Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, India, is considered to be one of the finest wildlife areas in the world.
It is an invaluable treasure house of Indian wildlife, where one can experience pristine wilderness.
The landscapes are a stunning combination of luxuriant meadows, wooded slopes and dense stands of forests that stretch as far as the eye can see. Crystal clear streams criss-cross the landscape.
Kanha's wildlife is unrivalled. It is home to a myriad of life-forms.Kanha's most famous inhabitant is the tiger but it is also home to 43 species of mammals. It is the only place in the world where you can find the hard-ground barasingha (Cervus duvaucelibranderi).
The animals generally seen in Kanha are the chital, sambar, barasingha, barking deer, chousingha, gaur, langur, wild pig, jackal, sloth bear, wild dog, panther, tiger (Panthera tigristigris).Kanha has a well-developed infrastructure for tourists.
Main attractions include:
- Drives on forest roads
- Tiger viewing
- World class nature interpretation programme.
Winter is the best time to visit Kanha. The days are pleasant and the nights are crisp. The forest is lush green, the grasses have flowered, seeded and turned golden yellow.With the onset of spring the trees are flushed with new leaves and flowers. The forest is splattered with colours as semal (Bombax ceiba) trees open their large scarlet flowers. This abundance of flowers and fruits sets off the breeding season of many birds and animals.