When is the Best Time to Visit Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh?

When is the Best Time to Visit Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh?
Last Updated: November 20, 2019

Kanha National Park, a prime Tiger land with the lush- green forests of sunlight and shadows, rolling meadows, innumerable streams and all the flora and fauna that you can imagine…!

Kanha National Park situated in Madhya Pradesh, is a pioneer in the scientific conservation management in the country. It reflects the success of the ‘Project Tiger’ in India as it boasts of a significant number of the tigers. The park boasts a wide assortment of animals including tigers, twelve horned Barasingha, Jackal, Hiran, black faced langur, a ubiquitous chital, guar and monkeys. A tourist can also spot porcupines, sloth bears, pythons, sambar and a magnificent mouse deer.

The park also abodes a colorful and exotic range of avifauna, including bee-eaters, Indian rollers, paradise flycatchers, golden orioles, outlandish hornbills, egrets and numerous Kingfishers. Virtually, every tourist who visits Kanha, is moved by the diversity of its flora and fauna.

Best Time to Visit

Best Time to Visit Kanha National Park

The temperature goes to its extreme levels in Kanha. The summer season (April to June) the maximum temperature hovers around 43 degrees. Winters (November to February) can be quite cold. In winters, the frost often cloaks the meadows. The best time to visit Kanha Tiger Reserve is the period from start October to June end. The park remains closed for the visitors in the monsoon season, from July to September, as the roads are not navigable during this period.

Safari Timing Chart

Kanha National Park Wildlife Safari

The safari Timings in Kanha National Park are as follows:

From 01st October to 15th February

Morning Timing: From Sunrise to 11 AM

Afternoon Timing: From 02:00 PM to Sunset

From 16th February to 15th April

Morning Timing: From Sunrise to 11 AM

Afternoon Timing: 3 PM to Sunset

From 16th April to 30th June

Morning Timing: From Sunrise to 10:00 AM

Afternoon Timing: From 3:30 PM to Sunset

Note: At Kanha National Park, the afternoon shift of Jeep Safari remains closed for the tourists on Wednesday.

How to Reach?

Bheema Tiger in Kanha National Park

By Air: Jabalpur (170 kms) is the nearest airport connected directly with Mumbai and New Delhi airports.

By Rail: The Nearest Railway Stations for accessing Kanha National Park is Gondia & Jabalpur. Gondia railway station is 145kms/03:00 hrs drive from Kanha (Khatia Entrance Gate). Jabalpur railway station is 170kms/04:00 hrs drive from Kanha (Mukki Entrance Gate)

Where to Stay?

Tuli Hotels Kanha

There are numerous options for accommodation in Kanha. Some of the popular choices are Kipling Camp jungle Lodge and Kanha Jungle lodge situated just outside the park. If a tourist is searching for a cheaper option, then he or she can opt for the log huts. There are many other forest rest cabins and houses at Mukki, Kisli and Khatiya. Log huts, popularly named as ‘Bagheera Log Huts’, are also the popular places to opt for. These log huts are of MPSTDC (Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation).

Nearby Places

Kanha Museum

Bhedaghat is well known for its marble rocks, which rise to a height of hundred feet on each side of river Narmada. It is situated around 24 kms from the city of Jabalpur. There are some fascinating places like Dhuandhar Waterfall and Chausath Yogini Temple. Bamni Dadar is popular as the sunset point and it is a must-visit place for a tourist who comes to Kanha. This sunset point offers amazing picturesque vistas of the park along with the view of the sunset, which is absolutely gripping. For customized Kanha wildlife tours & holiday packages call our tour planner at +91-9212777223/24 or Email us your query at info@tourmyindia.com.

Published: 06 Dec, 2013
Tanmay Sharma


Tanmay Sharma is a wildlife enthusiast, who is fond of exotic fauna and flora. In the search of interesting wild beings, he has travelled every destination of India, be it the snow dressed area of Uttarakhand, deserted land of Rajasthan or central highlands of Madhya Pradesh. Besides being a true lover of wildlife, Tanmay has a creative edge in writing through which he shares his expertise and experiences with the world.

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