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Kanha National Park - Largest in Central India

Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Kanha National Park is a National Park located in the Mandla and Balaghat Districts in Madhya Pradesh. Kanha National Park is also a Tiger Reserve which extends on an area of over 1,940 sq-km. The park has a major population of Royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, the sloth bear, Barasingha and Indian wild dog. The lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines of Kanha provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his well-known and famous novel "Jungle Book". Moreover, it also has a rich and varied bird life including crested serpent, rackjet-tailed grango, hawk eagle and red wattled lap wing, various species of flycatchers, woodpacker, pigeon, dove, parakeet, babbler, mynah, Indian roller, white-breasted kingfisher and grey horned bill.

The area of this park was established as a sanctuary in the year 1933 but was recognized as a national park only in the year 1955. This park is the only home for Barasingha. The best way to explore Kanha National Park is through Jungle Safari by taking Jeep Safari or by choosing Elephant Safari. There are jungle resorts in and around the national park. The park is best visited during the months of November to April but the timings for entry differ according to the season. The terrain inside the park is varied and enjoyable. One can get glimpses of the most awe inspiring and roaring wonders of the nature adding more thrills to the adventure.