I visit Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in December and am already so excited! All of India’s wildlife sanctuaries have now become a leafy paradise, and in October most of them will be open to us nature lovers. Nothing beats spotting a wide variety of wildlife on a safari, but a stay at a jungle resort can be just as rewarding. Nestled in nature, you sleep listening to the call of the deer at night and wake up to the gentle chirping of birds. Believe me, I had a great experience staying at Tuli Tiger Resort in Kanha National Park.
In the excitement of visiting Tadoba Tiger Reserve, as a nature lover, I took the responsibility of making a list of the 8 best resorts in India. And most of them are hidden in the woods of uncharted reserves, obscured by Jim Corbett National Park or Ranthambore National Park.
1. Fern Gir Forest Resort, Gujarat
Gir Forest National Park, or Sasan Gir, in Gujarat, was established to protect the Asiatic lion. Home to more than 2,000 species of wildlife, this reserve is mainly surrounded by deciduous forest. Fern Gir Forest Resort is your best bet to enjoy Sasan Gir more after a rewarding jungle safari. With 40 villas, cottages, suites, and air-conditioned tents, the resort promises a comfortable stay.
2. Maple Resort, Himachal Pradesh
Burr, howler deer, leopard, langurs, wild boar, and black bear live in Himachal Pradesh’s foremost sanctuary. Extending over approximately 110 square kilometers, the reserve is covered with pine forests, oaks, and meadows. In the midst of this green setting, you will find Maple Resort, with its magnificent mountain views. From Super Deluxe Room to Executive Room, it offers a variety of room types. Standing on your bedroom balcony, you will see the beautiful fields of wildflowers and orchards of apple, pear, and cherry trees.
3. Forest Escapes Holiday Homes, Maharashtra
Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site located in Satara District of Maharashtra State, India. A variety of wildlife such as Bengal tigers, Indian leopards, sloth bears, sambar deer, and Indian bison inhabit this verdant reserve. Forest Escapes Holiday Homes in Koyna live up to its name as the perfect getaway, cherished by the majestic Western Ghats. The resort prides itself on being the perfect getaway for nature lovers and bird watchers. Offering deluxe rooms, poolside cottages, pool villas, and jungle villas for accommodation, this place is spoiled for choice.
4. Jungle Retreat Resort, Tamil Nadu
Mudumalai National Park has five parts, namely Masinagudi, Kargudi, Mudumalai, Theppakadu and Nellakota. Nestled in three different types of rainforest, it is home to around 266 species of birds and 55 species of mammals. Indian leopards, golden jackals, striped hyenas, sloth bears, and Indian elephants are common places in the national park. The Jungle Retreat in the Masinagudi area presents the perfect combination of serenity and wilderness. Nestled in the foothills of Nilgiri, this resort offers a wide range of accommodation, from backpacker dorms to double-family villas.
5. Siri Nature Roost Resort, Chikmagalur
Siri Resort is one of the best luxury resorts in Karnataka. Siri Beach Resorts – known to complement the nature that makes it one of the best beach resorts in Karnataka, India, is the highly regarded property of Chikmagalur. Besides the greenery and the fact that this Chikmagalur property is located in the middle of the western region of Chikmagalur, India, it is also known for its van-deviate sculpture personifying Chikmagalur- (meaning youngest daughter). of King Rukumangada Raaya), hence, Chikmagalur homestay(land of beauty).
Located in the heart of the Chikmagalur district, Siri Nature Roost Resort Chikmagalur is one of the most luxurious accommodations for travelers/hikers, and tourists looking for the best resort in India.
6. Tuli Suites, Maharashtra
If you want to spot cheetahs rarely seen in other Indian forests, head to Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary. Although the temple is located in the Vidarbha region with little rainfall, Nagzira is a green park, adorned with breathtaking landscapes. Besides cheetahs, you will also be able to observe wild boar, sloth bear, tiger, Indian gaur, nilgai, chital, and many other animals in the area. In the midst of all this raw and wild nature are Tuli Suites offering guests a lavish stay. This resort boasts 10 cottages that define luxury. Other facilities on offer here include a badminton court, children’s playground, swimming pool, and observation tower.
7. Tadoba Tiger King Resort, Maharashtra
Located in Chandrapur District, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is the oldest and largest national park in Maharashtra. Home to some 88 tigers, it wouldn’t be surprising to catch a glimpse of this wild beast, sitting right in the middle of the alley, staring mischievously at you. Now realize why I was so excited to visit this place in December ?! Staying at the Tadoba Tiger King Resort will be a treat.
8. Mudumalai National Park, Tamil Nadu
I couldn’t resist but listed another forest station located in the Masinagudi area of Mudumalai National Park. InnTheWild may offer basic accommodation, but it’s a wildlife lover’s paradise. Tree House, Tree Top, Tribal Home, and Jungle Shack are different types of accommodations at this resort. Located right in the heart of Masinagudi Nature Reserve, it’s no surprise to hear the barking of deer and jackals at night.