Bandhavgarh National Park, India
Kings Lodge is nestled among sal-forested hills in a large natural wooded estate just minutes from the Tala gate of of Bandhavgarh National Park. Surrounded by wild country, this elegant ecolodge enjoys an exceptional location near some of India's most diverse and abundant wildlife. The lodge exhibits a concern for conservation and local communities in every aspect of its design and operations. Utilizing stone, tile, stucco and wood, it has been built to blend with its environment using a rural vernacular style of architecture and ecologically friendly construction methods, including eco-sensitive waste disposal systems.
Accommodations are in 10 cottage rooms and 8 stilt cottages, built with nature and solitude in mind. All have air conditioning, 24-hour electricity, modern en suite bathrooms, crisp cotton linens, dark wood furniture including a writing table and chair, and a large private veranda with views of the forest. The dining room serves varied cuisines in a warm and romantic setting, with a fireplace and views of the expansive wild grasslands backdropped by sal-forested hills. An outdoor barbecue and bush dinner area provide opportunities for dining al fresco. In between morning and late-afternoon game drives, enjoy the swimming pool and sundeck, indulge in an Indian massage at the spa, peruse a book in the small natural history library, or climb up into the watch tower to survey the surrounding landscape and search for wildlife.