Lodge in Panna

Ken River Lodge made a humble start as one of the pioneers of wildlife tourism in the country. Driven by passion for wildlife and conservation, Shyamendra Singh, grandson of The Maharaja of Nagod, established the lodge in 1986. The lodge has been washed out twice in the floods of 1992 and 2005 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.

The Accommodation

Premium Huts

8 village style air conditioned huts with attached modern bathrooms, 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 huts are closer to the main public area of the lodge.
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Family Cottages

5 A/C Cottages with 2 bed room units with a large living room & a pantry in each. The cottage is an ideal choice for a family of 4-5 visiting the lodge. The cottages are spread in the forested estate and are a 5 -10 minute walk from the common area.
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Villa Cottage

The lodge also gives an option of staying in a non A/C Villa which is double story & spacious, appropriate for a bigger group. The villa has 4 bedrooms (Three bedrooms are in the first floor and one bedroom is in the ground floor and its own parking. This fully contained villa is about 500 meters from The Macchan Dinning hall.
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Machaan Dining Hall

The lodge also boasts of a 3000 sq.ft. Machaan where the meals are served. The machaan popularly known as the Tree House overlooks the Ken River and offers fresh cooked meals.
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Your host at the property is a team of well-trained local staff, naturalists, boatmen, and Mr. Shyamendra Singh. Together they make your stay a memorable one.