SAMODE SAFARI LODGE, BANDHAVGARH

The Concept

Committed to eco-tourism, the Samode Safari Lodge uses natural materials and elements of regional art and architecture, with eco-friendly landscaping and water management systems. It has been designed and built with the lightest possible environmental footprint. The aim was to create luxury in the most sustainable manner. Not only have no trees been cut for building the lodge, but new planting has also been done.

The adjoining villages of Mardari and Gohori are the inspiration for the architectural language of the Lodge. The walls are constructed with the traditional hand moulded bricks and all the building material has been locally procured. The Lodge uses solar energy and does extensive rain-water harvesting to recharge ground water levels.

Accommodation details

"The lodge is designed around a series of individual chalets. An elegant and inspired living space with a spacious lounge, a bedroom with a modern en-suite bath and a dressing area, a unique open-air bath court, a private verandah with striking views of nature in its wildest beauty. Picture a villa with luxurious decor, windows that embrace the outdoors - all created to include the amazing experience of Bandhavgarh's natural splendour into the surreal sophistication of the living spaces.

Facilities

A well-stocked library, A recreation room, An art gallery A swimming pool A fully-equipped spa

Wildlife activity

"Expert naturalists at the lodge, knowers of the secrets of the 450 sq. km. park will guide you to its wildlife wealth. The park boasts the highest density of tigers in the world, and is best seen while on a jeep safari, or, whenever possible, on elephant-back. Apart from the famous tiger, Bandhavgarh is home to many wildlife species including the Barking Deer, Wild Dog, Bear, Cheetal, Wolf and the Nilgai, which can be spotted in the open areas of the park. Birds abound in the vegetation along the streams and marshes. Look out for the Little Grebe, Erget, Lesser Adjutant, Black Ibis, White-eyed Buzzard, Crested Serpent Eagle and the Egyptian Vulture, among others. The reptilian fauna includes the Cobra, Viper, Rat-snake, and Python, Turtle and a variety of lizards, including the Varanus."

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