Wildlife Parks in India


HOW TO REACH: Khatia (3 km from Kisli) and Mukki are the two main entry points to the Park. The nearest town is Mandla (65 km).

By air: Nearest airports are located at Jabalpur (170 km), Raipur and Nagpur (270 km).

By rail: The closest railheads are at Jabalpur and Bilaspur.

By road: A daily bus service is available for Kisli and Mukki from Jabalpur, and back. It is advisable to reach Kisli before sunset, as vehicles are not allowed in the park after dark.

DESCRIPTION: By a special statute in 1955, Kanha National Park came into being as a part of the Project Tiger. Made up of Sal forests, with dry deciduous vegetation, the Kanha National Park has diverse flora and fauna.

It boasts of 22 species of mammals like this park is the gaur, sambar, and chausingha. Barasingha is the real jewel of this national park and blackbucks can also be spotted here.

Nilgai antelope, the sloth bear, the dhole, or Indian wild dog, and an occasional panther are also part of the wildlife. More than 200 species of birds also inhibit the park. The diverse flora and fauna of the forest is simply impeccable.

But foremost, the park is known for its Tiger population. It is an excellent dwelling ground for professional photographers, across the world.

MUST VISIT PLACES: Bamni Dadar, known as Sunset Point, is the most beautiful section of the park, and the view of the sunset from this spot is absolutely mesmerizing.

SEASON: The park is closed from July 1 to October 31, because of the heavy monsoon. The ideal time to visit Kanha would be the period between February and June.

ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: Forest Lodge (ITDC), Forest Rest Houses, M.P. Tourism Log Huts, Kipling Camp are the available means of accommodation. Royal tiger resort is also available for best and comfortable accommodation.

M P S T D C jeeps are available on hire for touring the park. For tiger-tracking, elephants are used. Forest Department guides accompany visitors around the park on circuits, they help to explore and view particular places.


A recently created national park with diverse , the Satna National Park consists of vast stretches of unharmed and unblemished forests. It lies along the river Ken, 32 km from Khajuraho.

The place has a good tiger population. The road towards Satna also passes through the Satna National Park.

PLACES TO VISIT: It hosts many waterfalls that have become popular tourist spots. Day excursions to the place also incorporate visits to diamond mines at Majhgawan, the Rajgarh Palace and the temples of Panna town

SEASON: Although the park is open throughout the year, the winter season is the best time to visit the park. This is because the sultry heat can have a daunting effect on the visitors and spoil the enjoyment.

HOW TO REACH : The park can be easily approached from the village of Madla, 22 km from Khajuraho.

ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: Good accommodation is available in close proximity of the Panna National Park, in the form of tree houses and tourist lodges. The facilities offered are also fine.