Kanha National Park

Located in the central Indian highlands, Kanha National Park is authentic Kipling country and inspired Rudyard Kipling to write The Jungle Book. Until recently this was a land inhabited by the Gonds and Baigas, two tribal groups indigenous to the region, and it was not until 1955 that the reserve was established. The largest animal sanctuary in central India, Kanha is heavily forested – deciduous, tropical and bamboo – but also interspersed with meadows, grasslands, ravines and rivers all of which shelter and sustain a wide range of species. Mammals in Kanha include tiger, leopard, hyena, bison and jackal, wild boar, sambar, barasingha, wild dog, spotted deer and barking deer, nilgai, blackbuck, hyena, langur, macaque, honey badger and sloth bear. Over 200 bird species have also been recorded including the endangered lesser florican and green munia.

Suggested Journeys for Kanha National Park

We are pleased to offer the following selection of suggested itineraries based on our personal experiences. By combining these itineraries with your thoughts and ideas we can tailor any journey to make it special, unique and designed around you.

Call of the Jungle - The Wildlife of Northern India

16 days starting from £3810 per person

India is synonymous with wildlife and the country is blessed with numerous excellent reserves. This itinerary combines three of the best with a break en-route in Agra to visit the wonderful Taj Mahal. Starting in Delhi, travel by road to Corbett National Park which is named after the legendary...

India is renowned throughout the world for its exceptional wildlife and this itinerary covers four of the country’s finest nature reserves. The national parks of Pench, Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Panna are home to a staggering and diverse array of animal and birdlife including leopard, jackal,...

Tigers, Temples and Distant Palaces of Central India

20 days starting from £4680 per person

Visiting India's central states is a hugely rewarding experience. Rich culture, spectacular scenery, exceptional wildlife and a strong tribal heritage combine to make travel worthwhile to parts of an India few ever get to see. After admiring Kolkata's architecture, travel by air to Raipur in the...