Kuno National Park, is like an ornament in the Vindhyan Hills of Central India. It is a rare jungle, an oasis nestled between an otherwise rocky and unforgiving landscape. The stories and the legends from the land of Kuno, are as old as time itself and the denizens of this land can narrate endless tales of sacrifice and longing. The place is full of ancient forts and structures which have now been reclaimed by the forest, lush green vegetation dominated by the “Kardhai”, “Khair” and “Salai” trees, an amazing world having rich diversity and very high density of winged creatures, freely roaming ungulates and carnivores and in the midst of all this flows the famous Kuno river, from which this park derives its name; which is the silent spectator to the national park’s rich history and testimony to its revitalization, re-emergence and revival from the verge of being completely wiped out to what it is today.
Unique Vegetation dominated by “Kardhai”, “Salai” and “Khair”
Rich Diversity and Density of Avian Faun
Identified as the reintroduction site for Asiatic lion by WII
Kuno national Park is open to tourist throughout the year except for the monsoon period (1st July to 15th October). However, since the park falls in the tropical area and according to its vegetation and geographical conditions the best time to visit Kuno is October to March, with pleasant weather & comfortable stay.
Kuno National park has three different entrance gates, Ahera, Peepalbawadi and Tiktoli. Tourists can take a flight to Gwalior which is the nearest Airport to any of these gates. Gwalior,Sawai Madhopur, Kota, Jaipur and Jhansi are the nearest stations which provide rail connectivity to Kuno National park.
Kuno has some very interesting spots which will intrigue the tourists coming to this national park. Popularly referred as the Kuno Palpur among local people, Palpur refers to the first village relocated from inside the park which was habilitated near to a small fort know as Palpur Ki Gadhi. Other than this other points of instrests for tourists are Doab Kund, Kuno River, Kanji House, Khemcha Lake, Ker kho and Gravity Pipeline.
Various kind of accommodation is available for tourist which can be currently booked through DFO Kuno Office. The Rights of reservation of rest houses remains with the CCF Lion Project and DFO Kuno ,Sheopur. in special circumstances reservation of tourist can be canceled in the interest of Forest & Wildlife Protection & or in case of a tour of VIP like honorable Judges, Ministers, head of the department, etc.
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