We stayed at the Kanha jungle lodge for 3 nights with Dimple and her family and staff. They were all very friendly and made us very welcome. The lodge is well located for entering the park and our jeep safaris were well organised. Out guide Vinode was very knowledgeable and did his very best to make sure we had a great experience. A great place to see Indian flora and forna and if you are lucky spot a tiger!!!
My visit to Kanha Jungle lodge (KJL) has been one of the most nostalgic experiences of my life as I got back to Kanha after 37 years to relive the days I did as a kid. KJL just did not live up to what every traveler has raved about on Tripadvisor already but far exceeds your imagination of a true Jungle experience, with hard to find any avenues to complain about. The differentiator about KJL is the natural beauty its blessed with all around, rustic lodge setup and the people who run the most welcomed resort I have traveled to so far in India. Words are hard to describe the immense peace and comfort this place has to offer over and above the beautiful safari drives to Kanha Jungle.. This place is truely out of the non digital era, so is Kanha therefore do not expect great mobile networks, zero internet and to be fair who needs connectivity with the mystical forest around you to overwhelm your senses. Dimple, Tarun you have just hit the sweet spot to setup the most wonderful jungle Lodge, finest workforce, comfortable rooms, amazing food, lovely conversations about the jungle and wildlife, nature walks to Banjar River and so much more Vinay, Vinod the perfect safari guides and how could I forget Akshay the budding naturalist who was great company and my perfect nature walk guide.. Thank you guys for making every attempt to get me a glimpse of the elusive tiger which we could not unfortunately but does not change a bit of the experience for me.. Das and the rest of the kitchen team to serve up the beautiful meals, can't forget the grilled catfish, barbeque tandoori dinner, hot palak puris under the trees and last but not the least the magical cooler drink combo of fresh orange and pomegranate. Loved every bit. If you are looking for a real life breakout get to KJL. We stayed in the suites facing the jungle second week for November. Expect it to be brrr cold in the mornings so stock up on your warm jackets, wollen caps and gloves for the morning safaris.. Look for Chotu to drive you on your journey from the nearest Airport.. All the best KJL and see you soon.
The perfect vacation and the best Jungle trip ever! No matter how much I write bout here, it will be less. But let me give an honest try.
We were a party of 5 including a small kind and we booked 2 rooms. Since this was early October and the park had just opened, we almost had the entire Jungle lodge to ourselves and another single tourist.
After travelling through 5 continents I arrived at a conclusion that no one can beat the service standards of the resorts in Japan and Thailand. And I was so wrong! The service quality, right from our welcome, all through our stay and upto our departure was of the highest international standards. And that too right in the middle of the jungle!
It will be unfair to name only a few, given that every service staff exceeded our expectations. They were polite, prompt and always had a smile on their faces.
We stayed for 2 nights and we were served several different kinds of cuisines. No dish was ever repeated in the meals we had there. Everything tasted very delicious. And we were told the main chef was on vacation! Breakfast was sumptuous and then came lunch followed by evening snacks then the dinner. We were stuffed. My 9 year old nephew is a fussy eater and Tarun, the manager, personally would come and ask if there was anything special they need to prepare for the kid. This only shows the lodge's sincerity towards its guests. We had candle light dinners under the evening sky with wild animals calls serving as a background music!
Just shocking! Awesomely shocking!! Never in our dreams could we imagine that there would be so much luxury right in the middle of the jungle. We were given the cottage type rooms 20 and 21 that are adjacent to each other. It has a small patio in the front, a study area followed by a large aircon room followed by a back patio opening into the jungle. While we were sunning in the back patio we saw the wild animals like languor, colourful birds greet us. And I could have very well spent my whole day in a very large and well equipped bathroom with the wash basin facing the jungle through a wide glass window.
They have very nice guides who I felt went out of their way to ensure we are able to catch the best animal experience. They also pack a light breakfast for the early morning safari.
We plan to return to Kanha again in a couple of years time and there is no place than this that we will even consider. Thank you to all at the Kanha Jungle lodge for the unforgettable experience!!
Kanha Jungle lodge is an experience best defined as a team of pure naturalist , coming together to welcome you to experience Kanha in all its beauty in the warmest hospitality. The lodge is in the midst of 12 acres of untouched forest in the buffer zone, with the minimum space used to create the lodge...and a large majority of space left as is to allow the guest to feel the beauty of the Sal forest .
The hospitality by Dimple and Tarun is like visiting a dear friend, who wants to indulge you in every way from the hospitality, to sharing their incredible knowledge. Their passion and enthusiasm is infectious. Dimple manages a most wonderful kitchen... she has trained Das the chef to dish out some incredible food. Every staff at the lodge is sincerely expressing their eagerness to make you comfortable . I enjoyed the spacious rooms, and the fine attention to details.
Vinod our naturalist feels for the forest like it is his own home... a place to be loved and protected...and knows it like the back f his hand. Every safari is special as he makes you discover something new..and I felt like a child discovering so many new things. While spotting the tiger is a jack pot...but the entire experience is not all about the tiger...it is much much more when you stay here and part take in the love of the forest with the team at Kanha Jungle lodge.
WE ( my husband, my son 11 yr and myself) spend 3 days at Kanha...just sitting in the midst of the sal tree for lunch..spotting the birds and butterfly, returning from the safari to be welcomed by the lovely drink and warm refreshing towels and sitting around listing to the stories of the forest was the perfect holiday. It was definitely too short...there was so much more we would have liked to do....we are definitely going back to Kanha jungle lodge.
As the name suggests, it's truly in the middle of the jungle. rooms, backyard and even the pathways reminds you that you are in enjoying the luxury of wild.
having said that, once you enter into your suite you have all the luxuries of a hotel (barring TV and internet- BTW who need it when you have so much to look at). big king size bed, lavish front and back patio and just few min walk away from Banjar river.
The most amazing thing at this resort is not the property but the people. almost everyone has a fascinating jungle story and why wouldn't be- they are living there from the beginning of this resort. the naturalists, staff and even the owner duo (Mr & Mrs Bhati) all the superb & fantastic.
Thanks everyone@Kanha Jungle Lodge for making our stay great!