Review: Kanha Earth Lodge, Kanha National Park

As we walked through the semi-forest like walkway to our resort, I knew that home was near. We had started early in the morning from King's lodge at Bandhavgarh and had taken a few pit-stops on the way. It was mid-summer, pre-monsoon days, the land was dry and the skies pregnant with expectation of rains. This also meant that the weather was far from comfortable for us all. This was the last week before the National Parks closed across central India, and I was willing to look beyond the humidity and enjoy the promised wildlife the next day. But today was going to be a rest day...

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Kahn Earth Lodge
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The comfortable common seating area and library...

My stay at Kanha Earth Lodge

I had heard a little about Kanha Earth Lodge, but had almost no expectations and simply wanted a room to stretch my legs. But the moment I reached the reception, I was stunned by the rustic beauty of the place. Made in the local Gond tribal architecture, all construction work is done using local stone and waste wood. One look at the place and you can easily imagine why this place won the Best Eco Friendly Lodge award a few years back.

Unfortunately I didn't have my hut to myself, but eventually it didn't matter as much because I barely spent any time inside. A quick shower later all my tiredness was gone and I was ready to walk through all the 16acres of land where the lodge is located. The property is located just about 30 minutes from the Khatia/ Kisli gate, and is also far away from the hustle and bustle of the more touristy areas where most travellers live.

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The huts from outside...
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The room inside..the balcony is blissful!

My favourite part of the Earth lodge is the infinity pool set between the Mahua trees. Even if you don't like swimming, it's just divine to sit besides the pool and watch the sun going down. This is even more fun when you relax by the pool after a long day at the forest :)

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The infinity pool..

Unfortunately my stay at the Lodge wasn't long enough for me to soak in all the beauty of the place; such stays are never long enough, aren't they?

Here is a quick tip: if you are a budget traveller who is in Kanha simply to see the national park, you must pick a place close by the forest gate. But if you are looking for a holistic and a much more fulfilling vacation, Kanha Earth Lodge is the place for you.

Early Bird offer

Also, did I mention that there is an early bird offer going on right now? The park is of course closed, but this is the time when all the good places get booked for the next season.

Here are the details :)

Buy 2N/3Days Package or 2 Nights on Jungle Plan and get the third Night complimentary including meals & taxes.
Offer open till 31st July 2016 for bookings between 1st October 2016 to 30th June 2017.
Email: or
Phone: 91-124 - 2970497, 2571404, 2570404
Mobile: +91 8800637711

Note: As National Parks have very limited entry into zones, early booking ensures park safaris in preferred zones.

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Enjoying a cosy meal by the stream...

p.s. Of course all the pictures shared above are gorgeous, but I haven't taken them as I was too busy soaking in the beauty of the place :)


Disclaimer: I was hosted at the property by Pugdandee Safaris. All the views expressed about are completely my own an based on personal experiences. 


  1. Looks gorgeous! The only such lodge I have stayed in is Orange County in Kabini and that was fantastic too!


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