Best wildlife lodges to visit this Safari season

Luxury wildlife resorts in India

Writer : Pranav Dave Published on : 15-Aug-2022

Visit some of the best wildlife safari lodges in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh for a complete wilderness experience in the dense jungles of Ranthambore, Sawai Madhopur, and Pench National Park.

The season of Safari is coming back after 3-4 months and as always, wildlife enthusiasts are eager to voyage into the top wildlife destinations. The excitement of visiting a wildlife reserve is something very personal to the people who care about exploring the wild, ravishing every opportunity to live in Nature, and retaining a lifelong interest in the conservation of wildlife.

A trip to any wildlife sanctuary must pertain to certain elements for making it worth enjoying and creating an unforgettable experience. These elements include:

  1. A great mood and lots of excitement.
  2. A good camera with decent equipment.
  3. A great Safari lodge or hotel that is very close to nature and offers you real-time access to the jungle. 
  4. Morning and Evening Safari without any tantrums for best spotting.
  5. Patience is the key to the best wildlife trip.

If you are willing to add these elements to your trip to any wildlife destination, then we guarantee the immense success of your journey. This blog focuses on the living arrangement situations for tourists in some luxury wildlife lodges to give them the experience they never forget. Therefore, we have illustrated a list of some of the best Safari Lodges that are really into nature and offer you exquisite luxury during your stay.

Bera Safari Lodge, Kothar Village, Bera

The Bera lodge is a compassionate place for tourists who like to sit back and relax in the open spaces overseeing the mountains. Located 6 km from the town of Bera, this safari lodge is truly an expression of exquisite hospitality. The property is expanded on a 10-acre land and has 5 cottages with their own outer space and sitting arrangements. The part of the Aravali range that is visible from the cottages is known as Liloda hills and leopards can be seen quite frequently on the ridge and roads.

The Bera Safari Lodge is a pristine location that provides a 360-degree view from your cottage. The other interesting fact about the property is that there are more than 50 bird species that roam around the property and can be spotted easily. The rest of the species you can witness at Jawai Hills, which is just a 10-minute drive from the property.

Other than offering a perfect getaway for a weekend and safari tourism, they entertain their guests with several other activities, such as:

  1. Kumbalgarh Trip
  2. Ranakpur Trip
  3. Green Munia Bird Photography Trip
  4. Rural Village Excursion
  5. Wilderness Cycling
  6. Bird Watching at Jawai Dam
  7. Cooking Demo

King’s Lodge, Bandhavgarh

It is a 10-minute drive from the Tala Gate of Bandhavgarh National Park located in the Umaria District of Madhya Pradesh. The King’s Lodge is a marvel of accommodation in the heart of the jungle. It has 10 cottage rooms and 8 stilt cottage rooms which offer you modern living arrangements with high-maintenance western toilets. Luxury is very handy in this lodge as you wander around from cottage to cottage, you may find every room filled with the best of the interiors matching with the theme of nature so you can feel the connection with the wilderness.

The interesting fact about the property is that 95% of the property is filled with Sal Forest and they claim that even during the construction not a single tree or creature was harmed. The King’s lodge is a complete package where they are offering a pool, in-house ayurvedic spa, and an experienced team of naturalists.

There are some wildlife experiences that they offer tourists:

  1. Jeep Safari
  2. Foot trails
  3. Cycling Trails
  4. Village Visits
  5. Butterfly Farm and Organic Gardens

Fateh’s Retreat, Ranthambore

Ranthambore has become a wildlife magnet for enthusiasts that find the best of the wildlife sites in the jungles of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. The property is the epitome of luxury and very forward in terms of connectivity to nature. The premises offers a total of four double rooms with large spaces, all clutched in one place with various recreational facilities such as an infinity pool and spa.

The furniture and living arrangements are very modern and were made to give complete and undeniable luxury. The view from each room is just splendid, which constitutes the distant hills and large green moors with forest trees in site. This property is the legacy of Fateh Singh Rathore, the man who is called the “Tiger man of India” because he always worked in the favor of conserving tigers and their habitats. The property is truly refreshing and rejuvenating for people looking to spend a weekend far from the cry of the city.

Khem Villas, Ranthambore

The Khem villas is a jungle camp located on the outskirts of Ranthambore and is run by Usha and Goverdhan Singh Rathore, who is the son of Fateh Singh Rathore, the leading figure in establishing Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. The property is stretched over 1600 sq. km, offering many kinds of accommodations which are:

  1. 2 Luxurious Villas with an open bathtub on the patio deck.
  2. Cottages with exceptional scenic views of the jungle, luxurious living arrangements, and open sky bathtubs.
  3. Luxury Tents at Khem Villas are made on wooden platforms offering a completely natural habitat to experience the wilderness with naturally made toilets and furniture for better functionality and a seamless living experience.
  4. Family and standard rooms at Khem Villas for visitors looking for a budgeted stay in Ranthambore, though they haven’t compromised on the comfort.

They also offer some exceptional experiences at their property:

  1. Age-Veda Spa
  2. Bar
  3. Camp Fire
  4. River Safari
  5. Plunge Pool
  6. Camel Rides
  7. Ranthambore Fort
  8. Local Craft
  9. Shopping

Kanha Earth Lodge, Kanha

The Kanha lodge is just a 30-minute drive from the Khatia gate of Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh, and is located near the border of the buffer zone of the reserve. The property comprises 16 acres of land offering 12 luxurious bungalows with their private lands inspired by Gond tribal architecture and offering environmentally sensitive, low-impact accommodation through their design and use of local stone and waste wood.

In simpler words, it is one of its kind and one can expect a never-ending glamorous experience full of natural surprises as it is tucked away in the pure jungle area. The place is full of facilities to keep the visitors in awe until their stay is ended, such as:

  1. All cottages with dressing rooms, writing chairs, and large balconies.
  2. Multi-cuisine dining hall and lounge.
  3. Nature library-cum-presentation room.
  4. Nature shop with a variety of local crafts on offer.
  5. An infinity pool set between Mahua trees.
  6. Outdoor barbeque and bush dinner areas.
  7. Interactive sessions with naturalists every evening.
  8. Experienced in-house naturalist team.
  9. Organic vegetable garden.

The property is a unit of PugDundee Safari organization which offers you all the necessary arrangements to visit the Kanha or other National Parks across Madhya Pradesh. Other than offering an exceptional place to enjoy the weekend they also offer various activities while on the wildlife tour:

  1. Jeep Safari
  2. Elephant Safari
  3. Bird Watching
  4. Hides
  5. Tribal Village visits
  6. Crafts Workshop
  7. Nature Walk, Cycling

Trees and Tiger Resort, Alwar

Located in Kushalpura Ghatitala, Alwar district is the true fortress of the natural hideout, “The Trees and Tiger Resort”. Surrounded by the dense deciduous forest and a 10-minute drive from Sariska Tiger Reserve, Trees and Tiger resort is unmatched with its super luxurious villas, cottages, and tents to stay in.

Every room of every unit offers some magical views of the Aravali Mountain range and overlooks the dense forests of Sariska. It is indeed a wonderful property that offers you exquisite dining halls, an infinity pool, a garden area for outdoor activities, Spa and an outdoor bonfire.

They have all kinds of accommodations to choose from such as Luxury Tents, Luxury cottages, and Luxury Family cottages with modern infrastructure and seamless furniture with western toilets for the utmost comfort of guests.

The place is so well connected through the jungles and highways that there are so many places and nearby attractions that you can visit:

  1. Sariska Tiger Reserve
  2. Siliserh lake
  3. Chand Abhaneri Stepwell
  4. Kankwari Fort
  5. Ajabgarh Fort
  6. Bhangarh
  7. Pandupol
  8. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary