Its Summers’ now!!! Time to have some exhilarating and thrilling experiences. Be ready to hear lion roar in the midnight and chirping of birds in the morning at wilderness resorts. India is rich in wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, where you can witness several exotic flora and fauna. Different kind of birds, animals and flowers grace the beauty of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.
Travel Triangle offers a list of 10 best wildlife resorts in India:
1. Aman-I-Khas Resort
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If you’re heading to Ranthambore National Park, your visit is incomplete without a stay India’s best wildlife resort – the Aman-i-Khas. It is one of the most magnificent tent resorts in the vicinity. This is where you’d love to spend your bonfire nights while you hear the tiger’s roar!
2. Corbett Leela Vilas, Corbett
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Corbett Leela Vilas are amongst the most luxurious wildlife resorts in India. It is the best place to release your stress after a hectic schedule. The Jim Corbett was opened in 1936 and famous for tiger reserve. They have deluxe cottages with attached bathroom, mini bar, tea and coffee machines and room services among the amenities.
3. Tree House Hideaway Resort, Bandhavgarh
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Hotel Tree House Hideaway, Bandhavgarh offers a unique countryside experience which makes one feel closer to nature. It is amongst the best luxury jungle resorts in India. A stay in these specially crafted, tree houses set amidst lush greenery is an experience worth treasuring. Guests can savour delectable Indian, Continental and barbeque meals at the cosy dining hall and enjoy quality drinks at the bar known as Watering Hole.
4. Dhikala Forest Lodge, Corbett
Managed by the state forest department, the Dhikala Forest Lodge provides accommodation in its 32 rooms that also include huts, cabins, rent house and the new forest house. The entry gate for Dhikala is Dhangadi gate. This journey from Dhangadi gate to Dhikala itself is full of adventures, you have to cross dense sal forest and Ramganga River with several seasonal rivers.
5. Baghvan Jungle Lodge
Baghvan Jungle Lodge is an exotic wildlife resort in India. Its open roof top machans and high decks attract the tourist. Rich birdlife flits through the trees overhanging your machan and monkeys chatter excitedly in the dense foliage. A five minutes drive to Pench national Park from lodge.
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6. Kanha Earth Lodge
Kanha earth lodge lies in the natural forest, tucked away in a small hamlet bordering Kanha’s buffer zone. Its unique location, 30 minutes from the Kisli park gate, ensures that it is close enough for easy access to the park. The 12 luxury bungalows with en suite bathrooms and open verandahs have been inspired by Gond tribal architecture and offer environmentally sensitive, low-impact accommodation. It is lauded as one of the best wildlife resorts in India.
7. Udai Vilas Palace, Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary
A kilometer drive from the Keoladeo National Park or the Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary, is counted among the most luxurious wildlife resorts in India. Thousands of wildlife lovers, naturist and jungle trekkers prefer to stay at this hotel mainly for its strategic location, super deluxe accommodation and rejuvenation services such as spa and steam bath and close proximity to nature.
8. Maneland Jungle Lodge, Gir
The resort is situated at the edge of the world-renowned Gir Forest, the only home of the Asiatic lion. Book a Bungalow on their American Plans (i.e. with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) and stay set to relax amidst nature while the resort takes care of you on your holiday.
9. Tusker Trails Resort
Tusker Trail lets you enjoy a complete jungle life. Six cottages with double bedrooms and attached bath offer a rustic charm while the 3 ethnic cottages have lavish interiors, lounge area and private balcony. This resort facilitates outdoor sports, picnic, open-air meals and swimming pool.
10. Sunderban Mangrove Retreat
Spot the Bengal tigers and enjoy the mangrove jungles at Sunderbans National Park. It offers comfortable accommodation, angling opportunities in the Gomor river and safari tours in the deep ends of Sunderbans. Do not miss the ‘Bonobibi yatra’ is a cultural tribal show performed within the resort premises in the evening.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Wildlife Resorts In India
A. A jungle resort is a commercial establishment or property located within a forest or a forested area, that provides all the various amenities including accommodation, food and drinks, sports, entertainment, sightseeing and adventure and even shopping. A resort usually encompasses a large area which is also aesthetically selected.
A. Some of the best jungle safaris in India to spot mainly tigers include Corbett National Park, Ranthambore National Park, Sundarbans National Park, and Kanha National Park. Take a jungle safari in Kaziranga National Park to spot one-horned Rhinos. A wildlife safari in Gir Forest can bring you face-to-face with Asiatic Lions. Enjoy the sight of deer during an excursion in Pench National Park.
A. Some of the most popular national parks in India are:
1. Jim Corbett National Park
2. Ranthambore National Park
3. Kaziranga National Park
4. Kanha National Park
5. Sundarban National Park
6. Periyar National Park
7. Manas National Park
8. Eravikulam National Park
A. Some of the most popular forests in India include Gir Forest in Gujarat; Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve in Tamil Nadu; Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand; Sundarban Forests in West Bengal; Kaziranga Forest in Assam; Khasi Hills in Meghalaya; Vandalur Forest Reserve in Tamil Nadu; Keibul Lamjao National Park in Manipur; and Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh.
A. Haryana has the lowest forest cover in India. It has only 1588 square kilometers of forested land, according to the reports of 2017 by Forest Survey of India.
A. The largest tiger reserve in India is Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve in Andhra Pradesh.
A. Sasan Gir National Park is the only place in India where you can find Asiatic lions. And it makes India the only country where you can spot both lion and tiger. This national park has the world’s last 523 Asiatic lions.
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