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 Kanha (Madhya Pradesh)

Kanha which is now officially known as Kanha Tiger reserve which is located in the Maikal range, the eastern sector of the satpura hill of the central Indian Highlands. The name Kanha itself may be derived from kanhar, the local term for the clayey soil in the valley bottoms. Two river valleys are prominent features of the park's topography the Banjar in the west and the Halon in the east. Both these rivers are tributaries of the Narmada, which flows through the district headquarters town of Mandla. Kanha's valleys are enclosed by hills topped with plateaux, locally called dadar.

Kanha Quick facts

  • Best time to visit Kanha

    Kanha has three major seasons - the rainy, the cold & the hot.

    The rainy Season (Mid June - October)
    The monsoonal showers in late June kills the heat & the vegetation turns into intense green. A thick undercoat starts covering the forest floor & the leaves on the decidous trees unfold. This the fawing period for the herbivores. But the park is closed for visitors in this season.

    The cold season ( November - February)
    Winter is the best season of the year. The day temperature rarely goes over 30°C. November is mildly cold while December - January are the coldest. Since monsoon has recently receded the vegetation is green, but the grass in the meadows turns yellow due to severe frost.

    The Hot Season ( March - Mid June)
    Summer in Kanha is not very harsh. Though the daytime temperature reaches 40°C in shade, there are no hot winds. rains, if any are sporadic, but it sometimes hails in March - April. This coincides with the rutting season for Chital(Axis axis). The meadows are filled with dominant stags displaying and courting with the females and fighting rivals for them. Most of the people prefer to visit Kanha between February & June. A stay of 3-4 days is advisable to get a really good sighting of Kanha's entire range of wildlife. 

  • Kanha Distance(s)

     List of distances from Kanha to various cities
    Cities               Distance in km        Distance in Miles

    Bandhavagarh            250                        155     

    Jabalpur                     208                        129     

    Nagpur                       260                        162     

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