Ken River Lodge - Panna - Madhya Pradesh
Ken River Lodge made a humble start in 1986 one of the pioneers of wildlife tourism in the country. Driven by passion for wildlife and conservation encouraged Shyamendra Singh, grandson of Maharaja of Nagod to establish the lodge. The lodge has been washed out twice in the floods of 1992 and 2007 but has been rebuilt with the same zeal and passion. The lodge is set in a forested estate of 50 acres and has been built with natural materials sourced mostly from neighboring villages and surrounding areas. The forested estate is home to many mammals, birds and reptiles.
8 village style air conditioned huts with attached modern bathrooms with w/c, hot and cold water, dressing room and sit out.
The huts are spread out in mixed jungle in undulating terrain, giving a jungle experience which few in the country can parallel. The lodge also boasts of a 3000 sq.ft. Machaan were the meals are served. The machaan popularly known as the Tree House overlooks the Ken River and offers fresh home cooked meals.
Your host at the poperty, is a team of well trained local staff, naturalists, boatmen, Shyamendra and his wife (promoter), together they make your stay a memorable one.
Enjoy the carefree boat on the mesmerizing Ken River with hands on experience in rowing, from our local boatmen, the real adventurous can do it on the truck tube as their boat, as used by the local fishermen. Alternatively inside the park is also an hour ride on a motorized boat, where the real unlucky misses the crocodiles. The river ecosystem offers great opportunity for bird watching specially in the winter months with innumerable migratory birds. The lodge has its own 4x4 open Suzuki jeeps used for jungle safari - morning safari and evening safari are daily organized. The guests are accompanied by trained naturalists to give them a better insight into the park.
Panna is the land of cascading waterfalls- Raneh falls and Pandav falls are a great attraction, both are situated in the reserve forest. Along with Raneh falls, Ken Gharial Sanctuary can also be visited. On a sunny afternoon the guests can see innumerable Gharials sun basking.
Address: Panna,Madhya Pradesh
Hotel Type: Hotel
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