How to reach Kanha from Jabalpur
Kanha National Park
The vast grasslands of Kanha National Park, stretching over an area of 2,000 sq km, are surrounded by the Satpura Mountains, which stand at heights ranging from 450 and 900 m. comprising the Banjar and Halon valleys of the erstwhile princely provinces of Central India, Kanha became a hunting ground for the British between 1879 and 1910. In 1933, it was established as a sanctuary and was eventually declared a National Park in 1955.
Jabalpur is said to have derived its name from the Arabic word jabal, meaning mountain or stone, and is also known as the ‘marble city’. This region had trade connections with the Arab world in the Middle Ages, and it is believed that the Arab traders named the city Jubbalpore after becoming fascinated with the marble rocks that surround it.