Top Wildlife Safari Lodges in India
What can be more mesmerizing than experiencing real excitement and thrill in some of the best Wildlife resorts in India? Feel the excitement of spending a few nights at any of these great Wildlife Safari Lodges and spend your vacation in the wilderness of the best National Parks in India.
Orange County, Kabini
Bordering the Nagarhole National Park, inspired in design by the Hadis or tribal villages this quaint resort with its amazing panoramic views is bordered on two sides by the Kabini River. The Orange County resort was constructed to give discerning guests a tribal ambiance , from which they can enjoy the spectacle of Asia’s largest biosphere. The resort gives a wide dimension to luxury as well as an outstanding wildlife experience. Each hut at the Orange County resort offers a happy collection of traditional craft and modern luxury.
The resort has two restaurants offering wide range of cuisines. Also the guests can indulge themselves in an array of Ayurveda treatments or take up Yoga to rejuvenate the body, mind and soul. Activities at the Orange County Resort Kabini include boat and jeep safaris in to the Nagarhole National Park.
Samode Safari Lodge, Bandhavgarh
The Samode Safari Lodge is a mere 15 minutes’ drive from the Tala Gate (premiere zone known for excellent tiger sightings) of the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. This beautiful lodge is the creation of the Samode family, well known for their excellent restoration efforts in creating two of Rajasthan’s landmark heritage hotels, the Samode Palace and the Samode Haveli.
The Samode Safari Lodge is designed as a series of chalets. The cottages have elegant and inspired living space with a spacious lounge, bedrooms with modern en-suite bath and private verandahs with views of nature and its wildest beauty.s
Flame of the Forest, Kanha
Flame of the Forest, Kanha is an elegant Jungle Resort situated a few kms from the Khatia gate on the Kisli side of the Kanha National Park. The lodge is owned and run by a husband and wife team Karan Modi and his Swiss wife Isabelle. They chose Kanha because they were well versed with the bio diversity of the park, with Karan having been one of Kanha’s best known Naturalist’s in the past.
The Flame of the Forest lodge has 4 private cottages, with each cottage having a deck with stunning views overlooking the river and the forest beyond. Guests at Flame of the Forest lodge, besides enjoying the morning and afternoon safaris into Kanha National Park, can also indulge in a wide range of recreational activities or rejuvenate themselves by joining the Yoga Shala at the resort.
Sher Bagh is an innovative, luxury tented camp adjacent to the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. The lodge has 12 hand-stitched canvas tents that reflect the style of the 1920’s. The luxury tents are furnished with Edwardian style furniture, which famously decked the future King Edward VIIIth’s celebrated tours of India’s wild heartlands in 1921. The Upper storey of the main building is a retreat and a perfect spot to unwind in between game drives or at the end of the safari.
Other than the very luxurious tents, with their attached private facilities, Sherbagh is known for it’s excellent service, and guests who have been there , rave about every aspect of it’s services , including the welcome with hot towels and a glass of sparkling wine, the nightly barbeques and bonfires , and the excellent cuisines.
Jawai Leopard Camp, Jawai
The Jawai Leopard Camp , is one of the newest safari camps in India , and perhaps amongst the most luxurious too. Located in the heart of the Aravalli Hills, by Jawai Bandh (Dam) in Western Rajasthan. The Jawai Leopard Camp, is also owned and managed by the Sherbagh team , famed for it’s luxury accommodations and impeccable services. Set in an area known for it’s rugged landscape and it’s leopard sightings , Jawai is truly in the heart of the wilderness, though it’s unique location in Rajasthan makes it’s an easy fit into any touring itinerary.
It is almost equidistant from Jodhpur and Udaipur , about 150 kms from each , and hence is easily accessible. The lodge has 10 luxurious tents with lots of space and privacy. The tents are furnished with stainless steel and leather furnishings and private verandahs with the dramatic view of the wilderness around.
Located just a short distance from the Kolara entry gate of the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Central India, the Svasara Jungle Lodge offers the finest rustic luxury experience in this area. The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, has recently come in to the limelight , for it’s excellent sightings of Tigers , Leopards and other fauna. Svasara is a conservation focused lodge , that offers 12 spacious suites, equipped with all modcons , and a multi-cuisine restaurant serving delicious Indian, Continental and Local Varadi cuisines.
One of it’s specialities , is it’s own custom fitted safari vehicles , in which guests enjoy morning and evening safaris in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve , accompanied by expert Naturalists from the Svasara Jungle Lodge.
Author Bio – Priyanka is a travel writer at Trans India Holidays, she is passionate about visiting different destinations and sharing her experience through articles and blogs.