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Kanha Safari Booking
One can book Safari tickets in advance for Kanha Park Safari. Now Madhya Pradesh State Forest Department has offered online safari ticket booking system for visitors. Through online safari booking system, one can see the tickets availability status and through online payment one can book safari ticket. Safari Ticket means your have paid Park Entrance Charges and have permission to enter. But it does not include Guide Fee and Vehicle rent. Guide Fee in paid at entrance gate at the time of entrance and Vehicle is need to be hired in advance. It does not include cost for Elephant ride during "Tiger Show" (Showing tiger from elephant back for 5-10mins). Elephant ride charges are charged on the spot by forest officials and it is optional. Similarly Elephant Safari can also be booked separately in advance but it a very costly safari and depends on written permission of Field Director of Park.

In order to avoid separate booking of Entrance Ticket, Guide, Vehicle one may book Safari through booking agents or through resort. Usually Safari Booking through Resorts is costlier than actual and generally shared safari is offered to guests on the charge of exclusive safari.

We offer exclusive park safari booking to our guests. Guides offered through park authorities have fluency in their local language i.e. in Hindi Language so it Foreigner visitors are suggested to ensure separate interpreter during safari to enjoy the game drive. We have the english speaking naturalists with us who can assist foreigner visitor during safari.

Most of us visits a national park with some pre-determined plan and expectation to see some selective animals like most of us visit tiger reserves with single mind-set to see tigers in wilderness and if not seen, safari was declared unfruitful/wastage of time. We should go for safari with blank mind and try to coordinate with associate guide and absorb all the vital information provided by him. In jungle, there is something amazing in every step. Nature is not something to see but to feel.

During safari we can realize the distance covered by human race since its evolution and also the gap between nature and our daily life. Such jungle safari introduces us to another world left far behind by human race. It also makes us realize what we have missed and missing in our urban lifestyle.

Drive slowly and with due care. It is different from driving in cities or open highways. Slow and steady drive will not disturb nearby animals and create scope for very good sighting photography from close. Similarly wild animals are not use-to to vehicles so often we may notice some animals crossing the way in hurry/relaxed way, standing on the way or moving ahead of your vehicle. Usually safari jeeps drive with a speed of 20 km/hr. Slow drive will also avails time to concentrate on jungle calls and notifying things more comprehensively

Use all of your Senses
Kanha National Park is full of amazing characters. We are expected to use all of our senses during park safari. Watching animals is one thing, calls of deers, humming insects, songs of bird, fragrance of plants, crawling of reptiles on fallen dry-leaves is unique experience. At the same time signs and road-side markers, pugmarks, scratch-marks of trees are also some unique seen of jungle and deserves to be captured in camera. So in a sum-up we can say we should keep all our senses open and active and not to allow any movement un-scanned.

Roadside marks & signs
As you drive through Kanha, you will notice some numeric digit numbers on tree-stump like structures in some places. The numbers we may find in those stumps and their indicative meaning is as follows:
Sign Description
When you find sign “1” then it means it is a meadow. Most of such meadows were once sites of human settlement.
Sign “2” is used for boundary pillar. Several hundreds of such pillars indicate the boundary of Kanha Tiger Reserve. From one such pillars next one is visible. It is a good indication for graziers to keep their cattle out.
This sign is for patrolling camp. Such patrolling camps are manned by a team of forest guard and one or two helpers. About 160 such patrolling camps are present in Kanha at present. On vehicle break down or any incident with safari vehicle, these guards will come first for your rescue.
Sign “4” is for checkppost. A checkpost is a manned barrier at every entrance and exit point of National Park. About 22 checkpoints are present in Kanha National Park. Every passing through vehicle is checked by gurads at such checkpoints against poaching, illicit tree cutting etc. Entry of each entering/exiting vehicle is registered here.
Sign “5” indicates presence of Termite Hills. During parks safari we often come across such termite hill of height ranging from 1meter to 3meters.
This sign is for Animal Track developed due to regular use of same path in search of food, water and shelter. It is not developed by human interference. Deers often follows such familiar animal tracks and they remember such tracks by smell and sight. Foot marks & droppings on any such animal track reveal the identity of its regular user.
Sign of “7” is for migration corridor. This corridor is 30 mtr. Wide and 10 km. long. It connects Kanha and Bishanpura to enable barasingha to move from Kanha to Bishanpura, on their own. This corridor was created by clearing the undergrowth and make it look like a passage. Dried mahua (Indian butter tree) flowers and salt licks were put along the way to attract herbivores. As a result, it was found that barasingha moved through this corridor and accepted Bishanpura as their permanent home.
Sign of “8” is for fireline. Fire is the major threat for dense forests like Kanha specially in summer. Fireline is a preventive step to avoid any such unprecedented incident from occurrence in National Park. Width of a fireline varies from 3 to 32 meters. It divides the Tiger Reserve into smaller blocks. Fireline of Kanha National Park is about 1900km. The 965km long roads are also act as fireline.
Water source in Kanha is indicated with sign of “9”. Water is a natural resource essential for existence of all life. Small nalas, springs are natural sources of water and dams, tanks are man-made sources of water. Persence of such water sources prevents migration and over-crowding in an area.
This sign is allotted for Lapsi Kabar. Lapsi was a local tribal man with expertise in hunting and guiding. Kabar means grave. In year 1930, lapsi was accompanying some game sportsment in forest of Kanha and had close encounter with Tiger. He fought bravely with Tiger but paid with his life. A gravestone was installed here in memory of his courage and bravery.
Sign “11” is entitled for enclosure. An “Enclosure” is a fenced area in National Park, created to provide special care and attention to highly endangered species. In Kanha, such enclosure is made for barasingha’s.
Swamps and Wallows of Kanha are indicated by this symbol. These swamps are favorite place to haunt for Barasingha/Swamp Deers. Here they eat aquatic plants. Wild boars can also be seen in these swamps as they coat their skin with mud to protect themselves from insects.
Claw marks are indicated through this sign. Claw marks are generally left on tree trunks by tigers in order to clean & sharpen their claws. From these claw marks one can conclude about the height & strength of tiger who had marked. It is also a warning signal for rival tigers.
Research Plot is indicated by sign "14". It is for area under special monitoring. It is usually done to study special relationship between certain plants & animal/s. Required data are collected from these sites and analyzed to reach some conclusion.
Shravan Taal is indicated by sign of "15". As per legend, this is the place where dutiful son stopped to feed drinking water to his blind parents during their pilgrimage tour. In the same place he was shot down by arrow released by King Dashratha (father of lord Rama) of Ayodhya.
Shravan Chita is indicated by this sign. As per legend, this is the place where dutiful son Shravan was cremated after being killed by the arrow of King Dashratha (father of lord Rama) of Ayodhya.
It is for Dashratha Machan which is in ridge opposite to Shravan Tal. As per legend, it is from this Machaan, King Dashratha release the arrow towards Shravan by mistake in expectation of some animal to kill.

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