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Kanha National Park Resorts

The Kanha National Park) is located in the dense forests of central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

It was declared a reserve forest in 1879 and a wildlife sanctuary in 1933 under the British Raj, it sprawls 940 sq km.

The park is home just not to the imperial Royal Bengal Tigers but also a large number of swamp deers, locally known as Barasingha.

Kanha is also home to The region is home to an indigenous semi-nomadic tribe of Central India known as the Baiga &  Gond  tribe.

Along with Pench and Bandhavgarh, Kanha is considered one of the best tiger-spotting destinations in the country.

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10 Best Luxury Safari Resorts, Camps And Lodges In Kanha National Park

Here’s a select of 10  splendid collection of the finest lodges, resorts and hotels at Kanha National Park.

1.  Umaria Safari Camp – Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh


Umaria Safari

THE UMARIA SAFARI CAMP is a very cozy and intimate luxury tent property located on the fringes of the Kanha National Park. Its design, aesthetics and operations are inspired by the extravagant colonial safaris of the British Raj of the 1920s.

It overlooks what is known as the Pench Corridor, an important Tiger area and is located in the village of Umaria in District Mandla.

This Kanha jungle camp boasts 20 luxury tents that are spacious, and delightfully decorated with colonial furniture and safari-theme items.

The property also has a lounge cum dining tent that offers fine dining and a large swimming pool with a great view of the forest. Other amenities at the Umaria Safari Camp include daily private jeep safaris, guided nature walks and birdwatching tours.

2. Kanha Earth Lodge – Kanha National Park


Kanha Earth

KANHA EARTH LODGE is an Eco Luxe wildlife resort run by the Pugdundee Group, which is a well-known name in the field of luxury safari experiences and hospitality in India.

This Kanha jungle lodge is located in a small hamlet near the Khatia entrance gate of the park and sprawls over 16 acres of privately owned forest.

This property consists of 12 exquisite luxury cottages inspired by the ancient tribal architecture of the Gond tribe of the Kanha region. Local stone and waste wood are the main materials used in the construction of this eco-conscious lodge.

The Kanha Earth Lodge resort also offers unique nature walks, bespoke riverside picnics, cycling expeditions to tribal villages and birding experiences to its guests.

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3. Banjaar Tola, A Taj Safari – Kanha National Park


Banjaar Tola

You can never go wrong with a property owned or operated by the Taj Group of luxury hotels in India. If there is a destination in India that is worth visiting, chances are you will find a dependable Taj Hotel in the region.

THE BANJAAR TOLA of the Taj is located on the banks of the Banjaar River which runs through the national park. This property consists of two luxury camps of 9 tents each that are spread out to give you privacy and exclusivity.

Each camp has its own swimming pool overlooking the forest. There are also indoor lounge options and interactive dining areas at each camp.

Your camps are tastefully decorated with indigenous artwork of the Gond tribe, inriicate stone carvings and Baster Bell metalwork

The Banjaar Tola is spread over a massive 90 acres of forested land that teems with Sal trees, a seasonal lake and grasslands.

4. The Celebration Van Vilas – Kanha



THE VAN VILAS in Kanha is a proud offering of the Celebration Group of hotels. It is located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh on the banks of the Banjaar River near the Khatia Gate.

This property is set amidst 5 acres of lush green foliage. It features an outdoor swimming pool, a large garden, a restaurant and a bar.

THE CELEBRATION VAN VILAS boasts 25 air-conditioned cottages and suites, all of which come with a little private garden. One of the highlights of the Celebration Van Vilas is a franchise of the world-famous Kairali Aruveda Centre of Kerala that offers pampering therapies and treatments.

Other amenities at the premises include a helipad for helicopters, jungle safaris offered by well-qualified naturalists, tiger viewing from elephant back and wildlife movie shoes.

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5. Sterling – Kanha


Sterling Kanha

THE STERLING KANHA is located 6 km from the Khatia Gate of the national park. It comprises 25 rooms equipped with all the modern amenities expected of a modern jungle resort.

It is located 17 km (11 m) from the Central Point Museum and 21 from Bamni Dadar.

Facilities at the Sterling Kanha include an on-site fine dining restaurant (offering Indian, local and international cuisine), airport shuttle service, 24-hour front desk, an outdoor swimming pool, wifi, meeting rooms and a conference room.

Each of its 25 rooms comes with air-conditioning, coffee/tea makers, flat tv and a view of the garden and the jungle.

6. Club Mahindra Resort – Kanha – Madhya Pradesh


Club Mahindra

THE CLUB MAHINDRA RESORT offers a range of luxury tents, cottages and rooms. The property has an on-site rejuvenating spa and a large swimming pool.

Each accommodation is tastefully decorated with antique décor, tribal artifacts and homely furniture. Other amenities include a flat TV, a tea/coffee maker and a little kitchenette.

Its fine Svaastha Spa offers a holistic experience ranging from Balinese to Swedish. Its specialty restaurant treats your palates with jalebis and Bamboo Biryani.

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7. Kanha Bhil’s Kabeela – Hotel and Resort in Kanha National Park


Kanha Bhil

As is obvious from the name of this resort, it takes inspiration from the Adivasi Bhil Kabeela (tribe) that inhabits this jungle terrain of the state of Madhya Pradesh.

Guests can enjoy amenities like 24/7 front desk, a restaurant, a bar, an on-site spa, airport transfers and a large outdoor swimming pool.

Kanha Bhil’s Kabeela is also a very family-friendly establishment that also has an on-site playground for children. The resort’s naturalists offer guided tours to educate you about the flora and fauna of the jungle.

Outdoor excursions (aside from Tiger safaris) include guided bird-watching tours, nature walks and flower trails.

8. Courtyard House Resort – Kanha National Park


Courtyard House

The exquisite Courtyard House Resort is owned by Nilesh and Kirty, two old Kanha Hoteliers.

Featuring an old ethnic design, it is modelled after a Raj-era British Indian bungalow. It has won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for five years in running from 2016 to 2020, and the National Tourism Award 2018-19.

COURTYARD HOUSE RESORT offers five spacious rooms elegantly furnished with colonial-themed furniture. You get a spectacular view of the forest from the windows of your room. Each room comes with an inhouse phone, a cabinet, a business writing desk, posh linen, ensuite bathroom and coffee/tea makers.

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9. Tuli Tiger Resort – Kanha National Park


Tuli Tiger Resort

At the Tuli Tiger Resort, you can choose from a range of accommodations. These include a cottage room, a tent and a chital. Located on the banks of the Banjar River, the Tuli Tiger Resort showcases the village aesthetic of the region.

You wake up to the serenading chirping of birds in the morning and witness a magical sunset over the distant palms and sal trees.

Each deluxe cottage room at the Tuli Tiger Resort comes with a 550 sq ft area, a king sized bed, flat TV, a private dining lounge, a mini bar and tasteful décor.

The establishment has a splendid restaurant called the Connoisseur that offers scrumptious Indian and local central Indian cuisine.

You can go on a tiger trail or nature walk with the expert naturalist and tour guides of the resort. It offers jungle rides twice every day. You can either opt for a jeep safari or an elephant safari. You can also ask for a campfire dinner in the evening on the banks of the river.

10. Flame of the Forest – Resort in Kanha National Park


Flame of the forest

THE FLAMED OF THE FOREST features only 4 cottages that are spread out on the property along the Banjaar River near the village of Khuthwahi. Each cottage comes with its own private courtyard and gives you pristine views of the river and the jungle.

This 10 acre property which boasts over 2,000 trees of various species, this splendid boutique property was established in 2008. It offers private jeep safaris to the national park.

You can also go on a guided walk to the local tribal village or visit the local markets. There is also a yoga pavilion in the lodge.

Each of your cottages is built from local sustainable sources using indigenous means. The accommodation comes with a king-size bed, traditional furniture, an indoor shower as well as an outdoor rain shower. The 85 sq m cottage can accommodate up to three people.  Other amenities at your cottage include wife, aid-conditioning and plush cotton linen.

It is located at a comfortable 2-hour drive from the Jabalpur Airport and Jabalpur Train Station.

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