Central India

With temperatures on the rise, tiger sightings are at their best during March. Kanha and Satpura National Park are the ideal locations for wildlife enthusiasts wanting to see the diverse range of wildlife in the forests of India.

Kanha, considered by some, as India’s greatest park provides a diverse habitat which supports many mammal and bird species. The sheer size and location of Kanha mean it is often less busy than other parks. Advance booking is recommended as vehicle numbers are limited which also offers a superior safari experience. Kanha is not only home to the Bengal tiger but also barasingha, chital, wild boar, sloth bears, jungle cats, wild dogs and leopards.

Satpura is a lesser-known reserve, cradled in the Satpura range of the Mahadeo Hills. The main distinction of this small, unchartered reserve is that it was set up for walking and kayaking, unlike the other parks. It is possible to take boat and walking safaris and although tiger numbers are lower, the other wildlife you may see includes species such as sloth bear, leopard, bison, sambar, chital, bhedki, nilgai, four-horned antelope, chinkara, wild boar, blackbuck, fox, porcupine, flying squirrel, mouse deer and Indian giant squirrel.

Where to stay in March?

Kanha Earth Lodge offers a true wilderness experience with an experienced team of naturalists. As well as excellent environmental credentials, the lodge lies just 30 mins from the Khatia /Kisli park gate in Kanha National Park, ensuring easy access for safaris.