Kanha National Park is located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh and it extends over an area of over 1,940-sq-kms. The major feature of this region is its interesting topography which is the horseshoe shaped valley and the whole park area is surrounded by the spurs of the Mekal. By a special statue in 1955, Kanha national park came into being. Since then, a series of stringent conservation programmes for the protection of the parks flora and fauna has given Kanha its deserved reputation for being one of the finest and best administered national parks in Asia, an irresistible attraction for all Wildlife Adventure lovers a true haven for its animal and avian population. Kanha national park has 22 species of mammals. The most easily spotted are TIGER, Indian hare, Indian wild dog, the Stripped Palm Squirrel, Common langur, Jackal, Wild Pig, Chital or Spotless deer, Barasingha or Swamp deer, Sambar and black Buck.
Patient watching should reward the visitor, with a sight of Indian Fox, Sloth bear, striped hyena, Jungle cut, Lepord, Mouse Deer, Chausingha or four horned antelope, Nilgai, Ratel and Porcupine.