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 till 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 270kms 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 eg 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.
"There isn`t enough room here for me to sing the praises of this Lodge. Suffice it to say that everything here was superb. It was home from home, and how much we enjoyed our stay there. It was nice also because it was our last lodge of our holiday.........Absolutely wonderful Food was superb. Blankets and hot water bottles supplied for early morning safaris and a neck scarf for protection against the dust. No other lodge offered these niceties."