Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book' was largely inspired by the lush green forests, ravines, and grassy meadows of Kanha. This region is home to many wild animals like tigers, jackals, leopards, deer, wild dogs, foxes and wild cats. Among the commonly sighted animals are wild boars and langurs. Pythons, rat snakes, cobras, grass snakes, krait and vipers are some of the reptiles found in this national park. Bird-watchers visiting Kanha would be delighted to spot some exciting bird species, such as, Golden Oriole, Indian Roller, Verditer Flycatcher, and Bush Lark.
Jabalpur, one of the biggest cities of Madhya Pradesh, provides an easy access to Kanha. It is connected to some of the major cities of India by road, rail, and air. The resorts near Kanha National Park provide comfortable accommodations for tourists in the form of well-furnished rooms and suites.