The park is open to visitors from the 1st of October to the 30th of June every year. Kanha National Park is managed by the Government of India, thus, the park timings, access and facilities are dependent on rules set by the park management and are subject to change based on factors such as weather, maintenance etc.
Summer temperatures range from 11 ° C to 43 ° C while winter temperatures range from -2 ° C to 29 ° C.
In October and November, the park is at its greenest with thick vegetation and verdant trees and grass. Temperatures range from 28 ° C to 12 ° C with warm days and cool mornings and evenings.
In December and January temperatures can drop to sub-zero, ranging from 24 ° C in the days to -1 ° C during the early morning hours. The grasses begin to turn colour and seasonal waterways slow down to a trickle.
During February and March, temperatures rise rapidly to the mid 30s but mornings and evenings can still be cool with temperatures as low as 10°C in the mornings. The park changes colour as trees drop their leaves in preparation for spring. The rutting season of the deer coincides with the flowering of indigenous Mahua trees and the subtle scent of Sal blossoms fragrances the air.
April and May are the peak summer months with temperatures hitting highs of up to 45°C. Nights and mornings tend to be relatively cool (18° C). The grasslands and shrubs turn golden, vegetation dies down and visibility is at its maximum – these factors make the summer months a great time for tiger sightings.
For jungle safaris, dressing in subdued colours especially shades of green and brown help you to blend with the forest causing minimum disturbance to wildlife. We advise our guests to avoid wearing bright colours such as red, orange etc.
Winter mornings can be very cold as all trips into the park are in open 4x4 vehicles. We recommend that you carry plenty of warm clothing such as gloves, scarves and thermals if you are planning to visit Bagh Villas between December and February. It is best to dress in layers as it tends to get warmer and warmer as the sun starts to come up.
The summer sun is strong and afternoon safaris during most months of the year tend to be warm, so we recommend that you carry a hat or head covering of some sort or anything else to protect you from the sun (sunscreen, headscarf etc.).
While we recommend that you bring a pair of binoculars with you especially if you are interested in birdwatching, as the region boasts of several hundred bird species, we do keep a few pairs that we would be happy to share with you.
While we do have certain essentials at Bagh Villas, we recommend that you carry any specific medication you require, sun creams, clothing and other necessities with you. We recommend taking precautions against insects the year round and provide insect repellent creams and vaporizers in each room.
Jabalpur, Nagpur and Raipur are all connected to the major cities in India. Chartered flights can land at Birwa airport a few kilometres from Bagh Villas .The closest airport is Raipur Airport. We arrange pick-ups & drops for guests to each of the above listen airports.
Railheads at Gondia (110km), Jabalpur (192km), Nagpur (296km), Raipur (186km) and Bilaspur (182km) can be used to get to Kanha. We arrange pick-ups & drops for guests to each of the above listen stations.
A good network of roads connects Kanha TR to other protected areas in the region like Pench TR, Bandhavgarh TR, Panna TR, Achanakmar & Phen Sanctuaries and also to important towns in the region.