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Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge, Kanha National Park
Why we like it
- An intimate lodge with just four cottages
- Ideally located right on the Banjar River
- Close to the Khatia/Kisli Gate of Kanha National Park
- Owner run and managed
- Local community projects
Enjoy a yoga class in the shala overlooking the river.
A great holiday and perfectly organised, I cannot find one negative thing to say.
- GM, Essex
Each of the four spacious cottages at the Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge overlooks the river and forest beyond. With a private courtyard, outdoor shower and personal deck, the focus at the property is on your natural surroundings. The cottages are beautifully decorated using local fabrics and Indian influences, with each one affording an outside day bed that is perfect for an afternoon's siesta or a night under the stars. Jeep safaris into nearby Kanha National Park with your naturalist guide are the best way to start your day. Later on, the lodge camp fire is the perfect place to share stories with fellow guests before enjoying a lantern lit dinner cooked using locally sourced ingredients. Products created by local women as part of the resort's HATHI social enterprise campaign are available to buy.
Best time to be there
From October to March the weather is refreshingly cool with minimal rainfall in most places. India's main festivals also take place during this time, such as the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan, the Republic Day of India and Holi, the festival of colours.
8 hours 20 minutes non-stop
GMT +5 1/2 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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