The Ultimate Travelling Camp, Jaagir Lodge, Dudhwa National Park
This former hunting lodge, originally built in the 1940's is surrounded by a beautiful planation and has recently been renovated by The Ultimate Travelling Camp. The lodge is now the perfect retreat from which to visit the mysterious, seldom visited Dudhwa National Park, which borders Nepal and offers a very unique wildlife experience in north India. Enjoy guided nature trails with the resident expert naturalists, jeep safaris deep into the forest, early morning misty boat rides and meet member of the local ethnic Tharu tribe, known as the ‘people of the forest’. This unique terrain comprises of tall grasslands, sal forest, murky marshland and endless savannahs.
The lodge provides seven luxury colonial styled bedrooms and suites along with two spacious thatched roofed round villas. When at home at the lodge unwind in the well curated library or take a dip in the outdoor pool and swap tales of your days adventures over a cocktail at the Safari Club Bar. The picturesque location of the lodge allows for beautiful walks straight from the front door, where you can meander through the gentle countryside replete with streams and lakes and even stop at the machan (sit out) to sit, drink in the sounds and witness the magical indigenous birdlife.
The relatively unknown Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is a protected area in Uttar Pradesh covering over 1230 sq kms. The reserve encompasses four distinctly different parks and the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is one of India’s longest running Royal Bengal Tiger conservation programmes. A visit here is a dream for any wildlife enthusiast being home to a plethora of wildlife including tigers, leopards, Asiatic black bears, one horned rhinoceros, elephants, crocodile not to mention over 400 bird species.
In order to reach the Ultimate Travelling Camp, Jaagir Lodge, you can fly to historic Lucknow, the state capital of Uttar Pradesh and just over an hours’ flight from Delhi before driving four hours to the camp.