Kuno National Park (Kuno-Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary) is a national park hidden among the Vindhya Hills in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Kuno Sanctuary is located in the northern part of the Vindhyachal mountain range in Sheopur district.
Kuno National Park has an area of 748.76 square kilometers. The park is named after the Kuno River, a tributary of Chambal. It is also known as Palpur-Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary. Before it was made a national park, Kuno was a sanctuary. In 1981, an area of 344.68 square kilometers was earmarked for it. Later this area was increased.
Sheopur is a tribal-dominated district. The villages around the national park are mainly inhabited by Bhil and Sahariya tribes.
Kuno National Park Cheetahs
Kuno National Park of Madhya Pradesh has the honor of becoming the only cheetah safari in the country. Cheetahs, which were declared extinct from our country in 1952, can now be seen here again.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released eight African cheetahs from Namibia in Kuno-Palpur National Park in Madhya Pradesh on 17 Sept 2022.
The leopards brought from Namibia a few weeks ago have been the biggest attraction of this park. When leopards came to India, the Prime Minister of the country himself released them in Kuno National Park on the occasion of his birthday. Since then, the number of people visiting this park to see leopards is also continuously increasing.
After the arrival of leopards, India became the first country in the world with the existence of five species of ‘big cats’ – tiger, lion, leopard, snow leopard, and cheetah.
History of Kuno National Park
The world-famous Kuno National Park extends to Sheopur and Morena districts in Madhya Pradesh. This park was established as a wild sanctuary in around 1981.
Kuno National Park was not aware of cheetahs until 2009, but in 2009 the sanctuary was established as a rehabilitation site for cheetahs. After this, it was converted into a national park in 2018. Only last year i.e. in 2022, male and female cheetahs were brought from Namibia, after which it became the first cheetah sanctuary in the country.
What to see in Kuno National Park?
The world-famous Kuno National Park has now become famous in India not only for leopards but for many other animals. Apart from seeing Namibian leopards, you can also see many other extinct animals like leopards, wild boar, wolf, jackal, deer, nilgai, chinkara, big horned deer sambar, etc.
Kuno National Park is famous not only for animals but also for its many extinct plants and herbs. Apart from this, Kuno National Park is known for its lush green grounds.
Kuno National Park safari booking:- https://forest.mponline.gov.in/
Entrance gate of Kuno National Park-
Peepal Stepwell Gate:
How to reach Kuno National Park
Air- The nearest airport to reach this park is Gwalior. From here you can take a taxi or cab to reach Kuno National Park.
Train- If you want to reach here by train, then you can reach Gwalior, Sawai Madhopur, Kota, or Jhansi railway station and take a local taxi or cab.
Road Mark- Kuno National Park can also be reached from the road mark. For this, you can directly reach Morena district from any city in Madhya Pradesh.
Where is Kuno National Park
Kuno Sanctuary is located in the northern part of the Vindhyachal mountain range in Sheopur district.
Kuno National Park is located in which state
Kuno National Park in which district
My self Dev Satish. I’m an Author and Founder of tourism-rajasthan.com. I’m from Rajasthan and If I talk about my Education then I’m Law Graduate. I love doing work that makes me happy, that’s why I love traveling. you will find Rajasthan travel ideas & tips on this blog.