Kanha National Park - Balaghat
Kanha Tiger Reserve, also called Kanha National Park, is one of the tiger reserves of India and the largest national park of Madhya Pradesh, state in the heart of India. The present-day Kanha area is divided into two sanctuaries, Hallon and Banjar, of 250 and 300 km2 respectively. Kanha National Park was created on 1 June 1955 and in 1973 was made the Kanha Tiger Reserve. Today it stretches over an area of 940 km2 in the two districts Mandla and Balaghat.
The park has a significant population of the Royal Bengal tiger, Indian leopards, the sloth bear, barasingha and Indian wild dog. The forest depicted in the famous novel by Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book is based on jungles including this reserve. It is also the first tiger reserve in India to officially introduce a mascot, “Bhoorsingh the Barasingha”.
How to Reach:
Birwa Aerodrome is nearest way to reach Balaghat.Birwa is a Village in Baihar Tehsil in Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh State, India. It belongs to Jabalpur Division . It is located 15 KM far from Kanha Gate.
Balaghat Railway Station is situated on the Jabalpur-Nainpur-Gondia section of South East Central Railway, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Rail routes through the junction include routes towards Jabalpur, Gondia, Katangi on the Satpura Railway. There is/are 2 direct train(s) from Jabalpur to Balaghat. The minimum time a train takes to reach Balaghat from Jabalpur is 5h 27m.
You can easily get regular buses to Kanha Gate from Balaghat District Head Quarter.