Kanha National Park, the largest tiger reserve in Central India is still as breathtaking as in the days of Mowgli and Munna, a giant male tiger as powerful as the legendary Sher Khan from Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book still rules over the Kanha!
Kanha is one of the finest & best administered National Parks in Asia, an attraction for wildlife lovers, a true heaven for its animal and park’s flora and fauna. Kanha National Park is in the Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh, India. In the 1930s, Kanha area was divided into two sanctuaries, Hallon and Banjar, of 250 and 300 km². This park was created on 1 June 1955. Today it stretches over an area of 940 km² in the two districts Mandla and Balaghat together with a surrounding buffer zone of 1,067 km².
In 1894, the mighty forests of Kanha inspired Rudyard Kipling to pen his famous novel, the Jungle Book and thanks to the conservation efforts, the Kanha National Park still thrives with the Royal Bengal tigers, leopards, Barasingha, sloth bears, wild dogs, wild cats, foxes and jackals.
Perched on the banks of the Banjar River, Country Club wild Chalet is the ideal gateway to Kanha National Park. Each of the Charming cream washed cottages, with a spray of bougainvillea growing over their sloping tiled roofs, command a magnificent view of the river with a backdrop of lush forests. The spacious and extremely comfortable rooms are equipped with all modern amenities to ensure a perfect retreat in the wilds. Naturalists help you unravel the mystery called Kanha during your stay as they guide you through Jungle safaris, nature walks, elephant rides, bird watching and wildlife films.
Facilities at the resort consist of 34 air-conditioned suite and family rooms, multi-cuisine restaurant, Ayurvedic Spa, swimming pool with a deck and kids pool, conference hall, variety of indoor and outdoor games, safari, boating, bird watching, nature trails, tribal dance and wildlife documentary shows.
By far the most striking features of this region are the open grassy meadows, where sighting blackbuck, swamp deer, sambhar and chital is common. And, if one can transcend into time, a barefooted Mowgli would perhaps come padding along the dusty trail, for this is the land of Kipling’s Jungle Book.
Area: (core) 940 km²
Terrain: sal and bamboo forests, plateaus, meadows and meandering streams
Best Season: February to June
Morning Visiting Hours: 6:30 am to 12:00 noon
Evening Visiting Hours: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Closed: 1 July to 15 October
Place to Visit / See
Forest Department guides accompany visitors around the park on mapped-out circuits which enable viewers to see a good cross-section of Kanha’s wildlife.
Known as Sunset Point, this is one of the most beautiful areas of the park
Wildlife (Mammalian Species)
How to Reach
Jabalpur has the nearest Aerodrome (169 K.M.) which is connected with Delhi and Mumbai. Mandla (70 K.M.) is well connected with Kanha, Mandla is having sports clubs, Internet cafe’s, guide’s, and hundreds of beautiful temples around the city. There are two gates for entrance into the forest. The Kisli gate is best accessible from Jabalpur and the second gate is Mukki. The Kisli gate stops at village Khatia which comes inside the buffer area.
The Nearest Airports are at Jabalpur (169km), Raipur (220km) and Nagpur (275km)
4 km from Kanha National Park
Closest Railway station & Airport – Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), 155 km; Nagpur, 265 km
Best Season – October to June
The Country Club Wild Chalet Resort
Village Mocha, District Mandla,
Madhya Pradesh – 481768.
To book your wildlife holidays at the Country Club Celebration Van Vilas Resort at Kanha National Park, please call us on (040) 67482222 or 67487777.