Run through the largest national park in Madhya Pradesh and the setting of The Jungle Book.
As this is an ecologically sensitive area, the run will be conducted in the buffer zone of the park. 



Go Heritage Run - Kanha
Distances: 5KM, 10KM, 21KM
Reporting Time: 05.45AM
Run Start: 06.00AM onwards


AIR: The closest airports to Kanha National Park are at Jabalpur and Nagpur.
RAIL: The nearest railway stations are at Gondia and Jabalpur. The Jabalpur station is well-connected to the rest of the country.

Kanha - Travel and Hotels

Taking a run vacation at the Kanha National Park? Here is how you can get there, where to stay and some recommendations on how to plan a tiger safari.

Kanha Run Routes

Read on to learn about the 5KM, 10KM and 21KM GHR Kanha run routes. As this is an ecologically sensitive area, the run will be conducted in the buffer zone of the Kanha National Park.


Kanha is the largest national park in  the state of Madhya Pradesh spread across the Mandla and Balaghat districts. It is home to tigers, leopards, sloth bears and barasinghas – the state animal of Madhya Pradesh and the mascot of the Park too. Over a century ago, the Pench Tiger Reserve and Kanha were well-connected and so like the Pench Tiger Reserve, the forests of Kanha too inspired Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. 

How to Spot a Tiger in the Wild

From their position in the canopy, langurs are the eyes of the forest. Often, deer species trail them from the forest floor, foraging for leaves that the primates shake off the branches. The symbiotic relationship between the two species also results in a sort of joint alarm system for the forest.

The Denizens of Kanha: Source Outlook Traveller

A Day with the Denizens of Kanha National Park

Had I paid attention only to the tigers, I would have missed the solitary yellow-footed green pigeon sitting on the topmost branch of a bare tree, an Indian scops owl peeking at us and disapproving our presence at the same time or a sambar standing so motionless by the road side that we almost missed it.

Bhoorsingh the Barasingha

Meet Kanha's mascot - Bhoorsingh the barasingha

“Chakravarty has a knack of mixing humour with wildlife to create cartoons and illustrations. He also runs a popular website — www.greenhumour.com — which showcases over 350 cartoons, comics and illustrations on wildlife and nature conservation, and all things green."


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