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Kanha Earth Lodge, Kanha National Park

Kanha Earth Lodge is a comfortable, eco-friendly lodge enclosed by 16 acres of natural forest at the very heart of Madhya Pradesh.

Inspired by the architecture of traditional Gond villages, the lodge’s bungalows are all constructed from recycled wood and local materials such as mud plaster, stone and terracotta tiles. All are air-conditioned and well fitted with writing desks, dressing rooms and expansive decks overlooking the forest. The main lodge is furnished with local tribal artefacts and cotton upholstery, and the dining hall serves both Indian and international cuisine using fresh produce sourced from neighbouring villages.

The lodge has excellent environmental credentials and has been internationally recognised for its conservation efforts. As well as promoting low impact tourism, the lodge encourages community cooperation with the majority of the staff coming from nearby villages. Activities here are led by experienced and qualified naturalists, and include exploring hiking and biking trails as well as 4x4 safaris in the game-rich Kanha National Park. 

Kanha Earth Lodge, at a glance

  • Eco-friendly lodge set in a quaint hamlet and surrounded by 16 acres of natural forest
  • Bordering the buffer zone of Kanha National Park, 30 minutes from the park gate
  • Makes use of recycled wood and local materials in the construction of the property and the furniture
  • 12 open-fronted bungalows that stand seamlessly with the surrounding forest
  • En-suite bathrooms, large verandas and forest views
  • Facilities include a restaurant, bar & coffee shop
  • Enjoy multi-cuisine dining in the dining hall, prepared using locally sourced ingredients 
  • Focus on sustainable wildlife tourism
  • Outdoor BBQ and dining areas 

For leisure and pleasure

  • Infinity pool built between mahua trees
  • Early morning and late afternoon jungle safaris in Kanha National Park
  • Birding walks accompanied by resident naturalists
  • Nature and cycling trails
  • Excursions to small lakes, the Banjaar River and Gond tribal homes
  • Visit the markets of nearby villages
  • On-site eco-shop that contributes 25 percent of its proceeds towards conservation activities
  • Library/presentation room
  • Craft workshops with Gond woodcarvers, potters, painters and artisans 
  • From beginning to end the service I have received has been exceptional. I booked a bespoke family holiday to Australia that needed quite a lot of work, all completed with efficiency and skill. Covid then hit and my holiday was cancelled. Within 7 days, I received a full refund into my bank account. A company that can be trusted to treat customers fairly, coupled with outstanding and personable service means that I would not hesitate to recommend them. I have previously used this company for a trip to South America and my experience on that occasion was identical. A great travel company.

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    KM, August 2020