5 Nights 7 6 Days – that’s how long you’ll ideally need to explore Kanha National Park at its fullest. With this in mind, and with a good idea about the park’s itinerary, you should very carefully consider a place to catch a healthy snooze. 

Fortunately for you, Kanha has some very welcoming and relaxing lodging destinations. While there is a good number to pick from, we’ve narrowed it down to 7 of the best luxury hotels and resorts; categorized based on their proximity to the park, amenities, activities, and overall bang for your buck.

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Banjaar Tola

If you’d like a rest stop at the center of all the action in Kanha National Park, Banjaar Tola is an excellent pick. Located at the core zone of the National Park, this lodge is operated by the prestigious Taj Hotels. 

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Built alongside the banks of the Banjaar river, this lodge is an ideal pick as it gives the opportunity to feel the jungle vibes even while at rest. The setting is a luxurious mix of modern and classic architecture, with 18 suits designed to replicate a tent-like feel, and coupled with all the necessities that make it a lavish camping experience. 

Booking a stay at this lodge unlocks more frequent opportunities to catch a glimpse of wildlife in action, as you will be treated to personalized safari tours. 

Amenities: 

  • Free WiFi
  • Spa & Wellness Centre  
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Play Area 
  • BBQ Facilities 
  • Picnic Area
  • Restaurant & Minibar
  • Library

Activities:

  • Cooking Class
  • Tour or Class About Local Culture
  • Themed Dinner Nights
  • Bike Tours
  • Walking Tours
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Cycling
  • Hiking

 

Singinawa Jungle Lodge

Can you imagine a lodging experience where the wild is literally your next door neighbour? That’s exactly what the Singinawa Jungle Lodge offers! Built at the Buffer Zone in Janha, an area where humans and animals amicably coexist, this lodge emphasizes what the National Park stands for in terms of commitment to excellence. 

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The very architectural spread of the Singinawa Jungle Lodge gives a palatial and yesteryear vibe. While everything inside those four walls oozes of pure luxury and class, the outsides of the lodge keep things open, refreshing and subtle. 

One unique thing about this lodging is its expertly curated amenities and activities. There are many initiatives tied to the stay as well, opening the opportunity for large groups, both young and old, to participate. 

Amenities: 

  • Free WiFi
  • Spa & Wellness Centre  
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jungle Bungalow 
  • Restaurant & Minibar

Activities:

  • Jeep Safaris
  • Children’s Activities 
  • Bicycle Trips
  • Organic Farm Gardening
  • Eco-Restoration Walk

 

Courtyard House Kanha

Need a place that can do wonders for a work vacation, romantic getaway or to simply soak in nature’s wonders? Book a stay at Courtyard House Kanha. Regarded by many guests as Kanha’s original Luxury Resort, this place offers the ideal solo traveller experience. 

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Everything about this place is exquisite, even the view! Each room is beautifully furnished to give it a rustic yet ultra-modern personal den like feel. 

Amenities: 

  • Business Writing Desk
  • Cabinet
  • Electronic Safe
  • Food & Drink/Mini Fridge
  • Coffee/Tea Maker

Activities:

  • Guided Nature Treks
  • Birding
  • Village Walks
  • Bike Around
  • Poolside Retreat
  • Yoga Retreat

  

Chitvan

For the aesthetically sound adventurer, booking a stay at Chitvan Jungle Lodge is a dream come true. Every element of the hotel is inspired by the elements of nature, and even the name has a strong mythological reference. 

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Located in a protected area of Kanha National park, the hotel took up a huge responsibility in helping to expand the surface area of the National Reserve by cultivating the land. Today, the hotel invites environmentalists and all sorts of nature lovers to experience its wonders. 

Amenities:

  • Swimming Pool 
  • Spa
  • Restaurant 
  • Library

Activities:

  • Yoga
  • Outdoor Sports

 

Kipling Camp

The Jungle Book would never have been the greatest wildlife fairytale story if not for its very inspiration – Kanha National Park. So it’s no surprise to find a resort dedicated to the famous author. 

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Kipling Camp is one of those rare resorts that offers a “something for everyone” experience at Kanha. From plush luxury private rooms to a wonderfully setup cottage neighbourhood, the place is a great pick no matter the size of your pocket. 

Kimpling camp offers a giant surprise for its guest in the form of Tara – the resort’s residential asian elephant. You will be shown quite a good time with her. 

Amenities: 

  • Library 
  • Spa
  • Bar 
  • Outdoor Sports 
  • Free WiFi
  • Gift Shop

Activities:

  • Jeep Safari
  • Nature Walk 
  • Elephant Show

 

Kanha Jungle Camp

Another wonderful setup luxury hotel in Kanha National Park is its namesake – the Kanha Jungle Camp. Like any other typical luxury lodging, it has all the essential amenities but offers one cool new perspective twist: The elevated cottages. 

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Yes, some of the 16 luxury cottages are built 10 feet off the ground and are supported by a single Sal Tree – Kanha’s most resource-rich timber. This does make it look and feel like a place Mowgli would take comfort in. 

Out of the many activities, you can take part in, one unique thing Kanha Jungle Camp has is the Camera Trap Studies – the concept of strategically planting cameras in the Eco Park to study rare wildlife species. 

Amenities: 

  • Restaurant 
  • Lounge Area 
  • Swimming Pool

Activities:

  • Jungle Safari 
  • Bird Watching 
  • Nature Trails
  • Cycling Trips
  • Village Tourism
  • Wildlife Movie Nights

 

Bagh Tola Resort

The Kanha Tiger Reserve has an old-world charm, and if there is one place that epitomizes that, it’s the Bagh Tola Resort. Situated in the Mukki region, this resort has very open and airy architecture, which encloses 8 elegantly designed private quarters. 

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The warm and welcoming embrace of Kanha can be tasted in the cuisine prepared at the Bagh Tola Resort, which has ingredients and recipes sourced from nearby villages. 

Amenities: 

  • Restaurant 
  • Laundry Service

Activities:

  • Bonfire
  • Jungle Safari
  • Bird Watching
  • Cycling
  • Nature Trails

 

Now that you’ve got a clear idea of where to stay when at Kanha National Park, do let us know how the overall experience was once you’ve completed your Tiger Safari in Kanha with us!

Find out more about Kanha National Park on our Kanha National Park Traveller’s Guide 

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Sharad Vats

Born and brought up in New Delhi, it was Sharad’s childhood passion to play cricket for India. While on a holiday in 1990, he saw his first tiger. Little did he know that this one sighting would immerse him into a realm where forests and tigers were all that mattered. Sharad’s experiences as a wildlife photographer have inspired him to observe the tiger’s behavior for over 30 years and motivated him on his own journey as an entrepreneur. He started Nature Safari India Pvt Ltd, with a focus on “Conservation through Tourism.” to align himself to the mission of saving the regal species and repopulating them in India’s forests. In 2006, he set up one of India’s premier jungle lodges in Kanha National Park. Sharad believes that there are many lessons to be learned from a tiger that can be applied successfully to leadership—both in business and in life. Here's a new book by Sharad Vats on management and leadership skills to learn from a Tiger. Buy now on Amazon

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