Design | Concept | Experience

Welcome to Kanha Earth Lodge, an eco-luxe lodge from Pugdundee Safaris where your holiday translates to a homecoming; with myriad and enriching forest experiences, that explore the finer nuances of wildlife, and community living and sustainability. Kanha National Park has many nearby luxury hotels but Kanha Earth Lodge is unbeatable in terms of fine luxury and comfort. 

Kanha Tiger Reserve is spread over a sprawling area of 1,949 sq km, offering a distinctive natural habitat that abounds in wildlife and tiger population. At Kanha Earth Lodge, tucked in a small hamlet, in 16 acres of natural forest, bordering Kanha’s buffer zone, we stay true to our ethos of eco-tourism and conservation while offering outstanding hospitality, in a quaint, yet luxurious abode. The lip-smacking flavours of local and global cuisine promise to satiate the taste buds, as do the myriad experiences of wildlife and adventure, guided by our talented team of naturalists. There is a wide range of hotels near Kanha National Park for a luxury wildlife stay and safari. 

Kanha Earth Lodge is just located twenty-five minutes from the Khatia park gate, ensuring proximity to the Kanha Tiger Reserve, yet far from Kanha National Park’s tourist hub, thereby offering a pristine wilderness experience. Twelve luxury cottages, inspired by Gond tribal architecture with open verandahs with unhindered and stunning views of the forests; make our guests stay idyllic. These environmentally sensitive, low-impact accommodations; are designed using local stone and waste wood. The absence of neighbouring lodges or thoroughfare creates an ideal setting for a peaceful and reflective time of relaxation and rejuvenation.

We also offer our cherished guests unique nature walks, birding experiences, riverside picnics and cycling expeditions in the lap of the luxuriant forests. Kanha Earth Lodge comes under the best-listed hotels in Kanha National Park. 

Jeep Safari | Nature Walk | Village Safari | Bush Dinner


Our Packages

Abode the Bungalow

Inclusion highlights:

  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation for 2
  • "Pre-dinner snacks"
  • One guided nature walk during the stay
  • One guided cycling trip during the stay


  • The package inclusions are for a standard 2 Night & 3 Day stay. Additional night consists of all daily inclusions.

All package inclusions:

  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation for 2
  • "Pre-dinner snacks"
  • One guided nature walk during the stay
  • One guided cycling trip during the stay


  • The package inclusions are for a standard 2 Night & 3 Day stay. Additional night consists of all daily inclusions.

Room facilities:

  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • A/C
  • 24*7 hot water
  • Torch
  • Binoculars
  • Wifi

Room policies:

Maximum Room Capacity:

2 Adults and 1 Child

Extra Guest Policy:

Adults sharing the room are charged @ 40% the of double room cost.

Young Child/Baby Policy:

  • 1 child below 5 year is complimentary. Other will be charged @ 25% of double room cost.
  • Children between 5-12 years sharing the room are charged @ 25% of double room cost.
  • Children above 12 years sharing the room are charged @ 40% the of double room cost.

Our Video

Reviews and Locations

Location is the key word here!

Amazing Experience- couldn't have asked for more

by Rhea April'21

The Kahna Earth Lodge is one of the most underrated places I have ever been to. Everything here is so well thought of - from the food, to the room (amazing coffee, balcony, bathrooms, etc), to the ambience. But the highlight has to be the people that manage the safaris and the property - the cook,

Absolutely Special

by Gayasri March'21

Our second time at Kanha Earth Lodge and it felt like coming home to family. Manager Mr.Harpreet Singh goes above and beyond to make sure your stay is unforgettable. He is an incredible leader and role model for the staff. We had the good fortune of having Harpreet with us on safari and his knowledg

Simple and Luxurious

by Sharon March'21

Every detail was looked into. The hospitality was thoughtful. Harpreet Singh, the manager made every evening special. All meals were excellent. The naturalist Ashu Khan was an absolute delight to do the safaris with. Pugdundee always ensures a wonderful overall experience.

Kanha National Park is situated around the Mandla & Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh State in Central India. Kanha has excellent Air, Road & train connections from most parts of India. There are two key locations of Kanha National park, Khatia & Mukki Entrance gate. Khatia entrance gate falls on Mandla district & Mukki on Balaghat district of MP State. From the Khatia Entrance gate one can explore the Kisli, Kanha & Sarhi zones of Kanha national park & the Mukki entrance gate covers the Mukki range of the national park. Khatia Entrance gate is well connected with Jabalpur & Nagpur. Whereas, Mukki entrance gate is well connected with Jabalpur, Raipur & Nagpur.

Nearby Cities: Jabalpur, Nagpur, Balaghat, Mandla Distance:

  • 1. Jabalpur to Kanha via Mandla- 190 km/4 hours 30minutes.
  • 2. Nagpur to Kanha via Balaghat- 214 km/ 5 hours 30 minutes.
  • 3. Balaghat to Kanha: 80 km/ 1 hour 40 minutes.
  • 4. Mandla to Kanha: 85 km/ 2 hours.
  • While we try to avoid any mid-season rate changes, the park fees and taxes are beyond our control. Our rates are subject to revision if park fees or taxes are revised during the season.
  • We do not guarantee safaris in specific zones; the same will be booked as per the availability at the time of booking.
  • Safaris may also be cancelled due to sudden rainfall in which case refund of safaris will be as per park regulations.
  • Lodges have a limited selection at the bars. In the case of own liquor, corkage charges apply.
  • There is a liquor ban in Tadoba and lodges are not allowed to serve alcohol. Pre-inform the guests about this.
  • For groups, an interim rooming list along with passport details must be sent 130 days in advance (park tickets open D-120 days in advance). Booking may be released without notice if details/deposits are not provided.
  • Check-in time is 13:30 hours and check out time is 11:00 hours. Early check-in / late check-out is subject to availability.
  • We do not have driver's accommodation at the lodge. If needed, the lodge team would help to arrange it outside.
  • Maids can be accommodated in guests’ rooms at an additional cost of INR 3000 per night including meals and taxes.
  • Spa & Pool operations are subject to directives from local authorities.
  • Please note that we are remotely located. In case of phone lines/internet services breakdowns, credit card facilities may not be available. 100% advance is requested prior to arrival and suggests keeping cash for settling payment for extras if any.
  • Eatables are not allowed in the room. We suggest guests not carry food in their bags as it may attract tree shrews/insects.
  • Do update your company GST number in advance if you need the same to be mentioned on the invoice to avail of the tax benefit.


  • 7 days and less- 100% cancellation.
  • 8 days to 21 days- 60% cancellation.
  • 21 days to 35 days- 30% cancellation.
  • 35 days and above- 20% cancellation.
  • Amendment in dates within 35 days from arrival is treated as a cancellation.
  • The cancellation amount is calculated as per the total booking amount and not as per advance deposited.
  • 0 Cancellation of an entire group between 90 and 45 days of the arrival date will incur a cancellation charge equivalent to 30% of the total booking amount.
  • 10% reduction in the number of rooms can be done between 90 and 45 days prior to arrival without incurring a cancellation charge.
  • 0 Cancellation of a group reservation or further reduction of rooms received within 45 days of the arrival date will incur a cancellation charge equivalent to accommodation for the entire length of stay originally booked at each hotel.
  • In the case of force-majeure, we will review our terms & conditions and retention policies.