After Bandhavgarh National Park, another very popular National Park cum Tiger Reserve in the state of Madhya Pradesh in Central India is that of the Kanga Tiger Reserve or the Kanha-Kisli National Park that is a renowned tourism destination in central India visited by thousands of visitors every year who come to sight the Bengal Tigers species and the Barasingha species of the place. Kanga Tiger Reserve is the largest National Park in Madhya Pradesh and this is known especially for the presence of various fauna species like the Bengal Tigers, Indian Leopards, Sloth Bear, Barasingha and the Dhole. The Barasingha that is found inhabiting the Kanga Tiger Reserve is also the state animal of Madhya Pradesh and this deer species was earlier at the verge of extinction and at Kanga Tiger Reserve, it not only has seen a rise of the population of the Barasingha but also the Bengal Tiger species as well. The vast natural forests of Kanga Tiger Reserve comprise of the Sal trees in majority along with other mixed forests and this is what supports the growth of rich and varied flora and fauna. The forests of Kanga Tiger Reserve comprise of a total area of 2051 sq. km. with a core area of 417 sq. km. and a buffer area of 1134 sq. km. and Kanga Tiger Reserve is best known for its species of evergreen forests of Sal and the forests are home to around 43 species of mammals, 300 species of birds, 26 species of reptiles and more than 500 species of insects.
Kanga Tiger Reserve is known for one oldest living tiger in the wild named as Munna and Munna roamed fearlessly across the jungles of Kanga Tiger Reserve and his legend is now carried on by his son Chota Munna who exhibits much similar characteristics to his father and visitors from across the World come to Kanga Tiger Reserve to catch a glimpse of Chota Munna. The vast forest reserves of Kanga Tiger Reserve was the inspiration behind the famous ‘Jungle Book’ written by Rudyard Kipling and Kanha’s success story remains to be that of the being able to conserve the species of the Barasingha (hard ground swamp deers) from the brink of extinction (around 70 members in 1970) to about more than 400 in the present day. Kanga Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh is to Barasingha is that Kaziranga National Park in Assam is to the One Horned Rhinoceros but successful stories of conservation. The forest reserves where Kanga Tiger Reserve is present is located in the central highlands of India and earlier these were vast unending stretch of forests that formed a significant part of the country’s wilderness and wildlife habitat and today these forests form fragmented parts such as Panna, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench and Sanjay.
Kanga Tiger Reserve has a climate that is a tropical climate and during the peak summer season, the mercury level can reach up to 43 degrees and the respite comes in the form of monsoon showers and the place is known to record around 1800mm of rainfall each year that promotes the growth of varied flora in the surroundings of Kanga Tiger Reserve. Winter season on the other hand can get exactly the opposite with the mercury dipping below to almost -2 degrees. Kanga Tiger Reserve is believed to be having around 1000 species of flowering plants and while the lowland is a mix of Sal and other mixed forests, the highlands are mostly comprised of dry deciduous forests. Apart from the prominent fauna of Kanga Tiger Reserve that comprise of Bengal Tigers, Indian Leopards, Wild Dogs, Jackal, Foxes, Barasingha, Sloth Bear, etc., the place is also home to around 300 bird species and some of these are of the likes of black ibis bill, egrets, bee-eaters, pond herons, Drongos, Indian peafowls, white breasted kingfishers, etc. The nearest airport to access Kanga Tiger Reserve is the Jabalpur airport that is located at 175 km from Kanga Tiger Reserve and the airport has connectivity with major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, etc. and the nearest rail head again is that of Jabalpur from where one has to travel to Mandla.
To explore the forest reserves of Kanha Tiger Reserve there are two modes of safari options available here and while one is the jeep safari ride, the other is the elephant safari ride that takes you inside the forests of Kanha Tiger Reserve and you can get to explore the varied flora and fauna of the place. When it comes to the jeep safari ride that still remains to be the top preferred jungle safari ride option inside not only the Kanha Tiger Reserve but across most of the other popular National Parks in the country including the famed Kaziranga National Park in Assam, a 4WD vehicle that are open jeeps are modified and allowed to accommodate 6 guests who can go for their jungle safari option inside the forests. Along with 6 tourists, each vehicle is designated to have one driver and one experienced naturalist who guides visitors inside the vast forest of Kanha Tiger Reserve cum National Park to sight some of the very rare wildlife including the famed Barasingha and Bengal Tigers of Kanha Tiger Reserve. The jeep safari rides at Kanha Tiger Reserve are organized in two shifts one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. To maintain the decorum of Kanha Tiger Reserve and not to disturb the animals of the park the jeep rides on designated routes inside the park and this is a very adventurous ride and the jeep allows visitors to explore the diverse wildlife of the forests of Kanha Tiger Reserve at places that other safari rides do not have access to.
On your jeep safari ride you will be picked up by your vehicles from your place of stay at Kanha Tiger Reserve and from there you will come to the safari range for your safari but you will need to make the entry formalities here before you can go for the safari ride inside the forests of Kanha Tiger Reserve cum National Park. This entry formalities are nothing much to worry about and takes about 15 minutes and you will need to furnish the vehicle details, the naturalist details, visitor details along with ID prod and then upon payment of the requisite fees and camera charges you will begin on the adventurous jeep safari ride inside the forests of Kanha Tiger Reserve. Always ensure to obey the rules of the forests when you go for the jungle safari ride inside the forests not only in Kanha Tiger Reserve but across any other National Park in the country as well. Ensure not to wear any bright coloured clothes as it can distract the animals and they will run away. Do not get down from the safari vehicles inside the Kanha Tiger Reserve and do so only at designated points that will be told to you by the jeep driver. Do not make noise or play loud music and do not smoke or consume alcohol as these acts are punishable by law. Always ensure to drive slowly inside the park as this will not startle the animals inside the park and you can have a better viewing experience.
On your jeep safari ride inside Kanha Tiger Reserve ensure to respect the animals as this is their territory and maintain a safe distance from them. Using a pair of binoculars on your safari ride inside Kanha Tiger Reserve as this will allow you to have a better viewing experience of the animal species. Make the best out of the services of the naturalist who will accompany you inside the forest reserves of Kanha Tiger Reserve on the jeep safari and they are the right person to be able to spot the tigers of Kanha Tiger Reserve since they are the local people who have undertaken numerous safari rides inside the forests of Kanha Tiger Reserve and they know best as to where and how to spot the wild animals based on their immense experience. Another safari mode that is a very popular one to be enjoyed here at Kanha Tiger Reserve is that of the elephant safari ride. To sight the Bengal tiger species of Kanha Tiger Reserve, the forest officials arrange for the special tiger show program on the back of the domesticated elephants and visitors can enjoy their elephant safari ride and get the chances of sighting the tigers of Kanha Tiger Reserve on the morning safari session here. The elephant ride is a thrilling one because you will board the back of the elephant and go for an hour long safari ride and one thing about the elephant is that is can take you much closer to the animal species and the other animals feel threatened with the presence of the mighty animal they do not tend to attack the tourists and instead they stay calm.
Elephant safari ride at Kanha Tiger Reserve is an amazing way to explore the vast paradise of the place that has landscapes that are breathtaking and also high hills and grasslands. The elephant safari ride offers an amazing safari experience to witness the thick growth of the Sal trees and the bamboo groves. The distant view of the Baikal hills and the breathtaking beauty of the natural surroundings allow visitors to witness the presence of the wildlife that will allow you to have the option of sighting the majestic animals like Barasingha and the Bengal Tigers. For your safari wide on the elephant please be advised that the slots are limited and have to be booked much priorly. Thousands of visitors come to visit the famed Kanha Tiger Reserve from across the World and therefore with the limited number of elephants seats present it is much recommended that yo book your safari rides priorly and this will ensure that you have a confirmed seat on the elephant back and so that you are not disappointed. For safari reservations certain documents are needed and these are full name, age and gender, nationality, any valid ID proof, etc.
So once you have your jungle safari rides booked for your visit to Kanha Tiger Reserve then one thing you need to keep in mind as to what all you will need to carry to make this visit to Kanha Tiger Reserve a truly spectacular one and the chance to spot some of the best biodiversity in the country along with sighting of the Barasingha and the Bengal Tiger. Since mostly your visit to Kanha Tiger Reserve will be planned during the winter season you need to ensure to pack warm clothes for your visit as the winter nights are quite cold and also during your early morning safaris you will need to have these warm clothing around you. Also in case your visit to Kanha Tiger Reserve during the months from April through June you can plan your visit but you need to be advised that the summer season it gets quite hot during the day and therefore you need to pack essentials like caps, sunscreens, etc. As per the advisory in the National Parks of the country please ensure not to wear bright coloured clothes as this may distract the animals that might run away and so ensure to wear clothes that are nature friendly and these colours are mostly light shades of green, blue, etc. One thing you should not forget to carry is a pair of binoculars and off course your cameras because these two things serve as your best companion not only at Kanha Tiger Reserve but all the other National Parks of the country as well and if you are a genuine wildlife enthusiast then you would surely not want to just sight the animal species from a distance and instead you will want to have a close views of them and this is where only the binoculars and your DSLR lenses come to your help.
Kanha Tiger Reserve can be visited mostly around the year and visitors can come to enjoy their wildlife safari experience here at the heart of India in the state of Madhya Pradesh and the climatic conditions that prevail in this state allows visitors to come to enjoy their safari here. Although the best time to visit Kanha Tiger Reserve is recommended across the months from November to March when the climate remains favourable and calm and it is during the winter season when Kanha truly shines and visitors can enjoy their wildlife safari experiences as well. However in case you are a wildlife photographer and would like to have a grand view of the animals of Kanha Tiger Reserve then mostly during the summer season is an ideal time as the animals especially the Bengal Tigers come out of their hiding inside the park to drink water at the waterholes to keep their cool and this is a good opportunity to sight these tiger species and also capture great pictures of them.
But be advised the summer months are very harsh with temperatures soaring and so you need to be advised to carry adequate clothing for the season. Coming to the safari zones of Kanha Tiger Reserve there are four principal zones at Kanha Tiger Reserve and these are the Kanha zone, Mukki zone, Kisli zone and the Sarhi zone and there are three safari gates at Kanha Tiger Reserve from where you can access these safari zones and these gates are the Khati, Mukhi and Sarhi gate. Both jeep and canter safaris are conducted across these zones and you can go to access these safari zones to sight some of the very rare and elephant species of fauna and avifauna of Kanha Tiger Reserve. Kanha Tiger Reserve is divided into two principal zones and these are the core zone and buffer zone. Apart from viewing the varied wildlife of fauna especially the fauna species of Bengal Tigers, Barasingha, etc. Kanha Tiger Reserve is also a famed birdwatching destination in central India and it boasts of having around 300 species of birds and this is a combination of the migratory and resident bird species as well. If you are an avid birdwatching person then a visit to the central India state of National Park to sight some of the varied avifauna species at the various National Parks of the state should be a visit on your list.
The varied bird species to be found at Kanha Tiger Reserve will surely catch the attention of the bird enthusiasts and being a tropical area, the bird watchers are sure to find many of these desired bird species in the forest reserves of Kanha Tiger Reserve. The varieties of avifauna to be sighted at Kanha Tiger Reserve can be classified into water birds under which the species to be spotted are of the likes of storks, teals, egrets and herons, Common ground birds that are of the likes of pea fowls, jungle fowl, partridges, quail, etc., birds of prey like eagles and kites, scavengers like vultures and nocturnal birds like owls and night jars. Birding in Kanha Tiger Reserve is not limited just to the above birds but there are various other birds to be spotted here and some examples are the Asian paradise flycatcher, Kite, Indian Pitta, Eurasian blackbird, pointed francolin, jungle babbelers, shikra, hawk eagle, etc.
What harbours the varied birdlife here at Kanha Tiger Reserve is the presence of the abundance of the flora across the region where these birds can take their places to build nests and the tall growth of trees provides this added advantage. Kanha Tiger Reserve is a vast land of abundant flora and the forest reserves are home to around 200 species of flowering plants across the region. The entire area of Kanha Tiger Reserve is mostly lowland that is a mix of tall Sal trees and other forest types that are again coupled with meadows and grasslands. What favours the growth of such vegetation across the forests of Kanha Tiger Reserve is the favourable climate and topology.
The highlands that are to be found inside the forest reserves of Kanha Tiger Reserve are having a tropical moist deciduous forest and bamboo to be found and a total of around 70 tree species are to be found here at Kanha Tiger Reserve. Other types of forests to be found at Kanha Tiger Reserve are the Sal forest, Moist mixed deciduous and also the dry deciduous mixed forests. The various tree species to be found at Kanha Tiger Reserve are the Sal, Tendu, Palas, Mahua, Achar, Bamboo, etc. and apart from these trees there are also climbers, ferns and grass to be found. The various varieties of grass to be found at Kanha Tiger Reserve are a source of food for the various herbivores and it is of utmost necessity for the survival of the Barasingha – that is the pride of Kanha Tiger Reserve. These herbivores in turn provide food to the carnivores that kill them as prey and survive on the meat. The various aquatic plants and aquatic life in the water reserves of Kanha Tiger Reserve provide food to the birdlife of Kanha Tiger Reserve and this completes the food chain here. It is of utmost need to conserve the flora of Kanha Tiger Reserve because this is the first step of the food chain and without the flora, the herbivores won’t exist and in turn the carnivores would starve with having to hunt for anything.
Various steps have been adopted by the local authorities of Kanha Tiger Reserve to conserve this flora species in the form of eco-development projects that are organized in the buffer zones along with the help of the local communities inhabiting around the forest reserves of Kanha Tiger Reserve. The villages are engaged in activities that would allow them to have an alternate source of income rather than them being dependant on forest related activities like gathering of wood for selling. Dependence of the villagers on the non-forest related activities will allow them to make use of other resources to have a decent income and this in turn protects the flora of the Kanha Tiger Reserve in turn leads to preservation of fauna species. No doubt the Kanha Tiger Reserve is a jewel of Central Indi and it still remains one of the top destinations for Tiger sighting in India and visitors from across the World come here to have an opportunity to witness the Bengal Tigers of Kanha Tiger Reserve. But at the same time it must be said that you must not simply limit your wildlife viewing experience here at Kanha Tiger Reserve to the Bengal Tigers only and there are many other species of fauna to be spotted here. Apart from the Bengal Tigers, the other dominant species of fauna are the Barasingha, Panthers, Sambar, Barking Deer, Black Buck, Gaurs, Langurs, Wild Boars, Sloth Bear, Dhole, etc.
Kanha Tiger Reserve
Sighting of the various animal species in the wild in the vast and dense forest reserves of Kanha Tiger Reserve that is covered with the dense growth of the Sal trees is an experience that is worthy of a lifetime but then again a lot depends on the luck of the visitors coming here to Kanha Tiger Reserve to have the perfect moment to sight these varied animal species. Apart from looking out for the Tigers, you have to be vigilant enough to or else you might miss out the opportunity of sighting these mammal species in the wild. A lot also depends on the naturalist and jeep drivers who take your safari rides inside the forest reserves of Kanha Tiger Reserve and they are the ones who have known the forest reserves of Kanha Tiger Reserve since long and they know exactly how to look out for the various animals inside the park especially the tigers of the park. Their way of identifying or looking out for a wild animal is by looking at the foot marks of the animals on the safari tracks or even the animal’s alarm call and they lead the vehicle on the track towards the site where the animal might be stationed and all with an educated guess. Though many guests are fortunate to sight a tiger in the wild here at Kanha Tiger Reserve, but the same might not be applicable to everyone because sighting the tiger in the wild not only here at Kanha Tiger Reserve but across any National Park in the country is an opportunity solely based on luck.
While many visitors get lucky to sight the tigers at Kanha Tiger Reserve in just one safari inside the forest reserves but many often return without luck even after two or three rounds of safari inside the park. Still you do not need to be disheartened because Kanha Tiger Reserve is an amazing forest reserve and there are lots to see apart from the Tigers. There are certain wildlife viewing tips that visitors can adhere to and this is an opportunity to enjoy the varied fauna species of Kanha Tiger Reserve. It is always recommended that you hire the services of a naturalist and guide to escort you inside the forest reserves of Kanha Tiger Reserve. These wildlife guides are locals who have known the forest reserves of Kanha Tiger Reserve since their childhood and they have undertaken numerous trips inside the park and this has allowed them to be masters when it comes to wildlife sighting here at Kanha Tiger Reserve. They pick up the scent of the animals and can travel track them for you inside the dense forest reserves. Apart from the guides, visitors too need to adhere to certain wildlife viewing etiquettes when they go inside the forest reserves of not only Kanha Tiger Reserve but rather any National Park in the World.
At Kanha Tiger Reserve, you need to be advised that it is the territory of the animals and therefore do not make indulge in activities that would disturb the decorum of the jungle and distract the animals. This is for the benefit of the guests itself because in they create noise inside the park, the animals get distracted and they will run away and the visitors lose on the opportunity of the animal sighting experience here at Kanha Tiger Reserve. Ensure to wear the right coloured clothes that are not too bright and allows you to camouflage with the colours of the forest. One thing that every visitor should adhere to is to refrain from making noise as their scares the wild animals that run away when approached. Smoking and consumption of alcohol on the safari rides inside the forests of Kanha Tiger Reserve is strictly prohibited and it is an act punishable under law. Also never get down from your safari vehicles at any time inside the forests of Kanha Tiger Reserve unless advised by the jeep driver or the naturalist. If you do so then you will be persecuted under the law. Always be patient on your safari ride and do not get disheartened and start complaining if you do not get the opportunity of sighting the animal of your choice and instead take each and every opportunity to admire the beauty of Mother Nature here at Kanha Tiger Reserve.
Remember that patience is the key in wildlife sighting and especially if you are a bird lover then patience is what will make you have the perfect opportunity to capture the very grand pictures of the animals and bird species. This is what needs to be followed to make your visit to Kanha Tiger Reserve worthwhile and you have the opportunity of sighting the animals and bird species here at the jewel of Central India at Kanha Tiger Reserve. Apart from your cameras and binoculars that you need to carry for a rewarding experience you also need to pack as per the climate on your visit to Kanha Tiger Reserve. If you are planning to visit Kanha Tiger Reserve in the winter season across November to February then be advised to carry adequate warm clothing as winter nights and mornings are quite cold here and ensure to carry jackets, gloves, mufflers, etc. In case you are visiting Kanha Tiger Reserve in the summer months beginning April thru June then you are advised to carry light coloured cotton clothing that will suit the climate conditions and keep you comfortable on the safari rides inside the park. The summers months get quite hot in the da so be advised to carry sunscreens and sunglasses for an enjoyable wildlife sighting experience here at Kanha Tiger Reserve.
To narrate a short history about Kanha Tiger Reserve, the place was declared as a reserve forest as early as 1879 and further as the Banjar Valley Sanctuary in 1935. The Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh was created in 1953 after a merger of the two Wildlife Sanctuaries namely the Hallon and Banjar and further in 1960 around 27 villages were relocated out of the core area of the Kanha Tiger Reserve to increase the area of the park. In the year 1983, the Phen Wildlife Sanctuary became a part of the Kanha Tiger Reserve and further a buffer zone was constructed in the year 1995. Kanha Tiger Reserve was earlier the land of the Gonds who were one of the principal tribes of Central India along with the Baigas who were the natives of the place and are still to be found inhabiting the surrounding villages of Kanha Tiger Reserve. Since these milestones, there have been various conservation efforts being taken up at the Kanha Tiger Reserve especially when it comes to the conservation of the Swamp Deer species or the Barasingha. The population of this animal in the early 1950s was around 3000 but it had dwindled to only about 66 in the 1970s. Successful conservation efforts initiated since then has now allowed this number of the Barasingha species at Kanha Tiger Reserve to climb to more than 500.
The species of Barasingha that is found at Kanha Tiger Reserve is not to be found anywhere else in the World. Variosu stories of the wild animals are known to have been recorded here at Kanha Tiger Reserve and one very interesting one that has found mention in a book written on Kanha Tiger Reserve by HS Panwar is the story of a tiger tracker at Kanha Tiger Reserve who was chased by a tiger cub and he climbed up a tree and stayed there but the tiger cub stayed put. The tracker was scared to his guts when he saw the mother tiger approaching with another two cubs and he thought he was about to die. But instead the tigress came out calling her cub and the little fellow obeyed his mother and left the place and the tracker was free and he climbed down the tree and he walked away to his freedom. At Kanha Tiger Reserve you will not be disappointed even if you do not spot a tiger as there are many other animals you can look out for. However the sense of euphoria is obvious when it comes to sighting the tigers in the wild of the forests of Kanha Tiger Reserve and this sense is clearly unmatched and unexplainable and this is extended to not only the tourists but also the guides and drivers who are known to spot the Bengal Tigers here at Kanha Tiger Reserve regularly and they get elated each time they spot this majestic animal in the wild.
When the tigers of Kanha Tiger Reserve appear it is not only the tourists and the drivers and guides who get alerted but also the various animals living in the forests of Kanha Tiger Reserve get alerted as well. The tigers of Kanha Tiger Reserve are territorial and they hunt within the specified limits of their territory and this provides a distinct advantage to the guides and naturalists of the place who can track their whereabouts and movements within the park. The sighting of the Bengal Tigers at Kanha Tiger Reserve is what makes this National Park one of the most visited in India and visitors from all across the World come to the place and in the peak season the accommodations around the park as well as the jungle safari rides get completely cooked and therefore you must plan your visit here at least 3 months prior to your schedule of visit. Kanha Tiger Reserve is the largest National Park in Central India and it is located at close proximity to the other National Parks of Madhya Pradesh viz. Satpura, Pench and Bandhavgarh National Park. It is advised that you plan your visit to all these four places and ensure that a week or two is to be allocated for your tiger tour and safari in Madhya Pradesh itself.
The Kanha Tiger Reserve is located at the Balaghat and Madla districts of the state of Madhya Pradesh in Central India. Being located at the heart of the country, the Kanha Tiger Reserve has excellent air, rail and road connectivity from major cities and towns of country and this marks the park easily accessible. The Kanha Tiger Reserve has good accessibility be road from major cities in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh and certain distances to Kanha Tiger Reserve from major cities are Nagpur (300 km), Raipur (250 km), Bhilai (270 km), Bandhavgarh National Park (250 km) and Pench National Park (200 km). The nearest airports to access Kanha Tiger Reserve are at Jabalpur (160 km), Raipur (250 km) and Nagpur (300 km). The nearest railway station is Gondia that is around 145 km and also Jabalpur that is about 160km. Once you are here at Kanha Tiger Reserve then there are two entrance gates from where you can access the forest reserves of Kanha Tiger Reserve and these are the Khatia and Mukhi entrance gates. While the Mukhi entrance gate falls at the Balaghat district, the Khatia entrance gate falls in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh this speaking of the large area covered by Kanha Tiger Reserve as it spreads across two districts of the state of Madhya Pradesh.
Also, not just Kanga Tiger Reserve but all the other National Parks in the country are divided into three principal zones namely the core, buffer and reserved zones. The primary area of the National Park is the core area that is protected area of the jungle and these acts as a referral point for the ecosystem that represents the Biosphere reserves of the park. There are a total of 4 core zones at Kanga Tiger Reserve and these zones are respectively the Kanha zone, Mukhi zone, Kisli zone and the Sarhi zone. While all the four of these zones are very popularly visited tourist zones, the Kanha zone still remains as the most visited zone at Kanga Tiger Reserve and National Park and also the entrance fees to explore this zone is subsequently higher that the other zones of the park. While all of the four safari zones are known to be good for the sighting of the Bengal Tiger species of Kanga Tiger Reserve, and to witness this majestic beast live in tandem with the leopards and the wild dogs of Kanga Tiger Reserve is an absolute delight to view as well. While many visitors say that the Kanha zone is one of the best zones for sighting the animals of Kanga Tiger Reserve some visitors recommend the Mukhi zone for wildlife viewing.
Once you are done with your jungle safari experience at Kanga Tiger Reserve, then you can also choose to explore the other places of interest near to Kanga Tiger Reserve. As mentioned earlier, there are also other very famous National Parks in Madhya Pradesh that are also known for their tiger sighting and you can go to visit these places of interest after your visit to Kanga Tiger Reserve. Kanga Tiger Reserve is no doubt one of the most amazing places for your sighting of the Bengal Tigers and the place is located in the central highlands of India amidst the Maihal range of the Satpuras. The great tropical environment along with the various animal species draw visitors from across the globe to Kanga Tiger Reserve and so once you finish enjoying your safari visit here you can go to explore the other places of interest across the place. One perfect place to go after your visit to Kanga Tiger Reserve is the Bandhavgarh National Park that is located around 250km away from Kanga Tiger Reserve and Bandhavgarh National Park was one of the hunting grounds of the Kings of Rewa. Apart from being very famous as a National Park that is home to the Bengal Tigers and various other species of fauna, Bandhavgarh is also famous for the historic Bandhavgarh Fort that stands tall and has found mention in the Ramayana that was a fort built by Lord Rama for his brother Laxmana.
Bandhavgarh still remains to be one of the best National Parks in the country along with Kanga Tiger Reserve for tiger sighting across Central India. Another place to visit is the city of Jabalpur that is known as the city of multi coloured marble rocks. Jabalpur is the third largest city of Madhya Pradesh and the place is known for the presence of various historic forts and war memorials and also the vast natural beauty that surrounds the place as well. Jabalpur was earlier the cultural capital of the Gondwanas and the place is close to Bandhavgarh National Park and other historic sites like Khajuraho, Balancing rocks, Mandla fort, Pench National park and the Chausathyogini temple. Another very famous place for tiger sighting is the Pench National Park that is located around 357km away and can be reached within 5 hours of drive. The Pench National Park is located in the lower southern range of the Satpura hills bounding the state of Maharashtra and the National Park is spread across an area of 758 sq. km. The Pench National Park is another famed tiger sighting parks of Madhya Pradesh and is a must on your visit to the state. And another place to surely not miss out is the Tadoba National Park that is the oldest National Park in Maharashtra and is a compact National Park of 120 sq. km. and also a Tiger Reserve as well.
When it comes to stay around Kanha Tiger Reserve, then this being one of the most popular National Parks of Central India drawing visitors from all across the World, the park has around its vicinity various luxury Hotels and Resorts that can be categorized into standard, deluxe, luxury and high end hotels and resorts. All the hotels and resorts are located close to the vicinity of the entrance gates to the core forest area of Kanha Tiger Reserve and mind you the accommodations are not to be found inside the core area of Kanha Tiger Reserve and they are all outside the core area. One good standard stay accommodation at Kanha Tiger Reserve is the Satya Ashoka resort that is located close to the Kisli safari gate of Kanha Tiger Reserve and this is a standard resort but offers deluxe facilities at good prices to its guests when it comes to the accommodation and fooding during your stay and visit to Kanha Tiger Reserve. The Satya Ashoka resort is located just around 500m from the Kisli safari entrance of Kanha Tiger Reserve and the place offers 24 air-conditioned cottages for the guests who can have a deluxe stay here. The cottages are classified into family cottages and couple cottages and also 2 grand suites as well. Each of the cottages here has a private sit out area from where guests can admire the grand views of the forest of Kanha Tiger Reserve at the Kisli safari area.
The Satya Ashoka at Kanha Tiger Reserve also offers dine in multicuisine restaurant called as the Meadows and this is a very nice restaurant to enjoy meals of various cuisines like Indian, Chinese and Continental. Coming to another good stay option that is a 3 Star resort approved by the Ministry of Tourism (Govt. of MP) is the Kanha Meadows Resort that is located opposite to the core area of Kanha Tiger Reserve and the place offers various luxury retreats like Swimming Pool, Gym, Ayurveda massage apart from the deluxe stays and good food options at the restaurant. The Kanha Meadows Retreat offers 23 accommodation options to their guests in the form of AC and Non Ac Rooms that are filled with luxurious facilities and a stay at these rooms will provide you an incomparable experience of a village life with modern and deluxe facilities. What differentiates the Kanha Meadows Retreat from the other resorts across the place is the restaurant here that serves food that is cooked with the organic produce that is sourced from the local villages and this brings a unique aroma and flavour to the meals cooked at their restaurant. The place serves Indian and Continental cuisine and the various other activities that arranged are jungle safari, trekking, night safari, nature trails, bonfire, cultural dances, etc.
Another among the very nice standard resorts at Kanha Tiger Reserve is the M K Resort that is located at the Khatia village and it is very close to the Kisli gate of Kanha Tiger Reserve cum National Park. This M K Resort is ideally suited for travellers who are looking at a budget stay option on their visit to Kanha Tiger Reserve cum National Park and yet have all the modern amenities to be present in the rooms. The M K resort is ideally suited for travellers who would want to visit Kanha Tiger Reserve at the Kisli and Sarhi safari zones of the park and the place offers accommodation in Non AC, AC and Air cooled rooms to bear with the climate of Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh. The various facilities offered at the MK Resort are of the likes of swimming pool, restaurant, jungle safari bookings, pick up and drop from airport and railway station, doctor on call, nature trails, bonfire, folk dances, etc. Your stay at the MK Resort at Kanha Tiger Reserve will be a memorable one at the prices you pay to enjoy your stay here.
Another good stay at Kanha Tiger Reserve that is located near the Mulki safari entrance of Kanha Tiger Reserve cum National Park is the Grand Tiger Resort that is again a budget stay resort and the place offers stay options in Non AC, AC and air cooled rooms to its guests. The Grand Tiger resort near Kanha Tiger Reserve cum National Park is a fairly new resort and it offers 20 rooms to its guests that offer all the modern amenities and the rooms here are decorated quite ornately to suit the environment of the jungle. The Grand Tiger Resort has attached bath with the rooms that has 24 hours hot and cold water and the bathroom are quite clean and spacious as well. The place also has an in house restaurant that serves Indian and Continental dishes in a casual self-service dining option with options of room service also available. Other facilities offered at the Grand Tiger Resort at Kanha Tiger Reserve cum National Park are pick up and drop from airport/railway station, travel desk, doctor on call, jungle safari, nature trails, bonfire, musical evening with folk dance, etc. Another one of the standard yet unique stay option around Kanha Tiger Reserve is the Kanha Village Eco Resort. This place is situated near the Kisli entrance gate of Kanha Tiger Reserve and it aims to promote sustainable tourism and the place is built with bio-degradable products and this is one of the very naturally beautiful places to stay during your visit to Kanha Tiger Reserve.
The Kanha Village Eco resort used ethnic design styles of construction that is built with locally available bio-degradable materials and it aims to promote sustainable and tourism that us socially responsible. Although it focuses on eco-friendly concept, the guests do not have to compromise on the quality of their stay and guests can enjoy their stay with modern amenities in well-furnished cottages and rooms here at the Kanha village Eco-Resort near the Kisli safari range of Kanha Tiger Reserve. The Kanha Village Eco Resort powers the rooms with solar powered lighting, CFL bulbs and also employs organic composting along with water harvesting and recycling the water for use at the Eco Resort. To promote the local village and create employment among the local youth they have trained the local people to work at the daily proceedings of the Eco Resort and this is a way of giving back to the society. The rooms at the Kanha Village Eco Resort have the tribal home design and the rooms have deluxe furnishings and very fine linen and all modern amenities and yet a rustic village life charm to it. The luxury cottages at the Kanha Village Resort also have a splash pool where visitors can relax and enjoy a bath under the open sky.
Another standard resort located near the Kisli Safari gate at Kanha Tiger Reserve cum National Park is the Taal Tiger Retreat that is opened across an area of 5 acres of land. This resort is again located at the Khatia village and this resort is surrounded by two large lakes that make this place an ideal destination for birdwatching here at Kanha Tiger Reserve cum National Park. At the Taal Tiger Retreat there are 12 deluxe cottages for the comfortable accommodation of the guests here at Kanha Tiger Reserve and the place also has an indoor and outdoor dining area as well. The cottages at the Place have an attached bath, hot and cold water facilities as well. You must try the food at the restaurant at the place that serves a wide array of Indian and Continental cuisine including veg and non-veg cuisine of the taste of Madhya Pradesh. The other facilities at the Taal Tiger Restreat at Kanha Tiger Reserve cum National Park are restaurant, doctor on call, travel desk, nature trails, birdwatching tours, bonfire, cultural dance performance, open gypsy rides inside Kanha Tiger Reserve, pick up and drop, etc. Another standard resort that draws inspiration from the lead character of the Jungle book is the Mowgli Resort that is again located near the Kisli safari gate at Kanha Tiger Reserve. This Mowgli resort is spread across a huge area of 9 acres and has the surrounding forests and a big waterhole at the centre of the property that makes it an ideal nature retreat to stay at.
The place has deluxe cottages for the comfortable stay of guests on their visit to Kanha Tiger Reserve and the view of the forest cover across the place makes it an ideal stay experience here as well and these cottages have attached bath and toilet with 24 hours hot and cold running water. The cottages also accompany a sit out porch where the visitors can get to spend their evenings relaxing and gazing at the starlit skies of Kanha Tiger Reserve. The resort can also assist and arrange for the elephant and jeep safari rides inside the forest reserves of Kanha Tiger Reserve and they provide the services of in house naturalist to their guests as well. Visitors also have access to the library here and the swimming pool area and in the evenings guests can enjoy the company of the native tribes who come to perform the various cultural dances in the open ground. The restaurant at the Mowgli resort is a top place to wine and dine and the trained chefs here ensure to follow high standards of taste and hygiene in their meals and the place serves variety of cuisine like Indian, Chinese, Continental, Local cuisine of Madhya Pradesh and South Indian Cuisine as well.
Another standard resort located at the Khati village and is again close to the Kisli Safari zone of Kanha Tiger Reserve cum National Park is the Pugmark Resort that offers quality accommodation to its guests at budget prices. This is a truly Indian resort when it comes to its design and style here at Kanha Tiger Reserve and the build of the place is rustic and the natural environment of the place is maintained and this place is in tune with the eco-friendly practices along with the help and support of the local tribe villagers. Various facilities available at the Pugmark resort at Kanha Tiger Reserve are that it offers accommodation in 12 huts out of which 2 are AC and 10 are Non AC that provides all the modern amenities to make the stay of guests here at Kanha Tiger Reserve cum National Park a very comfortable one. The Pugmark Resort also arranges for jeep safari rides inside the forest reserves of Kanha Tiger Reserve, nature walks, and village tours and also the evening bonfire and cultural dances on request. Another plus point of this place is the dining that offers a traditional Indian look and design here at Kanha Tiger Reserve. The food is prepared mostly with the various organic ingredients that are sourced from the nearby villages and the resort offers an array of Indian and Multicuisine dishes to its guests.
Coming to the deluxe resorts at Kanha Tiger Reserve one name that comes to view is the Tuli Tiger Resort that is again located near the Kisli entrance of Kanha Tiger Reserve. The Tuli Tiger Resort is located along the banks of the Banjar River that flows across Kanha Tiger Reserve and the place is located amidst a natural surrounding that has a jungle atmosphere so that you can feel close in the lap of Mother Nature during your visit to Kanha Tiger Reserve. Tuli Tiger Resort is one of the very nice places to stay on your visit to Kanha Tiger Reserve and the place offers luxury accommodation, delicious meals and top notch service. The place offers 26 deluxe AC cottages that are having twin beds and internal as well as external sitting areas. The campus is spread across 22 acres of land and guests can enjoy a wide variety of bird species from their cottage itself across the large meadows and the cottages have traditional canopy roofing. The interiors of the cottages at the Tuli jungle Resort are very soothing and the place offers complete privacy to its guests. The place has a restaurant called as the Connoisseur that serves a wide array of Indian and Continental dishes and the evening barbecue is also arranged for guests to enjoy a complete jungle dining experience at Kanha Tiger Reserve cum National Park.
Another deluxe resort at Kanha Tiger Reserve is the celebration Van Villas that is located nearby the Kisli Gate and this is a unique accommodation option when it comes to the design and facilities to be experienced here at Kanha Tiger Reserve. The able staff of the place who are known to be warm and caring reflect the concept of hospitality at this place and guests get to enjoy a true wildlife experience stay experience at this place as well. The celebration Van Villas resort is located by the banks of the Banjar River and there is complete privacy for guests who come to stay here. The property is located in an area of 5 acres of land and the accommodations are secluded on one side and guests can enjoy the grand views of the forests of Kanha Tiger Reserve here as well. The celebration Van Villas is one of the leading names in terms of luxury accommodation at Kanha Tiger Reserve and this place is a chain of one of the leading hotel and hospitality chains of the city of Raipur that was earlier a part of Madhya Pradesh and now is the capital of the state of Chhattisgarh. The celebration Val Villas at Kanha Tiger Reserve has 25 AC rooms with a small private garden and attached bath and shower facilities, 6 Air cooled rooms with rooftop, 3 spacious AC suites and each of the cottages have a small seating area and private garden as well.
The cottages at the celebration Van Villas at Kanha Tiger Reserve have a décor that follows an aesthetic tradition and have individually controlled air conditioning facility. The place offers continuous hot and cold water facility and also offers laundry service to its guests. There is also an ayurvedic spa treatment centre in collaboration with the Kairali Ayurveda centre in Kerela and the centre also offers various herbal remedies and ayurvedic massage to their guests. The place also has a helipad for the landing of private choppers and the guests get the services an in-house naturalist on their safari rides. The place offers packed breakfast for the early morning safari rides inside the core area of Kanha Tiger Reserve and the lunch buffet is served between 12.30 to 1.30PM. Buffet dinner is served at the resort from 8PM to 9PM. Tribal dances are arranged for guests in the evening at the courtyard area and there is a library area as well where guests can spend their time reading about the history of Kanha Tiger Reserve. Safe deposit boxes are available and so is a travel desk near the reception area. The resort also has a large swimming pool and an outdoor play area. There is a well-equipped Gym and Jacuzzi and private massage rooms and spate rooms for meditation and yoga for guests as well.
The Bundela Safari Lodge near the Kisli entrance Gate of Kanha Tiger Reserve is a safari lodge that is spread across a huge campus of 8 acres and the entire surrounding of the place Is filled with nature. The place is a good combination of the lush green forests, quality accommodation, deluxe meals and excellent service that makes the Bundela Safari Lodge one of the very preferred stay options near the Kisli entrance gate at Kanha Tiger Reserve cum National Park. The Bundela Safari lodge at Kanha Tiger Reserve offers 3 choice of accommodation for guests and these are in the form of Machan Villa, luxury rooms and Shikhar tents. The accommodation options at the Bundela Safari lodge at Kanha Tiger Reserve are very aesthetically designed and have plenty of space for guests to enjoy their stay here and enjoy the view of the forests of Kanha Tiger Reserve. The sit our verandah at the resort offers guests an opportunity to enjoy the clean and fresh air and admire the nature all around them. The resort also has an in-house Bar and Restaurant that serves multicuisine delicacies to guests. Guests can also enjoy the view of the evening sunset by the swimming pool and even pamper themselves at the Spa present at the resort. Each of the accommodation option at the Bundela Safari lodge at Kanha Tiger Reserve offers various facilities like swimming pool, Bar, customized safari vehicles, Spa, conference facilities, laundry service, theme dinners, traditional folk dances, recreational lounge, travel desk and host of other facilities.
Another deluxe resort at Kanha Tiger Reserve is the Wild Chalet resort that is again located by the banks of the Banjar River and it is an ideal getaway for visitors. The resort overlooks the River at its front and dense forests of Kanha Tiger Reserve behind at the back. The cottages at the place are beautifully designed and have individual sit out areas and hammocks that are positioned to enjoy the perfect sunshine. The Wild Chalet resort offers to its guest an elegant garden and river facing cottages. The other facilities that are provided to the guests at the Wild Chalet Resort at Kanha Tiger Reserve are Bar and restaurant, jungle safari in custom designed jeep vehicles, wildlife movies of the varied flora and fauna of Kanha Tiger Reserve, sizzling barbecues by the bonfire, tribal cultural dances, nature trails, birdwatching, fishing, swimming, bullock cart rides to the nearby village to enjoy a complete village lifestyle environment, etc. The Dining area of the Wild Chalet resort is located at the centre of the place and if offers its guests various cuisines like India, Continental and local cuisines of Central India as well.
The Koushalya Resort at the Kisli Safari Zone is one of the other deluxe stay retreats around Kanha Tiger Reserve that is a great blend of natural beauty, attractive service, delicious meals and modern convenience. The Koushalya resort is a perfect stay for a family outing at Kanha Tiger Reserve and also for corporate outings or a business conference as well and the resort ensures to cater to the amenities in the best possible manner to meet the requirement of the guests who come here. The Koushalya Resort at Kanha Tiger Reserve is spread across an area of 3.5 acres of land and the rooms and cottages at the resort have all the modern comforts that are needed to guests to make their stay a pleasant and comfortable one here at Kanha Tiger Reserve. The rooms are having a sofa, safe, mini Bar and attached bath with 24 hours hot and cold running water. Each accommodation at the Koushalya resort at Kanha Tiger Reserve is having its own private verandah where guests can sit out and enjoy the views of the dense forests of Kanha Tiger Reserve as well as admire the starlit skies at night. The Koushalya resort is an ideal retreat where visitors can get to enjoy the forests of Kanha Tiger Reserve and also get to explore the activities of the jungle, beautiful scenery and the comfort of a modern living in a jungle retreat at the same time.
The various facilities offered at the Koushalya resort at Kanha Tiger Reserve are Spa, swimming pool, library, 24 hours room service, bar and restaurant, laundry service, etc. The restaurant at the Koushalya resort at Kanha Tiger Reserve offers various dining options to its guests and the place offers a range of ethnic and continental dishes. The food is prepared with fresh organic produce that is sourced from the organic gardens at the resort itself and this is what makes the food here very delicious. The bar also offers various imported wine and liquors along with IMFLs as well. The Krishna Jungle Resort is another prime property that is spread across an area of 6 acres near the Kisli Gate and the place is surrounded by thick forests and bamboo groves. Any visitor here at Kanha Tiger Reserve will be intrigued by their stay at the Krishna Jungle Resort that is a combination of impeccable service, fine dining and unmatched hospitality. There are 31 cottages at the Krishna Jungle Resort at Kanha Tiger Reserve and all the rooms here have attached bath with 24 hours running water and all modern facility. The fine dining at the Krishna Jungle Resort is called as Baradari Al Fresco that is an open air dining at the place offering evening bonfire and barbecue.
Another of the deluxe stay options around Kanha Tiger Reserve cum National Park this time at the Mukki safari gate is the Muba Resort. The Muba resort is a collaboration of true luxury, comfort and hospitality and travellers coming to stay here are sure to be received with a warm welcome and enjoy their stat at well-appointed accommodations, dine on delicious and sumptuous cuisine and also indulge in a host of recreational activities apart from their jungle safari experience. The Muba resort at Kanha Tiger Reserve cum National Park has two categories of accommodation and these are beautifully dressed cottages and mud houses. The Miba resort at Mukki area near Kanha Tiger Reserve has the primary aim of allowing their guests to enjoy a heavenly stay and enjoy all luxury in one place and the resort offers its guests an information area, a restaurant that serves both veg and non-veg buffet, a grand wildlife library, a souvenir shop to look out for locally sourced goods like handicrafts and handlooms, a games area for children, a beautiful natural pond, options for fishing and all amenities that your stay at Kanha Tiger Reserve is not just limited to the wildlife safari experience and it’s a complete holiday altogether.
The fine dine restaurant at Muba at Mukka offers a wide array of dishes to choose from and is a delight for both veg and non-veg lovers at the same time. The place offers Indian and Mughlai cuisine to its guest and the food is cooked with ingredients sourced fresh from the local villages that will provide a unique home quality taste to the cuisine. There is a special kids menu on offering as well with food that suits the taste buds of the little toddlers who come to Kanha Tiger Reserve and coffee/tea is made available to guests across the clock. Coming to the luxury resorts around Kanha Tiger Reserve, one name that will surely come to mind is the grand Baagh resort that is a Hindi name to the flagship species of the Kanha Tiger Reserve viz. the Royal Bengal Tiger. The Baagh resort is spread across a vast area of 20 acres of land and this is located close to the Mukki safari gate of Kanha Tiger Reserve and the place is surrounded by the tall growth of Sal trees and is surrounded by the small tribal village. The deluxe Baagh resort offers spacious and ultra-luxury rooms for the accommodation of guests and various amenities to guests and these are intercoms, balcony, dining and study tables placed inside the rooms. Deluxe bathroom accompany each room with bath tubs. There are three restaurants at the resort called as Angan, Gol Hut and Dhaba that serve various delicious cuisines to its guests.
Coming to another deluxe stay option at Kanha Tiger Reserve is the Kanha Earth Lodge that is located near the Kisli entrance gate of the park and this beautiful resort is spread across huge campus of 16 acres. The promoters of the Kanha Earth Lodge have kept in mind the Eco sensitivity of the place and they have derived the inspiration for the architecture of the place from the Gond tribal villages that are situated in the fringe areas of Kanha Tiger Reserve. The Kanha Earth Lodge is situated a little away from the Kisli zone but this allows its proximity to both the zones of Kisli and Mukki. Guests who choose to stay at the deluxe yet traditional Kanha Earth Lodge can have the opportunity to sight the varied wild animals of Kanha Tiger Reserve from the proximity of the lodge itself and the place also offers its guests with various nature trails and biking trails across the huge area of the lodge itself. The Kanha Earth Lodge offers its guests accommodation in 12 beautiful bungalows that are elaborately designed and decorated. The 12 Bungalows are air-conditioned and also have power backup and these bungalows can be described as elegantly designed suites that have a private seating area out in the open as well.
The promoters of the Kanha Earth Lodge have always ensured to give back to the society and they have in collaboration with the local villagers setup a kitchen garden project where the promoters of the Kanha Earth Lodge provides the villagers with seeds and these villagers grow fresh organic produce of fruits and vegetables and provide this to the kitchen of the Kanha Earth Lodge and the trained and expert chefs of the place churn out some of the very fine Indian and Continental cuisine with these ingredients. Apart from luxurious stay, fine dining and a beautiful campus, the other facilities at the Kanha Earth Lodge near Kanha Tiger Reserve are coffee shop, swimming pool, Bar, pick up and drop from nearest airport/railway station, room service, jungle safari, bird watching, nature treks, cycling trail, etc.
Coming to another of the high end resort at Kanha Tiger Reserve, this name is a very popular stay options at the Mukki Gate of Kanha Tiger Reserve and it is called as the Chitran Jungle Lodge that is one of the most distinctive safari lodge not only at Kanha Tiger Reserve but across the country. Located at the corner of Kanha Tiger Reserve, the Chitran Jungle Lodge is spread across a vast area of 14 acres and provides stunning views of the landscapes and wildlife of the place. The area across the Chitran Jungle Lodge at Kanha Tiger Reserve is having hills with abundant flora and vast open grassland and visitors are left captivated with the stunning countryside. There are 18 luxurious suites at the Chitran Jungle Lodge and each of these suites are aesthetically designed and well-appointed with large windows that offer a grand view of the adjoining hills, farms and forests around Kanha Tiger Reserve. The accommodations at the Chitral Jungle Lodge are categorized as per the five principal elements of nature viz. Prithvi, Agni, Jal, Vayu and Akash and the suites have the option of private sit out areas, open showers, private terrace and all the ultra-luxury that any traveller would want.
The dining of the Chitral Jungle Lodge in one of the most organic dining options as the huge area of the place is not led to waster and instead they have found use to it as an organic farm and most of the ingredients that are needed for cooking like vegetables, pulses, spices and even the cooking oil is harvested in this farm itself. This provides a unique unfermented taste to the food and the entire preparation is completely organic that provides the guests with a fine dining experience. The various other facilities that guests can enjoy at the Chitran Jungle Lodge at the Mukka area of Kanha Tiger Reserve are Bar/Lounge, Room Service, Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Laundry Service, Jungle Safari, Health Spa, Birding, Nature Trails, Cycling, etc.
Another of the luxury resort that is a perfect stay option at the Mukki Safari area of Kanha Tiger Reserve is the Kanha Jungle Lodge. This jungle lodge has been built keeping in mind minimal interference with the natural environment and the jungle. From the Kanha Jungle Lodge premise itself, visitors can get to see the various species of birds, the alarm calls of the deer species and even hear the occasional roar of the Bengal Tigers of Kanha Tiger Reserve. The naturalist at the Kanha Jungle Lodge at Kanha Tiger Reserve takes the opportunity to narrate about the various wildlife experiences to the guests who come to stay here and the entire experience of a guest coming all the way to Kanha Tiger Reserve from across the World gets enriched with the in-depth knowledge of this naturalist who speaks to the guests about the varied species of flora, fauna and avifauna of Kanha Tiger Reserve. A trip to the forest reserves of Kanha Tiger Reserve on jungle safari rides accompanied by the naturalist of the Kanha Jungle Lodge allows guests to have a sense of thrill and excitement at the same time keeping the experience of the jungle and the wildlife of Kanha beyond just a vacation to Kanha Tiger Reserve. The promoters of the Kanha Jungle Lodge have ensured not to disturb the natural growth of trees in the property and a matter of fact one room at the Kanha Jungle Lodge has a tree growing through it that provides a natural environment to the place.
The Kanha Jungle Lodge offers 18 spacious rooms and two independent deluxe cottages that make a total of 20 rooms on offering overlooking the lush green cover of the Sal trees. These cottages and rooms at the Kanha Jungle Lodge have all the modern amenities with single, twin or even double bedded rooms that come with accompanying bathrooms and have several amenities like shower, running hot and cold water and the rooms and cottages are elaborately furnished keeping in mind the theme of the jungle. The dining area of the Kanha Jungle Lodge is a very beautiful place to wine and dine and the place offers a wide array of Indian and Continental cuisine to its guests. The ingredients used for preparation are again sourced from the organic farm at the Kanha Jungle Lodge itself and one can see the fresh fruits and vegetables growing at the garden. At the Kanha Jungle Lodge there is also an option of an open dining area where guests get to dine under the stars and enjoy the soulful chirping of the birds of Kanha Tiger Reserve and the rustling of the leaves of the Sal trees. One of the very old properties that was established in 1982 is the Kiping Camp that is located at the Kisli Safari gate and this place was started by a family of conservationists at Kanha Tiger Reserve who discovered the need to have a jungle camp with various modern facilities that would cater to the quality of the guests who come to Kanha Tiger Reserve and today it has earned the repute of being one of the finest wildlife camps in the country.
The campus has across the years been developed to accommodate much more of the modern amenities and to add to the comfort of the stay of the guests to Kanha Tiger Reserve. There are beautifully designed cottage rooms that provide maximum comfort to its guests. Each cottage room at the Kipling Camp offers a verandah that provides great views of the surrounding forests. The cottages at the Kipling Camp have twin or double beds and accompanying tea, coffee making facility and an en-suite bathroom with shower facility. The various other facilities and activities at the Kipling Camp are birding at the camp, enjoy a relaxing massage and also relax on the hammock admiring the beauty of nature all around. Also in the evening time at the camp itself you can enjoy the bonfire, wildlife film shows and even enjoy the local cultural dances of the local tribes of Kanha Tiger Reserve.
Another famous luxury resort at Kanha Tiger Reserve is the Infinity Resort that is a chain of luxury resort that is found across the major prominent National Parks of the country. The Resort at Kanha Tiger Reserve is called as the Infinity Kanha Wilderness and this is located very close to the Mukki Safari entrance gate of Kanha Tiger Reserve and the campus is spread across a huge area of 24 acres of land and the area is having a forest in itself that has a good growth of bamboo groves and Mahua trees. The resort is located at the banks of the Jamunia river that flows across the area of the park and visitors staying at the Infinity Kanha wilderness get a beautiful view of the river, the Sarasdol hills and the tribal villages that are located nearby. What makes the Infinity Kanha Wilderness an ideal choice of stay at Kanha Tiger Reserve is the presence of a great surrounding, lush green forest cover, delicious meals, top notch service and the best in class accommodation options. The Infinity Kanha Wilderness has two choice of accommodation for guests who come here and these are in the form of luxury villas and luxury tents that have all the modern facilities. All the two accommodation options have an en-suite bathroom and a sit out area and the luxury dining allows guests to enjoy their stay at the it’s best here at Kanha Tiger Reserve.
The other facilities at the Infinity Kanha Wilderness are 24 hours hot and cold running water, Tea/Coffee maker in each room/tent, mini bar, swimming pool, multi cuisine restaurant, spa, wildlife library, jungle safari, nature trails and services of well trained and expert naturalist to travel inside Kanha Tiger Reserve on the jungle safari rides. The restaurant at the Infinity Bandhavgarh Wilderness offers a wide choice of cuisine and snacks and there is an open air barbecue that serves to its guests in the evening time. Moving on to the high end luxury resorts at Kanha Tiger Reserve there are around four such accommodation options at Kanha Tiger Reserve and the first is the Banjar Tola that is located near the Mukki Safari gate of Kanha Tiger Reserve. This luxury resort at Kanha Tiger Reserve is located by the banks of the Banjar River and overlooks the vast forest reserves of Kanha Tiger Reserve. The luxury tents that are suited for the accommodation of the guests are having a well-designed bamboo flooring, lovely crafted furniture and bamboo paved walls that are very elegantly designed and furnished. The well trained staff at the Banjar Tola resort at Kanha Tiger Reserve take a lot of effort to cater to the needs of the guests and make their stay worth the among of money they spend in their visit to Kanha Tiger Reserve. The rooms have textures that are having the rich block printing style of Madhya Pradesh and they are of cotton and silk. The place offers two elegant camps of nice suites and each tent is having a host of amenities that speaks of the luxury to be felt here.
Another ultra-luxury stay option at Kanha Tiger Reserve is the Shergah Tented Camp that is again located near the Mukki Safari zone of Kanha Tiger Reserve. The Shergah is a luxury camp that has its own private reservoir that remains filled with a natural spring located at the centre of the camp. The main campus overlooks this private water reserve and visitors who stay here can enjoy birding at its best from the resort itself as many bird species come to the water reserve. The Shergah Luxury Camp at Kanha Tiger Reserve has 6 super luxury tents and each of the tents has a mud finished verandah, large bedroom with ample space for luggage storage, extra bedding and an attached washroom and shower facilities. The tents at the Shergah luxury camp is made to design and are having locally handmade baked mud tiles that keep it cool in the summers and warm in the winters using the ancient knowledge of the local people and mixing it with all the modern luxuries. The Shergah Luxury camp at Kanha Tiger Reserve offers dining at the main house at the camp and this place serves traditional Indian cuisine and also continental cuisine with food prepared by well-trained chefs and the ingredient for cooking are sourced from the local garden or from the nearby villages to offer a true ethnic delight meal.
Another of the high end luxury resort at the Kisli Safari zone of Kanha Tiger Reserve is the Tuli Tiger Corridor that is one of the best stay options for visitors who are visiting to stay in an environment that is calm, cook and offers all luxury amidst the vast forests of one of the premier National Parks in the country. The Tuli Tiger Corridor at Kanha Tiger Reserve is the best place to be if you are interested to explore the vast forests of Kanha Tiger Reserve along with the species of flora, fauna and avifauna of the park and the best thing is that this resort is only about 10 minutes away from the Tiger corridor area of Kanha Tiger Reserve. Spread across a sprawling campus, a very beautiful thing about the place is the presence of a natural lake that is spread across 80,000 sq. m of area and this is again close to a stream that goes on to meet the grand River Banjar that flows across Kanha Tiger Reserve and the place is said to be created by landscaping the area that provides a brilliant appeal to the jungle stay experience. The Tuli Tiger Corridor offers to its guests accommodation in 8 luxurious tents that boast of all the modern facilities and each of these tents occupy an area of 550 sq. feet.
The various facilities accompanying each of the luxury tents at the Tuli Tiger Corridor are air-conditioning, king sized bed, LED TV, mini bar, private dining lounge and also an en-suite bathroom that has all the modern fixtures accompanied by regal style furniture complemented by modern flooring. Apart from the above facilities, the other facilities at the Tuli Tiger Corridor are room service, restaurant, bar/lounge, laundry service, nature trails, jungle safari, birding tours, etc. The dining at the Tuli Tiger Corridor is called as the Habitat and it is a fully air-conditioned restaurant cum Bar and Lounge that offers mouth-watering cuisine and a choice of alcoholic beverages along with mock tails and cocktails as well. A stay at the Tuli Tiger Corridor on your visit to Kanha Tiger Reserve is sure to be a very rewarding experience. If luxury stays is a benchmark that the name that comes to mind on your visit to Kanha Tiger Reserve is the Singinawa Jungle Lodge that is located close to the Mukki gate and is spread across an area of 55 acres of land. The place is truly one of the World class jungle lodges and the name is derived from the Sherpa word meaning the ‘protector of the sacred forests’.
The Sininawa jungle lodge at Kanha Tiger Reserve can be easily called to be one of the very perfect places to enjoy your stay and enjoy your adventurous holiday at the same time. The Singinawa Jungle Lodge offers accommodation to its guests in 12 luxury cottages that are located around the 55 acres of land that are filled with grasslands, water holes, river and dense forest reserves. The cottages at the place are designed to keep in mind to ensure all comforts to the guests and each cottage here accompanies a large bedroom, private verandah, en-suite bathrooms, rain showers, live fireplace, air-conditioning and mini bar. The grand dining at the place offers continental and Indian cuisine and the ingredients are raised on their farm or even sourced from the local villages. The other facilities are room stewards, swimming pool, open campfire, colonial style library, jungle safari, nature trails, nature shop for souvenirs, secured parking, 24 hours power back up, etc.