Kanha national park is situated in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh state, India. With the area of 1940 sq km, it is the largest wildlife sanctuary in central India. Inspired by the enchanting natural beauty of the jungle, the famous scholar Rudyard Kipling has written his all time classic the Jungle book on the Kanha National park. The park was established in 1955.
The park is shelter to more than 600 species o flower plants. The lowest terrain is ideal combination of sal and other mixed forest. The upper level of the park is covered with dry deciduous forest. The narrow area of the park includes bamboos which give different shapes to the park. It is famous for the long grasslands which is an ideal shelter for the survival of Bharah Singha.
Kanha national park is considered to be Asia's best national park. The ever green and dense natural vegetation of the park provide shelter to several endangered and rare species in which tiger, the jewel of Indian wildlife is also included. According to survey, there are more than seventy tiger has been spotted by the wildlife photographers. Apart from the tigers, it is ideal home to many other species such as bison, gaur, and sambhar, barahsingha, barking deer, jackal, fox, porcupine, hyena, jungle cat, python, pea, fowl, monkey, mongoose and leopard.
The park emerges as a perfect destination for elephant safari and jeep safari to explore the virgin flora and fauna of the jungle. It seems so enchanting to see tiger in his natural habitat hunting or sleeping in the shade which remains unforgettable moment in one's life.