Taj Safaris' third jungle safari lodge will be situated along the banks of the Banjaar River, directly overlooking the heart of Kanha National Park. The luxurious, yet lightweight, ensuite tents have been designed in a contemporary style with pressed bamboo wall panels, gorgeous bamboo floors, and locally crafted furniture hewn from the timber of exotic Indian trees. The textiles have been designed in tones of delicate saffron and acid-washed green, with rich block-printed Madhya Pradesh cottons and silks. The atmosphere is light, ethereal and organic.
The Lodge will boast 2 elegant camps of 9 suites, each with its own intimate tented sitting area. The Lodge will have its own unique identity, celebrating the Bastar and Dogra art hailed from nearby Chattisgarh.
Kanha is one of India's largest national parks, covering 1945 km² and is located in the Maikal Hills of the Satpura Hill range in the south eastern part of the state of Madhya Pradesh. The park has beautiful areas of Sal forests, large bamboo stretches and lush green meadows.
In 1973, when Project Tiger was launched to save the tiger, Kanha was one of nine reserves selected for the project. It is prime tiger country and is the project's star success story.
Herds of animals are found in the central parklands where approximately 22 animal species are regularly spotted, including the more unique species such as the three-striped palm squirrel, common langur, jackal, wild pig and black buck. Striped hyena, leopard, mouse deer and porcupine also reside here, as do the chinkara and ant-eating pangolin. It is also home to the highly endangered deer, the hardground barasingha, as well as sambar, chital and gaur. Kanha features approximately 70 tree species and is a bird watcher's paradise with over 200 recorded bird species.
Guest Accommodation Each tented suite features bamboo floors, canvas roof and walls.Glass doors leading out onto floating veranda.Beautiful views of the river • All tents have baths and showers.
Safari Shop and intimate cafe at the lodge entrance
Each tented guest area has a small library and interpretive space
Location - In the central state of Madhya Pradesh, Banjaar Tola is situated on the edge of the Banjaar River and overlooks the core area of Kanha National Park on the opposite bank. The lush forests and grassy meadows of Kanha provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his "Jungle Book". Successful conservation programs, make Kanha one of the best maintained National Parks in India.
Jungle dinners in the Sal forest • Pool deck dining
In-room or private deck dinners.
Discover the beautiful Kanha National Park
Learn about the rich diversity of Cenral Indian jungle from nd BEYOND trained naturalist
Travel in comfort in a specially designed Tata open 4x4 safari vehicle
Birdwatcher's paradise, spot the Star Birds of Kanha
Prime tiger wilderness • Rich diversity of wildlife including barasinghas which are unique to Kanha
Great gaur viewing • View tigers whilst riding an elephant.
Kanha National Park - Kanha National Park is one of India's largest parks,covering 1 945 km2 of pristine Indian wilderness. Situated in the Maikal Hills of the Satpura range, Kanha boasts a spectacular landscape of vast Sal tree forests, interspersed with flourishing green meadows and beautiful stretches
Pick-Ups and Transfers Skilled drivers in air conditioned luxury 4x4 sedans will transfer guests from the closest airports and railway stations.
Please note all road transfers are to be booked by your preferred Indian ground handler.
Safety and Security
At the Lodge: pathways are lit to guide guests to their rooms, along with a security escort; intercoms are used for emergencies
In the Park: naturalists are trained in animal behaviour, first aid and outdoor emergencies
Doctor is available on call
Access - Banjaar Tola is easily accessed from Delhi via Jabalpur (175 km), or Mumbai via Nagpur (266 km).
Fly to Jabalpur followed by a 5 hour chauffeured road journey, the last 1.5 hours is a game drive.
Fly to Nagpur, followed by a 5 hour chauffeured drive to the lodge