Every year, a huge number of wildlife enthusiasts, visit the national parks of India for a tryst with the exotic animals staying in different parts of the world. There are number of wildlife resorts that offer a pleasant place to stay. In this blog, we will talk about some of the best luxury jungle lodges India for your kind perusal.
Taj Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh
The name ‘Mahua’ is derived from one of India’s most famous tree species. Located close to Bandhavgarh National Park, Taj Mahua Kothi is a very famous resort that boasts of the outstanding facilities and provides an amazing wildlife experience to the guests. It provides an opportunity to the city dwellers to spend some time in the luxuriously decorated rustic environment.
Operated by the prestigious Taj Group, each of the 12 cottages of Taj Mahua Kothi has a private courtyard attached to it. You can avail the facility of in-room Ayurvedic massage from Jiva massage. The paint, roof and floor of the 12 cottages are made to resemble a countryside accommodation. The food at Taj Mahua Kothi is mostly prepared with the help of local and fresh ingredients.
Best Time to Visit: October to April
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Baghvan Pench Jungle Lodge
Located at the edge of the lesser-known ‘Pench National Park’, the famous Baghvan Pench Jungle Lodge gains its inspiration from the iconic ‘Bengal Tiger’. There are 12 deluxe safari style canvas tents housed on permanent foundation, which means only 24 guests at the property at one time.
The spacious guest areas are elegantly furnished with delicate handmade Parsi tiles, hyacinth furniture and large ebony chests. Also the interactive kitchen at Baghvan spills out into the dining area where guests are encouraged to learn cooking. Its rustic and spacious appearance is loved by all kinds of visitors as it restores the jungle essence inside the hotel. It is further complemented by luxurious living spaces, warm services and delicious international as well as regional cuisines.
Best Time to Visit: October to June
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Pashan Garh Panna Wilderness Lodge
Set amidst 200 acres of private jungle close to the entrance of the Panna National Park, Pashan Garh Panna Wilderness Lodge comprises of the best to appreciate nature while being pampered in royal fashion. The lodge’s 12 stylish cottages, perched atop of a hill rising above the jungle canopy, can’t afford magnificent views of the lush forest and nearby watering hole.
During their stay, guests are treated with flawless services such as refreshing picnic lunch, two jungle safaris daily and watching out tigers in their natural turf. Although the magnificence of Pashan Garh is second to none, yet the main attraction remains the proximity to the wildlife.
Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year
Claridges Corbett Hideaway
Located in the hill district, Claridges Corbett Hideaway is located in proximity to the Corbett National Park. The surroundings are quite peaceful and natural. This is a 3 star hotel in the town of Nainital. From the rooms, you can have a spectacular view of the Himalayan Mountain ranges and the lake. The rooms are pretty decent and the staff service is available in the day. These independent cottages have sloping tiled roofs, stone floors and rooms furnished with rugs & block wood furniture. Each room has a tea & coffee maker and an attached bathroom.
Best Time to Visit: November to May
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Aranya Lodge Kaziranga
Located at a distance of 3 kilometers from park entrance at Mihimukh, Aranya Forest Lodge is a wonderful accommodation in Kaziranga National Park in Assam. This lodge is owned and managed by the Assam government. The wildlife jungle lodge offers clean and comfortable rooms to its visiting guests.
It offers air-conditioned and non air-conditioned rooms. Each room is equipped with a range of modern amenities. The dining at Aranya Resort is an amazing experience with delicious local cuisines prepared by the expert chefs.
The splash of greenery at the backdrop entices tourists lending on the land of One-Horned Rhinoceros. The dining at Aranya Lodge is a wonderful experience. At the multi-cuisine restaurant, delicious local cuisines are served on the guest’s platter.
Best Time to Visit: Mid-November to Early April
Sunderbans Jungle Camp
Comprising of 6 bungalows that have large sleeping region with usable king size beds and a shower bath with western design toilet connected, the Sunderbans Jungle Camp Resort is one of the best places to stay in Sunderbans National Park.
The traditional cuiseine of West Bengal Cuisine is provided by the resort and is served inside the Sunderban Jungle Camp. It is also a paradise for those loving seafood-crab, prawn and fish. This jungle camp is initiated by Help Tourism Group to connect the heritage sites and protected areas of Sunderbans with the livelihood of the local communities.
Best Time to Visit: mid-September to mid-March
Bandipur Safari Lodge
One of the most beautiful jungle lodges in Karnataka, Bandipur Safari Lodge is located in close-proximity to the world-famed Bandipur National Park. Stylishly designed to match the exotic and contemporary looking rooms, Bandipur Safari Lodge provides the accommodation facilities well-equipped with comfortable amenities and eco-friendly features.
The main facilities offered at Bandipur Safari Lodge are elegant rooms, modern amenities and spacious bathrooms to soothe your amenities. Besides, you can visit to the nearby Bandipur Safari Lodge include guided trekking, bird watching and Jeep Safari into Bandipur National Park.
Best Time to Visit: March to May
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Taj Garden Retreat, Periyar
The hotel ‘Taj Garden Retreat’ covers more than 3 acres of land of coffee, spices and fruit trees. It is located close to the edge of the Periyar National Park. The décor of the resort is complemented by sylvan interiors, thatched roofs and furnishing very close to the nature. 32 in number, the guest rooms overlook the mistry hills or the surrounding green foliage.
The resort features spacious rooms having fine sylvan décor and furniture which are adorned with charming natural fabrics. Each room is elegantly appointed with kettles, mini-bar, international direct dial facility and color television with satellite programs. It gives you a feeling of staying in a village. The resort is bordered by enormous amount of natural beauty at the peak of 2,720 meters above the sea level to make you prolong your stay.
Best Time to Visit: October to June
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Wildgrass Lodge, Kaziranga
Situated at the Joint Director of Tourism building within the Kaziranga National Park in Golaghat, Wildgrass Lodge is located close to the national park’s wildlife sanctuary. The lodge is spanned within 40 acres of landscape. It also uses a blend of rural and traditional Assamese architecture. The hotel features verandas, large windows, thatched roofs and a pond as well as Dirring river that flows through it. It features a wooden Macchan with an overlooking view of the outdoor swimming pool.
Best Time to Visit: November to March
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One of the best budget heritage properties in Bharatpur, Chandra Mahal Haveli has been designed with imperial architecture and sophisticated antique furniture’s. The haveli has 4 terrace rooms and 18 well-appointed double rooms with facilities such as attached bathroom and hot & cold running water. These guest rooms strike a perfect balance between state of the art amenities and traditional styling. Traditional Rajasthani lip smacking cuisines offered by this hotel pacifies your hunger and inner soul. You can treat your bellies with a range of mouth-watering dishes such as Chinese, Mexican and Italian etc.
Best Time to Visit: October to March
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