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Rating: Deluxe    

Singinawa overview

Close to the quieter Mukki Gate on the edge of Kanha National Park, Singinawa is a beautiful jungle lodge with 12 secluded cottages set amidst lush greenery. Each cottage is built of local stone and slate, and features air conditioning and fireplaces, as well as large private verandas. Two of the cottages and the main building are designed for disabled access.

The intricately carved doors of the main building open into a colonial-style lounge and library and a grand dining room, with a terrace barbeque area where you can watch the stars. The forested grounds also include a spa and swimming pool, and cover a large area backing onto the buffer zone of Kanha National Park. Birds and deer can be found within the lodge grounds, and is a great area for walking and relaxing.

The lodge arranges jeep safaris inside the park with their own experienced naturalist guides and vehicles, and can also arrange walking safaris in the buffer zone of the park and visits to local villages and schools. The lodge has its own farm, producing organic vegetables and teaching the local villages new farming methods.


Open: Singinawa is open from October until the end of June each year and closes in the monsoon season.

Location: Singinawa is located close to the entrance of Kanha National Park in central India. The lodge is set in 55 acres of forested grounds. The nearest airport is in Nagpur some 270k ms from Singinawa.

Rooms: There are 12 cottages, all air conditioned and with en-suite bathrooms with twin hand basins and rain showers. They have open fireplaces for cooler evenings and private verandas. Other facilities include a minibar. Cottages are named after local wildlife such as tiger, leopard, sloth bear and wolf.

Activities: Morning and afternoon jeep safaris in Kanha National Park with the one of the lodge's resident naturalists, guided bird walks, explore by bike, visit local villages. The waterhole and river in the lodge's grounds attract a variety birds and other wildlife. Guests can explore the grounds and nature trails.

Facilities: Singinawa has a heated swimming pool. There is a spa on site specialising in Indian and oriental treatments. Sundowners are enjoyed around the campfire each evening. The lodge serves Indian and continental cuisines in the dining hall or outside on one of the many terraces. There is a bar with an outdoor deck area. The lounge/library has a large collection of books and videos about wildlife. The shop sells a range of souvenirs.

Dining: Meals are eaten communally.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome. The lodge offers special activities for children.

Health: We recommend malaria prophylactics for travel to India.

Communication: There is internet access in the office.

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Stephen Pick
"The owner/manager is a complete character and he and his staff entertained us as well as providing a very high standard of care which was well thought out. They are very committed to conservation and local welfare and it comes across in their thought and deed."
Alison Thomas
"Singinawa is fantastic... Great location.. nice pool... and safe food! I love the fact that they use bottled water to make ice cubes and wash the fruit etc."
Michael, Judith & Lucy O'Connor
"Singinawa was disappointing in view of its Deluxe grading. The naturalists ( very good) and the managers were very warm, very engaging and very very helpful, and Ji , the manager was particularly helpful in getting Lucy to be seen by a local dentist, which we really appreciated. As a group of individuals we got on very well with the naturalists and managers which was good. Kriti , the assistant manager and her husband , Pranad, who was our naturalist were very engaging .warm and helpful. The Art Gallery is excellent and interesting and on the day of the rain, Kriti provided one to one Art tuition from a local Goad artist for my wife and also a cooking demonstration for me on another day , for which we are very appreciative. But someone needs to pay more attention to the state of the cottages and quality control their service , the state of the cottages, was poor , grubby and felt a bit neglected. I would not have booked it if I had known what it was like. The cottages need updating & a good clean every day ! The mini bar fridge stopped working after a day , I reported it but it was not fixed, some if the plug points did not work and even though it was cold only one small radiator was provided until we asked for another.The Tribes website says there is an open fire ...! not so... The Lodge just felt in also in need of a good make-over. The food was good on the whole , sometimes very good but a bit weird in the way they served some of it , such as spaghetti and other european food on the same plate as Indian food ! but they did stop that after we made it clear we wanted Indian food !!! as I think others may have also done. They always kept serving us whereas Indian guests seemed to be offered a buffet self service !!! On one of the colder . wetter days we were given dinner in the large dining room which was a large fire place. they didn't light a fire but instead had a small electric radiator for the whole room. We felt there was an element of penny pinching at times. When we hit with a storm as our 2nd drive started, the rainwear was completely useless ( & seemed cheap ) and the blankets felt grubby on the drives. Although the weather was unexpected , they should be prepared for such events . "
Mr. John Middleton
"In view of it's deluxe rating this lodge fell short of our expectations both in the standard of accomodation and the service provided."

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