The largest national park of Madhya Pradesh, the Kanha National Park, also known as the Kanha Tiger Reserve, spans two districts covering an area of a staggering 940 square kilometres. The land was originally inhabited by two indigenous tribes known as the Gonds and the Baigas, and descendants of the tribes still occupy a vicinity of the park. The Kanha National Park, in the year 2000, was awarded as the Best National Park for Tourists by the Department of Tourism, India.
There are more than one thousand species of flowering plants in the reserve, and the forest is a mix of sal and other trees scattered with meadows. Most famous for its Bengal Tigers, the Kanha National Park is home to a number of other species as well. Some of these include the Leopard, Wild Dog, wild cat, SwampDeer, the Indian Gaur, Barking Deer, Four-horned Antelope, etc., along with around three hundred species of birds. One of the oldest, indigenous tribes of India, the Gond and Baiga villages inside the park are gateways to the ancient culture of the sub-continent. The villagers—descendants of these tribes, bring to life the long-gone era through mesmerising art and captivating dances. The Kanha National Park offers more than just one way to experience the wilderness. Explore the lands on a Jeep, atop an elephant, or simply by foot—all done under the expert supervision of naturalists. Local handicrafts from the Forest Department’s store make for memorable souvenirs or gifts, which can also be bought from the weekly village market that showcases authentic Gond and Baiga art and jewellery.
Experience the diverse wildlife at Kanha National Park in a never-before imagined way with Banjaar Tola—a Taj Safari.
Banjaar Tola, Manjitola, Madhya Pradesh, India