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Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge

Umaria, Code No- AT-MP03

World-renowned for its population of tigers, both Kanha National Park and Bandhavgarh National Park provide excellent opportunities for observing the magnificent tiger in the wild. There are over 300 species of birds, including bee eaters the Roller, pied cuckoo, whistling teals, jungle fowl, green pigeon, golden orioles, the Myna, Drongo, Eagles, Minivet, waterfowl, storks, waders,  Parakeets and the familiar but spectacular pea fowl. Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Park have been chosen as Tiger Reserves as vital part of the project Tiger. Headed by Mr. Kailash Sankhala, Founder-Director of the internationally acclaimed program, was established to protect and increase the population of not only the Bengal tiger, but also of the many other endangered and threatened resident species as well.
Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge is walking distance from the gate and is situated on the periphery of the Park. It has been developed on a Theme Indian Village and thus have combination of 10 spacious twin bedded cozy mud huts, thatched roof, an inner courtyard and a 4 room house with basic modern facilities including attached bath, running hot and cold water showers, toilet and comfortable furniture. A spacious cozy thatched dinning room becomes center point of activities serving Indian and Continental cuisine. Special theme-dinners arranged on request.

The estate has a meadow that attracts deer, which come soon after sunset. One can take a convenient walk in the Reserve's forest for bird watching, as the entire place is flourishing with fruit-trees. As darkness falls, in the peace and tranquility of the night and under the wonderful canopy of a galaxy of stars, one can hear  various animals call - including the alarm-call of the deer, the howling of jackals, or the occasional roar of a tiger.

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 !

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 !

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 !

A lot of fruit trees and bushes have been deliberately planted to attract a variety of butterflies, birds and insects. Due to such close proximity to the Bandhavgarh National Park, Spotted deer and the Langur Monkey can often be seen in and around the Lodge.

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 boards.


  • Typical Indian village décor
  • Running hot and cold water
  • Telephone facility
  • Indian and continental cuisine
  • Laundry
  • Residential naturalist
  • Library-books on wildlife
  • Recreational centre
  • Indoor games
  • TV/video on wildlife

Things to Do- Go for nature walks, Village Safari, Local Fairs, Take jungle excursions by jeep and elephants (subject to availability of elephant), Go for Bird watching for 275 species

How to Get There:

Distance & time chart from Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge


200 Km

4 hrs


240 Km

5 hrs


130 Km

3 hrs


325 Km

7 hrs


100 Km

2 hrs


32 Km

1 hrs

Jabalpur, Nagpur, Raipur, Satna, Katni & Umaria are railway stations.
Nagpur, Raipur, Khajurao are convenient airports.
November1 to June 30

Package 2014- 2015 for Indian guests.

BANDHAVGARH JUNGLE LODGE Madhya Pradesh - Opening 16th October 2014

2 nights/ 3 Days on American Plan (inclusive all meals and taxes)

Single Rs. 10,750
Double Rs. 15,650

Extra Bed Rs. 6,000

The above package rates include: - Accommodation in a single / double room for 2 nights, 3 days inclusive of all meals breakfast - lunch and dinner, morning and evening teas with cookies.- Welcome drink on arrival,- Nature Walks,- Visit to the local village and weekly market.

Please note: - *Jungle Safaris - extra cost applies. Valid till Oct. 2014 - 30th June 2015 These rates are applicable only to those domiciled in India whether Indian nationals or foreign nationals with a certificate of registration.


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