Bandhavgarh Tiger Lagoon Resort

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Photo of Tiger Lagoon Resort, Tala, Madhya Pradesh, India by Roli jain

The 1537 sq. km Bandhavgarh National Park, with its rocky hills, deciduous Sal forests and grassy meadows, has the highest density of tiger population and is among the best parks to spot Indian wildlife. The 2000-year-old Bandhavgarh Fort stands on the highest hill. From here you see vultures circling at eye level, while the panorama of the park lies chequered below. Scattered throughout the park are numerous caves containing shrines and Sanskrit inscriptions.

The Tiger Lagoon Resort, Bandhavgarh

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The Tiger Lagoon Resort is arranged around a horseshoe lagoon on 15 acres of wilderness in the buffer zone of the Bandhavgarh National Park.

Private sit-out

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Made for

While primarily attracting the wildlife enthusiast, the Tiger Lagoon Resort can provide a relaxed holiday for families, friends and couples. It is also available for off-site events such as corporate reward and train programs and meetings.

In the lap of nature

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The tall Sal trees

Photo of Bandhavgarh Tiger Lagoon Resort by Roli jain

About the property

With décor inspired by nature, the Tiger Lagoon Resort in keeping with local aesthetics provides 20 mud cottages in 2 configurations. Each air-conditioned cottage has a private deck overlooking the lagoon. Cottages feature king-size beds, a large dressing room, an open-to-sky shower and satellite TV.

Inside the cottage

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The en suite facilities

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12 Mud Cottages

500 sq. feet of private space.

Jacuzzi

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Toileteries

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8 Mud Cottages with Jacuzzi

500 sq. feet of private space, with a sunken Jacuzzi.

The restaurant

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Food

Fresh ingredients are sourced from the villages around, supplemented by the local market. Cuisine includes both continental and Indian cuisines, and for the gourmet in you, local tribal delicacies are prepared on request.

Sunset from the cottage

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Price

Per cottage per night double occupancy, inclusive of all meals.

Mud Cottage Rs.7500

Mud Cottage with Jacuzzi Rs.8500

Prevailing taxes are charged on the billed amount.

The Lobby area

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Best time to be here

The Park is open from 1 October to 30 June, or the advent of the monsoons if earlier, as the roads become too slushy to drive. October to March are the coolest months, and early morning drives in open jeeps are chilly. The best time to spot wildlife is in summer, April through June when wildlife collects around waterholes.

Dress

Soft earth coloured cotton are best. A wind-cheater jacket is ideal for early morning winter safaris.

The Reception in the evening

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How to reach the Tiger Lagoon Resort

Jabalpur and Khajuraho are the nearest airports. The nearest railheads are Umaria and Katni.

Pick-up services by air-conditioned vehicles can be arranged by the resort for you.

One way by a/c Innova

Jabalpur Rs.6500

Katni Rs.3300

Umaria Rs.1800

Airport and railhead

Jabalpur 170 km, 4 ½ hours

Khajuraho 260 km, 6 ½ hours

Railhead

Umaria 30 km, 1 hour

Katni 100 km, 2 ½ hours

Crested serpent eagle

Photo of Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India by Roli jain

Sightseeing and Experiences

One can go for nature walks and visit the local Bhil tribal villages. The main attraction is the Bandhavgarh National Park, and the Fort with a number of monolithic statues and caves, some dating to the 2nd century. The Baghel Museum displays articles that belonged to the King of Rewa. 11 km from Bandhavgarh is the 10th-century Jwalamukhi Temple.

The park is home to over 22 species of mammals and 200 species of birds. Among the carnivores are the Asiatic jackal, Bengal fox, sloth bear, striped hyena, jungle cat, leopard and the tiger. Artiodactyls frequently sighted are the wild pig, spotted deer, sambar, chausingha, blue-bull, and the mighty gaur. The wild dog, dhole, is spotted occasionally. Birds often spotted include the little grebe, egret, lesser adjutant, sarus crane, black-kite, crested serpent eagle, black vulture, Egyptian vulture, common peafowl, red jungle fowl, parakeet, kingfisher, dove and the Indian roller. Among the reptile population is the cobra, krait, viper, rat snake, python, the turtle and a number of lizard varieties including the varanus.

Safaris are conducted in the Tala, Khitauli and Magadhi zones. Routes are allotted on a first come first served basis and can be booked online with a valid photo identification document at the Forest Department’s Wildlife Safari Portal (click here).

The resort can arrange an exclusive jeep (capacity 6 persons) with a seasoned tracker for Rs.3500 per safari. Safaris are conducted twice a day, early mornings and evenings. No safaris are conducted on Wednesday afternoon.

The outer lagoon

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