Located at Mukki (in the Balaghat District) amidst Sal forests, the lodge
is about one kilometer from the Kanha National Park's Mukki entrance and
thus designed as a jungle lodge, well camouflaged in the forest. It is
tastefully developed with low impact on the land and environment with 18
spacious rooms and two independent deluxe cottages, equipped with a
portico canopy, under which you can relax. The rooms are fully furnished
with double/twin share beds, and have attached bathrooms with running hot
water. A spacious thatched dining room which serves home cooked Indian
food and Continental cuisines, becomes the centre point for activities
such as campfire performances, lectures and star gazing.
Since it is located close to Kanha National Park and is the closest to the
Mukki entrance gate, guests can listen to the sounds of the Jungle right
in their backyards! Several species of birds, the alarm calls of deer and
the occasional roar of the tiger can be heard here.
The lodge has set strong principles of being environmentally friendly and
every aspect of its development and operation is sensitively synthesized
towards nature conservation. The estate has a lot of trees and bushes that
attract a variety of birds, butterflies and insects. We can proudly say
that not even 1 tree was cut during the construction of the lodge. In fact
one room has a tree growing through it!
We hope you will enjoy and make your stay a learning experience !
Rooms at Kanha Jungle Lodge
All our rooms are equipped with twin or double beds, with reading lights,
a writing table and chairs, large luggage rack etc. The rooms are all with
attached baths with hot and cold running water and showers.! and a hot
water bottle at night !
Dinning and Public Areas
A large round thatched dining cum common room serves as a dining area
which seats 35- 40 guests. There is also a friendly open area to dine
under the stars or to breakfast, under the rustling sal forest leaves and
the twittering of brids. One can browse through books in the library or
just study the numerous information panels on the boards.
Is an open area in center of the Jungle Lodge surrounded by the Sal
forest with chirping birds and fluttering butterflies. Participate in a
discussion on tiger sightings and conservation issues with a blazing
campfire . It also provides an ideal set up for star gazing in the
evening. .There is also a hammock if one just wants to relax or read a
book. And a great place to catch up for "chai" and daily campfire
The Maidan (grounds)
Most of the land is left wild with lush overgrown grass to attract and
make our Jungle inhabitants comfortable. Our 11 acre estate , is however,
interspersed with trees and bamboo that do attract our Jungle neighbours
and a variety of birds. You will occassionally get to see the flying
squirrel, colourful butterflies and insects, a langour monkey and even a
few strolling spotted deer !
As the sun sets and a galaxy of stars covers the canopy, we take a short
after dinner walk to begin our Star Gazing session. After a short
introduction of Stars and constellations, you have an opportunity to see
through our telescope the planets, so close , never seen before by most
guests. You will all enjoy this exhilarating experience ! .
We organize Bird watching excursions around the Jungle Lodge, during the
day, for those energetic clients who are interested in learning more
about our birdlife.
Kanha is specially rich with its butterflies and a large number of them
are found at Kanha Jungle Lodge. See the collection of Butterflies at the
We organise Nature walks in and around our Jungle Lodge, thru the forest ,
where you get to experience and see a variety of birdlife and insects as
well as the occasional ant hill... If you are lucky , down by the river,
you may even get to see the elephants bathing in the afternoon and can
participate in helping them take a bath !
Our resident Naturalist oversees most of our environment sensitive
programs and conducts the jungle safaris to Bandhavgarh National Park ,
Birding excursion around our wild lands, village excursions, Astronomical
session and discusses with you the days wrap up of the activities,
observations and answer your questions. He is actively involved with the
conservation activities sponsored by the Jungle Lodge through Tiger Trust.
To increase our dependence on the direct energy sources we have tried to
use the power of sun god to provide us the energy and help save the worlds
Some part of the cooking for our Guests is done in two
different types of Solar cookers. This helps minimize energy use and also
food cooked is health and tasty. Our guests can ask for cooking lessons
for solar cooking.
Wormy - Composting
To make efficient and hygienic disposal of organic waste, we are using a
process of decomposition by worms which is efficient, odorless and
provides us with rich organic fertilizers for our organic farming on site.
Much of our fresh vegetables come from the organic farming at the Lodge.
One can see a Varity of vegetables and fruits being cultivated . Guest are
welcome to take a tour.
Medicinal Plant Garden
We have also on site a nursery of indigenous Medicinal/ Herbal Plant which
is an astonishing insight on what secrets seemingly unimportant plants
hold for our good health. There is a large variety of Plants and a tour
with our naturalist makes it an interesting experience.
Jungle Safaris are organized by 4 x 4 jeep vehicles, open from all sides
to give you a panoramic unobstructed view of the landscape, to catch every
bird or animal that may just sneak into the grass and to listen to the
sounds of nature whether it be mating calls, alarm calls, distress call or
just a casual roar. The Vehicles are extremely quiet and do not disturb
the peaceful jungle environment and allows us to listen to Jungle sounds
and photographs with great amount of ease. There are two jungle excursions
at Dawn and Dusk which are conducted. The jungle safari are accompanied
by a forest guide and last for 3-4 hours each. During the jungle excursion
there is always a good chance to see many animals including rare animals
such as Royal Bengal Tiger, leopard, Indian bison (Gaur) , barasingha
(swamp deer) and wild dogs to name a few !