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Kanha National Park

 General Info :-
Winter (November to February)   Minimum 04º C
Summer (April to June)                 Maximum 42ºC
Monsoon (July to September)      Park closed owing to heavy rains
Best Time to Visit : November to mid-May
Winter (November to February)
Summer (April to June)
Best period for sighting mammals
Monsoon (July to September)
Park closed owing to seasonal rainfall
Welcome to Kanha National Park. One of India’s finest tiger reserves. Observe life in sylvan settings and experience the incredible richness of flora and fauna, from Rolling Meadows to lush green sal groves and dense stands of bamboo with an assortment of tall trees. The fauna is unmatched anywhere in the country.
Kanha nestles in the vast forest belt that stretches all the way from satpura in the east to the vindhya’s in the west at a distance of 500 Km. Located within the madla and Balaghat districts, with a core area of 940 sq. Km and a buffer zone of 1,009 sq. Km, the Tiger reserve has a total area of 1,949 Sq. Km.
Kanha Jungle
Tiger At Kanha Kanha is a home to an astonishing variety of animals which live in different habitats. Every element of the tiger reserve, every mammal, bird, reptile, tree, grass, indeed every insect, is linked in a chain of amazing interdependence. The Tiger reserve is an integrated whole; no single element stands alone.
Kanha is a home to an astonishing variety of animals which live in different habitats. Every element of the tiger reserve, every mammal, bird, reptile, tree, grass, indeed every insect, is linked in a chain of amazing interdependence. The Tiger reserve is an integrated whole; no single element stands alone.
Kanha teems with a variety of life, predators such as the tiger, leopard and wild dog live with herbivores such as the chital, sambar and nilgai. Scavengers such as the hyena and jackal are as important as wild hare, porcupine and small animals.
The birdlife is equally rich. There are resident birds and also those that migrate to and from Kanha every year. Some are songsters, some colorful, some common, some rare. Strokes, teals, pintail, egrets are among the water birds. Peafowl, Jungle fowl, partridge and quail are among the common ground birds. Eagles and Kites are the birds of prey. Vultures are the scavengers. Owls, owlets and nightjars are some of the nocturnal birds.
Venomous snakes such as the common cobra and saw scaled viper as well as non-venomous snakes such as the wolf snake and Indian python co-exist. Indian monitor, a large lizard, finds an ideal habitat here as do small ones like the gecko and chameleon.
kanha birds
Your visit will be more fruitful if you understand the place in its totality. To enjoy every aspect of Kanha, observe keenly and understand thoroughly the life the tiger reserve represents.
 Park Season & Excursion Timings,:
Usually Kanha National Park is open daily from 1st November to 30th June. But Madhya Pradesh Forest Department reserves the right to open or close park on special occasions or before/after above declared dates depending upon the arrival/departure of monsoon. Like in year 2008, Forest Department decided to open park from 15th Oct but declared date was again re-scheduled. Similar is the case with opening/closing of park safari timing depending upon the climatic conditions. There is a indicative break during park-safari at Kanha village inside the park where visitors can refresh themselves and recharge for rest of the park safari at the same time safari guide can derive tiger sighting information from headquarter.
 Opening hours are as follows::

Park Safari

Winter Timings:
(Season Opening. – 15th Feb.)

Summer Timings:
(16th Feb. – Season Closing)




06:30 – 11:00 AM


05:30 – 10:00 AM


3:00 PM - Sunset

4:00 PM - Sunset

Above stated timing are subject to change by Forest Department as per situation. Exit timing may be relaxed by few minutes but major delay will be considered violation of rule and treated accordingly
 Entry fees and regulations are as follows::




Light Vehicle (Upto 8 persons) Entrance Fee in INR.


Mini-bus (Upto 9 to 32 persons) Entrance Fee in INR.



Viewing wildife in Vehicles (Per round)









  1. Rates for foreigners shall be applicable if persons of mixed nationalities travel in vehicle.
  2. The period of a round can be decided by the authorized officer
1. Rs. 50 for Indians and Rs. 500 for Foreigners shall be charged for every person in excess of 32 in a minibus.
2. The Field Director/Conservator of Forests may restrict the entry of any category of vehicles or can decide the specifications of the vehicles that may be allowed in the protected areas.
4. A full day safari, which may include midday use of specified patrolling camp or watch tower, shall be charged at three times the fee for a round.
5. Drivers shall be counted in the number of passengers allowed in a vehicle while the guides shall not be so counted.
Elephant ride fee:

Number of Persons

Indian Citizen






Indian Educational / Research institutes



Filming including photography within time & route

5000 INR.

10000 INR.

Per day

Filming including photography,  beyond time & away from declared routes

15000 INR.

25000 INR.

Per day

Still photography beyond time & away from declared routes

5000 INR.

10000 INR.

Per day

  • Filming beyond safari time and away form declared route requires permission for of Field Director/Conservator of Forests.
  • This fee shall be payable in advance for the entire period of filming/photography.
 Photography by Tourists:
  • Video Camera- Free
  • Still Camera-Free
 Free Entry & Special Fees::
  • Children upto 5 years of age (accompanied by adults) shall be exempted from payment of entry fee and elephant ride fee in all the National Parks & Sanctuaries of the State.
  • Authorized study tours of students belonging to educational institutions, students/trainees, trainers and support staff of the training and research institutions of different state forest departments and the MOEF, will be entitles for free entry. The Chief Wildlife Warden, Field Director or the Conservator of the Forests, under special circumstances, can permit free entry to any person or group.
 Permissible capacity of vehicles exclusive of driver and guide is as follows::
  • Car
  • Jeep
  • Minibus
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