About Kuno National Park


Sheopur & Morena District, Madhya Pradesh

Best time to Visit

November to April

Nearest Airport

Gwalior Airport - About 150 km


Approx. 748 Sq. Km.


Maximum 41oC & Minimum 11oC

Nearest Railway Station

Shivpuri - About 25 km Sheopur - About 92 km


The Park is usually closed for tourists from 1st July to 30th September every year.

Kuno National Park, established very recently, has been in the limelight for a while since its evaluation as a secondary home for the endangered Asiatic Lions and also for the reintroduction of Cheetahs in India.

Ruled by the many rulers in the past, this area was under the strong influence of rulers of Sawai Madhopur, as well as Gwalior, as it lies on the border area of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Kuno National Park is close to Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve and is visited by tigers from Ranthambore many times. The vast richness and diversity of indigenous flora and fauna represent a typical cross-section of the dry deciduous forest of Central India, thus it is considered as preferred habitat for relocation of the Asiatic Lions and Cheetahs by many experts.

Though both these projects are in the process of being implemented, wildlife enthusiasts have high hopes for this national park, since it might turn out to be the only park in the world to house all four major wild cats, tiger, leopard, lions, and cheetahs. Non the less, Kuno National Park is worth a visit to enjoy the diverse flora and fauna of the Vindhya ranges.

Major Wildlife

Spotted deer,  Sambar, Barking deer, Four-horned antilope, Blue bull, Indian Gazelle, Black buck, Gaur, Leopard, Wild dog, Striped Hyaena, Indian Wolf, Jackal, Wild boar, Sloth bear, Indian fox, Jungle cat, Desert cat, Common palm civet, Small Indian civet, Grey mongoose, Small indian mongoose, Ruddy mongoose, Indian hare, Indian porcupin, Indian gerbil, Indian tree shrew, Common langur, Rhesus monkey, and more.

distance from major cities

Shivpuri – About 30 km
Sheopur – About 95 km
Gwalior – About 140 km
Delhi – About 495 km
Mumbai – About 997 km

near by attractions

Ranthambore National Park & Tiger Reserve
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