Address : Ken
River Lodge, Village Madla, Distt. Panna ,M P - 488 001
Spread over 30 acres of pristine jungle, Ken River Lodge,
popularly known as the Tree House, is a wildlifers
paradise. It is Situated on the banks of river Ken,
adjoining the 542 sq km Panna Tiger Reserve. Situated
26km. from Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, India. It offers a
unique blend of traditional royal hospitality and
comfortable country living in cottages and deluxe huts.
Ken river with its fresh, clear water, flows through the
ravines of the vindhya range and sustains the varied
wildlife including the crocodile and the gharial. At Ken
River Lodge you could enjoy a carefree boat ride, a jungle
safari or just gaze at the mesmerizing ken from our tree
house (machaan) restaurant, on your experiential holiday
Ken River Lodge made a humble start in 1986. The love for
wildlife, encouraged Shyamendra Singh, grandson of
Maharaja Of Nagod to establish the lodge. The Lodge was
washed out in the floods of 1992, only to come out
stronger and better.
10 Deluxe Huts with attached concrete bathrooms with w/c,
hot and cold water, dressing room and sit out. 10 Cottage
Rooms with modern bathrooms, living room, kitchen and open
The tents and cottages are spread out in 30 acres of mixed
jungle in undulating terrain, giving a jungle experience
which few in the country can parallel. The Ken river runs
for almost a mile with our property.
The Lodge also boasts of a 1500 sq.ft. Machaan were the
meals are served. The Machaan popularly know as the Tree
House overlooks the Ken river and boasts of multi-cuisine
Your host at the property , is a team of well trained
local staff, naturalist, boatmen, Shyamendra and his wife
(promoters), together they make your stay a memorable one.
carefree Boat Ride on the mesmerising river ken 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 islands on the river
are the home to Large Grey Fish eagle which hover in
search of the gigantic Mahaseer.
The lodge has its own 4 x 4 open Gypsy's 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 Water Falls - Raneh falls
and Pandav falls are a great attraction, both are situated
in the reserve forest. Raneh falls is where the famous Ken
Gharial Sanctuary is. On a sunny afternoon the guests can
see innumerable gharials sun basking. Inside the park
Dundhwa falls is a must, it is also where the vociferous
Shaheen pair live.
and Relics of Gondwana Period( rule of the tribal people
of central India) are scattered all over the reserve. The
rock paintings are over ten thousand year old. Panna
diamond mines at the Hinota gate are famous for industrial
diamonds and belief is there that the Kohinoor was also
mined here. The lodge organises day trips to these sites.