Kanha National Park
Kanha National Park
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  • shouvanik
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India251 contributions
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    The Jungle Book of Kanha
    The Kanha National Park is spread across the area of 940 sq km in the Maikal chain of hills. By bringing up the buffer and core zone all together, the Kanha Tiger Reserve has the total area of 1945 sq km. Nearest railway station and airport is Jabalpur about 150km and take around 3 hrs by road. The landscapes and the surrounding luxurious meadows along with the wooded strands and the dense maroons of forests offer magnanimous sightseeing experiences for the nature lovers. Making the land more beautiful and adorable, the crystal clear streams amidst the dense jungle cleanses the surroundings and makes the wildlife unrivalled. The Kanha National Park is the ideal home for wide ranges of wild creatures; right from the mighty tigers to the most populated Barasingha , known as ‘Jewel of Kanha, spotted dear, bears, leopard, Baison , Blackbuck and countless species of plants, birds, reptiles and insects. Barasingha are found only in Kanha in Asia. Kanha has four safari zones, Kanha, Kisli, Mukki and Sarhi. All the four zones are accessible only from Khatia gate and Mukki is the farthest. So to cover Mukki as well as Kanha zone, it’s better to take morning safari when one can get more time to explore. MP Tourism Baghira resort, Mocha is the best accommodation close to Khatia gate.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Satish
    New Delhi, India62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking Kanha !!
    Visited Kanha TR with my family and had a great experience of sighting tigers in the jungles of India, the highlight of out trip was the sighting of Mohini (Female Tiger) on my son's birthday. The trip was organized by TravelGleam Wild (9958993316 , 9899954675) and they took care of all our requirements. Thanks team for all support and accomodating the last minute changes to the itinerary, see you soon.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 September 2023
  • Mayookh S
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kanha - the Jungle Marble
    Visited Kanha during 23-25 Dec 2023 with family. Kanha is awesome. We stayed at MPT Resort Mukki Gate. Having a safari in Mukki Gate was like driving trhough a zoo. WE spotted Tiger and Bear. Our transport ( from Nagpur to Kanha and Kanha to Pench and Safaris ) were arranged by TravelGleam Wild (9958993316 , 9899954675). Nice service. Thank you for making the trip memorable.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 January 2024
  • VISHAL R
    17 contributions
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    Beautiful meadows
    Kanha Tiger Reserve in Central India in the state of Madhya Pradesh is one of the evergreen forests, has a beautiful mixed habitat of dense jungle and open grasslands and can be accessed through different gates. It is a must visit for wildlife lovers as it has very good density of predators, birds and other wild animals. On our wildlife tour to Kanha in January 2024, our booking team, TravelGleam Wild (9958993316 , 9899954675) assisted us with all the bookings and we did 5-6 safaris including a night safari and had multiple tiger sightings. The highlight of the trip was a mating pair (Pattewala, male tiger and MV3, female tiger) Thanks TravelGleam Wild and the team for hassle free bookings, and it was a memorable trip.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 March 2024
  • deborah1518
    Goleta, California64 contributions
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    Amazing Wildlife Viewing
    We highly recommend Kanha National Park. Our outstanding guide and driver: Naren and Kamel, used their amazing listening and visual skills to find numerous breathtaking tiger sightings, including a striking male tiger interacting with two cubs, and a beautiful tigress drinking slowly at a small lake. We also saw a leopard in the forest and then on the road for a considerable distance (and we were the only jeep there), as well as three golden jackals, dozens of barasingha deer, playful langur monkeys, Indian guar, and so much more. On our walking safari, we appreciated viewing, up-close, the Ornamental tree trunk spider, python skin, the Indian Paradise flycatcher and the beauty of the surroundings. For amazing wildlife viewing, Kanha is hard to beat.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 March 2024
  • Sanni Dohn
    Denmark8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A dream of seeing tiger ind the wild came true
    Kanha National Park is an amazing place with wonderful beautiful nature and lots of different animals. The dream of seeing wild tigers was fulfilled. On 6 safari trips in February we saw 6 tigers including Neelam with her 3 cubs! And a sleeping leopard! The most skilled driver Ravi and park guide Keeran tracked them down for us. We felt happy and very lucky. Greetings from a tourist from Denmark.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 April 2024
  • Sweetra
    United States279 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of Driving to Get to a Zone
    This park is very large and there’s only one gate to enter. This means everyone gathers at least 15 minutes before the gate opens which means for some, you’re leaving 45 minutes before you even enter the park. Once you enter, there’s a good 15-30 minutes to get to your designated zone. There may be a few animas along the way but most people want the elusive tiger. I don’t know if it was our driver and guide at each safari or if it was the size of the park but I felt that there was a lot of sitting around and waiting at different parts of the park. The best times were when we knew where a sighting had happened in the morning so we were able to find the tiger again. I preferred the other park more, which I’ll review.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 April 2024
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mrc282
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Apr 2024 • Solo
Back in March 2023, I visited Mukki. https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g1584866-d324921-r884902591-Kanha_National_Park-Mandla_Mandla_District_Madhya_Pradesh.html

This time around (May 2024), I decided to explore new areas, Kanha (2 safaris) and Kisli (1 safari) zones. Kanha, with its beautiful Saal trees and perma-green landscape even in peak dry season, still holds a special place in my heart even after two visits.

for tiger sighting, the open plains, meandering streams, and waterholes of Mukki and Kanha core zones would be your best bets. Kisli and Sarhi core zones should be considered secondary due to less favorable terrain (hilly, forested terrain, etc.), which affects visibility

I had 4 unique tiger sightings (3 sightings in Kanha + 1 sighting in Kisli) in May 2024. all are good quality sightings. at Kanha,  one is a big male after hearing him roar from 3 km away. another is a mother with 3 cubs, playing peekaboo from under two different bridges on two separate days. At Kisli, the female tiger was cooling itself down in a drinking pond for several hours.

And then, there was a faraway sighting of sloth bear in the Kanha zone, deep in the woods.

Other animals commonly seen in core zones: Indian gaur, wild boar, barasingha, and spotted deer. for antelopes or herbivores like barking deer and chousingha, you would want to visit the buffer zones.
Written 15 May 2024
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vinodvenkatesh1
Mumbai, India49 contributions
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May 2024 • Family
With tempsratures all across India soaring in peak summer, my family and I were quite nervous about our upcoming Kanha safari trip. And of course it was hot, but honestly the forest, it’s wildlife and especially its tigers ensured that we were so engrossed in the moment that the heat did not matter. And to a great extent, the beautiful Sal trees (think the only Sal dominated forest in central India) did an amazing job of cooling down the forest and with adequate protection (hats, buffs, spf), the heat was very much bearable. Also suprisingly, the early mornings till about 8 am were chilly in the forest almost like winter and we needed blankets. But as I said, the climate dissolved into the background when faced with the stunning beauty of the forest and its residents. We have done safaris in Pench, Bandhavgarh, Ranthambore and Kabini but none of them match the sheer beauty of Kanha with its Sal trees, rolling hills of green and its most unique feature - the stunning meadows. The wildlife was equally beautiful - we saw spotted deer, wild boars, sambhar deer, barking deer, gaur, many species of birds, the magnificent Barasingha which was brought back from the verge of extinction and which is unique to Kanha and yes, 9 tigers, some of them twice over during the 7 safaris we did in Kanha (5 in Mukki zone and 1 each in Kisli and Kanha zones). Like our earlier safaris across Bandhavgarh, Pench and Ranthambhore, this trip too was organized through TravelGleam Wild (9958993316, 9899954675) and for this trip and for this one we got the founder Sourabh Garg to accompany us for the trip. Sourabh is among the most informed individuals I have met when it comes to the forests of India and in particular about tigers - their behaviour patterns, how to track them and how to respect them. His read of the sights, sounds and smells of the jungle rival the guides who have spent their entire adulthoods being in these jungles. Highly recommend TravelGleam Wild for Safari trips!
Written 5 May 2024
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Sweetra
United States279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This park is very large and there’s only one gate to enter. This means everyone gathers at least 15 minutes before the gate opens which means for some, you’re leaving 45 minutes before you even enter the park. Once you enter, there’s a good 15-30 minutes to get to your designated zone. There may be a few animas along the way but most people want the elusive tiger.

I don’t know if it was our driver and guide at each safari or if it was the size of the park but I felt that there was a lot of sitting around and waiting at different parts of the park. The best times were when we knew where a sighting had happened in the morning so we were able to find the tiger again. I preferred the other park more, which I’ll review.
Written 21 April 2024
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Sanni Dohn
Denmark8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Kanha National Park is an amazing place with wonderful beautiful nature and lots of different animals. The dream of seeing wild tigers was fulfilled. On 6 safari trips in February we saw 6 tigers including Neelam with her 3 cubs! And a sleeping leopard! The most skilled driver Ravi and park guide Keeran tracked them down for us. We felt happy and very lucky. Greetings from a tourist from Denmark.
Written 7 April 2024
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deborah1518
Goleta, CA64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We highly recommend Kanha National Park. Our outstanding guide and driver: Naren and Kamel, used their amazing listening and visual skills to find numerous breathtaking tiger sightings, including a striking male tiger interacting with two cubs, and a beautiful tigress drinking slowly at a small lake. We also saw a leopard in the forest and then on the road for a considerable distance (and we were the only jeep there), as well as three golden jackals, dozens of barasingha deer, playful langur monkeys, Indian guar, and so much more. On our walking safari, we appreciated viewing, up-close, the Ornamental tree trunk spider, python skin, the Indian Paradise flycatcher and the beauty of the surroundings. For amazing wildlife viewing, Kanha is hard to beat.
Written 14 March 2024
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VISHAL R
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Kanha Tiger Reserve in Central India in the state of Madhya Pradesh is one of the evergreen forests, has a beautiful mixed habitat of dense jungle and open grasslands and can be accessed through different gates.

It is a must visit for wildlife lovers as it has very good density of predators, birds and other wild animals.

On our wildlife tour to Kanha in January 2024, our booking team, TravelGleam Wild (9958993316 , 9899954675) assisted us with all the bookings and we did 5-6 safaris including a night safari and had multiple tiger sightings.

The highlight of the trip was a mating pair (Pattewala, male tiger and MV3, female tiger)

Thanks TravelGleam Wild and the team for hassle free bookings, and it was a memorable trip.
Written 7 March 2024
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Coastal19170639295
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Its was wonderful experience doing morniing Safari and God's grace we was able to see 4 tigers. thanks to TravelGleam Wild (9958993316 , 9899954675).
Written 19 February 2024
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Mayookh S
Kolkata (Calcutta), India5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Visited Kanha during 23-25 Dec 2023 with family.
Kanha is awesome. We stayed at MPT Resort Mukki Gate. Having a safari in Mukki Gate was like driving trhough a zoo. WE spotted Tiger and Bear.
Our transport ( from Nagpur to Kanha and Kanha to Pench and Safaris ) were arranged by TravelGleam Wild (9958993316 , 9899954675). Nice service.
Thank you for making the trip memorable.
Written 13 January 2024
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Gale L
Brighton, UK321 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
If you have ever been on Safari in Africa the Indian experience in Kanha is not in any way comparable.
The park is huge and divided into 3 distinct areas. It has, rightly, very strict rules to protect the flora and fauna which is admirable but it is not good from photographers' perspectives. The forest is well managed and the tracks maintained well with places to use a bathroom. There are however, too many people in too many vehicles all in pursuit of elusive animals.
They allowed 30 vehicles in at dawn, from the gate we were at (Mukki), they are strictly controlled with GPS trackers, they cannot go off the paths, they cannot speed and have to be out by 11.30. There is a mass of paperwork to be completed before your guide and the forestry wildlife personnel, who accompanied you, were allowed to leave the entrance. The afternoon drive starts at 3pm and we had to be out by dusk at 5.45.
We were lucky and did see a fleeting glimpse of a tiger over 300m away on our first day but had to wait for another 4 days to really see a magnificent tiger but again at a difficult distance even with 400 mm lens and poor light. Our guide was very clever where he put our vehicle, but with 30 vehicles revving their engines and moving about with their occupants all shouting "tiger tiger" at the top of their voices, it is no wonder the poor animals only allow us fleeting glimpses.
However, although there is a very long list of animals who live or pass through Kanha. We saw very few animals. Monkeys and red deer were plentiful with a few sightings of swamp deer and wild boar. The guides were good at spotting birds and we did see some lovely owls and kingfishers.
It is not cheap to go into the park and there are no game drives on Wednesday afternoons. It was very cold in the early mornings and evenings, you need warm clothes and hats and gloves. I would not recommend visiting in November. The vegetation is still dense and green and the light was poor on 4 of the 5 days we were there.
After several safari's in Africa we were disappointed and had expected quite a different experience to the one we had.
Written 17 December 2023
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Pranay H
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We went for kanha forest safari via Khapa gate(Buffer zone) at the mid of November. It was a family trip. We booked all the safari Jeep through TravelGleam Wild (9958993316).They guided us properly and gave us the hassle free experience.Lovely place having a lot of greenery.Though the name suggests the presence of tigers, here they are hard to be sighted (at least in winters) specifically in buffer zone.Unfortunately we haven't sighted tiger there but spotted some variety of herbivore.Still awesome place to visit because of lovely landscapes.
It would be better if you book your Safari of Core zone gates.
Written 30 November 2023
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