Kanha National Park
The popular Kanha Tiger Reserve in the Mandla District of Madhya Pradesh, encompasses an area of 1,945
sq. km that constitutes buffer and core. The topography is a mix of sal forests, meadows and wild bamboo on the slope.
The Kanha Tiger Reserve is a diverse habitat that expresses amazing biodiversity. The major attractions are the Bengal Tiger and Hard Ground Barasingha or Swamp Deer. Bisons draw lot of tourists so do wild dogs, leopards and many deer species here.
Birding is exciting in the preserve and the surroundings. Lot many tour operators offer bird watching packages during the winter months. On a three day tour on can checklist more than hundred species.
Map of Kanha National Park, India
On can see many bird species in the park Lesser Adjutant,Stork, Common Teal, Northern Pintail,
Shama, Indian Pitta, Peacock, Pea Fowl, Painted Francolin, Black Francolin, Jungle Fowl, Grey Francolin, Red and Painted Spur Fowl, Yellow Legged Green Pigeon, Brown Cheeked Fullvetta, Indian Scimitar Babblar, Racket Tailed Drongo,
White Bellied Drongo, Warblers, Black Rumped Flameback, White Naped Woodpecker, Golden Oriole, Black Naped Oriole, Brown Fish Owl, Pallas Fish Eagle, Grey Headed Fish Eagle, White Eyed Buzzard, Honey Buzzard, Shikra and many more.
Kanha Tiger Reserve- Time Line
- James Forsyth in Central Indian Highlands 1860
- Kanha notified as reserve forest 1880
- Kiplings Jungle Book 1890
- Kanha made a sanctuary 1933
- Forest rest houses at Kanha & Supkhar 1910
- Kanha became a National Park 1955
- George Schaller in Kanha 1963-65
- Project Tiger begins 1973
- Land of the Tiger filmed in Kanha 1985
Area : 1,945 sq. km's.
Altitude : 450-872 meters.
Temperature (deg C): Summer- Max 40.6, Min 23.9.
Winter- Max 23.9, Min 1.1.
Rainfall : 152 cm.
Best Season : April to June and October to January.
Kanha National Park consists of core area of 940 sq. km. which is surrounded by
a buffer zone of 1005 sq. km. Kanha history before mid century lies in obscurity. The first information is contained in book by Captain J. Forsyth. "The highlands
of Central India" basde in the year 1860.
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