Kanha National Park is one of India's national treasures. In 1973 it became one of the preserves under Project Tiger to preserve natural resources, wildlife, and the majestic Indian tiger. The 1005 square kilometer park is home to diverse flora and fauna, including tigers, leopards, jackal, wild dogs, Indian Bison, wild pigs, monkeys, many varieties of deer, and innumerable birds. It is an amazing and delicate ecosystem that requires constant monitoring to sustain and maintain its endangered species.
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. Today, you can see all of these animals and more. The park itself is divided into five separate sections: Kisli, Kanha, Mukki, Bhaisanghat and Supkar. It encompasses meadows, plateaus, mountainous ranges, jungle, ponds, and lakes. A buffer zone around the park and five well-maintained corridors linking it to other National Parks helps to ensure the survival of endangered species. While you are there, make sure to stop by the Kanha Museum, an informative center about the park and surrounding area.