Kings Lodge, Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh

Here in the heart of true wildlife country you are just a ten-minute drive from the Tala gate of Bandhavgarh National Park. This eco-lodge is nestled within 14 hectares of a natural forested estate, and enjoys unparalleled woodland views of the surrounding Sal Forests and wild grasslands.

The lodge comprises 10 cottage rooms and 8 stilted cottages, all with the latest mod-con bathrooms and are fully air conditioned throughout. Each of the cottages provide a large verandah with a writing desk, overlooking the lush surrounding forest.

The meals are held in the inviting, warm dining room around the fire place or outside around the jolly campfire. The hotel has its own extensive organic garden and provides international cuisine with a focus on local specialties.

The Jungle safaris are usually provided in 4 x 4 open Suzuki jeeps with front facing elevated seats. The morning safari is usually from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the evening safari is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. In between game dives you can relax in the swimming pool or explore the beguiling butterfly farm with over 40 species or sit peacefully on the machan (wildlife sit-out) ideal for bird watchers. The Lodge houses a small nature library full of fascinating reads on the local flora and fauna, and other excursions are also on offer, such as the nearby village visit and local cycling routes.

Here you will find the in-house naturalist team are amongst some of the most dedicated and passionate conservationists. They are always at hand to help make the most of your wildlife journey. From the live and interactive evening sessions to offering guided walks through the surrounding woodland. The Pugdundee family have a very strong commitment to responsible tourism, ensuring the maximum support to the nearby communities and minimum impact on the surrounding natural habitat.

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