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Kanha National Park


What :

The dense forests, open fields, and plethora of wildlife found in Kanha National Park inspired Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.

In 1955, 60 years after Kipling’s book was first published, Kanha National Park was founded to protect the diverse wildlife and lush flora that inspired one of the most memorable tales from India’s colonial British era. With boundaries stretching over 500-square-miles of forests and plains, Khana National Park is the largest tiger reserve and nature sanctuary in Central India.

There are more than 1,000 flowering species of plants within the park boundaries, and tigers, leopards, wild cats, and sloth bears are numerous and easily spotted while on safari inside the park. Elephant treks are readily available and are a popular way to experience the lush bamboo and sal forests that spawned the memorable characters Baloo, Bagheera, and Mowgli.

When :

Kanha National Park is closed to visitors between July and October 15th every year for conservation efforts. From October 16th to June the park is open to safari tours, which coincides with the area’s best weather and increased chances to view the animal that are more active during the cooler months.

Where :

Kanha National Park is located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It can be reached via private vehicle using modern highways from the city of Bhopal, or the closest airport of Jabalpur, with daily service from both Delhi and Mumbai.

Who :

It’s a rare treat for guests on our luxury tours of India to experience the beautiful natural setting that inspired one of the most prolific modern tales of India. Kanha National Park should not be missed while sightseeing in Madhya Pradesh on one of our luxury tours of India.

Appropriate Attire :

Dress for warm weather and wear stout shoes while on safari in the park.

Guest Reviews :

  Maria Gonda-Terrazas and Alexander Terrazas
February-March 2014
Chandni, we are back safely and had a great time and will definitely travel with your company again. I wanted to take the time to write to you to let you know what a superb experience we had at the Marwah’s home. They were very warm and welcoming, so eager to teach us about Indian cooking and customs. We have done home visits in many countries and this one was by far thefinest experience.

  Barbara Boom and Joe Schwartz
February 2014
The guides were great and each was better than the previous.  Special notice to Anu- our guide in Khajuraho- he was brilliant and we learned so much from our brief encounter with him.  I would travel anywhere in India with him as our guide.  Dada- our guide in Varanasi- was also excellent and made the Hindu rituals understandable.  With the tutelage of these two guides, we have both become fascinated by and interested in the roots of culture and religion that we were exposed to by them.
And the hotels were marvelous.  The upgrade to the Nadesar Palace was worth the cost.  It is a one of a kind experience.  The level of service and tranquility will always be a standard that others may try to live up to. The Imperial was a bit overwhelming on first encounter, but by the time we returned at the end of our journey it felt like we were coming home.  Victor helped arrange an upgrade to a suite on our second stay! 
We were quite pleased with the Oberoi, and the Rambagh as well.  Had it been sunnier, the views of the Taj would have been breathtaking in Agra.  Even so, our view of the gardens were lovely.
The drivers were awesome!  Though they were not so fluent, they made every effort to be attentive and helpful on the long road trips.  We cannot comprehend how they managed in the city traffic.
The trip to Bandhavgarh was another place entirely.  We were most fortunate to see tigers on all 5 of our safaris.  We understand that this is unusual. The guides really knew the jungle and it was impressive to see how they could track the tigers. 
Overall I think we got a good feel for the culture and the way of life in India and would hope to return.  The guides and Easytoursstaff were always there for us from the moment we stepped out of the airport.  The itinerary was well constructed.  We would definitely consult you for our return visit.


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