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“Most Virgin Forests”

Kanha National Park
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Mandla
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed July 5, 2012

I think we should forget about all national parks. Kanha National Park is the best place of its kind that I have seen. It is really dense and beautifully maintained. We stayed at Tuli resort which was also a very warm place. We were lucky enough to find three Tigers too.

Thank pritisaraogi
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Have always liked going back to Kanha again and again. The safari is nice and one is always lucky if one can see a tiger. In atleast three visits inside the Sanctuary, I could see the tiger once. The Safari has become a little costly though!

Thank subratasingh
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

This was a place we chose to spend out first anniversary and what a good decision we made. There are lots of animals, with ofcourse Tiger being he most popular one. Just keep your eyes open and you will get to see variety of birds, black buck, deer, elephants etc.

Although it was raining when we went to the park, we spotted a tiger and that too with its kill :) I think we were very lucky to spot that kind of scene.

People say there are very rare chances of spotting a tiger in Kanha and instead on should go to bandharvgarh, but I completely disagree. Kanha is less crowded and has a wide area in comparison. So it is a must visit place.

A day prior to when we visited the park, people said they spotted 3 tigers and a leopard in the park!!! Lucky them!!

3  Thank thepeppychic
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

There are sanctuaries and there are sanctuaries and then there's Kanha which completely stands apart from the others I have visited (read my reviews on Sunderbans). I answer some questions below:

What are my chances of seeing wildlife?
You will definitely see the 'lesser' mammals like deer, monkeys langurs etc. however, the chance of seeing the tiger is about 30% and leopard 2%. It’s not like the big cat population is low but the tigers are extremely well camouflaged and the leopards more so. But if there is a place in India where one does have a fair chance of seeing tigers, Kanha it is.

How to improve your chances for seeing wildlife/tigers?
It’s pure statistics, the more visits you take to the park the better your chances. Peak summers and winters are better times but be warned about ‘sharing’ your experience with hordes of tourists during these months. During monsoons the chances of seeing tigers are lower but the park is much less crowded. Therefore, weigh in the pros and cons of each season and take your pick.

If tigers are not the only wildlife you want to see, make it very clear to the driver and the guide at the onset or you will spend the maximum time in you 4x4 darting from corner to corner chasing ghosts (some real and some imagined) of tigers.

Answers to other FAQs:
Park visits are expensive. Share the 4x4 with others to cut costs.
Resorts are expensive. Bargain for a discount during the off season.
Be the first to line up your car for the entry. The wildlife will be must less disturbed than when 40 vehicles would have passed by.

All that having being said, you will meet some of the warmest people in Kanha, who go beyond themselves to make your trip a memorable one. Throw away stupid sanctuaries like Sunderbans and Kaziranga and make that trip to Kanha.

4  Thank MayankAgarwalla
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

3 Safaris (2 Morning & 1 Evening), I could not find any glimpse of the tiger. We could only see the pug mark in one of our morning safari. We could see fresh nail scratches of the tiger probably made a night or early morning of our visit. We could see lot of spotted dear, peacock, wild bores, bison’s, sambars, bara singha etc. The most attraction was the bhaloo. Out of no where, he suddenly came behind our gypsy only to scare us but stayed with us for 15 mins before disappearing in the jungle again. Don’t visit kanha only for Tiger as chances of disappointment are more. The best place to stay is bagira log resorts maintained by MP Tourism dept. You can book online, but discount is offered if you visit their marketing offices.

1  Thank Srinsiri
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