Kings Lodge Bandhavgarh
The lodge is extend in a extensive estate of 12 acres in Rancha village (8-10 minutes from thepark gate) and is bounded bySal forested hills on all sides. Multi-cuisine dining hall with afire place overlooking expansesof wild grasslands back dropped by Sal forested hills. Swimming pool with eco friendlywater filtration plant. A specialized team of experienced naturalist with focus on birding and an overall wildlife experience. Eco friendly construction and eco sensitive waste disposal systems. The units are designed to blend with the surrounding landscape and with architectural style being rural vernacular.
It has 10 cottage rooms and 8 stilt cottage rooms with en-suite modern bathrooms. All cottage rooms have large open verandahs overlooking Sal forest and grasslands. All rooms have A/C, large verandah with great views, writing table and chair. The rooms are well appointed with wood furniture in honey hues and inviting crisp cotton linen.
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is famed for its Jungle Safaris on Jeep and Elephant. We offerJungle Safaris in 4 x 4 Open Suzuki Jeeps with front facing elevated seats. Morning safari isfrom 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the evening safari is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., The park permits entry only after sunrise and exit before sunset, so the timingtends to change with the season.
Every vehicle is accompanied by a trained naturalist who helps the guest interpret the jungle with ease. Elephant safari is organized by the forest department and is subject to availability depending on Tiger sightings..
To minimize the ever increasing vehicular pressure on the park the lodge offers cycling andwalking in the wilderness. Walking and cycling is encouraged in the periphery of the park with a trained guide.
Day walks can be organized to the Bandhavgarh Fort which is inside the national park and forms the heart of it. It offers great birding opportunity and fantastic views from the top. The fort is also prime habitat for the tiger and other wildlife.
The name Bandhavgarh is derived from the word ‘bandhav’ meaning brother and ‘garh’ meaning fort. According to Legend, Lord Rama was passing through theseforest after defeating Ravana. He decided to build a fort here and gift it to his devoted brother Lakshman. Several historical monuments and twelve large water tanks are scattered around this 580 acres Fort.
Village visits and workshops with bamboo weavers are organized to get to explore and learn about the village life in forest areas. Bandhavgarh also offers great opportunity for picnics at water bodies and in the reserve forests.
How to get there:
Air: Nearest Airport Jabalpur (164 km) is connected to Delhi via daily flights
Road: Jabalpur (164 km), Khajuraho (280 km), Umaria (32 km), Kanha (325 km)
Rail: Nearest rail heads Umaria (32 km), Katni (90 km), Satna (134 km) & Jabalpur (164 km)