MANDLA

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KANHA TIGER RESERVE ( KANHA NATIONAL PARK )

The world's famous Tiger Sanctuary, Kanha National Park located in the Mandla district, is one of the hottest targets for both the domestic as well as foreign tourists. Kanha becomes a tiger land, a home for more than 100 tigers. The area of Kanha Tiger Reserve is 1945 sq. Km. Kanha is a destination for wildlife visitors from all over the world.

The Kanha Reserve is governed under the wildlife ( Protection) Act, 1972 and the reserve rules. Project Tiger, one of the largest conservation scheme in the world, was launched in India in 1973 with the objectives 'to ensure the maintenance of a viable population of the tiger in India and to preserve, for all times, such areas as park of our national heritage for the benefit, education and enjoyment of future generations'. Kanha was among the first nine Reserves included in the Project Tiger Network in 1973. Kanha has distinguished itself by bringing back from an imminent extinction the Central Indian Swamp Deer also called Barasingha. Only 66 specimens of the sub-species were left in 1970. Scientific management and strict monitoring has recovered the population to around 330 specimens.

 

Mammals There are twenty two species of mammals identified e.g. Chital or Spotted deer, Sambar, Barasingha, Barking deer, Chousingha, Gaur, Langur, Wild pig, Jackal, Sloth bear, Wild dog, Panther, Tiger.

Birds There are around 260 species of birds identified, e.g., Peafowl, Jungle fowl, pained spur fowl, grey partridge, Painted Partridge, Indian roller, Racket tailed drongo, Red wattled lapwing, Yellow wattled lapwing.

 

Park Timing

Park Entrances

Opening     : November 1 to June 30


Excursions : Morning and Evening
( Timing vary with season )

Khatia ( Mandla District)


Mukki ( Balaghat District)

 

 

 


Distance by Road

  • Jabalpur - Mandla - Chiraidongri - Khatia - Kisli : 160 KM
  • Jabalpur - Mandla - Chiraidongri - Tatri -Baihar -Mukki : 187 KM
  • Nagpur - Seoni - Nainpur - Chiraidongri - Khatia - Kisli : 255 KM
  • Nagpur -Seoni -Nainpur -Chiraidongri -Tatri -Baihar -Mukki: 280 KM
  • Nagpur - Seoni - Nainpur - Balaghat - Baihar - Mukki: 287 KM
  • Raipur - Simga - Kawardha - Chilpi - Supkhar - Mukki : 178 KM
  • Bilaspur - Pandaria -Chilpi - Supkhar - Mukki : 188 KM
  • Gondia - Balaghat - Baihar - Mukki: 125 KM
  • Durg - Gondia - Malajkhand - Mukki: 169 KM
  • Rajnandgaon - Khairagarh - Malajkhand - Mukki: 181 KM

Transport

  • Only petrol cars and jeeps allowed inside the park.
  • State Transport, MPSTDC ( also cars ) and private buses available between Jabalpur & Kisli.
  • Taxis available at Jabalpur & Nagpur.
  • Gypsys available at Khatia & Mukki for Park Excursions.

Accommodation

1. Managed by M.P. Tourism Development Corporation ( MPSTDC)

  • Log Huts, Kisli
  • Youth Hostel, Kisli
  • Safari Lodge, Mukki

Reservation

The Regional Manager MPSTDC
Railway Station Building
Jabalpur, M.P.
Tel. 0761-322111, 321490
The Managing Director
MPSTDC, 4th Floor, Gangotri
TT Nagar Bhopal, M.P.
Tel. 0755 - 2554340    Fax : 0755 -2552384
E-Mail : md[at]mptourism[dot]com
The Regional Director
MPSTDC, 204-205, Second Floor
Kanishka Shopping Plaza, 19
Ashoka Roda, New Delhi - 110 001
Tel : 011- 3321187

 

 

 

 


2. Managed by the Park

Hutments, khatia   - 20 double bedded rooms
FRH Kisli            -    7 double bedded rooms
FRH Mukki  -  4 double bedded rooms

Reservation

The Conservator and Field Director
Kanha Tiger Reserve
Mandla, Madhay Pradesh - 481 661
Tel 07642 - 250760 Fax 07642 - 251266
E-Mail : cfkanhanpmal[at]mp[dot]nic[dot]in

 

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