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Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park falls in the Balaghat and Mandla districts. Located in the "Maikal" ranges of the Satpuras. The Park is internationally renowned for its rich floral and faunal attributes

The National Park has distinguished itself in saving, the endangered hard ground barasingha (cervus, duvaceli, branderi) from extinction and has the unique distinction of harbouring the last world population of this dear species. Barasingha is State Animal of Madhya Pradesh.

 

The Present Park area encompasses two important valleys viz the Banjar and the Halon. The Halon vally falls in Balaghat district. The total area of the park is 940 Sq. kms. Of which 530 Sq. kms falls in Balaghat district comprising the three ranges viz Mukki, Bhaisanghat and Supkhar.

             Kanha National Park is located on the following longitude and latitude.        

Longitude

80? 26’ 10"  to  81?   4’ 40" E.

Latitude

22?   1’   5"  to   22? 27’ 45" N.

How to reach

The National Park has two entry points – Kisli and Mukki. Mukki is 82 kms away from Balaghat.

 

AERODROME DETAILS

 

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City Aerodrome

BIRWA AIRSTRIP, TAHSIL - BAIHAR

DISTRICT - BALAGHAT (M.P.)

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Arodrome Reference Point

Longitude:

Latitude:

 

800 - 35' 45''(East)

220 - 05' 33''(North)

 

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Distance and direction from the City

8.0 Km. from Baihar (East)

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Elevation

1811 Feet

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Aerodrome Operator/Authority

Executive Engineer

P.W.D. Division No.1, Balaghat

 

Meteorological

I  Season for storm :

II Season for rain :

 

April and May

15 June to 15 September

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Postal Address

Office of the Sub Divisional Officer, Sub Division No.2, Baihar (M.P.)

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Telegraphic Address

Sub Divisional Officer, Sub Division No.2, Baihar (M.P.)

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Telephone No.

Nil

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Overnight Accommodation

Rest House Baihar and Rest House Mukki.

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Restaurant Accommodation

Baihar and Mukki

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Medical Facility available

Health Centre Baihar

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Transportation available

Baihar and Mukki

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Safety services available

Sub Divisional Officer, Sub Division No.2, Baihar (M.P.)

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Seasonal serviceability aerodrome

Nil

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Local flying restrictions

Nil

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Physical Characteristics Runway

Orientation

1400, 1620 Chain age

3200, 220 Chain age

Dimension

1400x30Mtr

Surface

B.T. Suface

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Obstructions in Approach & Takeoff areas

Obstruction of trees in takeoff area

 

Park season, Excursion, Timings and Fees :

The Park opens daily from 1st November to 30th June. Expect Holi festival (One day). The opening hours have seasonal variation as under.

Month

Morning

Evening

1st November to 15th February

Sunrise to 11 AM

3 PM to sunset

16th February to 30th April

Sunrise to 11 AM

4 PM to sunset

16th May to 30th June

Sunrise to 11 AM

5 PM to sunset

 

Fees

Park entry for Indian citizens

Rs. 20.00

Park entry foreigners

Rs. 200.00

Light Motor vehicles

Rs. 10.00

Per vehicle up to 5 persons and Rs. 2.00 for each additional.

Park entry for student groups

Rs. 10.00

Per group

Entry for children below 5 years of age is free.

Permissible capacity of vehicles exclusive drives and guide.

Car

5 persons

Jeep-Gypsy

8 persons

Mini bus (Petrol)

15 persons

Guide charges

Rs. 80.00 per round

Elephant joyride

Rs. 200.00 per hour (up to 4 persons)

Tiger show

Rs. 50.00 per person an elephant back.

Photography

Still Camera

Rs. 25.00 per day

Vedio Camera

Rs. 100.00 per day

Movie Camera (8mm)

Rs. 200.00

Movie Camera (16mm)

Rs. 250.00

Movie Camera (35mm)

Rs. 1000.00

  • Heavy vehicles and diesel vehicles are not allowed inside the Park.
  • Route Guide is compulsory.
  • Speed limits 20 kms per Hour.
  • Use of horns and headlights is not allowed.
  • Smoking is for bidden in the Park.
  • Foot trakking is strictly prohibited.
  • Empty tins, Polithin Bages, Boxes or Other litter throwing inside the park area is prohibited.

Kanha

Vehicles & Guides :

One can use ones own petrol vehicle for taking round in the park of course with the guide. The diesel vehicles are not allowed inside the park. The tourists who don’t have their own vehicle, can hier Jeep/Gypsy which are available with Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation or freelance drivers with a rate Rs. 10.00 per km. The guide is compulsory who is available at the entry-point.

Information facilities :

Two orientation Centres, one on each entry point offer informative displays, signs, graphics and interactive exhibits. Each Centre has a sale counter where park publications, posters, T-shirts and other souvenirs are sold. The opening hours of the centres are : -

1st November to 15th February

8.00 AM – 11.00 AM

3.30 PM – 5.00 PM

16th February to 30th April

7.30 AM – 10.30 AM

4.30 PM – 6.00 PM

16th May to 30th June

7.00 AM – 10.00 AM

5.30 PM – 7.00 PM

The Kanha Museum Located at Kanha contains fascinating, well-conceived exhibits relating to the entire eco-system and its fauna & flora.

 Major Mammals of Kanha Tiger Reserve

Common Name

Scientific Name

Hindi Name

Barasingha

Cervus duvauceli branderi

Barasingha

Barking Deer (Muntjac)

Muntiacus Muntjak

Kakar

Blackbuck

Antilope cervicapra

Harna(i),Mrig, Krishnasara

Chital

Axis axis

Chital

Gaur (Indian Bison)

Bos gaurus

Gaur

Hyena

Hyaena hyaena

Lakkar baghar

Jackal

Canis aureus

Gidhar

Jangle Cat

Felis chaus

Jangli billi

Langur

Presbytis entellus

Langur

Leopard

Panthera pardus

Tendua

Sambar

Cervus unicolor

Sambar

Sloth Bear

Melursus ursinus

Bhalu

Tiger

Panthera tigris

Sher, Bagh

Wild Boar

Sus scrofa

Suar

Wild Dog

Cuon alpinus

Dhole, Jangli kutta

 

 

The Common Brids of Kanha

Common Name

Scientific Name

Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

Pond Heron (Paddy Bird)

Ardeola grayii

Whitenecked Stork

Ciconia episcopus

Common Teal

Anas crecca

Blackwinged Kite

Elanus caeruleus

Shikra

Accipiter badius

White-eyed Buzzard

Butastur teesa

Crested Hawk Eagle

Spizaetus cirrhatus

Whitebacked Vulture

Gyps bengalensis

Pied Harrier

Circus melanoleucos

Crested Serpent Eagle

Spilornis cheela

Red Junglefowl

Gallus gallus

Common Peafowl

Pavo cristatus

Bronzewinged Jacana

Metoppidius indicus

Redwattled Lapwing

Vanellus indicus

Common Green Pigeon

Treron phoenicoptera

Roseringed Parakeet

Psittacula krameri

Common Hawk-Cuckoo or Brainfever Brid

Cuculus varius

Indian Cuckoo

Cuculus micropterus

Crow-Pheasant or Coucal

Centropus Sinensis

Barred Jungle Owlet

Glauacidium radiatum

Whitebreasted Kingfisher

Halcyon smyrnensis

Small Green Bee-eater

Merops orientails

Indian Roller or Blue Jay

Coracias bengalensis

Hoopoe

Upupa epops

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Lanji Temple/Fort

The Fort is located at Lanji Tehsil of Balaghat. It was made by  Cultury Rajwansh. Which is located in Dense Forest area. The Temple and its Statutes art are of Khajuraho style. The Lanji Fort is also related with Gond dynasty. There are so many temples within Fort with lot of Statutes. Like Mahadev, Mahamaya, Lanjkaidevi etc.

 

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Rampaily Temple

It is a Historical place located 30 Km away from District head quarter.  The temple is built on  the bank of Chandan river, in which Shree Ram , Hanuman and Balanji's big statutes are there.

 

Hatta Bawali [Well]

The village Hatta is located about 30 Km away from District head quarter. The village Hatta is famous for its historical history. At the time of British government Hatta was centre of a powerful Zamindari. Here one Bawali and old temple is situated. The Bawali was built by King Gond of Devgad in 17th Century.  The Bath-room built in the Bawali was for King and Queen.

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Nahlesara Dam

The Dam is built on Chandan River. It's length is 1.5 KM and it is quite old Dam, it was built some where around 1960-1965.  It is 58 KM away from district headquarter Balaghat.  The Dam is used for irrigation purpose.  Behind Dam about one KM away one temple Amma Mai is there which is also famous.

 

Gangulpara Tank and Water Fall

From district headquarter Balaghat around 14 km. away on Baihar road the Gangulpara Tank and Water fall is located. The natural beauty surrounding Tank and Water fall looks nice. People at Balaghat used to go there for picnic. The Tank stores the water of Ghysri Nala and it is used for irrigation purpose.

 

Dhuti Dam

The Dam is built on Wainganga River and it is around 65 km. away from Balaghat near Lamta. The Dam is quite oldest, it was constructed during year 1911-23.  The Dam height is 26.6 ft and it's length is 4040 ft and width 881ft.  Maximum water level of Dam is 1077.5 ft.  The Dam mainly serves the irrigation purpose of the villages

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