Located within walking distance of Bandhavgarh National Park's main
gate, the jungle lodge has been developed on the theme of an Indian
village, with thirteen thatched twin-bedded cottages around an inner
courtyard. There are two separate villas with further accommodations
of eight rooms.
A spacious thatched dining room which serves home cooked Indian food
and Continental cuisines, becomes the centre point of activities
like campfire performances, lectures and star gazing.
The lodge has set strong principles of being environmentally
friendly and every aspect of its development and operation is
sensitively synthesized towards nature conservation. Since it is
located close to Bandhavgarh National Park and to the entrance gate,
(near Tala village) guests can listen to the sounds of the Jungle
right in their backyards! In the morning you wake up to a symphony
of bird songs, while at night you can often hear the alarm calls of
deer, which alerts you to a tiger on the prowl !
13 spacious cosy and comfortable independent Cottages, and 8 rooms
in two separate villas, to make a total of 21 rooms, all in a
typical Indian village theme, some around an inner courtyard. They
have modern facilities with single, twin or double bedded rooms,
with attached bathroom, (all amenities) shower, running hot and cold
water, comfortably furnished, even a hot water bottle at night to
keep you warm !
Rooms at Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge
Rooms at Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge
All our rooms are equipped with twin/double beds, with reading lights, a
writing table and chairs, large luggage rack etc. The rooms are all with
attached baths with hot and cold running water and showers! and a hot
water bottle at night !
Dinning and Public Areas
A large open dining cum common room serves as a dining area which seats
40. There is also a friendly open verandah to dine under the stars or to
breakfast, in the soothing warm winter sun. One can browse through books
in the library or just study the numerous information panels on the
Is an open area in center of the Jungle Lodge surrounded by flowers and
fluttering butterflies. One can relax in the winter sun , or get a tan or
participate in a discussion on tiger sightings and conservation issues .
It also provides an ideal set up for star gazing in the evening. There
are some traditional swings if one just wants to relax or read a book. And
a great place to catch up for daily campfire evenings !
A circular sit out area towards the forest which becomes ideal, to enjoy
breakfast, an evening snack or a private group discussion if one wishes.
During the day it is also an ideal hide out for observing and
photographing birds and animals like Jungle cat, mongoose, Deer, Porcupine
and wild boar that come on their schedule for the waterhole.
Most of the land is left wild with lush wild grass to attract and make our
Jungle inhabitants comfortable. Our estate , is however, interspersed
with some fruit trees that do attract our Jungle neighbours and a
variety of birds.
To increase our dependence on the direct energy sources we have tried to
use the power of sun god to provide us the energy and help save the worlds
Solar water heaters - Our Hot water system comes out of the two efficient
solar water heaters which provide reliable and enough supply.
Solar cooking ( Photo) - Some part of the cooking for our Guests is done
in two different types of Solar cookers. This helps minimize energy use
and also food cooked is health and tasty. Our guests can ask for cooking
lessons for solar cooking.
Wormy - Composting
To make efficient and hygienic disposal of organic waste, we are using a
process of decomposition by worms which is efficient, odorless and
provides us with rich organic fertilizers for our organic farming on site.
Much of our fresh vegetables come from the organic farming at the Lodge.
One can see a Varity of vegetables and fruits being cultivated . Guest are
welcome to take a tour.
Medicinal Plant Garden
We have also on site a nursery of indigenous Medicinal/ Herbal Plant which
is an astonishing insight on what secrets seemingly unimportant plants
hold for our good health. There is a large variety of Plants and a tour
with our naturalist makes it an interesting experience.
As the sun sets and a galaxy of stars covers the canopy, we begin our
Star Gazing session. After a short introduction of Stars and
constellations, an opportunity to see through our telescope the planets
so close as never seen before by most guests. You will all enjoy the
exhilarating experience !
We organize Bird watching excursions around the Jungle Lodge, during the
day, for those energetic clients who are interested in learning more
about our birdlife.. Naturalist.
Our resident Naturalist oversees most of our environment sensitive
programs and conducts the jungle safaris to Bandhavgarh National Park ,
Birding excursion around our wild lands, village excursions, Astronomical
session and discusses with you the days wrap up of the activities,
observations and answer your questions. He is actively involved with the
conservation activities sponsored by the Jungle Lodge through Tiger Trust.
Jungle Safaris are organized by 4 x 4 jeep vehicles, open from all sides
to give you a panoramic unobstructed view of the landscape, to catch every
bird or animal that may just sneak into the grass and to listen to the
sounds of nature whether it be mating calls, alarm calls, distress call or
just a casual roar. The Vehicles are extremely quiet and do not disturb
the peaceful jungle environment and allows us to listen to Jungle sounds
and photographs with great amount of ease. There are two jungle excursions
at Dawn and Dusk which are conducted. The jungle safari are accompanied
by a forest guide and last for 3-4 hours each. During the jungle excursion
there is always a good chance to see many animals including rare animals
such as Tiger, leopard sloth bear or a wolf.
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