Whether you’re an adventurous soul, seeking a man versus wild experience, or someone just looking to unwind in the wilderness, these jungle stays offer everything from a standard room, a luxurious tent experience, a meal in greenery to even open-to-sky bathtubs and spa treatments to keep the stress away!
Khem Villas, Ranthambore, Rajasthan
Khem Villas is a luxury jungle camp located on the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park. The place is renowned for its only vegetarian meals that are prepared keeping in mind respect for nature, in addition to its collection of private villas, luxurious tents, and cottage stays. Discover the rare Gharial crocodile on a thrilling river safari at the Chambal River and upon your arrival relax in the open-air bathtub or pamper yourself at the Age Veda Spa.
Address: Khilchipur, Sherpur, Rajasthan
Pench Jungle Camp, Madhya Pradesh
Pench Jungle Camp is a 50-acre patch of lush vegetation situated at a distance of one kilometre from Pench National Park. Choose from their selection of luxurious safari tents or safari cottages for a taste of royalty or go for the standard rooms or family suite if you're on a budget trip. Book their night safari and go wolf spotting, if you're up for an adventure. If not, enjoy a hi-tea setup at the base of Khokha Lake, or a warm sun-drenched outdoor breakfast on the property.
Address: Tehsil - Kurai, District Seoni, Avarghani, Madhya Pradesh
Camp Hornbill, Uttarakhand
The boutique resort, which is tucked away in a dense forest close to the Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve, has a majority of mud cottages primarily built from river stones, mud, cob, wood, and thatch. Book their stone cottage to enjoy views of the tiny River Khichar which is most beautiful during the monsoon. Indulge in a rustic dining experience with freshly prepared meals made using farm-sourced ingredients and a dhaba setup.
Address: Village- Kyari, P.O.- Ramnagar, Dist.-Nainital, Uttarakhand, Kiari Bandobast, Uttarakhand
Red Earth Kabini, Mysore, Karnataka
Red Earth Kabini, located on the edge of Nagarhole National Park and the scenic backwaters of Kabini is a haven for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. This eco-friendly resort houses twenty sustainable cottages made from red mud that keeps them cool during the day and warm at night. Dine at their organic restaurant featuring Indian cuisine and relax on the patio, lulled by the gurgling backwaters of Kabini.
Address: Badane Kuppe, Via Antharasante, Near Hosmalla, HD Kote Taluk, Mysore, Karnataka
Tree House Hideaway, Bandhavgarh Road, Madhya Pradesh
Ever stayed in a treehouse amidst the wild? If your answer is no, then it’s time to book your experience here. The property has five well-spaced tree houses built on Mahua, Tendu, Peepal, Banyan, and Palash trees, each featuring contemporary decor in earthy tones. Sip on a drink or two at their bar cum lounge overlooking a waterhole frequented by animals, and experience a local Baiga Thali of Bandhavgarh, available on request.
Address: Umaria-Bandhavgarh Rd, Vijarhia, Madhya Pradesh
Jim’s Jungle Retreat, Uttarakhand
The retreat, close to Corbett Tiger Reserve, has rolling grasslands and several water bodies dotted with lotus and water lilies. History buffs and art enthusiasts will appreciate the spot, thanks to the verandah-enclosed jungle cottages and bungalows that transport you to the Raj era with their luxurious fabrics, handcrafted furnishings, and walls covered in Indian wildlife scenes. To top it all, experience the flavours from Kumaon, the Raj, and the Newabi kitchens of Rampur. Finally, relax and lose track of time at the jungle-inspired spa.
Address: Village & PO Dhela, Ramnagar Corbett Tiger Reserve Ramnagar S.O, Uttarakhand
Reni Pani Jungle Lodge, Madhya Pradesh
The luxurious cottages and tent accommodations at the jungle resort, which is located in the Satpura Tiger Reserve, come with modern amenities, viewing decks, and large bay windows with beautiful vistas of the landscaped greenery. Watch the animals approach the waterhole to quench their thirst while you quench your own at Gol Ghar and sip on fun cocktails under the starry nights.
Address: Sohagpur, Madhya Pradesh
The Serai Bandipur, Mysore, Karnataka
The Serai Bandipur is composed of a range of courtyards, huts, and residence-like villas done in white interiors in contrast to the surrounding lush greenery. Admire the lovely view of the forest from the floor-to-ceiling windows in your room, or if you're feeling daring, go on a jungle safari and spot a black panther, a sloth bear, or a tiger to name a few of the animals around, and call it a day at their quaint jungle bar, Moyar's Edge.
Address: Kaniyanpura Village, Mangala Post, Gundlupet, Taluk, Mysuru, Karnataka
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