The dense forests, open fields, and plethora of wildlife found in Kanha National Park inspired Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.
In 1955, 60 years after Kipling’s book was first published, Kanha National Park was founded to protect the diverse wildlife and lush flora that inspired one of the most memorable tales from India’s colonial British era. With boundaries stretching over 500-square-miles of forests and plains, Khana National Park is the largest tiger reserve and nature sanctuary in Central India.
There are more than 1,000 flowering species of plants within the park boundaries, and tigers, leopards, wild cats, and sloth bears are numerous and easily spotted while on safari inside the park. Elephant treks are readily available and are a popular way to experience the lush bamboo and sal forests that spawned the memorable characters Baloo, Bagheera, and Mowgli.
Kanha National Park is closed to visitors between July and October 15th every year for conservation efforts. From October 16th to June the park is open to safari tours, which coincides with the area’s best weather and increased chances to view the animal that are more active during the cooler months.
Kanha National Park is located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It can be reached via private vehicle using modern highways from the city of Bhopal, or the closest airport of Jabalpur, with daily service from both Delhi and Mumbai.
It’s a rare treat for guests on our luxury tours of India to experience the beautiful natural setting that inspired one of the most prolific modern tales of India. Kanha National Park should not be missed while sightseeing in Madhya Pradesh on one of our luxury tours of India.
Appropriate Attire :
Dress for warm weather and wear stout shoes while on safari in the park.