Named after the village that once existed in its midst, the forests of Kanha, with their mystical web woven by sal and bamboo trees, can turn a banker into a poet within a night.
For it is something of a lavishness that envelops your senses as you progress in your quest through this verdant landscape that truly encapsulates the essence of tiger-land. The meadow-grass glows with freshness, while the sheltering woods with their magnificently tall sal trees throb with the promise of many a wonder that they keep in their mystical folds.
- Best time to visit:
October to June
- Recommended min. duration:
3 nights/4 days
At the heart of Wild India, Kanha has come to be known not merely as one of the best havens for the national animal, but the very byword for it, even as it is home to various other wildlife. Here, the tiger is not merely a wild cat, but an obsession that dominates the psyche of the local and the visitor alike.
A land of astonishing biodiversity, Kanha hosts the world’s only surviving population of the glamorous hard-ground swamp deer or barasingha (literally ‘twelve antlers’).
Also in visible attendance are the ponderous gaur, who are the world’s largest wild cattle, and look it too. Occasionally, the sight of a sloth bear making a surprise diurnal appearance can shoot your heart rate from the national average to double in two seconds.
Lurking on the sidelines plotting to consume the above are the tiger’s adversaries, the literally dogged but endangered Indian wild dog or dhole, and the masterfully elusive leopard who may not change his spots but does on occasion shed his diffidence to compete with his larger cousin for viewership share. Of birds there are an astonishing 300 species.
And now that you know a lot of what could fill your plate, make sure you leave no leaf unturned while experience the magic of these forests in all their glory.
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For whom is this destination suitable?
Anybody with an interest in wildlife and all the myriad marvels of the forests, and is over the age of 18 (unless accompanied by a parent or adult guardian) can go on a personal vacation to this destination.
Can I take my children to Kanha?
You may certainly take your young child, but we don’t recommend taking infants and very small children on safari. Please talk to us for more information.
How do I reach Kanha?
You may take a flight to Jabalpur (from where Kanha is around 3.5 hours by road) or a train to Jabalpur (around 4 hours to Kanha by road). Talk to us for further advice.
Will you book my flight tickets if needed?
Certainly! We take care of the flight ticket bookings too.
What is the scope of services you offer as a part of a Personalised Vacation package?
Absolutely everything! From booking the travel tickets and arranging for a comfortable stay to suggested itineraries and planning places of interest, Toehold takes care of all the details of your vacation.
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