A Jungle Lodge that started as a dream and a vision, has pioneered the concept of homely living in a Jungle, where you are not treated just as a guest but much more. Service in Chitvan is what you will remember for a long time, even after you have forgotten your safaris in Kanha. Ideally lcoated just 4kms from Mukki gate of Kanha, the drive to Mukki is also through the forest and some small village settlements. Having seen and stayed in many other Lodges worldwide this is one place you will remember for location, food, service, concept, organic farms, and local community development. Rated among the top 25 smal Hotels in India for two consecutive years, and also has an OUTSTANDING rating by TOFT (Tour Operators for Tigers). There are two categories of accommodation, one is the simple cottages overlooking the Maikal hills, and other are the palatial Suites. Chitvan is one place where the time will fly, and you will depart with a heavy heart wishing to have stayed longer.
To be a reality show case window implementing Alternative Lifestyle, to give you a glimpse of rural India while doing Safaris and be present in all key Tiger reserves of India in next 5 years.
Achieving Alternative Lifestyle by Self Sustaining activities. Discovering yourself by going back to basics, enriching yourself by learning about local flora and fauna.
Promoted by Sharad, Shailendra and Talat. Implemented by Ashwani, and his carefully chosen team.
"Lotus" is an aquatic plant with broad floating green leaves and bright fragrant flowers that grow only in shallow waters. In India the sacred lotus is legendary and much folklore and religious mythology is woven around it. Rich in meaning and metaphor, the Lotus symbolises divinity, fertility, wealth, knowledge and not to forget enlightenment. A symbol of strong vital force that could withstand extremely adverse conditions. The lotus flower represents long life, health, honor and good luck.. It was this depth of thought that made the founding fathers of modern India enshrine the lotus in the Constitution as the National Flower.
Chitt (Product of Mind, Intellect and Ego), Van (Forest). In the third stage of Hindu Life, in Vanaprashta, i.e. after 50 years of age, man went to the forest to channelize his Chitt. The forest where he went to do the same was termed as Chitt-Van.
34kms from Mukki gate of Kanha National Park, amidst a thick Sal Forest, spread in 14 acres of Lush Tropical Forest
14 acres of pristine corner of Kanha National Park
Kanha National Park, and Maikal Hills
Accommodation well camouflaged in the Sal and Saj trees, there is a plenty of food for birds and Langurs from guava, pomegranate and other fruiting trees. Private sit outs around the Suites to give you a taste of perfect synergy between human and nature creation.
Birds of Chitvan
About 125 avian species have made Chitvan their home, take a binocular, sit quietly in your courtyards, and observe the day in the life of birds of Chitvan. Flocks of Egrets display beautiful patterns while landing and taking off from trees close to you. Paddy bird in the paddy fields, Crested Serpent Eagles on the water body close by, Kingfishers, Indian rollers, Golden Orioles, and Minivets are commonly seen.
A simple 100 metres drive in to take you to the main reception. You have arrived in a different world altogether. Cross the bridge with Lotus in a small water body under you, and couple of nice rockeries and chalets closeby, you are at the Reception of Chitvan.
12 well appointed Air-Conditioned spacious Suites. A place for every purse, purpose and personality is what we thought when we designed Chitvan. Accommodation to house casual leisure traveler, a peace finder, a business tycoon, a head of state, you name it and we have it all.
Giving a taste of elemental living, all Suites have a unique outlook, providing you privacy, taste of homely stay in India depicting colorful and cultural spectrum of the country. We have tried to put together a place where integrity of design is apparent without disturbing the environment that makes for haronious living. They are classified as follows:
Mahasagar Suite, in 1400 sq feet, with 2 bedrooms with attached bathrooms, private living room, and private sit out areas. Room, and Courtyard with a view.
4 Prithvi Suites in 750 sq feet, with a 60 feet Saja Tree in the courtyard, room, bathroom and sit outs with a view.
4 Akash Suites spread in 750 sq feet, out of 4, 2 suites with a transparent acrylic sheet ceiling to give you a feel of sleeping under the stars. Option to cover the same also available
Jal cottages spread in 450 sq feet, with very Airy and open views,
Agni (Fire) restaurant
A multi cuisine restaurant, serving you fresh farm food. Option of sitting near the pool on the ground floor, to see the panoramic view of the Maikal Hills sit on the first floor of Agni. With deep verandas on all sides to keep you in sync with nature, a bright place by day, and irridiscent by night.
Swimming Pool, Spa, Jogging track - 1.8 kms, Acu pressure track, and an Amphi Theatre.
Organic farming, Birding, Pottery, nature walk, visit to the tribal village, walk to Banjar river and any more.