Popularly considered as one of the best administered parks in Asia, this tiger reserve is globally famous for saving Barasingha from extinction. The royal Bengal tigers are found here in good numbers and it is the largest national park in Madhya Pradesh with an area of 940 sq. km. The park is equally popular as a bird watching destination with over 350 species of birds and flora being found here.
Hallon Sanctuary, Banjar Sanctuary, Phen Sanctuary and the buffer zone together comprised to form the Kanha Tiger Reserve in the year 1973.
Road: Jabalpur (165 km) , Raipur () and Nagpur
Rail: Bilaspur (175 km), Gondia (127 km), Jabalpur (214 km), Nagpur (280 km) and Raipur (216 km)
Air: Nearest airport is Jabalpur airport (170 km). Nagpur airport (290 km) and Raipur airport (260 km) can be preferred as other options.
16 October to 3o June. November to April (Bird Watching)
1)PENCH NATIONAL PARK (185 Kms, 4 hours by road) Famous for Wildlife safaris, with stay options available
2)JABALPUR (166 Kms, 4 hours by road) Famous for Marble Rocks, Dhuandhar Falls, Bargi Dam etc., with stay options available
3)AMARKANTAK (158 Kms, 4 hours by road) Famous for Narmada River Origin, Poet Kabir Das and Pilgrimage, with stay options available
4)BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK (206 Kms, 4 hours by road) Famous for wildlife safaris, shesh shaiya and bandhavgarh fort with stay options available.