Kanha National Park is a national park
and a Tiger Reserve 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 . Kanha National 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 and the
neighboring 110 km² Phen Sanctuary it forms the Kanha Tiger Reserve."Kanha Tiger
Reserve". Madhya Pradesh Forest Department. Retrieved 14 April 2010. This makes
it the largest National Park in Central India The park has a significant
population of Royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, the sloth bear, Barasingha and
Indian wild dog. The lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines of
Kanha provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his famous novel "Jungle
The lowland forest is a mixture of sal (Shorea
robusta) and other mixed forest trees, interspersed with meadows. The highland
forests are tropical moist dry deciduous type and of a completely different
nature with bamboo on slopes (Dendrocalamus strictus). A very good looking
Indian ghost tree (kullu) can also be seen in the dense forest..
Kanha Tiger Reserve abounds in meadows or medians which are
basically open grasslands that have sprung up in fields of abandoned villages,
evacuated to make way for the animals. Kanha meadow is one such example. There
are many species of grass recorded at Kanha some of which are important for the
survival of Barasingha (Cervus duvauceli branderi). A dense forested zone with
good crown cover has abundant species of climbers, shrubs and herbs flourishing
in the understory. Aquatic plants in numerous "tal" (lakes) are life line for
migratory and wetland species of birds..
A trip to Kanha Reserve directly takes you to the widespread
arena of the lush habitat of wild creatures. With elephant and jeep safari an
encounter to all these species is really generous and worthwhile. With jungle
safari you can take a closer look to the wild animals and can capture their
magnanimous images in your cameras.
The Kanha National Park is surely a paradise for the wild species that brings
the natural habitat for them. A location which is filled with large varieties of
fauna out of which the jungle is best known for Barasingha, the swamp deer and
is famously called 'the jewel of Kanha'. The tiger tour is perfectly a great
option for the nature lovers in Kanha.
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