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Making of earth lodge

We work in tandem with the local communities, involving and enriching them and staying true to our pledge of eco-tourism; ensuring zero environmental impact in all our operations. Find out more

Our Green Architecture

Nine years since Kanha Earth Lodge’s inception, this warm, gracious, green architecture continues to offer it’s guests a stunning abode, away from home.

Get enchanted by our eclectically designed premises, built using local materials and waste wood. The vintage, handcrafted and recycled furniture constructed from old Tamarind tree wood and hard wood Saja; display warm, rich textures that blend with the earthy forest cover.

Each room is embellished with unique safari style furniture, and exquisite crafts and artefacts, specially handcrafted by the local Gond artists.

We are humbled to have received a host of eco-awards and accolades.

Awards and Accolades
  • World Travel Award for India’s Leading Wildlife Resort- 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 & 2018
  • Best Wildlife Lodge - Outlook Traveller Boutique Awards – 2016
  • Most Inspirational Eco Lodge – Runner Up – TOFT Awards, 2016
  • Best Safari Lodge – Safari India, 2013
  • Most Admired Eco Lodge- Star Awards -2013
  • Best Wildlife Resort in India – Golden Globe – 2013
  • Best Wildlife Resort in India – Golden Globe – 2013
  • Best Eco Lodge – M.P Eco Tourism Society, 2011-12
  • Stone Architecture Award – 2010-11 for Sensitive Use of Stone.
Read more about the journey of Earth Lodge

Our Green-Clean Practices – For Green Operations

Kanha Earth Lodge is truly committed to its pledge for eco-tourism. With sustainability coursing through our veins, we have taken big strides in keeping the area around our lodge free of plastic. We have managed to remove all single-use plastic use from our accommodation and public area. We also launched our own logo for fight against single use plastic.

  • A switch from packaged drinking water to reusable steel bottles has been initiated. These bottles are provided to our guests on their arrival.
  • Our supply chain processed are manned well ensuring sustainable packaging to avoid plastics that enter the premised through kitchen items.
  • We continue to opt for sustainable options. This is no mean task given the fact that plastic continues to be omnipresent.
  • We have replaced tetrapak juices served during safaris, with steel sippers containing fresh ice tea or lemonade, also a healthier and more natural option.
  • We have replaced single use plastic containers and mineral water bottles with glass jars and steel water bottles. These can be refilled at our water station.
  • Plastic straws, shrink packaging and aluminium packaging has been removed.
  • We believe in zero waste and waste segregation. Composting and reusing recycled grey water in for our organic garden.
  • 'Gond' tribal artefacts are used for decorating our interiors, therefore providing livelihood opportunities to the locals. We also believe in promoting the efforts of the locals and artists, therefore our souvenir shop stocks local Gond artefacts and crafts, along with some beautiful paintings of the wildlife.
  • We encourage our guests to engage in green activities which include nature walks, visit to the local village and cycling, that enables them to experience and appreciate the natural surroundings.
  • We also educate and equip our guests with knowledge on wildlife, conservation and ecosystem; through talks, presentations and movies.
  • Most of our fresh food produce is sourced locally.
  • 75% of our team is drawn from villages around Kanha.

Narna School and Village - Our Adoptive family

Narna village, which is in close proximity to our lodge is inhabited by a population of about six-hundred Gond tribals with whom we share a wonderful rapport. We have adopted the Narna village school and we also sponsor a teacher.

We regularly support the school with stationary, books and other items, and also engage with the village for some humble development work.

Our naturalists often conducts educative workshops with the children. We frequently distribute merchandise such as steel bottles and cloth bags to the children.

We would be more than pleased to have our guests offer their gift of time, by volunteering or simply spending some moments interacting with these wonderful bunch of children. If there is something more you wish to contribute please feel free to step forward.