KANHA EARTH LODGE, KANHA

The Concept

The Lodge is tucked in a forested area of 16 acres adjoining the buffer zone of Kanha in a small tribal hamlet. The lodge is set in deep jungles away from the tourism hub of Kanha yet close enough for an easy access to the Khatia/Kisli park gate, there is good opportunity to view variety of mammals and birds around the lodge itself. The area is untouched by any kind of tourism or development and offers the discerning guest the guarantee of privacy.

The Kanha eco system is marked by undulating landscape dotted with dense groves of vegetation, hillocks and rolling meadows. Though all are important, the Kanha meadows are the life line because of its sustaining capacity to hold large numbers of Chital, Sambar, Barasingha and Gaur, indirectly supporting populations of predators and co predators. Kanha is primarily a moist peninsular Sal forest and moist mixed deciduous forest, the forest mainly constitute Sal, Bamboo, Tendu, Jamun, Arjun and Lendia.

About the Accommodation

The Lodge architecture has been inspired by the stunning Gond tribal villages which are situated on the fringes of Kanha, making it blend effortlessly with the forest and rural architecture. Local material and manpower has been used extensively in building the lodge, many construction workers have been trained and are now part of the permanent lodge team.

The lodge offers only 12 beautiful open fronted bungalows with en suite bathrooms and dressing room and large open verandahs set in 16 acres of jungle. All bedrooms have spilt air conditioners and 100 percent power back up for the erratic rural supply. The lodge is rustic yet deluxe built mainly with local stone, logs, baked tiles, tribal artifacts and done up with fine rustic furniture, sanitary fittings and cotton upholstery. The main lodge building has the dining hall, a nature library cum presentation room and office cum eco shop. The eco shop contributes 25 percent of its sale proceeds for conservation activities in Central India. The infinity pool is set between Mahua trees and its infinity edge merges with the jungles of the Kanha forest.

Safaris & Activities

Jeep Safaris are offered early morning and in the late afternoon. Jeep Safaris are conducted by qualified and experienced naturalists in an open 4x4 Suzuki jeep. These jeeps have been specially designed with front facing elevated seats to enhance the safari experience.The park opens at sunrise till 11:00 a.m. and then in late afternoon till sunset, the park opening and closing time keeps changing with the season. Packed breakfast is served inside the park in the morning safaris. Interesting places inside the park include Shravan Tal, BahamaniBanjar, Kanha Meadows and the interpretation center.

Walks and Cycling

Bird walks, nature trails and cycling are conducted on request by the lodge naturalists in the forests adjoining the lodge. Guests can visit many small lakes, Banjaar river and tribal homes in theseexcursions.Every Friday there is a weekly market at Sarekha village and on Wednesday at Kumadehi village, the trips could be extended to visit the same. Though the markets are getting modern with time there are still many interesting things to explore and witness.

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