Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge

Kanha Tiger Reserve

Madhya Pradesh

Flame of the Forest is the dream of naturalist Karan Modi and his Swiss wife Isabelle Heini. It is a small,comfortable open aired lodge nestled on the banks of the Banjaar River over twenty acres of land most of which has been left untouched to return to nature. Panoramic views over the slow river and the Kanha forests beyondgreet every visitor and ensure thesounds of the tiger forests within. Each of the four cottages is built in the vernacular style of Central India.Take a sundowner or dine under thatch, al fresco or even in the river when the waters are low! The Yoga hall overlooking the river is the perfect place to root yourself into the wilderness.
  • Wildlife library; Yoga classes; shop with products made by local women; machaan; game drives with a trained naturalist; walks to the village and in the buffer zone; visit to the weekly market; cycling tours.
  • There are 4 individual cottages facing the river. Every cottage has an en suite bathroom, a private courtyard, veranda deck, and a machaan. To combat the summer heat, every room is equipped with an air conditioner and a generator back-up
  • The lodge provides fresh food from their own vegetable garden cooked in the traditional style of Central India.

  • Closed from 1st July to 30th September.
  • Nearest airport - Nagpur (244 km), Jabalpur (195 km)
    Nearest railhead - Nagpur (244 km), Jabalpur (195 km)
    Nearest park gate - Khatia
  • Children of all ages are welcome.
  • From £116 From price based on lowest category room per night. Enquire direct to get full range of pricing and to book.
  • In-house lodge naturalist
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Bikes
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wifi access

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Kanha Tiger Reserve

Stopping your vehicle beside one of the large golden grass meadows with the sunbeams angled by the tall sal forest behind you; a morning mist and the unseen crack of horns from a pair of barasingha stags clashing and you might well be reminded of Mowgli’s forests made famous by Rudyard Kipling. These lowland forests are a mixture of great sal hardwood trees, once heavily felled for railways sleepers and other mixed species of forest. It is interspersed with grassy meadows - the habitat Read more>>

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