Kanha's sal and bamboo forests, rolling grasslands and meandering streams stretch over 940 sq km in dramatic natural splendour which form the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve created in 1974 under Project Tiger. This was the park that the Central Indian Barasingha, also known as the hardground barasingha, was brought back from the virtual edge of extinction. By a special statute in 1955, Kanha National Park came into being. Since then, a series of stringent conservation programmes for the protection of the park's flora and fauna has given Kanha its deserved reputation for being one of the finest and best administered National Parks in Asia, an irresistible attraction for all wildlife lovers and a true haven for its animal and avian population.
Did You Know?
Kanha National Park is the region that inspired Rudyard Kipling to write his unforgettable classic, Jungle Book. The romance of the Kanha National Park has not reduced over time-it is still as beautiful. By far the most striking feature of this region are the open grassy meadows, where sighting blackbuck, swamp deer, sambar and chital together is not uncommon.