Mukki Canter Safari, Kanha National Park - Timings, Safari Cost, Best Time to Visit

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Distance (From Kanha National Park): 50 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4-6 Hours

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: The Kanha National Park remains closed from 1st July to 15th October every year. It is also closed on Holi festival and every Wednesday afternoon safari. The park management may also cancel the safaris due to floods and forest fires and no refund is provided to tourists.

At a distance of 50 km from Mocha and 65 km from Kanha Gate, Mukki Zone is the second most popular safari zone of Kanha National Park. This zone is primarily visited through Mukki entrance gate, located near Mukki village.

Mukki was the second zone to be opened for tourists after Kanha Core Zone. It is the southern part of Kanha forest and is the nearest entry point for tourists, coming from Raipur, Gondia, and Nagpur. This zone is popular for tiger sighting as the density of tiger population in this zone is high. The jungle safari from Mukki gate passes through the Kudh meadows, Sondhar Tank and meadows, Lapsi Kabar, Bishanpura and Kukri Pani.

Apart from Jeep Safari, Canter Safari is the best way to explore the flora and fauna of Kanha. Canter Safari is available only in Core Zones. It is an open bus safari with a seating capacity of 12 tourists. It is considered as a ray of hope for those helpless tourists who reaches Kanha without any advance booking safari tickets and when gypsy safari tickets get sold out. Canter safari is offered on per person per seat basis thus it is good for low budget visitors who wish to see the core zone of Kanha Tiger Reserve.

Like jeep safari, Canter safari tickets are not offered online thus is it offered only to walk-in tourists thus better probability to get the ticket on first come first basis. Try to reach the counter one hour before opening time to enhance your chance of getting the desired tickets. Better to carry sufficient cash in INR only (cards not accepted) and ID details of all the visitors.

Safari Timings: 6.30 AM - 11 AM & 2.30 PM - 5.30 PM from Oct - Feb and 6 AM - 10 AM & 3 PM - 6 PM from Mar - June, Closed on every Wednesday evening, on Holi & during monsoon months.

Canter Safari (approximately): Rs. 1200 per Person