How to reach Kanha National Park

The most comfortable way to reach Kanha National Park is to hire a cab from Jabalpur (in Madhya Pradesh) or Nagpur (in Maharashtra). Private and Government buses also run from Jabalpur to Mocha or Khatia via Mandla, although they are irregular & takes more time. Vehicles can be hired for the entire trip along with a driver. It is difficult to get self-driven vehicles for hire. Pre booking the transfers is advisable.

Distance

  • Jabalpur-Mandla-Bamhni-Jaharmau-Khaba-Khatia: 155 km
  • Nagpur-Seoni-Nainpur-Chiraidongri-Khatia : 255 km
  • Nagpur-Seoni-Nainpur-Chiraidongri-Tatri-Baihari-Mukki: 280 km
  • Nagpur-Seoni-Balaghat-Baihar-Mukki: 287 km
  • Raipur-Simgai-Kawardha-Chilpii-Supkhar-Mukki: 178 km
  • Bilaspur-Pandarisi-Chilpi-Supkhari-Mukki 188 km
  • Rajnandgaon-Khairagarh-Malajkhand-Mukki: 181 km
  • Gondia-Balaghat-Baihar-Mukki: 125 km

By Train

Convenient railheads are Jabalpur (Central Railway) and Nagpur (Central Railway Junction). Tourists can also take the train from Jabalpur till Chiraidongri & can request a pickup from there.

By Road

  • Jabalpur-Mandla-Bamhni-Jaharmau-Khatia : 155 km.
  • Jabalpur-Mandla-Bamhni-Jaharmau-Tatri-Baihar-Mukki: 189 km.
  • Jabalpur-Mandla-Bichhia-Sarhi: 154 km.
  • Nagpur-Seoni-Nainpur-Chiraidongri-Khatia-Kisli: 255 km.
  • Nagpur-Seoni-Nainpur-Chiraidongri-Tatri-Baihar-Mukki: 280 km.
  • Nagpur-Seoni-Balaghat-Baihar-Mukki: 287 km.
  • Raipur-Simga-Kawardha-Chilpi-Supkhar-Mukki: 178 km.
  • Raipur-Simga-Kawardha-Chilpi-Supkhar-Mukki-Baihar-Tatri-Khatia : 248 km.
  • Raipur-Simga-Kawardha-Chilpi-Motinala-Sijhora-Sarhi: 190 km.
  • Bilaspur-Pandaria-Chilpi-Motinala-Sijhora-Sarhi: 183 km.
  • Gondia-Balaghat-Baihar-Mukki: 125 km.
  • Gondia-Balaghat-Baihar-Mukki-Garhi-Sarhi: 200 km.
  • Rajnandgaon-Khairagarh-Malajkhand-Mukki: 181 km.
  • Rajnandgaon-Khairagarh-Malajkhand-Mukki-Garhi-Sarhi: 246 km.

By Air

  • Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), Raipur (Chhattisgarh) & Nagpur (Maharashtra) are operative civil airports.
  • A permanent helipad exists at Khatia. Nearest airport :
  • Jabalpur ( 160 kms | 3.5 hrs drive )
  • Raipur ( 210 kms | 4 hrs drive )
  • Nagpur ( 260 kms | 5.5 hrs drive )

Kanha National Park has 3 entry points :

  • Khatia
  • Mukki
  • Sarhi

Khatia Gate :

Jabalpur ( via Mandla 160 kms | 3.5 hrs drive )

Raipur ( via Chilpi – Mukki – Baihar 250 kms | 5 hrs drive )

Nagpur ( via Seoni – Nainpur – Chiraidongri 220 kms | 5 hrs drive )

Sarhi Gate :

Bichiya ((on NH 12) – 8 kms | 15 mins drive

Jabalpur (Via Mandla) – 150 kms | 3 hrs drive

Raipur (Via Chilpi-Sijhora) – 220 Kms | 4.5 hrs drive

Ghurri Barrier Gate :

Nagpur (Via Seoni) – 278 Kms | 6 hrs drive

Raipur (Via Kawardha) – 213 Kms | 4 hrs drive

Jabalpur (Via Kundam) – 181 Kms | 4 hrs drive