Safari Zones in Kanha National Park

Safari zones in Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park or Tiger Reserve is an abode of over 1000 species of flowering plants. The forest of Kanha is a mixture of sal and other mixed-forest trees, interspersed with meadows. Moreover, its area is vast; therefore, forest authority has segregated the jungle in different tourism zones with their respective names. Core and buffer are of the jungle are part where jeep safari is permitted for wildlife tourism.

The Core Zone of Kanha is basically the central area originally lined area of the national park with village establishments. In this area wildlife species and natural resources are highly conserved and human activity is very restricted.

The Buffer Zone of the national park is adjoining the core area and conservation takes place along with the limited human settlements.


kanha safari zones
safari zone in kanha

The Core Zones of Kanha are: Kanha, Sarahi, Mukki and Kisli

The Buffer Zones of Kanha are: Khatia, Sijhora, Phen and Khapa

1. Kanha Core zone: It has open meadows with grasslands and bamboo vegetation that offer some wonderful sightings. A tourist attraction is Shravan Taal, legendarily known for a place where King Dashrath killed Shravan Kumar mistaking him for a deer.

2. Sarahi Core Zone: This core zone of Kanha has dry deciduous forests and with larger meadows. Sarahi is accessed through a common road via Kisli zone and one encounters the towering Saal forests on the way.

3. Mukki Core Zone: This core zone of Kanha reports very good sightings. Its landscape includes saal, bamboo and grasslands.

4. Kisli zone: of Kanha also has the elegant saal forests and scenic grasslands with bamboo vegetation.

Kanha National Park Safari Core Zones and their Entry Gates :-

Core Zones Entrance Gates (Full Safari) Entrance Gate
Kanha Zone Khatia / Mukki / Sarhi Gate Khatia Gate
Mukki Zone Khatia / Mukki Gate Mukki Gate
Kisli Zone Khatia / Mukki / Sarhi Gate Khatia Gate
Sarhi Zone Khatia / Sarhi Gate Sarhi Gate

Kanha National Park Safari Buffer Zones and their Entry Gates :-

Core Zones Entrance Gate for Safari Zone
Kanha Zone From Khatia Entrance Gate
Khapa Zone From Mukki Entrance Gate
Phen Zone Separate gate, ideal for Mukki gate resorts
Sijora Zone From Sarhi Entrance Gate