Camp Dev Vilas, Kanha

Kareli, Madhya Pradesh 481111

Overview

Spread over an area of more than 1,900 square kilometers, the Kanha National Park located in the heart of India is one of the oldest national parks of India and also one of the first to be covered under Project Tiger. Rich wildlife diversity is what characterizes the Kanha National Park as it contains some of the rarest species of wildlife animals that are found in this part of the world. Animals such as chital, gaur, wild dog, small Indian civet, Nilgai, jackal, Languor, sambar, Indian fox, and the Royal Bengal Tiger are found in Kanha National Park. 

Nestled in the jungles of Kanha, on the boundary of the buffer zone lies camp Dev Vilas, which is an eco-friendly jungle resort covering an area of 14 acres and having 10 homely cottages. Anurag Sharma, owner of camp Dev Vilas is a tiger aficionado and is locally known as an expert on tigers. After serving in a multinational bank for 10 years Anurag decided to pursue his passion for wildlife conservation and thus camp Dev Vilas was born.

Kanha National Park is situated in the vicinity of the camp and one can easily enjoy the excursion and jungle safari in the national park where you can spot some of the most famous Indian bird species like the steppe eagle, red wattle lapwing, Indian peafowl, crested serpent eagle, blossom headed parakeet, and white-breasted Kingfisher and the white-eyed buzzard. Bird lovers are magnanimously happy when they visit Kanha National Park.

The camp strictly focuses on nature conservation and on supporting the local villagers. All of our staff members are from nearby villages. We also actively discourage the use of single-use plastic and use glass bottles instead. As a policy, camp Dev Vilas pays its women workers the same amount as it pays to its male ones.


Accommodation

At the Camp Dev Vilas, we believe in letting nature do the landscaping for us and hence we haven't made any effort to create artificial perfectly manicured gardens, but instead, have let nature run the show. You will find a lush green forest and a small water body that is fed by the streams of water running in Kanha as you wake up each morning at the camp Dev Vilas. Keeping in line with our philosophy of minimum entrenchment in the ways of nature, we at camp Vilas, Kanha offer simple homely cottages which will make you feel closer to nature. All these cottages have been equipped with essential amenities.

Dining

Our chefs will prepare mouth-watering tribal delicacies for you. At the camp Dev Vilas, Kanha we offer you nice homely tribal food along with North Indian and Italian cuisine.

Health & Recreation

Kanha National Park provides plenty of opportunities to satisfy the urge of adventure inside you. Go on a jungle safari in Kanha National Park and experience the thrill of playing hide and seek with the Royal Bengal Tiger. Our in house naturalist will be more than happy to take you on a walk around the three acres of private forest area that we have specially developed to educate and sensitize the visiting tourists about Nature conservation.

Want to know more about the tribal culture? We have made arrangements for you to visit nearby villages and have meaningful interactions with the local communities. Want to pick up some rare talent? Then visit one of our jewelry making or bamboo handicraft making workshops where our tribal art experts teach you how to make the famous Gond and beige tribal jewelry. The piece of art that you make will serve as a perfect souvenir to take back home along with the fun-filled memories that you build while attending these workshops.

The night sky in a forest is unpolluted and is a great opportunity to experience the simple joy of stargazing. We have installed a state of the art telescope so that our guests can feel closer to the stars (literally!). Watch a mesmerizing tribal dance performance or have fun while wandering through the tribal villages on a bullock cart, the camp Dev Vilas won't disappoint you in terms of available activities.

Facilities

  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry services
  • Hair dryer
  • Hot and cold running water
  • Free Wi-Fi in the common area
  • Doctor on call
  • Twin toilets in each cottage
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