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Kanha National Park Safari

Kanha Jungle Safari

How to reach kanha national park

Online Safari Booking

We are offering online safari booking for Kanha national park and many other national parks of India like Bandhavgarh, Pench, Panna, Satpura National Park, Tadoba, Sanjay Dubri etc. Safari permit booking is the most important part of any wildlife tour. Now Madhya Pradesh State Forest Department has offered online safari ticket booking system for visitors. Through this system, one can see the tickets availability status and can book in advance through online payment. Safari ticket means you have paid Park Entrance Charges and have permission to enter for safari in booked time slot for particular safari zone. But it does not include Guide Fee and Vehicle rent (Gypsy fee). Guide Fee in paid at entrance gate at the time of entrance and Vehicle is need to be booked in advance. Maruti gypsy model is the most commonly used safari vehicle. In this way we can do safari permits booking for desired number of safari rounds. Those who don't want to do online booking may try to do the booking through ticket counter, located near entrance gates, as per availability of tickets/permits.

Booking through Travel Agent

Sometimes, tourists are not aware of online safari booking system or they don't want to bother for booking safari permits, safari vehicles and guides as it is three separate bookings done in three different ways for each safari round. In such condition, tourist may ask their travel agent to manage this all for them. If they are not using any travel agent service then they may ask their hotel to do the booking for you. In such mode of bookings, hotel or agent may add their service charge which will increase the safari fee for tourists. This cost is even very high (50%-100%) if you are staying in luxury category of resort. Here it is also to be noted that resort management may offer you two options i.e. shared safari or exclusive safari, as per availability of other tourists at your desired safari schedule.

Safari Booking Service

We are offering online safari booking service. Here interested tourists may write to us for online safari permits booking in advance. If your tour plan is confirm then we highly recommend do your safari booking in advance as limited safari tickets are offered to tourists and being a popular national park, permits often gets sold out in far advance. Delay in safari permit booking may deprive us from visiting desired or popular safari zones. One safari permit allows us to visit only one safari zone like Kanha zone, Kisli zone, Mukki zone, Sarhi zone etc. All desired number of safari permits of preferred safari zones can be booked in advance as per availability at the time of booking. We do the booking for safari permits, safari vehicles, guide, resort, cabs. As per your requirement, you can write to us, sharing your tour plan.

Roadside marks & signs

While doing jungle safari in Kanha national park, we will notice many sign boards giving information about safari route, location, instruction etc. We may ask our safari guide to explain their meaning or read the below given information to understand them in advance.
Sign Description
When you find sign “1” then it means it is a meadow. Most of such meadows were once sites of human settlement.
Sign “2” is used for boundary pillar. Several hundreds of such pillars indicate the boundary of Kanha Tiger Reserve. From one such pillars next one is visible. It is a good indication for graziers to keep their cattle out.
This sign is for patrolling camp. Such patrolling camps are manned by a team of forest guard and one or two helpers. About 160 such patrolling camps are present in Kanha at present. On vehicle break down or any incident with safari vehicle, these guards will come first for your rescue.
Sign “4” is for checkppost. A checkpost is a manned barrier at every entrance and exit point of National Park. About 22 checkpoints are present in Kanha National Park. Every passing through vehicle is checked by gurads at such checkpoints against poaching, illicit tree cutting etc. Entry of each entering/exiting vehicle is registered here.
Sign “5” indicates presence of Termite Hills. During parks safari we often come across such termite hill of height ranging from 1meter to 3meters.
This sign is for Animal Track developed due to regular use of same path in search of food, water and shelter. It is not developed by human interference. Deers often follows such familiar animal tracks and they remember such tracks by smell and sight. Foot marks & droppings on any such animal track reveal the identity of its regular user.
Sign of “7” is for migration corridor. This corridor is 30 mtr. Wide and 10 km. long. It connects Kanha and Bishanpura to enable barasingha to move from Kanha to Bishanpura, on their own. This corridor was created by clearing the undergrowth and make it look like a passage. Dried mahua (Indian butter tree) flowers and salt licks were put along the way to attract herbivores. As a result, it was found that barasingha moved through this corridor and accepted Bishanpura as their permanent home.
Sign of “8” is for fireline. Fire is the major threat for dense forests like Kanha specially in summer. Fireline is a preventive step to avoid any such unprecedented incident from occurrence in National Park. Width of a fireline varies from 3 to 32 meters. It divides the Tiger Reserve into smaller blocks. Fireline of Kanha National Park is about 1900km. The 965km long roads are also act as fireline.
Water source in Kanha is indicated with sign of “9”. Water is a natural resource essential for existence of all life. Small nalas, springs are natural sources of water and dams, tanks are man-made sources of water. Persence of such water sources prevents migration and over-crowding in an area.
This sign is allotted for Lapsi Kabar. Lapsi was a local tribal man with expertise in hunting and guiding. Kabar means grave. In year 1930, lapsi was accompanying some game sportsment in forest of Kanha and had close encounter with Tiger. He fought bravely with Tiger but paid with his life. A gravestone was installed here in memory of his courage and bravery.
Sign “11” is entitled for enclosure. An “Enclosure” is a fenced area in National Park, created to provide special care and attention to highly endangered species. In Kanha, such enclosure is made for barasingha’s.
Swamps and Wallows of Kanha are indicated by this symbol. These swamps are favorite place to haunt for Barasingha/Swamp Deers. Here they eat aquatic plants. Wild boars can also be seen in these swamps as they coat their skin with mud to protect themselves from insects.
Claw marks are indicated through this sign. Claw marks are generally left on tree trunks by tigers in order to clean & sharpen their claws. From these claw marks one can conclude about the height & strength of tiger who had marked. It is also a warning signal for rival tigers.
Research Plot is indicated by sign "14". It is for area under special monitoring. It is usually done to study special relationship between certain plants & animal/s. Required data are collected from these sites and analyzed to reach some conclusion.
Shravan Taal is indicated by sign of "15". As per legend, this is the place where dutiful son stopped to feed drinking water to his blind parents during their pilgrimage tour. In the same place he was shot down by arrow released by King Dashratha (father of lord Rama) of Ayodhya.
Shravan Chita is indicated by this sign. As per legend, this is the place where dutiful son Shravan was cremated after being killed by the arrow of King Dashratha (father of lord Rama) of Ayodhya.
It is for Dashratha Machan which is in ridge opposite to Shravan Tal. As per legend, it is from this Machaan, King Dashratha release the arrow towards Shravan by mistake in expectation of some animal to kill.

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