Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge
A two-star property recognized by Deptt. of Tourism, BANDHAVGARH JUNGLE
LODGE is walking distance form the
Parks main gate and is in the periphery if the park. It has been
developed on a theme of an Indian Village, Thus has combinations of mud
with thatched roof and an inner court yard. The estates meadows attracts
Deer and other animals which come soon after sunset. One can even take
a convenient walk in the reserve forest for Bird Watching as the place
is flourishing with fruiting. At night in the peace and tranquility of
the night one can hear various animals call such as alarm calls of the
Deer from the Tiger and wonderful galaxy of stars in the sky.
10 spacious twin bedded cosy and comfortable Cottages,one two room independent
cottage and two 4 room house, to make a total of 20 rooms all in a typical
Indian village theme have modern facilities including attached bath/shower
running hot and cold water shower, toilets and comfortable furniture.
The Lodge offers friendly and efficient rooms. 10 cottages, and six Suites
rooms, All equipped with twin beds with reading lights, writing table
and chairs, large luggage rack, Privates facilities with hot and cold
Dinning and Public Areas
A large common room serves as dinning areas which seats 40, there is also
a friendly open verandah to be able to dine under the stars or breakfast
in soothing warm winter sun.
One can browse through books in the library or just study the numerous
information panels on the boards.
an open area in center of the Lodge surrounded by flowers and fluttering
butterflies. One can relax in get a tan or in the evening participate
in the Discussion on conservation issues around campfire. Also it provide
ideal set up for out star gazing in the evening.
There are some traditional swings if one just wants to relax or read a
A circular sit out area towards the forest which becomes ideal are to
enjoy breakfast, evening snack or a private group discussion if one wishes.
During the day it is also ideal hide ( Blind) for observing and photographing
birds and animals like Jungle cat, mongoose, Deer, Porcupine and wild
bore that come on their schedule for the two waterholes.
Most of the land is left wild with lush wild grass to attract and make
Jungle inhabitants comfortable. There is however interspersed with some
fruit trees that attract our Jungle neighbors.
Sports and TV
The lodge is equipped with sport facilities of Volleyball and Badminton
and indoor games such as Chess. There is TV and Video and a library of
Wildlife films or to play your own video short in the Jungle and have
some interesting fun by sharing with others. All this are available on
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 natural environment.
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 Guest is done in two different types
of Solar cookers. This helps minimize energy use and also food cooked
is health and tasty. Our guest can ask for cooking lessons for solar cooking.
Wormy - Composting
To make efficient and hygienic disposal of organic waste of our lodge
we are using process of decomposition by worms which is efficient, odorless
and provides us with rich organic fertilizers for our organic farming
As sun sets and 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 telescope the planets so close as never seen before by
most guest. Young and old all will enjoy the exhilarating experience.
We organize Bird watching excursions around the Lodge during the day for
those energetic and would wants active programs.
Our resident Naturalist Vivek Sharma oversees most of our environment
sensitive program and conducts safaris to national Park , Birding excursion
around our wild lands, village excursions, Astronomical session and discusses
with you the days rap up of the activities and observations and answer
your questions. He is actively involved with the conservation activities
sponsored by the Lodge through Tiger Trust.