One of India’s largest national parks, Kanha’s lush sal and bamboo forests and green meadows provided the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book. Along with elusive Bengal tigers, 22 animal species are regularly spotted here, including striped hyenas, leopards, anteating pangolins, highly endangered hardground barasinghas – a type of deer – and the unusual three-striped palm squirrel. With more than 200 recorded bird species, Kanha is also a bird watcher’s paradise.
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