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.

The Accommodation is simple and rustic with few mod cons thrown in. The 6 huts and 6 cottages are spread out in a 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.

Features & Facilities

  • Huts are air conditioned with attached modern bathrooms, dressing room and sit out.
  • Cottages have attached bathroom with w/c, hot & cold water, living room, kitchenette and open deck.
  • 3000 sq.ft. machan dining hall.
  • A team of well-trained local staff, naturalists, boatmen.
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