Kanha National park, also known as Kanha Tiger Reserve, is located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National park was created on 1 June 1955 and in 1973 was made the Kanha Tiger Reserve & there are 150 tigers in Kanha National park. It is the largest national park in Madhya Pradesh. Kanha National Park covers an area of 940 square km in the two districts Mandla and Balaghat and is controlled by Madhya Pradesh Forest Department. It is famous for the Royal Bengal Tiger and various other animals & biological species.
|Kanha Tiger Reserve|
|Area||940 km2 (360 sq mi)|
|Created||1933 (as Wildlife Sanctuary) 1955; (as National Park) 1974; (as Tiger Reserve)|
Tigers in Kanha National Park
Munna ‘King of Kanha’
Munna A Royal Bengal Tiger is the heart of Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh. According to a recent survey, Kanha National park has 150 Tigers and Kanha National park has one of the bravest tigers named Munna people also call him the ‘King of Kanha’. Munna was born in Kanha national park and he individually dominates the Kanha National park he spends most of his time in the Kisli range in Kanha national park, he is the oldest tiger of Kanha National park and the living pride of the park.
Munna is famous for killing other tigers and eating them but still, Munna doesn’t harm any tourists. Tourists came to Kanha especially to see him and he become one of the most photographs captured Tiger in this world, he is a warrior and always ready for a fight Munna kills 30+ tigers in his life and also kills famous Tigers T-59 cubs after that Munna fought with T 59 for 3 days.
After ruling for 15 years in Kanha National park he was getting older and spent most of his time in the buffer zone for recovering and saving his life from other ruling tigers near his territory, Munna sometimes go to the villages near the forest and attacked humans and he killed a 14 yrs old girl after this incident forest officers shifted Munna to Van Vihar for the safety of Munna and villagers, after spending 1 year in Van Vihar Munna has passed away at the age of 19 in Bhopal.
India is home to the Tigers
: No of Tigers in the World: 3,200 in 2015 – 4,500 in 2022
: No of tigers in India: 2,226 (2014) – 2,967 (2018)
: No of tigers in Madhya Pradesh: 526
: No of tigers in Kanha Tiger Reserve: 150
Kanha National Park Wildlife Safari
Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh remains open for visitors every year from October 15th to June 30th. The best time for wildlife safari in the park is between November and February, as the cool atmosphere as per the climate of Central India, becomes perfect for spotting animals.
You can reach Kanha National Park by Air, Road & train from most parts of India. There are many plans like jeep safari, Kanha Wildlife package, and many more, if you want more details then check their website www.kanha-national-park.com.
Alarm Calls you need to familiarize before that Wildlife Safari
Many Animals make alarm calls when they see big cats (like Tigers, Leopard, and Jaguar) within their range, to give a clue to other animals in the forest that big cats are approaching, some animals give alarms in the forest range of Nagarhole (Kabini) and Bandipur are common. Sambar, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer & Langur, Langur heart is so delicate that even if a Tiger roars from a distance, it would fall down from the tree. These alarm calls in the forest will increase your chances of Tiger sighting.
Things to remember
- Don’t Approach an animal too closely – respect their privacy (around 20 m away)
- Interact with local guides; they can enhance your jungle experience.
- Listen to the noises of the jungle – give all your senses a treat.
- Don’t enter the park if under the influence of alcohol
- Leave a spot if a large crowd is gathering to see an animal
- Don’t get out of the vehicle except at designated places
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