Getting there & away
There are buses from Kisli Gate to Jabalpur (Rs 84, 5½ hours, 6.20am, 8.15am and 12.30pm) via Khatia Gate. Between October and June, MP Tourism runs a coach (Rs 150, four hours, 2pm). Alternatively, catch one of the many buses to Mandla (Rs 30, 2¾ hours).
There are frequent buses from Mandla to Jabalpur (Rs 50, 2½ hours, 6am to 8.30pm) and Kanha (Rs 36, 2¾ hours, 10.15am, 3pm and 4.15pm), one to Nagpur (Rs 145, 6½ hours, 9pm) and two to Raipur (Rs 140, seven hours, 12.45pm and 9.30pm).
There are a few daily buses between Mandla and Mukki (Rs 50, five hours) via the other gates, often changing at Baihar.