As one of India’s oldest tiger reserves, Kanha’s reputation for sightings surpasses many expectations…
While the Bengal tiger remains India’s most famous yet elusive of creatures, Kanha’s reputation for sightings surpasses many expectations. As one of India’s oldest tiger reserves, people from all over the world are drawn to the vast meadows and forests of sal trees in the hope of spotting these majestic animals. Despite its large size, its well-honed infrastructure allows visitors to explore the various portions of the park without huge crowds and in sustainable ways.
The star attraction here is undoubtedly the sustained population of over 110 tigers, a figure expected to rise in the near future. Even in the tamer buffer areas, the number of these wonderful creatures has increased. This means the possibility of sightings is high and makes the night drives, which are usually done in these outer perimeters, especially exciting. Every tiger sighting is different, with the ability to bring even the most cold-hearted person to tears, those memories etched forever in their minds.
All game drives are led by guides who eat, dream and sleep natural history and are drawn to Kanha for their shared love of nature. They take visitors through the forest’s entirety explaining the various ecosystems as well as the role in which humans play. The villages that were once there have been relocated outside of the park but the stories of how people lived alongside tigers, sloth bears, wild dogs and jackals continue to live on.