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  • What a perfect end to our Indian Holiday – Best for last!

    The great food, wonderful lunch venues, the candle lit dinner, the accommodation, the staff, who looked after us so well. This place has been a highlight of our travels.

    Thanks so much Isa & Karan for your kind hospitality.

    Maggie King, CANADA
    22nd October 2014

  • Our only regret is not staying longer.The staff were universally courteous and very helpful with regards to our every needs.

    This has been our best and most rewarding stay in India.

    Our sincere thanks to Isa & Karan who made it all possible. We would love to reciprocate the hospitality in Australia we have received here.

    Perhaps one day we we will return to this beautiful community, to Kipling country and Kanha National Park.

    We will be in touch for sure.

    Mike & Shannon,Australia
    9Th May 2014

  • This is our second visit in less than three months. Sorry to depart such a beautiful place. Amazing hosts amozing food amazing staff great wilderness.

    Sure to return.

    Steve & Keith, UK
    10th March 2014

  • What you have here is truly unique and beautiful and I have rarely stayed anywhere where every single person is friendly, so helpful and so polite. And I am insanely jealous you get to live here year round.The food is imagination here and the wilderness a special one.

    Thanks so very much for a wonderful stay with you. You have made it possible for us to do some great filming in the Park.Guiding was brilliant and helped us get to the right places at the right time for better images and settings of the forest and its wildlife.

    We hope we can come back and do some more exploring In this wonderful area.

    Joseph Wilson/Barry Britton/Mark Smith & Luke Hazel
    Dec 2013 & JAN 2014

  • Thank you for a wonderful time we had. You made our holiday very special. Welike to come back to this place.

    The game drives were fantastic, everyday wild-dogs, Beautiful Tigers, lots of birds and superb guiding.

    Mooi !!! Hardstikke mooi !!!

    Marjolien & Hans Jurger Mager Holland
    28th Nov 2013

  • Thank you so much for a lovely stay and making us a part of your family for the last four days.

    What you offer at your lodge is all too rare these days….a chance to understand how to live in harmony with the earth.

    Thank you for looking after our children with such tenderness – the making of a raft, the fishing trip to the tank and the stories by the campfire- will all become part of our “treasure of memories”.

    To our friendship and many more visit to your wonderful space you have managed to create.

    Christine,Param,Iva,Pankaj, SWISS
    Diwali 2013

  • We thought our first stay here was incredibly special so we came back.

    This stay however was even more special than the last, which we had not thought would be possible.You guys have something here at Flame of the Forest which is totally unique and overwhelming which words cannot describe.

    I hope in my next life I can come back as a “Mahoot”. I felt completely one with the forest with the lodge and the forest especially when on the elephant ride.

    A huge thanks for everything you have done for us

    Rhonwen & Mark Tatchell ,UK
    2nd Nov 2013

  • Dear Karan and Isa,

    Thank you so much for making our stay so special with so many personal touches. How many "dinning rooms" do you have?

    We greatly appreciated your skills in the forest where we saw and learnt so much. It is not just the Tigers there is so much more and you helped us see and understand it. Perhaps one day I day I can guide you in Antarctica in the way you have guided us here.But it was not just the forest and wildlife. Your empathy with the local community also gave us a very different insight to this part of India.

    Thank you so much for making our time here so enjoyable and memorable.

    Flame of the Forest Guests form UK
    10 Feb 2011

  • Dear Karan and Isa

    Thank you for the wonderful experience at FLAME OF THE FOREST.

    You enthusiasm, passion and love for the environment, flora and fauna of the Jungle is so contagious that I too a city dweller become a convert. I am looking forward to my next visit with my team members to this lovely resort.

    Karan you truly made my day on Jan 28th as after three visits to Tiger reserves, beginning on Corbett national Park for my honeymoon in 1982, I finally saw this magnificent beautiful gods creation. Thank you for a wonderful visit.

    Best wishes to both of you and much success and happiness in the years to come

    Flame of the Forest Guest from New Jersey
    29 Jan 2011

  • Please hire me!! I love this place! Thanks a leap for making my anniversary the most memorable! Gonna see you guys very soon! P.S. Isa you bake the best cakes in the world!

    Flame of the Forest Guests from Mumbai
    25 Jan 2011

  • Dear Karan and Isa,

    A long overdue visit but so very worth it! What a wonderful home you have! I`ve lover the use of wood and stone, the zillion little touches that makes it so obvious that you have spent time and love in the creation of Flame of the Forest. The peace and serenity of the area, the tranquillity of the river and the laughter of friends at your campfire have made this a very memorable stay. We wish you and isa all the very best and pray for happiness, success, prosperity and good times to always fill our home!

    Flame of the Forest guest from Mumbai
    7 Dec 2010

  • Dear Isa and Karan,

    This was our first ever trip to the "wild" and it was fantastic! That you managed to get a "city-beach-holiday-couple" like us to go into raptures like this speaks volumes. The Lodge is a fantastic labour of love, from the Sarees in the shower to the tulsi plants in the courtyard. This is truly beautiful. That we came as guests and are now leaving as friends is a true reflection of the Flame of the Forest experience. Fantastic job and look forward to being back really soon!

    Thank you

    Flame of the Forest Guest form Mumbai
    October 2010

  • Dear Isa and Karan.

    It has been a hugely fantastic experience to share FLAME OF THE FOREST with your team. Our memories will last forever, from the pure beauty of the environment and relaxed ambience of what you have created here, to the personal hospitality you have provided. Floating down the river, Yoga, Tiger Safaris, the food, the village visit …all have been extraordinary. Dhansingh is a star! All the best for your future and may all your dreams come true!

    Flame of the Forest Guest from UK
    30 October 2010

  • We came to Kanha with hopes and with dreams Of Tigers in forests and other wild things. With Karan to guide us under hot skies of blue With bees and with birds our dreams came all true. We breathed in the Sal trees, heard barking deer sing. Saw small birds that dazzled like jewels on the wing. And then on the last day, as fate made us late, We entered the park as last through the gate. And that’s when we saw him, the king of the night all stretched out before us …a magical sight! Thank you Karan and Isabelle too the makers of magic who make dreams come true!

    Flame of the Forest Guest from UK
    13 May 2010

  • What a magical place. Truly gorgeous in every imaginable way! The dinner in the river bed under the Indian Sky was unforgettable! Wonderful people, Service, food, fun…everything!

    Flame of the Forest Guest from Zimbabwe
    24 April 2010

  • Short and sweet:

    What a peace of heaven you both have! You two have been amazing thank you so much! Please come and visit us in Zimbabwe and meet Tatenda the Rhino!

    With best wishes

    Flame of the Forest Guest form Zimbabwe
    24 April 2010

  • Dear Karan and Isa,

    First of all, a big thank you! Our very best wishes to you both! FLAME OF THE FOREST is such a delight, Though the bees gave as a bit of a fright! A sting or two came our way But seeing the Tigers definitely made our day. A wonderful welcome awaits all who come, The hospitality is second to none. So enjoy your stay at this special place You are sure to leave with a smile on your face.

    Flame of the Forest Guests from UK
    2 April 2010

  • Well, it is my first time in Kanha. I completed 7 drives in the jungle today. I did not see Tigers in the first 6 drives. But I still saw enough. I loved every bit of it. The aroma in the park, the plants, butterflies and various other things. I got addicted to every bit of it. This place has its own charm. And staying at FLAME OF THE FOREST has been amazing. The outside shower, the Machan and the lunch on the river bed were my highlights. And finally in the 7th drive I saw 2 Tigers! So that completed my trip! But that has hooked me on to this and I am surely coming back! I want to do this again and again and again! Best vacation ever!

    Flame of the Forest Guest from UK
    10 March 2010

  • Dear Isa and Karan,

    This has been the best kind of getaway anyone living in a concrete jungle could ask for. FLAME OF THE FOREST is absolutely stunning and so peaceful. Your hospitality has been warm and the food was "killer"! Thank you for everything! We are definitely going to come back soon and spread the word about this heavenly place!

    Lots of love and luck and HAPPY HOLI

    Flame of the Forest Guest from Mumbai
    March 2010

  • The time spent here has truly been and experience of a lifetime. We never thought the Lodge was going to be this astonishing. Karan and Isa are truly wonderful hosts. For a young couple to let go of all the modern life and construct such a marvellous resort is a credit to them.

    Besides creating such a wonderful Lodge they are also dedicated to do good work for the local community. Both, myself and Ila, wish this truly excellent couple a huge success. The road to success is always under construction, but for this couple we hope the success road is a high way. The staff were also very good and friendly. Finally I hope that FLAME OF THE FOREST stays in this way and will not get affected by the spoils of modern days.

    We wish Karan and Isa and all their staff a best of luck.

    Flame of the Forest Guests from UK
    March 2010

  • Dear Isa, dear Karan, dear Dhansingh and dear boys!

    These four days were one of the most exciting, most interesting and most beautiful we ever had. We enjoyed every second here! We felt like we were on our honeymoon! The pictures we saw on the Internet would never reflect or do justice to the reality! We were surprised with every thing. The landscapes, the cottages you made, the Safari-rides, the hospitality of the boys and last but not least Isa's and Karan's charming care.

    We gonna miss all the surprises the boys made for us and Franziska will especially miss the Machan…I guess I will have to build one of these lovely things on our balcony back home. We wish you all the very best for the future and Im sure your guestbook will get full very fast!...we will surely be back!

    Flame of the Forest Guests from Switzerland
    27 Jan 2010

  • I came to Kanha National Park to see Tigers. I saw Tigers and I was truly surprised by the exquisite accommodation at FLAME OF THE FOREST. I have had a wonderful and memorable experience here. Every one appears to be genuinely interested in making my stay enjoyable.

    The conversation was great, the hospitality warm and overall an experience never to be forgotten. I feel like I have truly experienced the finest in Indian hospitality at Flame of the Forest. Thank you so much and wish you all the very best for the future.

    Flame of the Forest Guest form USA
    07 Dec 2009

  • Thank you so much for this great experience at FLAME OF THE FOREST! It was so wonderful, so awesome and incredible beautiful to see your place, to enjoy your great service and your warm and happy staff!

    Thank you Karan and Isa! The Safari and the stay in your Lodge was an incredible experience for us! To see four Tigers and all the other beautiful animals was really awesome! And what an honour to be your first guest! Wow! We will surely be back!

    Thanks again and hope to see you both soon!

    With happy greetings from Switzerland

    Flame of the Forest Guest from Switzerland
    7-21 Nov 2009

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