Umaria-Shahpura-Niwas-Mandla-Kanha is the right route. Roads are good but facilities are poor, so better have packed breakfast/lunch and tank-up at earliest. You can also visit Ghughua Fossil Park which is slight detour from Shahpura. Ghughua Fossil Park - WikipediaHi
I will be traveling from Bandhavgarh to Kanha. Which route is preferred? The default shown by Google is via Umaria-Shahpura-Niwas-Mandla-Kanha. Is it a good route or is there any other route?
How is the overall road condition in this part of MP?