Mandla, a tribal district of Madhya Pradesh, is situated in the east-central part of the state. The district lies almost entirely in the catchments of river Narmada and its tributaries. A district with a glorious history, Mandla is endowed with rich forests, too.
The world’s famous Tiger Sanctuary, Kanha National Park, is one of the hottest targets for both the domestic as well as foreign tourists in the tribal district. Sightings various wild animals in addition to tiger is a common thing in here.
A visit to Madnla provides a chance to know nature from close range. The place, embellished with dense and rich forest, is home to numerous wild creatures.
The extreme length of the district is about 133 Kms. from north to south and extreme breadth is 182 Kms from east to west. It covers a total area of 8771 Sq.Km. and consists a total population of 779414. There are 9 blocks, 4 Tehsils and 1214 villages in the district.
Nearest airport is at Bhopal ( 46 km via Diwanganj and 78 km via Raisen), which is connected with Delhi, Mumbai, Gwalior and Indore. As for railway route, Mandla lies on the Jabalpur section of the Central railways. However, the most convenient railhead is 10 km. Good, motorable roads connect Mandla with Bhopal, Indore, Sagar, Gwalior, Vidisha and Raisen, besides other places. On your sojourn one can choose to stay at Baghira Log Huts Kisli, Tourist Hostel Kisli or Kanha Safari Lodge Mukki.
The best season to visit Mandla is July to March.