KANHA NATIONAL PARK : is situated in the heart of Sal forest of the Central high lands of India . It has a sparsely wooded grassy plateau, sprawling slopes with lush green trees and many streams, which are edged by large groves of willowy bamboo. The landscape presents a mesmerizing view and is eminently suitable for providing shelter to a variety of mammals and birds.This vast 1941 Square Kilometers National Park was not only set aside to protect the tiger, but to save the endangered Barasingha (swamp deer) as well. In addition, Kanha is one of the best places in the world to view the secretive Indian Gaur and the rare Dhole, or Asiatic Wild dog
.Mammals : more than 37 species: spotted, sambar, barking deer, Nilgai (blue bull) biggest antelope, wild boar, palm squirrel, Jackal, Sloth Bears, leopards, tigers, Jungle Cats etc. Common langurs and rhesus macaque represent the primate group.
Birds 260 bird species such as storks, teals, pintails, egrets, peafowl, partridges, doves, pigeons, cuckoos, eagles, kites, etc.
Reptilians include cobra, krait, viper, python, turtle and a number of lizard varieties, including varanus .
Mode of Safaris:
1) We will observe the wildlife from 4X4 wheel driven open Suzuki Jeeps and
2) Elephant back- Seeing these rare and majestic Tigers in their natural habitat is truly an unforgettable wildlife experience and boarding elephant and the cushioned platforms are comfortable. Since most animals, including tigers, have little fear of (but respect for) elephants or the people mounted on them, this mode of transportation is ideal for wildlife viewing.
Elephants: every morning about an hour before dawn the elephants leave their respective camps for tracking the Tigers. Once the tiger is located, the elephants are used as very convenient point for watching & photographing the tigers.
Excursion Timings: Park can be accessed from dawn to dusk except few hours in the after noon when it is warm for wildlife to move .
For this time each day we cover the following activities:
1) Local Schools Visit.
2) Nature Walks: For bird watching and studying of flora and fauna.
3) Elephant washing: assist mahouts (elephant riders) to wash tracking elephants in the river.