Kanha National Park is located in Madhya Pradesh, India and is considered to be one of the most beautiful and better managed Tiger Reserves in the country. Created in 1955, Kanha National Park is spread over 1949 square kilometres and is the largest National Park in central India. It was declared as a Tiger Reserve in 1973 and is home to a number of wildlife species including the Royal Bengal Tigers, Leopards, Wild Dogs, Foxes, Jackals, Sloth Bears, Hard Ground Barasingha (Swamp Deer) – the jewel of Kanha. Other species found here include Spotted Deer, Sambar Deer, Barking Deer, Nilgai (Blue Bull), Hyena, Wolves, Langurs, Wild Boars, Civets, Porcupines and Indian Gaur. Various species of Turtles, Reptiles and Snakes also inhabit the park in large numbers.
Kanha experience extreme weathers with temperature ranging from 22°C to 42°C in summers and from 0°C to 22°C in winters. The park remains closed for tourists from 1st July to 15th October every year during monsoons.
Around 20% of Kanha National Park is open for tourists and Wildlife Safari is allowed in registered open gypsys in pre-set routes. For the tourists, the park is divided into 4 zones – Kanha, Kisli, Mukki and Sarhi. It is said that the fauna of Kanha Tiger Reserve is one of the best across all forests in Asia and was the inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. Sighting of Tigers is not very rare in Kanha and just one glance of the majestic big cat changes the childhood perception about the Tiger depicted as the nasty Sher Khan of the Mogli's jungle. Sighting a Tiger in the wild is an experience, which people carry with them for their lifetime, enticing them to visit Kanha again…..back again.