Kanha Tiger Reserve situated in Satpura Maikal Landscape is spread over the Mandla and Balaghat Districts of Madhya Pradesh State in India, with Headquarter stationed at Mandla.
Kanha is accessible from Jabalpur, Raipur and Nagpur by road through regular bus and taxi services. All the three places are connected to major cities in the country by road, rail and air.
Kanha Tiger Reserve remains open from 1st October to 15th June every year. Best time to visit Kanha Tiger Reserve is from November to December and March to May.
Kanha Tiger Reserve remains closed for the period from 16th June to 30th September.
Kanha being situated in Central India is subjected to extreme and tropical weather. Month of January may also witness sub-zero temperatures and frost. Monsoon arrives in the second week of June. The average temperature over the months is as below:
The Park shall remain closed to the visitors for afternoon safaris on all Wednesdays and on the day of “Holi” and “Diwali”.
Permits for Park safari can be booked in advance at http://forest.mponline.gov.in. Permits are also available at the designated KIOSKs, Mandla Office and at all the Gates (Khatia, Mukki and Sarhi) in Kanha Tiger Reserve.
While visitors are allowed to take their Mobiles/ Cell Phones during park excursions, they need to remain in silent mode.
Permits are issued for a specific zone. The safari is permitted only the zone booked for. Other three zones shall remain out of bound for the visitors.
Permits can be rescheduled by visitors online by using the same login user ID.
Two safaris, one in the morning and the other during the afternoon can be made in a day. The safaris are allowed from sunrise to sunset with a break between 1100 hrs to 1500 hrs. These timings, however, are subjected to slight changes depending on the season as under.
|Duration||Entry Timing For Morning Safari||Exit Timing For Morning Safari||Entry Timing For Evening Safari||Exit Timing For Evening Safari|
|1st Oct - 31st Oct||6:00 AM||11:00 AM||3:00 PM||6:00 PM|
|1st Nov - 31st Nov||6:15 AM||11:00 AM||3:00 PM||5:45 PM|
|1st Dec - 31st Dec||6:30 AM||11:00 AM||3:00 PM||5:30 PM|
|1st Jan - 31st Jan||6:45 AM||11:00 AM||3:00 PM||5:45 PM|
|1st Feb - 28th Feb||6:30 AM||11:00 AM||3:00 PM||6:15 PM|
|1st Mar - 31st Mar||6:15 AM||11:00 AM||3:00 PM||6:30 PM|
|1st Apr - 30th Apr||5:45 AM||11:00 AM||4:00 PM||6:45 PM|
|1st May - 31st May||5:30 AM||11:00 AM||4:00 PM||7:00 PM|
|1st June - 30th June||5:30 AM||11:00 AM||4:00 PM||7:00 PM|