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Bagh Tola Kanha

Tehsil Kanha National Park Village Bhimlat, Samnapur 481111 India
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Bagh Tola is situated at the base of a Sal capped hillock just a short drive from the Mukki Gate of the Kanha National Park. The lodge is designed to replicate the secure residences of the British Raj, as they forayed into the 'inhospitable' wilderness. Within the elegantly styled colonial compound our guests are welcomed into an ambience where high quality services are proffered with Central Indian gentleness. Personalised service and attention to detail are extended in an inspiring jungle setting. Rooms: We scoured old houses of Calcutta, Balaghat and Mumbai. All the 08 rooms are complete with double four poster beds, comfortable rugs, old hunters desk and an attached bath. The rooms make a perfect retreat post a hectic day in the forests. Dining: Food at Bagh Tola is a simple and healthy home affair. The cooks have been selected and trained from the nearby villages. Special requests will be accommodated with advance information.
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3.0 of 5 stars
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English, Hindi

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Tehsil Kanha National Park Village Bhimlat, Samnapur 481111 India
Bagh Tola Kanha
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Neera wrote a review Feb 2024
Mumbai, India1 contribution
Hi, so we three friends(ladies) one male friend stayed at this fabulous hotel, the staff was amazing, soft spoken n very helpful in every way. The couple running this hotel Eric n Joy were very friendly and so knowledgeable about the Kanha forest and their environment. The food n picnic baskets were like our home food too. Came back to Mumbai rejuvenated.. and oh yes the driver of our gypsy was the hotels driver Vikram.. do ask for his services as he has the best eyesight I think.. spotted Tigers fr us on all our three days there. 👍🏼
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Road41831967161 wrote a review Nov 2023
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What a gorgeous trip this was ! The jungle is simply mesmerising. Every single day waking up before dawn didn't seem so hard when you were about to drive in the jungle for hours. I was never tired of it. Of Course I saw the tiger and cried a little. It does something to you, touches you deep inside. But it was more than seeing the tiger. Eric sir made the ride so much fun. He is a treasure himself. So many stories, so many encounters, absolutely nail biting. Not a minute has gone by feeling bored at BaghTola Kanha. Joylet is a wonderful lady, she looks after you. Both of them have made this place a little heaven, a little home for everyone. Every staff member looks after you. They know exactly what you want and will do their best to provide. and OMG the chef, I could not meet him before I left. I never thought I would say this, but the simple Poha is to die for. every meal was delicious. Thank you so much every one of you. Everyone , please go there.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Raj Mukhi, Owner at Bagh Tola Kanha
Responded 2 Jan 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking out time to review your holiday experience at Bagh Tola! We are delighted to know that you had a memorable experience at Bagh Tola- Kanha! We look forward to welcoming you back with us at Kanha and also at our other lodge in Bandhavgarh! Thanking you and kind regards, Team Bagh Tola!
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Rahul R wrote a review Jun 2023
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Our family stayed at Bagh Tola for 3 days this summer. We made reservations via email and online payments, which was a managed well by Kanchan who provided us with a lot of information that we had asked for. Communication was prompt and courteous via email, text and calls. They also helped of reserve safaris in the park. The property is beautiful and made for a very comfortable stay in their nicely appointed and clean rooms. Eric who manages the property is a great guy, who ensured that our needs were more than met. There is limited wifi on the property but that's part of a quite stay at a jungle resort. The dining choices were great, with each meal carefully prepared keeping our requests in mind, especially the fresh baked muffins and cookies that the kids loved. Early morning safaris included a nice breakfast in the forest. Managing a world class resort in the heart of Chhattisgarh is no small feat and done very well by the Bagh Tola team. We would stay again and highly recommend. Jio works best in the area, as far as cellular networks go, BSNL and Airtel did not work for us.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 19 Jun 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking out time to review your holiday experience at Bagh Tola! We are delighted to know that you had a memorable experience at Bagh Tola- kanha. We look forward to welcoming you back with us at Kanha and also at our other lodge in Bandhavgarh! Thanking you and kind regards, Team Bagh Tola!
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Susmita C wrote a review Jun 2023
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The lodge is simple but rooms have everything one needs for comfort. The place is run very well by the D’Cunhas, Eric and Joy. Eric is a very experienced and superb Naturalist, very well respected by fellow guides and local people. Joy makes excellent desserts, and runs the place very efficiently. The food in the lodge is excellent. Both are very friendly and hospitable and kind and put you at ease right away.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 15 Jun 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking out time to review your holiday experience at Bagh Tola! We are delighted to know that you had a memorable experience at Bagh Tola- Kanha! We look forward to welcoming you back with us at kanha and also at our other lodge in Bandhavgarh! Thanking you and kind regards, Team Bagh Tola!
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Susmita C wrote a review Jun 2023
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We had a great stay at Bagh Tola. The food is excellent, especially the desserts made by Joy. Her husband Eric is very knowledgeable about the local fauna and flora and is an excellent guide, very respected by the local people.Both Eric and Joy, the managers, are delightful. The lodge is simple but clean and rooms are wellstocked, have AC and heating. We would highly recommend this lodge.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Carol wrote a review May 2023
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This property is nestled close to the Mukki gate - Kanha national park. It has a patch of the Sal forest and some beautiful bougainvilleas and bamboo trees. It truly felt like home away from home for us. The chef went out of his way and with Joy’s suggestions cooked us healthy but yummy meals made with local produce. We had jaggery based sweets severed and the cakes Joy baked and packed for our morning picnic breakfast was truly amazing. Eric has a vast knowledge of the forest and the history and its tigers. We had an amazing time interacting and learning more about the park. Our driver Vikram was very informed himself and we ended up with two sightings. One included two cubs as well. Recommend this place and we will be planning our return soon!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Raj Mukhi, Owner at Bagh Tola Kanha
Responded 8 Jun 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking out time to review your holiday experience at Bagh Tola! We are delighted to know that you had a memorable experience at Bagh Tola- Kanha! We look forward to welcoming you back with us at kanha and also at our other lodge in Bandhavgarh! Thanking you and kind regards, Team Bagh Tola!
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Geoff R wrote a review Apr 2023
Brentwood, United Kingdom122 contributions46 helpful votes
Eric and Joy made us really welcome and made sure that we were very comfortable and sufficient for our needs including milk for our tea whenever we wanted. Eric as our guide and driver took us off on our morning and afternoon safaris. Lodge was well appointed with good aircon. Restaurant was anxious to make sure we had the type of food that we wanted. All the young men who worked there were very helpful. It was also wonderful that we managed to see three tigers thanks to the efforts of Eric and his driver who has some excellent eyesight!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 17 Apr 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking out time to review your holiday experience at Bagh Tola! We are delighted to know that you had a memorable experience at Bagh Tola- kanha. We look forward to welcoming you back with us at Kanha and also at our other lodge in Bandhavgarh! Thanking you and kind regards, Team Bagh Tola!
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Traveling-elephants wrote a review Apr 2023
Mumbai, India134 contributions37 helpful votes
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It’s located in the middle of farmlands and lush small forest. Just 15mins drive from Mukki gate. And the drive through the village and sal forest is amazing. The hotel itself got it own charm. It got 8 rooms. We had 6 of them to ourself. A small library where you can play board games and talk about the animal sightings. The lunch place looks like a small chapel. Very personal and cute. The property is taken care a nice couple Eric and Joy. Eric is been there for 35 years so he really helped us in many many thing including last minute changes for gates to helping us with extra jeep. Really helpful chap. Joy was amazing with surprising us with great food everyday. Good home made food, but good verity. A good choice for veg also. Best part was everyday they panned a small picnic breakfast for us in the Kanha. The rest of the staff like Deepak, Mathew, driver Vikram and the rest are amazing. It was a great break for us. We had 7 children from 17yr old to 5 year old. All of them had a blast at the property. If the weather is good they can do Bon fire for u. I will definitely come back. Thanks Eric and Joy for making the trip special.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Revenue Manager, Revenue Management at Bagh Tola Kanha
Responded 4 Apr 2023
Dear Guest, Namaste! We are humbled on reading your positive feedback and we thank you for choosing to stay with us. It's heartening to know that you enjoyed the forest location and the adventurous experience with animal sightings. Your warm compliments on the personalized services of our efficient staff members are highly appreciated. We are glad that you had a great break and that your family had a memorable time at our property. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Regards, Management - Bagh Tola Lodges, Kanha
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M N wrote a review Mar 2023
Mumbai, India2 contributions1 helpful vote
We were 4 families visiting BaghTola a few weeks ago. I would highly recommend it to anyone. From the booking experience, dealing with Kanchan was excellent - prompt and responsive service. The property itself was very well maintained - the rooms and bathroom were large and spacious. Eric and Joy were fabulous hosts - Eric personally came along on our safari's and shared his love for nature with us. The food was simple home style but hit the spot. All in all, a wonderful holiday and we look forward to visiting agin.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Amrita wrote a review Mar 2023
Nagpur, India1 contribution
Amazing is how i would describe my stay in Bagh tola Kanha. We stumbled onto this resort while searching places in kanha online. Bagh tola surpassed out expectations. The food was just like home and yummy. Rooms are very hygienic. Staff is well trained. The warmth provided by Mr. Eric and Mrs. Joy is incomparable. My 7 year old kid also enjoyed his stay and all his food needs were taken care of. The location is awesome and we enjoyed our little walk in the jungle . All in all a relaxing experience.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Revenue Manager, Revenue Management at Bagh Tola Kanha
Responded 28 Mar 2023
Dear Guest, Namaste! We are pleased to see the wonderful review you have given our property and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing to stay with us and share your detailed feedback with regard to the lip-smacking food, prime location, and comforting services of our helpful staff. We are humbled by your kind comments for our team and their prompt service and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best Regards, Management - Bagh Tola Lodges - Kanha
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₹17,659 - ₹20,063 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IndiaMadhya PradeshBalaghat DistrictSamnapur
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bagh Tola Kanha
Which popular attractions are close to Bagh Tola Kanha?
Nearby attractions include Kanha Craft Center By Pashoopakshee (2.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bagh Tola Kanha?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, laundry service, and car hire.
Which room amenities are available at Bagh Tola Kanha?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Bagh Tola Kanha?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is Bagh Tola Kanha located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Samnapur.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bagh Tola Kanha?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.