Flame of the Forest

Kanha National Park India

  • Peaceful setting on the banks of the Banjar river
  • Enjoy yoga and ayurveda treatments
  • Explore the local culture and wildlife
  • Intimate setting with just 4 cottages

Open: The lodge is open from mid-October to the end of June each year.

Location: Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge is located on the banks of the Banjar River, near the Khatia/Kisili entrance gate to Kanha National Park.

Rooms: There are 4 safari cottages, one of which is designed for disabled access. They are built in the local traditional style, using mud and thatch. Each has a private veranda looking out towards the river. The en-suite bathrooms are spacious, with a shower and twin hand basins and lead out to an al fresco bath. Each cottage has its own machan or covered day bed, ideal for relaxing between game drives.

Activities: The main activity is game viewing in the national park. There are early morning and late afternoon jeep safaris with the lodge's naturalist guide. The lodge also offers guided trekking, cycling, nature walks and bird watching. The lodge is situated near the village of Kuthwahi and guests are welcome to visit and meet the local people. Yoga and Ayurvedic massage are available at the spa. Guests can swim in the river. Bush meals can be arranged at various locations near the lodge.

Facilities: Meals are served in the elegant dining hall, on the deck, in the garden, around the camp fire or by the river. There is a comfortable lounge and deck with a selection of reference books. The lodge has a coffee bar and a safari shop. The guest cottages are linked to the main lodge by a series of pathways and bridges, lit by hurricane lamps at night.

Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables in a variety of locations.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.

Health: We recommend malarial prophylactics for travel to India.

Communication: There is no internet access at the lodge.

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Client Rating for India 5/5 from 130 reviews

We saw tigers-what more did we want! Very nice property with excellent food. Besides the dining room meals were taken in different locations - very romantic. Excellent guide (Mohan) and the fastest reverser of a jeep I've ever encountered.

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