Comprised of two intimate camps with 9 elegant guest suites each, Banjaar Tola offers its guests privileged access to 90 exclusive acres of wilderness plus easy access to the stunning natural landscape of Kanha National Park. One of the original tiger reserves established to protect India’s most famous feline, Kanha encompasses open meadows, bamboo thickets and enormous sal forests. Aside for Bengal tigers, these pristine habitats sustain a wealth of species including the rare barasingha, barking deer, jungle cat, leopard, sloth bear and elephant.
Like the lavish safari camps of Africa, guest suites at Banjaar Tola are shaded by high quality canvas and elevated on timber plinths for sweeping views of the Banjaar River and surrounding woodlands. Earthy tones are used throughout the interiors, with natural materials such as sisal featuring heavily. Large glass doors lead out onto a floating veranda furnished with sun loungers.
At the centre of Banjaar Tola is a magnificent swimming pool, a library, small boutique and numerous al fresco dining areas. Breakfast is commonly enjoyed on the go, while exploring Kanha National Park on naturalist-guided 4WD safaris. Children can also come along, or spend their time doing more hands-on activities such as tracking, cooking or picking their own fresh vegetables in the lodge’s organic farm. At night, savour a memorable lamp-lit bush dinner, accompanied by a tribal song and dance performance.