Kipling Camp

Kanha National Park | First Class

In idyllic wilderness on the edges of Kanha National Park, Kipling Camp has conservation at its core.

Since the camp was opened in 1982 by pioneering conservationists, the Wright family, the Kipling Camp has led the way in the region’s eco-tourism. A handful of sympathetically designed cottages sit unobtrusively among the trees, bringing guests right into the heart of the wild landscape.

Inside, the cottages are bright and welcoming. White walls and exposed beams give the interiors an open and warm atmosphere, while traditional fabrics, bamboo and carved wooden furniture make them feel homely. Private verandahs look out into the forest, and the tiled ensuites feel cool and modern.

It’s impossible to talk about Kipling Camp without mentioning the elephant in the room which is, quite literally, an elephant! The camp’s resident retired elephant, Tara, was once the companion of world-renowned conservationist Mark Shand, and she has become very much part of the Wright family. Guests are welcome to join Tara, and her carers, as she heads to the river to bathe each day.

There are loads of cosy corners and hammocks throughout the camp where you can curl up with a book from the library, or just lay back and listen to the sounds of the forest. Meals of traditional Indian dishes are served around the site, and picnic breakfasts can be enjoyed while on morning safari in the national park.

Spend the days wildlife watching in the national park, keeping your eyes peeled for tigers, or simply luxuriate around the campsite, treat yourself to an ayurvedic massage, and indulge in a little stargazing after sundown.

We Say
Welcoming, family-friendly accommodation on the edge of a stunning natural park.


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  • Your Accommodation
    • 15 rooms & villas
    • First Class room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Shamiana refreshments bar
    • Picnic breakfasts
    • Camp dining
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Outdoor lounges
    • Massage treatments
    • Library
    • Hammocks
    • Volleyball court
    • Jeep safaris
    • Birdwatching
    • Nature walks
    • Elephant interaction
    • Traditional dance performances
    • Wildlife documentaries

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