The guiding philosophy of Singinawa Jungle Lodge “Protectors of the Sacred Forests” is kept at the apex of all their services. The lodge works closely with the authorities of the Park and the tribal communities in all their endeavors. The motto behind this is to respect, protect, conserve and enhance the vast eco system, through Singinawa Conservation Foundation.
In June 2015, Singinawa Jungle Lodge, under the expert leadership of Mrs. Tulika Kedia, her management team and a team of excellent, knowledgeable naturalists embarked upon several constructive works for the reserve conservation by expanding its territory to a total of 110 acres and planting of 30,000 saplings throughout the property. Under Mrs. Tulika Kedia’s able guidance Singinawa conservation Foundation was established to oblige the land, the wildlife and the people of Kanha with significant measures for enhancement of the park. The measures taken on the behalf of conservation foundation were the most constant and pro-active towards Singinawa’s reason d’etre and have been extremely conscientious since day one. Besides these, a lot of undertakings for the conservation were undertaken by Mrs. Tulika Kedia along with curator, Dr. Alka Pande to augment the eco system, like, transforming an existing building into The Kanha Museum of Life & Art. The edifice exhibits the skilled works by the talented local craftsmen of the region. H.E. Monsieur Francoise Richier, a French ambassador to India on March 1st 2016, inaugurated this illustrative place that appreciates the raw and unhindered talent of the local people. This initiative further also supports and promotes the innumerable artists of indigenous origin from every nook and corner of Madhya Pradesh.
Singinawa Jungle Lodge and The Kanha Museum of Life & Art form a synergy towards accomplishing the goals they are deeply committed towards.

Together Singinawa Jungle Lodge, The Singinawa Conservation Foundation and The Kanha Museum of Life & Art contribute to the world. Since June 2015, the foundation has been working on numerous projects, some of which are:
Identifying the significant role of the tribal communities living around Kanha Tiger Reserve in contributing towards the eco system. Singinawa encourages all its guests to participate in Village & Market fair visits. The daily activities for the guests at the Lodge allows its guests to observe these communities and get involved in their day to day affair like, tribal dancing, music, painting, pottery, food and costumes, organizing several performances and workshops. The lodge also works closely with the park authorities to make the 100+ beat guards and guides be available with warm and woolen clothing.

The Singinawa Conservation Foundation’s ethos of Energy Conservation paved way for the installation of a complete 10KVA Solar Power plant at The Kanha Museum of Life & Art, within the lodge circumference. This is an unmatched illustration in indigenous art, wildlife & energy conservation. The pathways lighting in the Lodge is by the unique solar powered lights.
Non obligatory Health Care facilities for various villages are available around the buffer zone of Kanha. The Singinawa Conservation Foundation joined hands with the Johari Medical Research Foundation (JMRF) to organize free eye-checkup camps in the adjoining villages. Patients necessitating operative procedures are sent to Mumbai for specialized treatment under the JMRF, and are fully backed by the Singinawa Conservation Foundation throughout their treatment.

The Singinawa Conservation Foundation has adopted the school at Kohka Village. It is an endeavor of the Great Tiger Project’s, wherein our volunteers educate and teach the school children in several verses of art and academics. Some of the specialized learning includes art & crafts and spoken English. The Foundation has also laid down a low cost technique used for creating charcoal briquettes with cut Lantana. Incorporation of this technique has open roads for fabrication of charcoal briquettes, used by villagers for cooking as well as in the winter months. This helps combat any protrusions that prevent natural growth of the native flora species.

How can you as a visitor help reduce the ever increasing human foot print on India’s existing areas of conservation?

  • Wean a native family from their dependency on wood used for cooking their two meals per day! The families are surviving on the bare minimum essentials, the prohibitive cost of a 2 ring Gas Hob is Rs.3, 750/-, and the 4 cylinders of Gas needed for a year costs Rs.750/- per unit, (as at today’s cost) equaling Rs.3, 000/- per annum. If you can support a family for a year with a donation of Rs.6, 750/-, we will introduce you to the family and send you regular photos and emails telling you the difference you have made to their lives.

    Kanha’s buffer zone is scarcely populated with greenery. Paint the highlands green by planting 500 evergreen fruit trees. You shall be charged INR 10 for each sapling. The cost for 500 saplings will be INR 5000. The gardener’s wages will sum up to be INR 5,500 each month for the next 3 years. Along with spade, watering pipes, bucket/mugs and other necessary equipment, the total donation for 3 years would come to INR 1, 95,000. Quarterly newsletters will be sent along with the photos of the chosen village for its beautification.

    The foundation works parallel with the Lodge to promote Voluntourism. Feel free to contact Mrs. Tulika Kedia at for any further information regarding opportunities to work with our team and be a part of the exciting and crucial programs in planning. You can also actively participate in the volunteering process during your stay at the Lodge. For any more queries kindly get in touch at the reception or SJL’s guest relations manager.
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