Located in the 'Heart of the Country' Madhya Pradesh, Kanha is a beguiling wildlife sanctuary. The sanctuary was founded in 1955 as a sanctuary but was re-named as a tiger reserve in the year 1973. Kanha Wildlife Sanctuary is a home to exuberant flora & fauna. Interestingly, this sanctuary stood as an inspiration for the great novelist Rudyard Kipling to pen down 'The Jungle Book'.
Kanha Wildlife Sanctuary is the vast grassland that unrolls over 360 sq. miles. The uneven terrains of the meadow are shrouded by the deciduous forests. The climate of the place is described as tropical wet in nature. Kanha encounters humid summers as the median mercury level scales between 37°C-41°C. During the winters, the weather turns pleasant as the mercury levels fall down and rest between 10°C-15°C. It also receives sufficient amount of rainfall during the monsoon season with an annual average of 2000 mm.
Kanha Wildlife Sanctuary is the residence of exotic animal species. In a majority, one can see the feline predators like tiger, panther & leopard wandering in the sanctuary. The other creatures like hyena, elephant, deer, wild dog, civet etc. can also be spotted.