Stayed here with a tour party / nature tour. The hospitality is 1st class, food excellent. The local wildlife guide based here was simply superb. A great location and fine base to explore Kanha tiger reserve! And nice walks down to the river direct from the lodge which has lovely grounds.
very neat and clean lodge , with good staff and passionate owners . rooms are basic but very nicely maintained and clean.
the dining area is nice and cosy, food i very nice and homely and well located.
recommend it highly
The Kanha Jungle Lodge staff offered some the best hospitality we have ever had, and we cannot recommend the resort highly enough. We had a wonderfully tranquil time in the resort, and exhilarating safari rides each day with our guide.
Our 4 nights at Kanha Jungle Lodge were totally delightful. On arrival, we were greeted with warm hand towels and a freshly prepared juice. Indeed, this occurred each time we returned to the Lodge, and the staff prided themselves on providing different juice mixtures each time. Lunch and dinner were served in the outdoor communal areas under the trees. A beautiful river was just a short walk away. The meals were freshly cooked and absolutely delicious. We were even shown how to prepare aloo ghobi (a spicy cauliflower dish) by the chef, which well try at home.
We had booked two safari tours each day in the nearby Kanha National Park, where we were led by our Jungle Lodge guide. His knowledge of the local wildlife was second to none, and he explained to us the many birds, mammals and trees that we spotted from the jeep. The morning tour started at dawn, but we were greeted with a personal wake-up call to our room, and a hot drink and cookies and fruit in the dining area. The morning safari started at dawn, and as the jeeps lack a roof, we were grateful that Kahna Jungle Lodge supplied hot water bottles and blankets - it was surprisingly chilly (indeed, they should warn visitors to bring warm clothing and a beanie). Breakfast was supplied about half-way through the morning safari, and consisted of hot tea and coffee, fruit, boiled eggs, and naan bread plus samosas (or other Indian food treats) which were eaten by us with gusto. The tours are regulated by the National Park, but the system worked extremely well. There were plenty of birds to be seen, and larger mammals such as deer (spotted deer, sambar deer and the highly threatened barisinga), gaur (bison), wild boar, and palm squirrels. But of course the main quest was to see a tiger. We booked six safaris, and were fortunate to see one on two different tours. They are stunning creatures and it was a privilege to see them in the wild. Several jeeps were present at each sighting. Our Jungle Lodge guide was a master of the situation, and always got us into the perfect position. To top off a great day, the staff placed hot water bottles in our bed before we turned in for the night.
Our accommodation was in separate, extremely spacious cabins with king size beds, an enormous bathroom, and rear porch with lounge chairs. Very comfortable and relaxing. The lack of Wifi and TV might bother some people, but it was nice to be off-grid for a few days.
Thanks to everyone at the Kanha Jungle Lodge for making our visit so enjoyable.
Mark, Mara, Frances & Ellen
Had the most wonderful time at this lodge in January 2017. All staff were exceptional. Food was fantastic cooked by a chef who we were told had been with the lodge staff for 35 years. Amazing meals and would adapt to suit personal taste of guests. Game drives were exciting and well managed. We had the same guide for the week Vinnay who was helpful, information and had a great sense of humour. Saw two tigers on different days and had good long sitings of these at close proximity. Beautiful forest and vast expanses to cover which made the searches for wildlife more exciting. Evening campfires at lodge a bonus. Accommodation first class. One tip for those visiting in winter months you do need warmer clothing as was cold on morning drives e.g. between 1 and 4 degrees, and for evenings which were also cool. That said staff provide blankets and hot water bottles which were most welcome. No complaints and cannot recommend highly enough. Thank you Dimple and team for making us so welcome. Hope to return one day or visit one of your sister lodges.
Its a must visit! Its an eco lodge, in tune with nature, comfortable and clean, has some amazing people looking after it, Tarun has excellent knowledge of the wildlife and flora and fauna, Vinod the other naturalist is a keen tracer, end result some amazing tiger sightings.
The food in the lodge is outstanding, homely, fresh and tasty. We are going to visit it annually, pretty blessed to have experienced this place.