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Kanha National Park Travel Guide

Kanha National Park, the largest wildlife sanctuary in Asia, was one of the first Project Tiger reserves in India. It is, in many ways, Project Tiger’s biggest success story, with the tiger population having doubled since 1976.

Over 1,945 sq km of bamboo thickets, extensive grasslands and dense sal forests make up Kanha- a series of plateaus which stretch across the eastern segment of the Satpura ranges in Madhya Pradesh. This is the land of the tiger, the leopard, and the wolves which inhabit the pages of Jungle Book.

Of this area, the core- about 940 sq km- is the national park; around it is the buffer zone. Porcupines, jackals, sloth bear, jungle cat, macaque, dhole (wild dogs), bison and a stunning spectrum of birds inhabit Kanha, and make a trip to the sanctuary a must for any wildlife enthusiast. It is a truly thrilling experience, made more so by sightings of the tiger, ‘gaur’, or even the tiny mouse deer (muntjac) or the rare hard ground barasingha, found only in Kanha. Go bird watching on a misty winter morning, and you’re likely to see beauties like the racquet tailed drongo, crimson breasted barbet, crested hawk eagle and golden oriole.

Who knows, you might even catch a glimpse of Shere Khan off on one of his up-to-no-good prowls…

Kanha National Park- one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries of Asia is home to various species of animals and birds. Porcupines, jackals, sloth bear, jungle cat, macaque, dhole (wild dogs), bison, tiger, ‘gaur’, or even the tiny mouse deer (muntjac) or the rare hardground barasingha, and a stunning spectrum of birds inhabit Kanha. A must for any wildlife enthusiast!

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