Stay - Kanha Tiger Reserve

Apart from the limited departmental accommodation at the two entry points (Mukki & Khatia), boarding and lodging facilities of the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (MPSTDC) and private entrepreneurs also exist at these places. The total lodging facilities (governmental/non-governmental) amount to around 2000 beds per night.

The park has a set of rules for regulating the tourism.  Entry on foot and night driving are prohibited inside the park. Only light vehicles are allowed with a route guide.  In the 2020-21 tourist season, 150344 (150235 Indians and 109 Foreigners) tourists visited the national park, and the core zone generated Rs. 474.029 as revenue. A total of 17612 (17606 Indians and 6 Foreigners) tourists visited the buffer zone, generating Rs. 24.12 lakhs as revenue. The Kanha management provides route guides, apart from the interpretation facilities, at a reasonable charge to the tourists. Viewing ungulates amidst meadows from a vehicle and spotting tiger are star attractions for the tourists.  Some of the main tourism activities in the park are as under:

  • Guided vehicular excursions
  • Museum and interpretation programme
  • Regular wildlife film shows
  • Online booking system for jungle excursion
  • Restricted night safari in the buffer
  • Elephant bathing show in the buffer
  • Elephant joy ride in the buffer
  • Nature trails in the buffer
  • Nightly wildlife viewings from Machans (Platforms) in the buffer
  • Souvenir shop
  • Basic medical facility