Kings Lodge, Pugdundee Safaris

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

Madhya Pradesh

The lodge is set in a beautiful meadowed estate between rolling hills on two sides of the park. Thoughtfully designed with sensitivity and in harmony with the native features, you feel at peace surrounded by lush meadows, wooded hills, and clear skies. Spread in a 14-hectare natural forested estate, the resort in Bandhavgarh is situated in the heart of Tiger Country and is merely a 10-minute drive from the Tala gate of Bandhavgarh National Park. Yet, it is idyllically located to offer serene quiet and tranquility in the midst of a thriving forest.   All efforts have been made to involve the local communities incorporating their knowledge and art in the original development of the lodge. Interiors are rustic yet plush, designed to wow you during your stay. Dine on a huge single-cut old neem... tree table and enjoy drinks around a warming fire.   The lodge has 10 captivating cottages and 8 picturesque stilt cottages with sweeping verandahs with unhindered views. The meals are freshly prepared in their scratch kitchen; the ingredients of which are largely sourced from their in-house organic garden. Your stay here will be refreshing and adventurous with seasoned hospitality and fine guiding.
  • Game drives with lodge naturalists; nature walks; bird watching; village visit, tribal dining experiences and workshops with bamboo weavers are the key activity highlights that one can indulge in while staying at Kings Lodge.
  • The resort offers 10 regular cottages and 8 stilted cottages. Choose between a twin and double cottage all of which are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, verandas, air-conditioning and a coffee maker.
  • Most of the meals are served in the multi-cuisine dining hall with a fireplace overlooking expanses of wild grasslands. Fresh produce is sourced from the neighbouring villages and the kitchen garden of the lodge. Exquisite alfresco dinners can be arranged for guests, on prior request. Top Tip – Try the local Baiga Thali
  • Open throughout the year
  • Nearest airport - Jabalpur (190 km), Khajuraho (245 km) Nearest railhead - Umaria (35 km), Katni (100 km)
  • • 1 child below 5 year is complimentary. Other will be charged @ 25% of double room cost. • Children between 5-12 years sharing the room are charged @ 25% of double room cost. • Children above 12 years / adults sharing the room are charged @ 40% the of double
  • From £116 From price based on lowest category room per night. Enquire direct to get full range of pricing and to book.
  • In-house lodge naturalist
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Swimming pool
  • Bikes
  • Spa
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wifi access

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Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

It is hard to imagine as you drive through these forests that this area was originally home to powerful kings and maharajas residing in the large hilltop fort; its meadows were rich agricultural lands tended by farmers and Buddhist monks; and sadhus occupied an extensive cave system in 100 BC. Bandhav-garh means ‘fort of the brother’ and is belived to have been gifted by Lord Ram to his brother Lakshman. In the twelfth century, the fort was given in dowry to the Baghela clan, of whic Read more>>

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