About the Reserve

The State animal of Madhya Pradesh - Hard Ground Barasingha is found exclusively in Kanha Tiger Reserve. Through holistic conservation approach and effective management practices, the Tiger Reserve has seen rise in population of this symbolic deer species which was once on the verge of extinction from the Earth.
The lush green forests of Kanha, composed majorly of Sal (Shorea Robusta) and other mixed forest trees, supports the growth of rich and varied flora and fauna.

General information
  • Core: 917.44 Sq Km
  • Buffer: 1134.361 Sq Km
  • Total: 2051.791 Sq Km
Address
Kanha Tiger Reserve
Mandla, Madhya Pradesh
Tel:07642-250760,Fax:07652-251266
E-mail: fdknp.mdl@mp.gov.in, fdkanha@rediffmail.com
Website:www.kanhatigerreserve.com
Flora & Fauna
  • Kanha best known for its evergreen Sal forests, is home to about 300 species of Birds, 43 species of Mammals, 26 species of Reptiles and more than 500 species of Insects.
    The Major species found are hard ground Barasingha, Tiger, Leopard, Dhole, Bear, Gaur and Indian Python etc.
Best Time to visit
  • The best time to visit the Reserve is 15 Oct to 30 June.

Tourism Zone & Carrying Capacity

Kanha Tiger Reserve has eight Zones, four are in core area namely Kanha ,Kisli, Mukki, Sarhi, one in adjoining Phen Sanctuary and three are in buffer areas of Tiger Reserve adjoining the core namely Khatia, Khapa and Sijhora.
Core Zone Vehicle Allowed, Entry gate Information.
Zone Round Max
Allowed
Vehicle
Online
Full
Vehicle
Permit
Online
WaitList
(Full
Vehicle
Permit)
FD Quota
(Full
Vehicle
Permit)
Online
Single
Vehicle
Permit
Single
Seat
Permit
at
Tourism
Gate
Entry
gate
/
Gates
for
Full
Vehicle
Entry
gate
/
Gates
for
Single
seat
Kanha Morning 28 9 3 3 3 3 Khatiya/Mukki/Sarhi Khatiya
Kanha Evening 17 11 1 2 2 2 Khatiya/Sarhi Khatiya
Kisli Morning 12 9 1 1 1 1 Khatiya/Mukki/Sarhi Khatiya
Kisli Evening 8 5 1 1 1 1 Khatiya/Mukki Khatiya
Mukki Morning 23 17 2 2 2 2 Khatiya/Mukki Mukki
Mukki Evening 22 16 2 2 2 2 Khatiya/Mukki Mukki
Sarhi Morning 15 9 1 2 2 2 Khatiya/Sarhi Sarhi
Sarhi Evening 15 9 1 2 2 2 Khatiya/Sarhi Sarhi
   Vehicle Allowed, Entry gate Information of Sanctuary and Buffer Area
Buffer
Zone/
Sanctuary
Round Max
Allowed
Vehicle
Online
Full
Vehicle
Permit
Online
WaitList
(Full
Vehicle
Permit)
FD Quota
(Full
Vehicle
Permit)
Full
Vehicle
Permits
at the
Entry
Gate
Entry
gate/
Gates
Khatia Morning 25 17 2 3 5 Khatia
Khatia Evening 15 10 1 2 3 Khatia
Khapa Morning 20 14 1 2 4 Mukki
Khapa Evening 12 9 1 1 2 Mukki
Sijora Morning 20 14 1 2 4 Sarhi
Sijora Evening 12 9 1 1 2 Sarhi
Phen Morning 25 17 2 3 5 Ghurri Barrier/Mukki
Phen Evening 15 10 1 2 3 Ghurri Barrier/Mukki
* From Mukki Gate, one can only enter for morning safari in Kanha Zone
* From Sarhi Gate, one can only enter for morning safari in Kisli Zone.
  • Weather

Kanha being situated in Central India is subjected to tropical monsoonal climate. The month of January may also witness sub-zero temperatures and frost. Monsoon arrives in the second week of June. The average temperature over the months is as below:

Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min (°C) 1 10 22 30 35 25 20 19 19 12 6 3
Max (°C) 15 25 35 40 42 41 34 30 31 29 27 25
 

 

  • Accommodation available with Park Management
Accommodation available at Khatia Jungle Camp at Khatia, Kisli Forest Rest House, Mukki Forest Rest House
Accommodation can be booked in advance during the office hours (1030-1730 hrs) over phone (+91 7642 250760), fax (+91 7642 251266) and email (fdknp.mdl@mp.gov.in, fdkanha@rediffmail.com). The right of reservation lies with the Field Director, Kanha Tiger Reserve.
 
  • Private Accomodation
Private Hotels are also present near the Khatia and Mukki Gates which can be booked by the Tourists by contacting the respective Hotel Owners.
 

Connectivity & Distances

Nearest Airports: Nagpur,Jabalpur,Raipur
Nearest Railway Stations: Jabalpur, Gondia , Raipur, Bilaspur, Balaghat
Road: Jabalpur ,Nagpur, Balaghat, Mandla
Kanha Tiger Reserve has three entry points, namely, Khatia, Mukki and Sarhi.

  • Khatia Gate

Jabalpur (Via Mandla) - 160 Kms,
Raipur (Via Chilpi-Mukki-Baihar) - 250 Kms
Nagpur (Via Seoni-Nainpur_Chiraidongri) - 220 Kms

  • Sarhi Gate

Bichiya ((on NH 12) – 8 kms
Jabalpur (Via Mandla) – 150 kms
Raipur (Via Chilpi-Sijhora) - 220 Kms

  • Mukki Gate

Jablpur (Via Mandla-Mocha-Baihar) - 200 kms,
Raipur (Via Chilpi) - 210 kms
Nagpur (Via Seoni-Nainpur- Mocha-Baihar) - 260 kms
Nagpur (Via Balaghat-Baihar) - 260 kms

  • Ghurri Barrier Gate

Nagpur (Via Seoni) – 278 Kms
Raipur (Via Kawardha) – 213 Kms
Jabalpur (Via Kundam) – 181 Kms

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