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Best places to stay in Kanha National Park

Home to a healthy contingency of tigers as well as the loveable Tara, who shot to literary fame in the late Mark Shand’s memoir “Travels on my Elephant”. The Hotel Guru's pick of the best places to stay in Kanha National Park are luxurious whilst reflecting the area's traditions.

Kanha National Park

Kanha has some impressively varied topography from open plains to thick jungle and wetlands along the banks of the Banjar River.

Formerly used by the British for shooting tiger and game the area has some regal roots. Breakfast atop the old landing strip, used by Maharajahs and their guests, provides some stunning vistas of the surrounding area.

Our pick of the best places to stay in Kanha National Park are ideal for the entire family and for spotting surrounding wildlife.

Best places to stay in Kanha National Park

For families

Kipling's Camp

  • Bathe Kipling Camp’s resident elephant Tara and learn about wildlife conservation. The individual cottages are great for families and the prices are very reasonable too. An eco stay that all ages will enjoy.

For Luxury

Banjaar Tola

  • A well established property on Taj’s safari route, Banjaar Tola has been providing luxurious accommodation to its discerning guests for years. The service, the food, the accommodation are all second to none.

Still not sure which to book? From family friendly to all out luxury browse though our list of the best places to stay in Kanha National Park to start to plan your trip. Alternatively widen the net and check out all our recommendations in Madhya Pradesh, or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.

  • Banjaar Tola from £600

    Kanha, Madhya Pradesh

    Another exemplary camp from Taj safaris. Raising the bar (and price tag) of glamping in India these unapologetically luxurious tents leave you in awe. Decorated in earthy palettes that match their surrounds the modern, chic rooms enjoy stunning views. Food is gourmet and there is a spa and pool.

    Back to Nature  -  On the banks of the Banjaar Tola river and located right alongside Kanha National Park you are ensconsed in nature.
    Cooking classes  -  Learn the arts of haute cuisine and traditional village cooking from the in house chef.
    Birdwatching  -  The Banjaar Tola river attracts an incredible variety of birldlife.
    Hideaway  -  True escapism combined with palatial tents designed for lingering.
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  • Kipling Camp 15 rooms from £200

    District Mandla, Madhya Pradesh

    Home to Tara the Elephant from the late Mark Shand's travels. With conservation at its core this property provides luxurious yet eco friendly accommodation. One of the first lodges in the Kanha National Park, chic rooms are nestled amongst wild surrounds. Staff are superb, food regional Indian.

    Back to Nature  -  Bordering the Kanha National Park this property is surrounded by nature, and is an ideal base for safari activities
    Birdwatching  -  Kanha National Park and indeed the surrounding grounds of the camp are home to a variety of birdlife.
    Sights nearby  -  The fort in Mandla is worth the trip.
    Full of character
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Written by Megan Lambert

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