Kipling Camp
Morcha Village, Kisli, Kanha National Park
The tiled roofs of the 12 cottages make them look like local homes. But there the similarities end. Inside, they exude comfort with four-poster beds and rugs. Meals are a mix of local and continental. Guests can get a drink at “BARasingha” (www.; doubles from ‎₹26,000, includes all meals).

Jamtara Wilderness Camp
Jamtara Village, Chindwara, Pench National Park
These luxury tents set among tall grass are tents only in that everything can be disassembled in the monsoon. The interiors are luxurious with wood furniture and bright rugs. Evenings begin with snacks around a bonfire (, doubles from ‎₹22,000, includes all meals).

Reni Pani Jungle Lodge
Reni Pani Village, Sohagpur, Satpura National Park
Set amongst 30 acres of trees and a seasonal spring, the 12 cottages exude old-world opulence. The meals, featuring Bhopali cuisine, are exemplary. Owners live on-site, lending the experience a personal touch (; doubles from ‎₹22,000, includes all meals).