The Bagh offers you exclusive Jungle safaris in the deep forests of Kanha. There are two jeep tours every day, where a driver and naturalist pick you up at the resort and drive you to Kanha National Park. It is among the top tiger reserves in India with a good tiger density and common sitings. The length of each safari varies between 3 to 5 hours, depending on the time of year.
Fauna in Kanha
Central India is home to several species of birds and animals and Kanha, being a reserved forest, is among the safest havens for them. Even though it is most popular for the Royal Bengal Tiger, Kanha is the natural habitat of the highly endangered hard-ground Barasinghna. Tigers, leopards, wild dogs, wild cats, foxes and jackals are found in abundance besides many species of deer and otherwise a rarity in India, the sloth bear. Not just animals but Kanha is also home to over 300 species of birds.
The national park was created in 1955 and is one of the most well-managed, tourist friendly tiger reserves in India. It has meadows and open grasslands that have sprung up in fields of abandoned villages that were once populated by Central Indian tribes. Kanha National Park is divided into four zones - Kanha, Kisli, Sarahi and Mukki each of which have their own dominant cluster of animals and birds.
Area: 362.93 mi2
Hours: Open now
Established: June 1, 1955
Nearest town: Mandla
Did you know: This area in Central India was the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling's classic, the "Jungle Book" with all of the wild characters from pythons and sloth bears to elephants and tigers