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Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge

Kuthwahi Village Post Office Rata Post office Rata, Kanha National Park 481768 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 27/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 27/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 36 Speciality lodging in Kanha National Park
Boutique riverside cottages with owner managed operations to personalize each guest experience in the wilderness of Kanha
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Yoga room
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Landmark view
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Languages Spoken
English, German


Kuthwahi Village Post Office Rata Post office Rata, Kanha National Park 481768 India
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Shilpa M wrote a review Jan 2021
23 contributions8 helpful votes
Our stay at the Flame of the Forest ( an apt name for the safari lodge ) was absolutely fantastic. We were two couples... stayed for a week...(clearly NOT ENOUGH)... just returned last night. What fascinated me was that only natural materials & elements were used in the decor & detail of the entire lodge. Nestled between the forest & a river bank, this place is a paradise for a Nature Lover... the rooms are cosy & comfortable...very unusual shower areas...made of wooden logs & stones. The evening campfire with yummy starters & drinks was something we loved. The owners Karan & Isa, naturalist Mohan & the entire staff are a fantastic team...I learnt so much about animals, birds, insects, plants & trees. Now I’m seeing everything around me in a different light. The Safari was very interesting & the tiger sighting was a phenomenal experience... nothing else compares to the thrill of seeing a wild tiger in its natural habitat. The food here was like eating at home...simple & tasty. I’m waiting to return here with my kids ( my son & his wife ) & let them experience what we enjoyed doing. Thank you team of Flame of the Forest...you guys are the BEST !!! ( Missing Chaitram aka Chatram & his hilarious quips & Dharam’s laughter 😄)
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Kalpen D wrote a review Jan 2021
Mumbai, India26 contributions1 helpful vote
Flame of the Forest Lodge in Kanha was our first outing since December of 2019 for my family - Wife and 2 kids (9 and 7 yr olds). The lodge has only 4 cottages (by design, I must say) and we stayed in Cottage 2. We stayed at the Lodge from Dec 21st to Dec 25th. There were only 3 other travelers at the Lodge at that time. We couldnt have picked a better place during COVID-19 times. The Cottage was spacious with large bathroom, an outdoor shower, an outdoor machan and multiple sitting areas to enjoy the river view, bird life and the nature. The staff are excellent, well trained and on-time with all the activities (be it 5:30 AM wake-up call, breakfast, lunch or dinner). We had Lunch / Dinner at 4 different locations on the property (See the photos). Meals were great and local without heavy usage of cream, adding to the homestay experience. Naturalists, Mohan and Arka, were great. We went to village walk, River walk and Kanha Nature Trail Walk with one or both of them. We did 4 safaris in Kanha National Park (1 in Mukki, 3 in Kanha zones) with Arka. He was great, explaining the forest, animal behaviors, photograph tips and more. Most of all being patient with the kids. We enjoyed the fireside chats, the warm conversations and wonderful (but cold) weather with the fellow travelers, Karan (owner), Arka and Mohan. Highly recommend it. Will visit again.... Highly recommend the place.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: There are only 4 Cottages and all of them are great. They all overlook the river thats running...
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annewalton wrote a review Mar 2020
Derbyshire, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
Flame of the Forest is located in a stunning spot on a bend in the river, and the main building and the guest cottages are beautifully designed in keeping with the setting. The cottages are very comfortable and well equipped, with thoughtful touches such as a variety of outdoor sitting and lounging areas and both an outdoor and indoor shower. The atmosphere at the lodge is exceptionally friendly and welcoming. There is a real family feel, with many of the guests having visited numerous times. In the evening the owner Karam and his wife Isa, together with the naturalists, join the guests for pre-dinner drinks and snacks around a campfire and afterwards for dinner around one large table. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the lodge and the people involved with it, as well as to discuss the day’s activities and sightings. The naturalists are superb. We spent all four days of our trip with Arko who is incredibly knowledgable and enthusiastic and a very talented tracker, as well as being very good company. Our sightings of tigers were extraordinary and unforgettable, and we were also luck enough to see wild dogs as well as many other species of mammal and bird. We could completely understand why Flame of the Forest attracts so many repeat visits. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Karan M, Owner at Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge
Responded 31 Mar 2020
Thanks soo much for your kind words. Glad you have had a memorable time with us and hope your safe and fine at the moment in these circumstances of the virus etc globally. Hope you and your loved ones are all safe and fine. Look fwd to see you guys back someday when this is all settled and life is springing back to normalcy. Thanks again for your kind words. Take care and be safe. Regards Isa,Karan & Lodge Team
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David Wilmshurst wrote a review Mar 2020
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Flame of the Forest is in a beautiful riverside location. The staff are great, making us feel really welcome, the food was good and the guides brilliant. Apart from the safaris in Kanha it was so interesting going on local walks in the grounds, the nearby village and in the river itself. We'd thoroughly recommend it and wish we could have stayed longer.
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Date of stay: February 2020
imm118 wrote a review Mar 2020
25 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed in one of the delightful, beautifully decorated cottages for 4 nights and had an amazing time. Thank you to Mohan our incredible guide, Karan, Isa and their wonderful staff for making our stay excede our expectations.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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IndiaMadhya PradeshKanha National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a view of a nearby landmark, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Does Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.