Exclusive Safari Lodges in India
The jungles of India are very diverse, but the fascinating animals such as tigers and leopards are only a magical aspect among many others. We have selected for you seven extremely exclusive safari lodges in India with some different and best regions, where you can enjoy not only the scenery but also the great luxury. Relax under shady trees, take exciting safaris and embark on a beautiful adventure …
Aman-i-Khás (Ranthambore Nationalpark, Rajasthan)
The Aman-i-Khás, a mogul-style camp, is set in a wild bush forest on the edge of Ranthambore National Park. The park is home to tigers, crocodiles, leopards, jackals, sambar deer and around 300 species of birds. It is also home to the Ranthambore Fort, one of the oldest in India, and is located near Khandar Fortress, perhaps the most dramatic in the country. Camel safaris through villages on the outskirts are also possible as well as bird watching tours in the lush Banas riverbed. Inspired by the airy dwellings of the Mughal emperors who travelled through this ancient land, each tent with high ceilings is a serene hideaway amidst untouched vegetation and birds twittering. On the edge of Ranthambore National Park, the camp’s ten sprawling tents overlook a wild, romantic landscape that is home to a wealth of wildlife. The tents are arranged so that they offer maximum privacy and offer a high living area with classic furniture. The light-filled bathroom has a freestanding bath and shower, while the living room has two desks.
Oberoi Vanyavilas (Ranthambore Nationalpark, Rajasthan)
Covering an area of twenty hectares of lush, well-kept gardens, the Oberoi Vanyavilas is rich in local plants and birds. Enjoy the stay in a luxury tent and head back to the days of the Raj, when supporters of kingship rested overnight among excellent accommodations in the vast Rajasthani desert. The luxury tents are temperature controlled and triple-roofed to keep the rooms fresh. Equipped with a four-poster bed and a private bathroom, they embody luxury. From the top of an observation tower, you can admire a panoramic view of the surrounding jungle, see the wildlife at the nearby waterhole and enjoy a glass of champagne at sunset. You can walk around in the evening on a torchlight walk and enjoy the melodic chorus of frogs singing in the lily ponds. The arrival is via. Agra, Jaipur or Delhi, the shortest drive is from Jaipur.
Taj Banjaar Tola (Kanha Nationalpark, Madhya Pradesh)
The Taj Safari Banjaar Tola Lodge, spanning over 90 hectares of private concession, overlooks the core area of Kanha National Park. It has two elegant camps with nine suites each and a spacious tent area. Decorated in a sleek, glamorous camping style, the tented suite has glass doors leading onto a floating verandah overlooking a tranquil river. The tent area is equipped with a beautiful pool, a dining deck with a breathtaking river backdrop, a library, an information room and a safari shop. Located in the Maikal hills of the Satpura Range, Kanha National Park is one of the first nine tiger reserves to protect tigers and their ecosystems. With an area of 1,945 square kilometres of pristine wilderness, it is one of the largest and best preserved national parks in India. The spectacular landscape is characterised by extensive Sal-woods, blooming green meadows and lush bamboo growth. Enjoy delicious local delicacies such as Kaji-Rolls, Pao Bhaji and Raj Kachori for breakfast. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch of salads, lentils, vegetables, and meats by the pool on a shady deck, private deck, or in your suite. The resort’s naturalists, trained by the African group & Beyond, are very experienced in the ways of the wild. They reveal the secrets of the park and provide a deeply satisfying experience. Learn about the rich biodiversity, especially Barasinghas, which are unique in Kanha. Experience the thrill of seeing tigers, great gaurs and the birds of Kanha. Adventurous people can even opt for an elephant safari! The arrival is via. Nagpur.
Jamtara Wilderness Camp (Pench Nationalpark, Madhya Pradesh
Located in the village of Jamtara, near the Pench National Park, the Jamtara Wilderness Camp is a luxury estate with ten tents in the heart of the countryside. Surrounded by the tall Arjuna trees and an old banyan on a dry river bed, each tent looks out onto the jungle. Each luxurious tent is designed to be light and open, so you can have the best view of nature. While some want to sleep in the tent, you can also be a little more connected to nature and have the opportunity to spend the night outside on your patio. The mosquito net will keep insects away, quilts and hot water bottles provide warmth. The famous author Rudyard Kipling used this national park as inspiration for the “jungle book”. The arrival is via. Nagpur.
Sujan Sher Bagh (Ranthambore Nationalpark, Rajasthan)
The Sujan Sher Bagh (Relais & Chateaux) is a fabulous tented camp with 12 luxurious tents located on the borders of the world famous Ranthambhore National Park. Inspired by the 1920s safari camps favoured by princes and grand seigneurs of the time, each tent is furnished with 19th Century Campaign Style furniture and has all the comfort you would expect on a safari. Sher Bagh was one of the first luxurious tent camps in India. It promotes sustainable tourism, is ecologically friendly and offers a high level of service and an impeccable experience. The classic safari camp of the 1920s is reminiscent of the hunting camps and the bandobast of a different age. Under a canopy of indigenous trees, all planted by the family over the last three decades, the field pays the core values of giving back to nature while being small and compact, encompassing the surrounding wilderness. White cotton canvas tents feature beautifully crafted original rosewood and teak campaign furniture. The arrival is via. Agra, Jaipur or Delhi, the shortest drive is from Jaipur.
Samode Safari Lodge (Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh)
The Samode Safari Lodge (Relais & Chateaux) at the Bandhavgarh National Park is a unique experience in the midst of luxury and fantasy. This Immense private and outlying Safari Lodge is located in the heart of the country, adjacent to the 450 square kilometres Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. The vegetation consists mainly of Sal, Saja, Salai, Dhobin, long linear meadows and beautiful sealing bamboo. The food here is a real treat and a daily surprise – different menu, different venues – either indoors or outdoors. Enjoy good gourmet-food in the main restaurant; Barbecuing around a campfire, a table for you between the bushes; long lazy pool meals or a romantic meal in the privacy of your villa. You will also find exciting cuisine and excellent wines. The picnics are also a special treat, prepare for an attentive service under the sky. The arrival is via. Jabalpur.
Ultimate Travelling Camp Jaagir Lodge (Dudhwa Nationalpark, Uttar Pradesh)
Explore the fascinating terai, the swamp jungle between the Himalayas and the vast plains of India. Immerse yourself in the hidden secrets of the wilderness, in the forest reserves of Dudhwa, Katarniaghat, Kishanpur and Pilibhit. Enjoy the incomparable Ultimate Traveling Camp Jaagir Lodge and the luxurious service while enjoying the experience of a lifetime. The incredible diversity of the Terai is a birder’s delight, with a vast variety of avian fauna in the Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary along the Sharada River. Bird species unique to the reserve can be spotted at the main water body – the Jhadi Valley. Complete the jungle experience in the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, famous for the big cats: the tiger and the leopard. The Jaagir experience continues with fascinating and stimulating activities in and around the lodge. Among the unmissable are walks along the many nature trails, which can be customised and combined with birding along the River Suheli and natural lakes and streams. For those looking for more human experiences, Jaagir Lodge offers individual visits to the villages of the famous Tharu tribe, with profound insights into their ancient traditions, customs and artistic skills. Jaagir Lodge is the perfect place for a great and liveable holiday Vacation. The Ultimate Traveling Camp invites you to experience the four wild gems of Terai at your own pace, from the luxurious comfort of Jaagir Lodge.
Taj Safari Lodge – Pashan Garh (Panna Nationalpark, Madhya Pradesh)
Nestled in a promontory overlooking the Vindhya Hills and 200 acres of private jungle, the Taj Safari Pashan Garh Lodge offers 12 luxurious stone cottages as well as a natural guest area. Built with dry stone in a local Panna-Style, each suite has a private verandah and gazebo. The guest area has a cosy living room with a shaded deck overlooking the wilderness. The exotic lodge is just seven miles from the entrance of Panna National Park and 60-minutes from Khajuraho. Experienced chefs prepare delicious Indian cuisine served at the location of your choice. You can also taste lunch outdoor by the pool or opt for in-room service, discreetly delivered by the butler. This lodge offers endless charm and fascination. Arrival is via. Khajuraho.
Khem Villas (Ranthambore Nationalpark, Rajasthan)
Khem Vilas was built in 1989 and has since planted some indigenous trees and created small stretches of water since then the vast, open grassland has been transformed into a natural habitat. Today it is not uncommon to see jackals, red foxes, hyenas, desert foxes and crocodiles, within the meadows and around the campsite … It has become a birdwatcher’s paradise. Like all things at Khem Villas, the accommodation is also eco-friendly and healthy. Much effort has been devoted to using locally manufactured materials and capabilities. It had the personal touch and sensitivity, unfussy and focused on nature around it. You will always pay attention to the vast jungle and the magic of life. Each room was designed in the spirit that simplicity is the ultimate elegance.
These exclusive safari lodges in India are perfect for the best safari experience between luxury and jungle. Of course, we can also organize other beautiful lodges at your request. If you are looking for a trip to connect with this experience, it’s worth taking a look at our Luxury India Tours or simply creating your own journey.