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How to Reach Kanha National Park

Kanha National park is one of the most popular tiger reserves in India, which is thrived by a large number of visitors every year. It is located in Madhya Pradesh and spread across two districts of the same state sharing the perimeter of the sheltered wildlife haven. Kanha National Park is easily accessible from all over the country by various means of transport. Here, you can find detailed information about how to reach Kanha National Park by air, road, and rail.

Kanha National Park By Air

The nearest airport to Kanha National Park is Dumna Airport in Jabalpur., which is situated just 160 km away. The domestic airport has connections from all over India. There are frequent direct and connecting flights from the major cities and towns including Delhi, Mumbai, Amritsar, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, and Chennai. Other major nearest airports are Raipur and Nagpur, situated at 250 km and 300 km away respectively. 

Travel by Flight

Travel Time

Aerial Distance


Delhi to Jabalpur

1 hours 30 minutes

667 km

Indira Gandhi International Airport

Jammu to Jabalpur

5 hours 15 minutes

1170 km

Jammu Airport

Amritsar to Jabalpur

10 hours 30 minutes

1066 km

Sri Guru Ram Das Ji International Airport

Mumbai to Jabalpur

1 hours 35 minutes

861 km

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

Raipur to Jabalpur

1 hours 20 minutes

426 km

Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh Airport

Pune to Jabalpur

6 hours 15 minutes

817 km

Pune International Airport

Ahmedabad to Jabalpur

5 hours 35 minutes

1320 km

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport

Bengaluru to Jabalpur

4 hours 50 minutes

1160 km

Kempegowda International Airport

Kolkata to Jabalpur

4 hours 45 minutes

863 km

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

Chennai to Jabalpur

5 hours 50 minutes

1123 km

Chennai International Airport

Kanha National Park By Rail

The nearest railhead to the national park is the Gondia railway station, which is situated 145 km away. However, Jabalpur railway station also has access to the national park. It is located 160 km away and offers better connectivity of trains from all over India. It receives trains from the major cities and states of the country including Delhi, Mumbai, Indore, Nagpur, Bhopal, and Hyderabad. From the railway station, you can hire a private taxi or board a bus to reach the national park.

Travel by Train

Nearest Station

Travel Time


Train Name

Delhi to Jabalpur

Jabalpur Junction

13 hours 40 minutes

809 KM

NZM JBP SF Express

Bhopal to Jabalpur

Jabalpur Junction

5 hours 15 minutes

320 KM

JBP Janshatabdi

Indore to Jabalpur

Jabalpur Junction

10 hours 10 minutes

514 KM


Nagpur to Jabalpur

Jabalpur Junction

7 hours 50 minutes

275 KM

PAU PNBE Express

Mumbai to Jabalpur

Jabalpur Junction

12 hours 35 minutes

1096 km

PRYJ Duronto Express

Jaipur to Jabalpur

Jabalpur Junction

15 hours 10 minutes

818 km

Dayodai Express

Patna to Jabalpur

Jabalpur Junction

11 hours 10 minutes

700 km

DNR Pune Express

Kanpur to Jabalpur

Jabalpur Junction

10 hours 05 minutes

451 km

Chitrakoot Express

Hyderabad to Jabalpur

Jabalpur Junction

17 hours 20 minutes

780 km

SC DNR SF Express

Bengaluru to Jabalpur

Jabalpur Junction

32 hours 10 minutes

1371 km

Sanghamitra Express

Kanha National Park By Road

Kanha National Park can be accessed by road from cities all over India. Centrally located in India, the road connectivity to the national park is favorable. The closest cities are Jabalpur, Raipur, and Gondia. The protected premises have two gates; Khatia and Mukki entrance gates. Khatia gate falls on Mandla district and the Mukki gate on Balaghat district. The wildlife sanctuary is well connected from the major destinations of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & Chhattisgarh by national and state highways. The buses from nearby states and cities are easily available.





Delhi to Kanha distance

977 KM

18 hours 40 min

NH 44 & SH 37

Nagpur to Kanha distance

253 KM

5 hours 20 min

NH 44 & SH 11A

Indore to Kanha distance

606 KM

13 hours 10 min

NH 47 & NH 347

Ahmedabad to Kanha distance

1022 KM

19 hours 50 min

NH 47 & NH 347

Patna to Kanha distance

732 KM

16 hours 20 min

NH 139 & NH 343

Hyderabad to Kanha distance

758 KM

14 hours 10 min

NH 44 & SH 12

Kolkata to Kanha distance

1056 KM

22 hours 20 min

NH 43 & NH 16

Mumbai to Kanha distance

1067 KM

21 hours 30 min

NH 160, NH 53, NH 44, & SH 12

Pune to Kanha distance

965 km

19 hours 40 minutes

NH 160 & NH 347

Getting Around in Kanha National Park

You can explore the beautiful trails of Kanha National Park and spot some of the exotic species of wildlife by a different type of safari including elephant  safari, jeep safari, and jungle safari. Cycling is also another option to enjoy the Kanha trip. Here is the detailed information about getting in and around Kanha National Park.