Kanha Earth Lodge, Pugdundee Safaris

Kanha Tiger Reserve

Madhya Pradesh

Kanha Earth Lodge, eco luxe resort in Kanha, is tucked away in a small tribal hamlet bordering Kanha’s buffer zone, and built in less than 10% of the 16 acres of natural forest that surrounds it. The lodge and its furniture are constructed and designed using local waste wood and recycled wood; a true reflection of impeccable standards in green architecture. Lying close to a small quintessential village community and rich farmlands, it makes for a rich experiential stay. Away from the hurly burly of the Kanha-Kisli Gate, the lodge’s natural landscape attracts a multitude of mammals and colorful birds feasting on the old growth trees, all of which can be enjoyed in the company of top quality naturalists. Kanha Earth Lodge is located twenty-five m...inutes from the Khatia park gate, ensuring proximity to the Kanha Tiger Reserve, yet far from Kanha National Park’s tourist hub, thereby offering a pristine wilderness experience. Twelve luxury cottages, inspired by Gond tribal architecture with open verandahs with unhindered and stunning views of the forests; make our guests stay idyllic. These environmentally sensitive, low-impact accommodations; are designed using local stone and waste wood. The absence of neighbouring lodges or thoroughfare creates an ideal setting for a peaceful and reflective time of relaxation and rejuvenation. The lodge has a nature library-cum-presentation room and an Eco shop that contributes 25% of its proceeds towards conservation activities
  • If you’re feeling adventurous, explore the outdoors through a jeep safari with the lodge naturalists, birding walk, nature trail or cycling. Guests can sight the rare hard ground barasingha found only in Kanha’s large grasslands, in addition to tigers, leopards, sloth bears, lesser cats and over 250 bird species. For a cultural experience, visit a local Gond tribal home and participate in a crafts workshop with Gond woodcarvers and local potters, or a painting workshop with Gond painters. You could also visit the Friday weekly market to shop for local produce and souvenirs. For the guests who want to relax, there is an infinity pool, which is set between Mahua trees and its infinity edges merge into Kanha’s forests.
  • The lodge offers 12 air-conditioned luxury bungalows with en-suite bathrooms, dressing room and large open verandas with forest views. The bungalows are designed to merge into the the landscape yet provide all comforts for a luxurious stay which include 24-hour power back up, 24-hour hot water facilities, complimentary organic toiletries, bathroom essentials and a tea and coffee pantry offering a choice of select brews. The lodge refrains from directing jungles to create landscapes and has its resident birds and mammals that have been happily coexisting since the foundation, thus providing guests with a true wilderness experience.
  • A multi-cuisine dining hall serves Indian and continental cuisine cooked with fresh produce sourced from our kitchen gardens and the neighboring villages. Moreover, there is a facility for outdoor barbeques and bush dinners, where one can dine under the stars. Top Tip – try the local Gond Tribal Thali.

  • Open throughout the year
  • Nearest airports are Jabalpur (3 ½ hours), Raipur (5 hours) and Nagpur (5 hours)
  • • 1 child below 5 years is complimentary.
    • Children between 5-12 years sharing the room are charged @ 25% of double room cost.
    • Children above 12 years / adults sharing the room are charged @ 40% the of double
  • 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
  • Swimming pool
  • Bikes
  • Wheelchair 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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