Spanning over 1940 sq km, Kanha National Park is one of the finest National
Park in India. The Park houses 22 species of mammals and 200 birds species.
The Tiger Reserve was created in 1974 under the Project Tiger Scheme. Kanha
boost Gaur, the largest worlds cattle, Sambhar, the Indian deer and the
Chausingha, the only four horned antelope in the world. The Kanha National
Park lies in Mandhal district in Maikal hills which are E part of the
Satpura Range. Kanha is also associated with first ever scientific study
undertaken by eminent zoologist George Schaller.
There are some 200 species of birds and includes species like cattle egret,
pond heron black ibis, common peafowl.
Kawardha lies east of the Maikala Range to the south east of Kanha National
Park, Kawardha is a small town in Chhattisgarh region of M.P. In this remote
area Maharaja Viswaraj Singh has recently opened his palace to visitors. It
provides a delightfully quite unspoiled contrast with India's big cities and
with the much busier tourist circuit of Rajasthan's 'palace circuit'. This
town is in the center of the Baiga tribe, who live in forest surrounding the
town, and these are several eleventh century temples in the immediate
Kandla National Park provides accommodation for visitors. The ITDC boost a
forest lodge. It also has a forest rest house by Madhya Pradesh tourism.