Home of the rare Royal Bengal Tiger, Kanha National Park was one of the first areas to be protected by Project Tiger. With 1945 km² of pristine wilderness, Kanha is one of India’s largest national parks.
It is famous for its high tiger population and for conserving the barasingha swamp deer, which was brought back from the brink of extinction through the work of the park and its tireless team of conservationists. There are now 350 living wild in the reserve.
Another aspect of the park is the exquisite beauty. Green sal and bamboo forests are interspersed with vast grassy openings called maidens, which create ideal grazing spots for the hundreds of chital, barasingha and sambar deer. The deer draw the elusive predators, while a host of animals can also be seen such as wild dog, jackal, monkeys, mongoose and reptiles.
The Banjaar River provides a steady water supply for the diverse plants and animals. A crescent-shaped embankment surrounds the central parklands, with the spectacular plateau of Bamhni Dar offering endless views of the valley below. Over 300 bird species also make Kanha a bird-watchers paradise.
An excellent chance of sighting a Bengal Tiger | Seeing one of the last barasingha deer on earth
There are 200 tigers and leopards and 22 000 spotted deer in the park