Kanha National Park was conceived in 1955 and is spread over an
Kanha National Park
national park is divided in to 12 ranges,only 3 ranges is open for the
tourist which is Kanha,Kisli& Mukki range. People can enter in to
the park by 2 gates Khatia gate & Mukki gate.
National Park was conceived in 1955 and is spread over an area of
more than 935 sq.km. It got recognized as a tiger reserve under
Project Tiger in 1974. It's also considered as one of the most well
maintained National Parks in Asia.
Kanha National Park is Bamni Dadar (plateau) most tourist who comes
to the national park visit there. This place is also known as the
sunset point. The Kanha National Park is at it scenic best at this
point. The sunset from this spot is mesmerizing. The grazing
sambhar, barking deer, gaurs, and other animals make the ambience
dadar is having the aero strip which was used by the Britishers when
they come for hunting. Now the areo strip is converted in to grass
lands & now its home blue bull four horned antilope,wolf &
Ghati & salghat road is best place to see the sun rising.
national park was exclusive hunting grounds for the British. These
areas supported large numbers of the swamp deer or hardground
barasingha. When over hunting led to their numbers being depleted,
the forests were closed to shikar in 1931. In 1933 Kanha valley was
gazetted as a sanctuary with an area of about 250 sq. kms (96 sq.
miles). In 1935 the adjoining Halon valley around Supkhar with an
area of 300 sq. kms (116 sq. miles) was given the status of a
sanctuary and was attached to Kanha.
1955 the Banjar valley was upgraded to a National Park, and the park
was called Kanha National Park. This was done through special
legislation and was the culmination of a furore that followed the
ruthless hunting of 30 tigers, by a privileged shikari (hunter) in
the area in and around the Banjar valley and the Halon valley. The
initial area of the National Park was 253 sq. km. In 1962 it was
expanded to 318 sq. kms (123 sq. miles), and in 1970 Mukki Valley was
added, bringing its area to 446 sq. kms (172 sq. miles).
Project Tiger was initially launched in 1973, nine Tiger Reserves
were selected for this and one of them was Kanha National Park. Under
Project Tiger, the Halon valley was integrated into the park first as
a sanctuary in 1974, and as National Park status in 1976. With this
integration, the areas of Kanha National Park went up to its present
area of 940 sq. kms (363 sq. miles).
Tiger Reserve is constituted on a "core-buffer" strategy.
The entire National Park area of 940 sq. kms is the core zone, free
from biotic disturbances of any sort. There is a buffer zone of 1,005
sq. km falling in four forest divisions - Mandla, Balaghat, Kawardha
and Dindori, which surrounds the core zone. This buffer zone is
treated as a "multiple use area", with 40 percent being
forest area and the rest being revenue land. This total conservation
unit encompassing 1945 sq. kms (750 sq. miles) is called Kanha Tiger
the heart of kanha there is museum which tells about the history of
kanha & the animals been found in kanha with their skeletons,
tourist can read the reports in museum been given by the scientist after
reaching on kanha tigers.
the museum was the rest house for the births hunters & now its
room been converted in museum.
meadows is good place to see tigers as most of the tigers share there
territory in meadows coz most the food is find in meadows, tigers
which share there teritory , they chugri female, bison road
female,link no.9 female,shijohra road female, some time link no. 7
female come towards the kanha meadows. In kanha meadows people been
taken by the guides to Schaller heights & bison road as the best
tiger view people get from Schaller heights. Most of the tigers is
seen in kanha meadows coz in the evening time tigers use to relax in
the grass land under the tree. To prtotect them from heat.
meadows is best place to see hard ground swamp deers or barasingha if
you are lucky then you can also see the sloth beer coz 4-7 sloth
beers is in sonf meadows. Sonf meadows is ruled by 2 tigers male &
female, sonf meadow female & male.
hard ground barasingha can only found in kanha national park not else
any where in the world. In 1976 only 30-60 barasinga left & it
was the challenge for the park athourties to save it. The draw back
in barasingha is they only give one litter once year & only
special kind of grass which is called Scrass Grass in hindi it is
Kans Grass. Park athourties decided to make an fence area
where they can keep left barasinga under there surveillance the fence
are covered at least 20 sq km. after keeping the swamp deers in
fencing are park athourties breed them & now kanha is having more
then 250 swamp deers in park. Still there is fence area & there
is barasinga in the fence area, park athourities still keeping some
of them, coz if any thing goes wrong again with barasingha so that
they can re-breed them in fenching area.
can also seen in Mukkki & Kisli range, in Kisli rane there is
chimta camp female shared her terrotry with her sister & there is
male tiger who ruled in Kisli range can be seen near jamun talab &
safari is very famous in kanha if tourist is unlucky to see the
tigers from jeep they can see it from elepahat back & can take
some of the pictures of tiger.
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