Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge

A Haven of Conservation: Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge

Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge, besides Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, is not merely a place to stay; it’s an experience that binds the rich history of wildlife conservation in India with unparalleled comfort. This 18-room lodge was built by the Sankhala family, who have been at the forefront of tiger conservation since the 1960s.


A Legacy of Protection: Kailash Sankhala, dubbed the Tiger Man of India, initiated the tiger conservation movement. His passion and dedication set the path for his family to carry on. The creation of Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge in 1992 by Pradeep Sankhala was a pioneering step in integrating tourism with conservation.


The Lodge Experience: Set off the busy Tala main road, the lodge offers eco-conscious comfort amid tall bamboo and fragrant lemongrass. A naturalist-led nature walk, adventurous safari, or even culinary classes with indigenous cuisine – every experience at Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge reflects a commitment to the environment and local culture.


Cuisine and Comfort: Guests can enjoy farm-to-table meals with a variety of thematic choices, customized to international tastes. The 18 rooms, including 14 cottages, embody rustic charm with modern amenities.


The Wildlife Experience: Just 200 metres away from the National Park, the lodge offers thrilling experiences with tigers, birds, and butterflies. It’s a favored spot for conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts globally.


Visit Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge to be a part of a living legacy, where luxury meets a deep love for the wilderness.

Accommodations at the Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge

Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge: Where Heritage Meets Conservation

Embracing a Conservation Legacy: In the heart of Madhya Pradesh lies Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge, an embodiment of the Sankhala family’s lifelong commitment to tiger conservation in India. Established by the family of Kailash Sankhala, who once led India’s Project Tiger, the lodge is more than just a place to stay – it is part of a rich history dating back to the 1960s.


Generations of Commitment: Three generations of the Sankhala family have dedicated themselves to wildlife conservation. From Kailash’s alarming call against tiger hunting to Amit Sankhala’s modern approach to address new challenges, the family’s passion continues to inspire.


Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge: A Unique Experience: Built in 1992, the lodge allows guests to slow down and immerse in nature. With 18 rooms, including 14 cottages and four villa rooms, the architecture draws inspiration from traditional village-style homes. Whether it’s a thrilling safari with knowledgeable naturalists, bird watching sessions, or delightful culinary experiences, the lodge offers a rich and varied experience.


Connecting with the Community: Village walks offer insight into the local tribes and the Sankhala family’s commitment towards them. Cultural activities, craft demonstrations, and local performances create a lively and authentic atmosphere.


Cuisine that Respects Tradition and Taste: The emphasis on promoting local flavors and environmentally conscious cooking manifests in diverse thematic meals. From street food to continental, guests savor an array of culinary delights.


A Peek into the Jungle: Bandhavgarh National Park, known for its dense tiger population and beautiful landscape, is just a short distance from the lodge. Experts record around 40 species of mammals, 300 species of birds, and 80 species of butterflies. The lodge is a preferred site for world-renowned photographers and filming teams.


Modern Comfort in a Rustic Setting: The rooms face gardens or the forest, providing a serene experience. Comfortable beds, handpicked linen, and home décor offer warmth and coziness. Features such as 24×7 hot and cold water supply, room service, and a medicinal garden set up with the help of locals enhance the stay.


A Destination with a Cause: Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge is more than a holiday destination; it’s a testament to the human endeavor to preserve nature and heritage. It stands as a bridge connecting guests with India’s rich wildlife, offering luxury embedded in responsibility.


Visit Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge, and discover a place where history, luxury, and a profound respect for nature converge.

Explore Trips to Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge

The Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, with its striking landscape, diverse biodiversity, and rich cultural history, stands as a remarkable destination for nature lovers, wildlife photographers, and enthusiasts of historical significance. The Bandhavgarh National Park, as the central feature of the reserve, plays a crucial role in the conservation efforts for the Bengal tiger and symbolizes the seamless blend of natural splendor and cultural heritage.

These itineraries serve as guidelines and examples. They are constructed to ignite your imagination and present carefully chosen suggestions.

You’re welcome to follow them or modify them according to your desires. Every journey is fully customizable.

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Lux Tiger Safari to Ranthambhore

Enjoy a truly luxurious stay at a high-end tented safari camp; one of India's finest properties. All while discovering the best of Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve.

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Photo Safari to Ranthambhore

Leverage the incredible talents of one of India's premier safari teams with decades of wildlife film-making and photography experience.

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8+ Days.

Wildlife & Culture of Rajasthan

Experience the rich culture and history of Rajasthan alongside it's amazing wildlife on a trip that combines Jaipur, Udaipur, and Ranthambhore.

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9+ Days.

Tigers & Leopards of Rajasthan

Explore both Jawai and Ranthambhore on a trip to two different corners of beautiful Rajasthan in search of leopards and tigers.

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9+ Days.

India's Wildlife by Private Jet

Visit Ranthambhore, Kanha, and Bandhavgarh by private jet. Flying privately offers a hassle-free experience, bypassing long transfers.

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14+ Days.

The Ultimate Tiger Trip

The crown jewel of tiger trips: visit a combination of Ranthambhore, Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench, and Satpura Tiger Reserves.

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Conservation & Impact


Conservation is at the heart of everything we do. Tiger Safari Co proudly commits 20% of its profits to the High Asia Habitat Fund. Funds are invested in reducing human-wildlife conflict, conducting ranger trainings, and protecting critical habitats from development. Read more about what drives our mission on our Conservation page.