In the heart of Central India, Kanha National Park is a nature lover’s paradise. The golden grass grasslands is a sight to behold on a Wildlife Photography Tour in Kanha. At The Wildside, we offer a variety of travel options to Kanha National Park. Choose from our wide array of offerings including our scheduled Kanha Wildlife Photo Tours, a Customised Vacation or a Private guided safari to the beautiful forests of Kanha.
Kanha National Park and Tiger Reserve were one of India’s first 9 tiger reserves to be declared for Project Tiger in 1973. With an area of 940 sq. km. Kanha is nestled in the Maikal range of the Satpuras in Madhya Pradesh. The landscapes and the surrounding meadows along with the wooded strands and the dense maroons of forests offer magnanimous sightseeing and photography experiences for nature lovers. This vivacious land has also been the source of inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book
Kanha is the last home to the hard land hoof swamp deer or Barasingha. The Barasingha and the Royal Bengal Tiger are both a symbol of pride for the forests of Kanha. Indian Gaur, Wild Dogs, Leopards, Sloth Bears, Jackals, Foxes, and a variety of other mammals call Kanha their home. About 300 species of birds have been recorded in the park.
October to June
3 nights and 4 days
Tiger Safari, Wildlife Photography, Kanha National Park, Wildlife Safari Tour in India
Raipur and/or Nagpur
A vacation in Kanha National Park is synonymous with Tiger safaris. The beautiful Saal tree jungles and meadows of Kanha great wildlife viewing opportunities. The Tiger photography tours in Kanha have been designed not just for wildlife photographers, but for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts too. Be accompanied by one of the most experienced guides and drivers and also talk to us if you would like to be guided by our skipper from The Wildside.
A Tiger safari in Kanha can span anywhere between 4 hours to the whole day and can be dusty and a bit tiring on the bumpy roads. The hot/cold weather of the region can add to it. But this is not going to stop you from watching and photographing Tigers and other wildlife. Our selection of hotels and lodges ranging from economic to luxury options will be your ideal retreat to retire for the day and relax and rejuvenate for the next day’s wildlife adventure. At The Wildside, we work with a few partner lodges that have well-appointed air-conditioned rooms with ensuite facilities. The chefs at all these lodges are known to churn out the best of local and international cuisines to suit everyone’s palettes.
While the priority of choosing accommodation on a Wildlife tour is primarily based on the location and distance from the park, our partner lodges are all located between 5-10 minutes from the National Park entrance, yet offering high levels of service and comforts to the guests. What are you waiting for?
Talk to us to start planning your wildlife photography tour and tiger safari to Central India.
Arrival and transfer to Kanha
The nearest airports to Kanha are located in Raipur or Nagpur. Depending on the choice of hotels, our team will advise you on the nearest airports to plan your journey.
Today, on arrival at Nagpur or Raipur, be escorted to your private transfer for a 5-hour drive to your jungle lodge in Kanha. On arrival, check in and relax for the rest of the day.
Morning and afternoon safaris
Over the next 2 days, explore different parts of Kanha National Park on 2 daily game drives. During your morning safari, a packed breakfast will be carried and served inside the park.
Return to the lodge around mid-day. Due to the dry weather conditions in Central India, the park’s wildlife is not very active between mid-day and late afternoon.
Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at the lodge and rest a bit in the sanctuary of your accommodation. In the late afternoon, it is time for the second safari of the day. Spend the rest of the afternoon in the park and return back to the lodge at sunset. Following dinner, overnight in your lodge at Kanha.
Guests can choose to go on one last safari before check-out and begin the day with leisurely. Today, guests will be transferred back to airport/railway station for their travel back home or to an onward destination.
Kanha can conveniently be combined with Bandhavgarh or other destinations in Central India. Talk to us to start planning your Wildlife Tour in Kanha National Park.
Kanha has been divided into a few zones. Some zones are better than the others in terms of being more scenic and at the same harboring more wildlife and higher possibilities of sightings Big Cats. Due to these destinations being very popular, it is highly recommended to book your Kanha Tiger safari permits at least 4 months before the trip. Talk to our destination specialist who will be able to assist you in planning your journey.
Central Indian parks like Kanha are good throughout the year. The summer months (March-June) are relatively more productive than winter as Wildlife are drawn to a few waterholes in the park to beat the heat.
The airports of Nagpur and Raipur are located at almost the same distances from Kanha but on either side of the park. Jabalpur is another available option to travel to Kanha. Depending on the location of your hotel, our destination specialists will be able to assist in planning your travel itinerary from your home to Kanha.
If you are keen to extend the duration at one/two of the locations or would like to visit either Kanha or Bandhavgarh and combine it with another destination, please feel free to write to us to customize your vacation and tiger safari.