Kanha's avifauna. Early mornings and late afternoons are best for bird watching; binoculars are an invaluable aid to the watcher.)

Day 5   Kanha National Park - Nagpur (270 km) - Delhi
Morning after breakfast at the resort, drive to Nagpur airport to board the flight/train for onward destination. Tour and Services Ends.

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Kanha National Park
  • Duration:4 Night/5Days