Kanha Permissions & Regulation

  • Tourism in the Core Zone is regulated under the Section 34(1) of the MP Wildlife (Protection) Rules, 1974.
  • Visiting season is from 1 October to 30 June.
  • Excursions are allowed in the morning and evening (timings vary with season).
  • Keep sufficient fuel in the vehicle as there is no supply inside the Tiger Reserve.
  • Nearest petrol pumps are Bamhni (40 km.), Mandla (60 km.), Baihar (60 km.) and Chilpi (80 km.).
  • Plan excursions for early mornings and evenings as wild animals are most likely to be seen then.
  • Be at the entry points at least 30 minutes before the opening time to complete formalities.
  • Authorised guides are compulsory on each excursion. Trained guides are available for hire at the entry points.
  • Do take time to visit the orientation centre and get acquainted with the reserve, its wildlife and the rules and ethics of eco tourism before setting out on excursions.
  • The do's and don'ts are as under:



  • Abide by these Park rules. Non-obedience will lead to legal action.
    bu IkkdZ ds fu;eksa dk ikyu dhft,A ikyu u djus ij oS/kkfud dk;Zokgh dh tkosxhA
  • Obtain a valid permit before entering the Park
    IkkdZ ds vanj tkus ls igys oS/k ijfeV izkIr dhft,A
  • It is compulsory to take official guide with every vehicle.
    izR;sd okgu esa vf/kd`r xkbZM dks lkFk ys tkuk vfuok;Z gSA
  • Always carry drinking water.
    ihus dk ikuh lkFk ys tkb,A
  • Always obey the Guide for your own safety..
    vkidh lqj{kk ds fy, ges'kk xkbZM dk dguk ekfu,A
  • Maintain silence & discipline during excursions.
    ou Hkze.k ds nkSjku 'kkafr ,oa vuq'kklu cuk, jf[k,A
  • Animals have the right of the way. Wait if they are crossing the road.
    taxy ds izkf.k;ksa dks igys tkus dk vf/kdkj gSA muds ekxZ ikj djus dh izrh{kk djsaA
  • Inform any undesirable or suspicious activities seen during excursion to the nearest forest officer/ employee.
    ou Hkze.k ds nkSjku vokafNr vFkok lafnX/k xfrfof/k;k¡ ns[ks tkus ij fudVLFk oukf/[email protected] dks lwfpr djsaA
  • Wear light-coloured clothes blended with nature during excursion.
    ikdZ esa izos'k ds nkSjku gYds ,oa izd`fr ds feyrs tqyrs jaxksa ds diM+s igusA
  • Don't enter the Park with fire arms or explosives
    IkkdZ esa 'kL=ksa ;k foL+QksVd lkexzh ds lkFk izos'k u dhft,A
  • Don't carry cigarette or match box.
    IkkdZ ds vanj flxjsV ;k ekfpl ugha ys tkb;sA
  • Don't smoke or light fire, it can cause forest fire.
    taxy esa /kweziku u dhft,] u gh vkx tyk,a] blls ou esa vkx yx ldrh gSA
  • Don't carry or play transistor or tape recorder inside the park.
    ikdZ ds vanj VªkaftLVj] Vsi fjdkMZj ugha ys tkb;s vkSj u ctkbZ,A
  • Don't blow horn.
    gkWuZ u ctkb,A
  • Don't play music.
    ikdZ ds vanj VªkaftLVj] Vsi fjdkMZj ugha ys tkb;s vkSj u ctkbZ,A
  • Don't litter with cans, bottles, plastic bags, etc. Keep garbage in the paper bag provided and dispose off safely outside the park.
    ikdZ esa [kkyh fMCcs] IykfLVd FkSys ,oa vU; dpjk bR;kfn u QSykb,A miyC/k djk, x, dkxt dh FkSyh esa dpjs dks j[ksa ,oa jk"Vªh; m|ku ds ckgj lqjf{kr rkSj ij [kkyh djsaA
  • Don't get down, unless told by the guide.
    xkbZM ds dgus ij gh xkM+h ls mrfj,A
  • Take nothing back except photos and memories.
    Nk;kfp=ksa ,oa Le`fr;ksa ds vykok dqN u ys tkbZ,A
  • Don't chase or tease animals or try to feed them.
    oU;çkf.k;ksa dk ihNk u dhft, vkSj u lrkb, ,oa u gh mUgsa f[kykbZ,A
  • Don't remove any forest property including plants or animals from the park.
    jk"Vªh; m|ku ls dksbZ ou lEink] ikS/ks ;k tkuojksa dks ugha ys tkb,A

Please remember, Kanha is a protected home for wildlife. Wild animals have the right of way in Kanha.
The Kanha tiger reserve and Phen wildlife sanctuary are governed by the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 (as amended upto 2006), and their rules. Violators will be dealt with accordingly.

Carrying Capacity for Tourism Season (1 October to 30 June)

Zone/ Round Max Allowed Vehicle Online Full Vehicle Permit Online Wait List (Full Vehicle Permit) FD Quota (Full Vehicle Permit) Online Single Vehicle Permit Offline Single Seat
Kanha/ Morning 28 19 5 3 3 3
Kanha/ Evening 17 11 3 2 2 2
Kisli/Morning 12 9 3 1 1 1
Kisli/ Evening 8 5 2 1 1 1
Mukki/ Morning 23 17 5 2 2 2
Mukki/ Evening 22 16 4 2 2 2
Mukki/ Evening 22 16 4 2 2 2
Sarhi/ Morning 15 9 3 2 2 2
Sarhi/ Evening 15 9 3 2 2 2
Khatia/ Morning 15 - - - - -
Khatia/ Evening 10 - - - - -
Khapa/ Morning 15 - - - - -
Khapa/ Evening 10 - - - - -
Sijhora/ Morning 15 - - - - -
Sijhora/ Evening 10 - - - - -