Kanha National Park - Best Wildlife Destination In Central India
Kanha National park is located in Madhya Pradesh. It is stretched in two districts Mandla and Balaghat covering an area of 940 square km, which makes it one of the largest national park in central India. Kanha National Park was established on 1 June 1955 and it was upgraded to Kanha Tiger Reserve in 1973. Kanha National Park is one of the top 10 Famous Tourists Places in India. Kanha inspired Rudyard Kipling to create his famous masterpiece - Jungle Book.
This National Park is famous for Bengal tigers but it is also home to 1000 species of flowering plants and around 300 species of birds. About 32 mammalian species are recorded in the park. Have a look on Biodiversity of this national park.
Important Mammals –
Tiger, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Wild Dogs, Fox, Hyena, Sambar , Barking deer, Chausingha, Nilgai, Langur, Rhesus, Civet, Wild Boar ,Sloth Bear, Porcupine, Honey badger ,Hare, Gaur, Barasingha, Chital.
Important Reptiles –
Python, Cobra, Viper, Keelback ,Krait ,Rat Snake ,Grass Snake ,Russell’s Viper, Fan Throated Lizard, Indian Garden Lizard, Common Skink, Indian Monitor.
Important Birds –
Black Ibis, Bee-eaters, Cattle Egret, Little Grebes, Lesser Adjutants, Lesser Whistling Tea,Blossom-Headed Parakeets, Pond Heron, Grey Hornbill, Indian roller, Lesser Adjutant Stork , Drongos, Common Teal, Crested Serpent Eagle
Summer are very hot and dry .Temperatures easily hit 40-45 degrees. Winter are cold .Temperatures dips to 4-5 degrees. Monsoon are from June to September.
Best time to visit –
November to June is best time to visit Kanha National Park. Park remains closed during monsoon.