Address :  Dhanwar Village, Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh

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 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. It offers lovely walks and biking trails around the lodge. While Kanha has a reputation of being over crowded with lodges, we have no neighbouring lodges or highways.
Accommodation
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.
Dining
Our dining hall is open only to in house guests and serve a variety of Indian and Continental meals cooked with locally sourced fresh produce from the neighbouring villages. We take pride in sourcing all our ingredients fresh from the villages and grind our own spices. To ensure a regular variety of vegetables and fruits reach our kitchen every day we have encouraged a village kitchen garden project. Under the Baadi (Kitchen garden) we have already partnered with 5 families to grow fresh produce needed by the lodge. We support them with seeds and technical manpower. We also visit weekly village markets for fresh produce. Guests are welcome to visit the Baadis and weekly markets during village walks.We are happy to consider special dietary requirements with prior information.
Activities
Jeep Safaris
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, Bahamani Banjar, Kanha Meadows and the interpretation center.
Elephant Safaris
Early morning elephants go searching for the tiger and after successful tracking one pilot elephant stays close to the tiger and the others move to the closest road. At this point the guest can leave the jeep and do a small cross country on elephant back to see the tiger from close distance. On many occassions the elephants are unable to find a stationary tiger and the Tiger Show is called off. Usually there is a long waiting to get on the elephant back and it cannot be pre booked.
Packages
Jungle Plan
Double - Rs 20000/-
Single - Rs 18000/-
Includes
Accommodation in deluxe bungalows.
Morning and evening shared jeep safari in Kanha National Park.
Services of an English speaking naturalist for activities.
Entries, applicable taxes and guide fees.
All meals (1B, 1L, 1D) and tea/coffee service.
Nature walk, village excursions and cycling.
American Plan
Double - Rs 11000/-
Single - Rs 10000/-
Includes
Accommodation in deluxe bungalows, all meals, tea/coffee service and all taxes.
* Prices can be changed without prior notice.
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