1 independent reviews for Kanha Tiger Reserve lodge, India

Reviews for Kanha Tiger Reserve lodge, India


review 28 Jun 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Picture the scene, you are sat on the back of an elephant looking down into the long grass where a stunning tiger views you with mild suspicion. Your elephant steps a couple of feet too close and... whilst it was merely a warning and we were obviously in no danger, I will never forget the noise the tiger made! Our tiger sightings (5 in 3 days at Kanha) were amazing. Peering through the edge of the forest to see a tiger looking back at you only a few metres away is something you won't forget.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Relax and let the operator take care of you. It was excellently organised from our pick up in Jabalpur to our return there a few days later. Arsh also assisted in booking train travel and a driver for other parts of our trip to India. Enjoy the food - it is immaculately prepared at the lodge. Don't forget to buy the recipe book they offer, we forgot to and I regret that to this day. Don't expect to see tigers straight away. This is no African safari. Tiger sighting requires patience and a little effort but you learn plenty while you are doing this from reading other animalsí behaviours to identifying pug marks. Enjoy learning to track! Also, enjoy the other animals & birds on view.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

The lodge was set up in what appeared to be a very environmentally friendly way and the employees and rangers all appeared to be locals.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Great. It was the highlight of a longer trip to India which also took in the Taj Mahal, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Varanasi etc etc so the bar was set pretty high. I'm absolutely sold on India and plan to go back. If I do, you can be certain I'll try and fit in a return trip to Kanha or to the company's sister lodge at Bandhavgarh.

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