Skay’s Camp

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

Madhya Pradesh

Skay’s Camp was established by ‘old timers’ Satyendra Tiwari and his English wife, Kay and is run with the help of Satyendra’s brother Hariom and his family. It is their home and you are welcomed as their homestay guest. It is simple accommodation in quiet village surroundings amongst a flower garden, fruit trees, pretty butterflies and cats. Perfect for those who prefer the in-depth knowledge and passion of wildlife aficionados over luxury lodgings. Their local staff help maintain the land and run the kitchen. The homestay is run in an eco-friendly way. The limited number of rooms offer privacy and a quiet atmosphere where you can commune with nature at your own pace, or wander into the surrounding village or farmlands.
  • Park drives with a naturalist; trips to Bandhavgarh Fort; bird and butterfly walks (subject to condition of entry); slide shows and informal wildlife talks; wildlife library; wildlife gallery; Kay’s art prints can be seen in the gallery
  • Accommodation is in one of 5 simple twin rooms with attached bathrooms.
  • All meals, principally vegetarian, are served with authentic local flavours. Much of the fruit and vegetables are home grown. Closed from July until end of September for the monsoon.
  • Closed from July until end of September for the monsoon.
  • Nearest airport - Jabalpur (190 km), Khajuraho (245 km) 
    Nearest railhead - Umaria (35 km), Katni (100 km) 
    Nearest park gate - Tala (1 km)
  • Children of all ages are welcome.
  • From £39 From price based on lowest category room per night. Enquire direct to get full range of pricing and to book.
  • In-house lodge naturalist
  • Bikes
  • 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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