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Pugdundee Safaris Kanha Earth Lodge

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India's finest Wilderness Experience, Kanha Earth Lodge, is spread in 16 acres of natural forest, tucked away in a small hamlet bordering Kanha’s buffer zone. Its unique location, 30 minutes from the Khatia/Kisli park gate, ensures that it is close enough for easy access to the park, but still far enough from the glut of hotels lining Kanha’s tourist hub to offer guests a true wilderness experience. The 12 luxury bungalows with large open verandahs of this Wildife Resort in Kanha National Park have been inspired by Gond tribal architecture and offer environmentally sensitive, low-impact accommodation through their design and use of local stone and waste wood. While the absence of neighbouring lodges or highways creates an ideal setting for nature walks, birding and cycling trips through the surrounding forest.
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Off Dhanwar Village, Narna 481001 India
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Pat S wrote a review Yesterday
Reading, United Kingdom116 contributions39 helpful votes
Can not praise Pugdundee safaris highly enough. We stayed in three of their properties. Each one was top class. As in every one, at Earth Lodge the staff were wonderful, the food amazing, our room perfect. They also have a highly admirable eco policy-no plastic and you are given a metal water bottle that you can fill up at stations across all their properties. Ingredients are either grown on site in their organic gardens or locally sourced. Just wish we could have stayed at each one longer to make full use of all the facilities and activities on offer. But of course we came to see tigers and we most certainly did.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Herefordnomads wrote a review 12 Apr
Hereford, United Kingdom328 contributions197 helpful votes
Our third Pugdundee lodge, and again a fantastic experience. Food was faultless again - if too much at each meal! Loved the quirky accommodation with a saloon style swing door to one bathroom area! Drives were again great with our naturalist Ashu and the guide as well. Some great views, wildlife and photos - and the social history of the park (in fact all of the parks) is fascinating.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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flaperoo wrote a review 5 Apr
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Everything about our stay at Kanha Lodge was flawless. The accommodation is large, comfortable with all the amenities and facilities anyone would need. We did 4 Safari drives and the naturalist and guides were all brilliant; we not only saw tigers we also saw a sloth bear! The naturalist had a far better camera than mine so shared all his good shots so I could have clear pictures to add to my memories. All the staff were friendly, professional and efficient. The food was delicious with the chef took extra care to understand people's individual tastes and adjust his dishes accordingly. Everything about this place was superb.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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ManorhouseEm wrote a review 4 Apr
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We stayed at Kanha Earth Lodge on a recent trip to India. The Lodge is delightful: the buildings and interior design are beautiful and in keeping with the surroundings, with a lovely swimming pool and gardens. We had a gorgeous room with a very comfortable bed, a great bathroom with a fabulous shower and we really appreciated all the products being environmentally friendly. We also had a lovely private verandah where we could sit and read in peace and quiet and this was much appreciated. The restaurant and relaxation areas are very good, the food was delicous and varied and the service outstanding. I particularly want to praise the service as my other half was unwell for a day during our visit (the illness was nothing to do with Kanha or indeed India) and the staff were so helpful and prepared to go the extra mile and this made a huge difference. We went on several jeep drives with a naturalist who worked for Pugdundee: these were amazing, we saw lots of incredible wildlife, including a breathtaking tiger sighting, and our naturalist Shawsham was very knowledgeable, a true expert and charming company. All in all, a marvellous stay and highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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S N wrote a review 4 Apr
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Kanha Earth Lodge is a beautifully designed safari lodge near Kanha National Park. The rooms, here cottages, were beautiful and extremely clean . The Indian food was very tasty in a nice ambience and attentive staff. The safaris were breathtaking - we were lucky enough to watch tigers as well as slot bears.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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safarikayafrica wrote a review Mar 2024
Eastvale, California46 contributions7 helpful votes
Room was comfortable and roomy, two bathrooms, hot showers, coffee and tea in room. Nice lounge area, and presentations each night on the area and the wildlife. That was very informative and I learned quite a lot. It was a four hour ride to Kanha National park, and a chance to see the countryside along the way.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Canalfreak wrote a review Mar 2024
Appleton le Moors, United Kingdom10 contributions9 helpful votes
Our second time at the Earth Lodge. Last time (2020) the worsening of the COVID epidemic necessitated a rapid premature return to the UK. Very pleased to find all is well here. The manager (also an experienced naturalist) accompanied us on our game drives and made them extremely interesting for us. Apparently, while they were closed down during COVID they established a large vegetable garden and a butterfly garden. These are well worth a look, especially the latter which was both very attractive and teeming with butterflies. Our room was very comfortable (it has aircon but we didn't need it.) We went for the wildlife, not the food, but the food was extremely good. Some "Continental' food is available but we were very happy with the extremely tasty Indian fare. Located about 1/2 hour from the gates of Kanha National Park with a wide range of wildlife, we were quite lucky (skilled guiding?) to see tigers, sloth bears, wild dogs and numerous exotic birds amongst many others. Overall a very comfortable place to stay, well run with friendly, quietly efficient staff.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Shailaja V wrote a review Mar 2024
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Our stay at the eco friendly Kanha Earth Lodge was outstanding and truly memorable. The cottage was spacious with a lovely deep verandah overlooking bamboo groves, to relax on after an early Safari. Every single aspect was thought of - from the early morning masala chai, the hot water bottles and blankets on the jeeps, to the delicious snacks and meals. The tribal meal outdoors on the last evening lit by lanterns and braziers was magical! The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. Our driver/naturalist Suraj was sometimes more knowledgable than the government approved guides we had to take on! We cannot recommend this place highly enough.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tom M wrote a review Mar 2024
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We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our stay at this superb eco-lodge located in a quiet area in the Kanha buffer zone. The overall design and layout, the public spaces, the grounds, the food and the amazingly helpful and friendly staff are all worth noting. Specific individuals who helped to make our stay particularly memorable are the chef, the bartender, the manager and the head biologist, Yash, who took us out on all five of our safaris. His knowledge of the park and its wildlife, as well as his good natured approach and eagerness to enhance our overall experience were nothing short of amazing. We saw an astonishing array of wildlife, including a once in a lifetime sighting of a large male tiger. We certainly feel blessed to have visited Kahna and have no hesitation in providing the Earth Lodge with a glowing recommendation. We certainly hope to return in the future.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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LJ E wrote a review Mar 2024
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Working with Pugdundee's office staff was so easy! They took care of everything and were amazingly responsive to requests for assistance while planning our group trip, including booking some extension trips to the Taj Mahal for a few members of our group. The lodge was wonderful and the staff were incredible. Our group had a lovely trip and we highly recommend working with Pugdundee when visiting India.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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₹18,729 - ₹22,659 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IndiaMadhya PradeshBalaghat DistrictNarna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pugdundee Safaris Kanha Earth Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Pugdundee Safaris Kanha Earth Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Pugdundee Safaris Kanha Earth Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Pugdundee Safaris Kanha Earth Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pugdundee Safaris Kanha Earth Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pugdundee Safaris Kanha Earth Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Spice by Club Mahindra, Kanha Resort Restaurant, and Maratha Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pugdundee Safaris Kanha Earth Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Pugdundee Safaris Kanha Earth Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Pugdundee Safaris Kanha Earth Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Pugdundee Safaris Kanha Earth Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Narna.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pugdundee Safaris Kanha Earth Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pugdundee Safaris Kanha Earth Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Is Pugdundee Safaris Kanha Earth Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.