GREAT FOR

    A great resort for those looking to enjoy the wilderness of Panna National Park as well be in a relaxing getaway away from it all. Those with a penchant for the wild and nature will love this place!

What we love

  • ​Drive past the little villages inhabited by the tribal communities to arrive at this rustic lodge that’s situated along the tranquil waters of Ken River in the midst of thick jungles. A lodge that allows you to experience the vibrant outdoors, earthy aromas and natural surroundings.
  • The lodge features rugged wooden architecture that brilliantly merges with the contiguous setting. Creativity can be seen all around with the rustic and raw wooden furniture interspersed with wrought iron decor and rural lighting fixtures that subtly lend the typical rural outdoors atmosphere to this pastoral lodge.
  • Couples or those who seek a bit of luxury could opt for the air-conditioned huts that come with attached modern bathrooms, dressing areas and delightful sit out spaces, while those with children, could opt for the cottages that have their own living area and kitchenette. Take a seat at the deck and watch the life on the serene waters of Ken or shift your attention towards the beautiful migratory birds that fly around and then swoop down to the river. Enjoy the soothing bird-sounds and warbling of the bee-eaters, storks, parakeets, babblers as well the famed Paradise-flycatcher and Oriental Honey Buzzard.
  • The lifeline of the lodge is the beautifully created rustic treehouse or machaan under the canopy of age old trees where you can savour freshly cooked meals, devour delectable Rohu or Bhetki fry straight off the river and spy on kingfishers and crocodiles over other choice dishes served on the extended patios overlooking the Ken river. Share stories of the wild with other guests over a drink at the bar while hanging lanterns create a warm ambience in the darkness of the forest.
  • Each creation of nature can be enjoyed without disturbance while here - watch the mesmerising sunsets over the river Ken, observe the Signature Spider busy at work, gaze at the lanky bald Indian Vulture - already on the brink of extinction and by night, listen to the high pitched notes of the Cicadas - jhingurs.
  • On days when you’re not going on the safari, you can visit the splendid Raneh and Panadan Falls or the Gharial Sanctuary which is a major draw for observing basking crocodiles. Morning and evening trips are organized through a fleet of jeeps from the lodge. Accompanying trained naturalist who demystify the world of the wild.

What to know

  • Sail down the serene waters of the placid river where you can go rowing, river tubing or on motor boat rides. Sight the famous crocodiles as well as the animals from the jungle who find their way in search for water. Anglers will enjoy fishing in River Ken that’s considered to be one of the cleanest rivers of Central India.
  • Partake in the night safari to see noctural creatures such as the civets, jackals, hynea, fox, sloth bear, blue bull and cheetal in their natural habitat. The local villagers have set up and run a campsite about an hour away from the lodge where one can stay in basic tents that come with private bathrooms. After the walks in the jungle, you can enjoy the local delicacies prepared by the villagers. We highly recommend participating in the night safari to get the true feel of the wilderness.
  • The national parks and sanctuary preserves are closed for the monsoons in the months of July, August and September.
  • Remember to carry your binoculars and camera, natural and earthy coloured clothes for the safaris, walking shoes, insect repellents, warm clothes for the chilly rides on the jeep and a small medical kit for those times of emergency.
  • The lodge has WiFi and internet connectivity should you wish to check quick emails. However, given the remote location, the network may be patchy.
  • The owner-host couple along with the lodge manager, boatsmen and other local well trained staff spare no efforts in making your stay a memorable one.
  • The region attracts wildlife lovers as much for the river pleasures as for the thick jungles. The tall teak along with the omnipresent kardhai and dhaora forests provide lush canopies amidst which Palash flowers blossom setting the forest aflame with their bright red colours. You’ll also see mahua and tendu trees well known for their produce and economic sustenance for forest dwellers.
  • If you’d like to take a peek into the wonderful historic past of the region, head over to the Rajgarh and Kalinjar fort a short drive away from the lodge.

Bedroom

  • Airconditioning
  • Balcony/ sit out area
  • Television
  • In-room safe
  • Hot water
  • Tea coffee maker
  • Complimentary water
  • Room Service
  • Internet

Connectivity

  • Wifi
  • Local phone
  • Car rental facility
  • Credit card accepted

Spaces

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Swimming Pool
  • Barbecue set up

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Child friendly
  • Parking
  • Suitable for events
  • Pets allowed

Housekeeping

  • Towels/ toiletries
  • Laundry

Food

  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Staff

  • Manager
  • Housekeeper
  • Chef/ cook
  • Security personnel

Safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Doctor on call
  • Power back up
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 1 October to 30
June '18
1 October to 30
June '19
Hut- All Meals Plan INR 9,000 12,000
2 Bedroom Family Cottage INR 12,000 16,000

Rate Includes

  • Accommodation for two
  • All meals - lunch, dinner, breakfast, tea/ coffee
  • All applicable taxes

Additional Details

​Cancellation Policy:

  • For cancellations made more than 45 days prior to the date of arrival, 80% of the total amount will be refunded
  • For cancellations made between 21-45 days prior to the date of arrival, 60% of the total amount will be refunded
  • For cancellations made between 8 to 21 days prior to the date of arrival, 40% of the total amount will be refunded
  • For cancellations made less 7 days prior to the date of arrival, no refund will be provided
  • For long weekend bookings, New Year and Christmas period, Holi and Diwali time, bookings are non refundable

Extra bed charges:

  • Children below 5 years of age can stay with the parents at no additional charge
  • Children between 5 to 12 years of age, 25% of the room cost will be applicable
  • Children above 12 years of age, 40% of the room cost will be applicable

Mandatory New Year Supplementary Charges:

  • INR 3000 per person will apply on the 31st December as a mandatory new year’s eve supplementary charge.

Check in and check out time: 1330 hours and 1100 hours

Awesome Things to do nearby

1

Panna National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Timings: 6 am to 10 am and 3 pm to 5 pm

Panna National Park situated in Vindhyachal Range spreads in Panna and Chhatarpur districts of North Madhya Pradesh. The terrain comprises of protected north-central highlands of India, home to populations of wild animals. Panna’s wildlife includes the majestic tiger besides leopards, wolves, hyenas, jackals, nilgai, sambar, chital and wild boar. It is the only place where once can see the famous gharial crocodile.

There are over 200 species of birds, the more famous of them being bar-headed goose, honey buzzard, king vulture and blossom-headed parakeet.

The hot and arid climate offers mixed foliage with teak being the dominant tree in the forest.

Elephant Safari, Panna National Park, India
Elephant Safari, Panna National Park, India
Tigress gives birth to 3 cubs, Panna National Park
Tigress gives birth to 3 cubs, Panna National Park
2

Khajuraho Temples

​Khajuraho Temples, a stunning collection of infamous erotic Hindu and Jain temples that have put many a conservative soul to blush while being declared a World Heritage site.

These temples, built during the Chandela dynasty, have been made on sandstone and erected atop granite foundations where the stone work stands devoid of mortar. Skillful mortise and tenon joints hold the stones together by gravity. Notice the precision carvings that beautifully detail out strands of hair, nails, jewelry and facial expressions.

Every year in February, a Khajuraho Dance Festival is organized against the backdrop of the temples. Evenings come alive too with the light and sound show held on the open lawns. Do go for this if you’re around then!

Khajuraho Temple, Madhya Pradesh, India
Khajuraho Temple, Madhya Pradesh, India
Sculpture at Khajuraho Temple, Madhya Pradesh
Sculpture at Khajuraho Temple, Madhya Pradesh