Best Indian wildlife lodges - Kanha Jungle Lodge, Kanha tiger sanctuary No 1
Best India wildlife lodges - Imagine an Indian wildlife tour, where the manager of your lodge treats you like a member of his own family. Where you are personally guided in his personal jeep through one of the best tiger sanctuaries in India, by the nephew of one of the founders of Project Tiger. Where a husband and wife team are living the dream with their young son, but share with you in an honest and heartfelt way, the magic of a place they call home. This is what awaits you at Kanha Jungle Lodge and Taron and Dimple are just waiting to welcome you to 'your home' in India.
Tiger safari in Kanha national park
Over the last 5 blogs we have written about our all time favourite and best Indian wildlife lodges and of course it is often difficult to choose an outright winner. However hand on heart that is not the case in this instance. After nearly 20 years of Indian wildlife tours I choose to rely on the people we value the most, our clients, to give the final verdict on the best Indian wildlife lodge.
It is literally atonishing the feedback we have received about Taron and Dimple from our clients. To say that they make a personal connection with people who stay in their beautiful lodge, is a massive understatement. Maybe I should talk about our clients like Brian and Avril, who return to Kanha Jungle Lodge nearly every year (first India tiger safari with Wildlife Trails 2002) to spend a week there with this charming couple. While Taron describes the beautiful Kanha national park and can give you life histories of all its resident tigers, Dimple will be naming all the plants and butterflies within their extensive forest that surrounds the lodge. No doubt their son Kai will now be entertaining guests with his own abundant knowledge (what a childhood!); as this is a family who are part of the very fabric of this famous tiger sanctuary. They will have shared its best moments and with a heavy heart its darkest times. However, more than anything, they have created a second home in India for many, many visitors who have been lucky enough to be in their care.
Taron and Dimple, we salute you, and offer our love and best wishes. Kanha Jungle Lodge is our best India wildlife lodge ever!