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Top 20 Wildlife Resorts in India

 
  • Some of the wildlife resorts in India are truly exotic and one-of-a-kind, nestling in natural greenery, giving you a chance to study animals in their natural habitat. Today, we see more and more young couples choose these resorts for trekking and safari experiences as well as honeymoon destinations.

    If nature is your passion, you will be thrilled to see a wide range of flora in all our wildlife sanctuaries and natural parks.  Be it tropical forests like mixed deciduous, Southern tropical dry deciduous or even evergreen forests, the dense foliage will excite any nature lover. In addition, plants like rosewood, teak and lendia can be found in abundance.

    When it comes to animals too , many rare species can be found in the jungles of India. Of these the Gir National park needs a special mention as it is only here that you will spot the last of the endangered Asiatic Lions.

    In addition, India has several tiger reserves that protect the fast-disappearing tigers of the country. You will also see many species of our winged avifauna including quails, Asian paradise flycatcher, painted sand grouse, grey francolin, and black-naped monarch. So it comes as no surprise that wildlife holidays in India have grown leaps and bounds.  

    Here’s a list of some of the top wildlife resorts in India:

  • Top Wildlife Resorts in West India

  • 01The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan

    This wildlife resort of India is bestowed with some nature’s finest creations and is considered to be amongst the leading luxury wildlife resorts in India.

    Situated on the edge of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, it’s the perfect place from where you can venture out on your jungle safari and then return back to luxurious comfort and pristine surroundings. From here you can venture out into the wild to see tigers in its natural surroundings.

    Located ideally in the heart of the famous Ranthambore National Park, the Oberoi Vanyavilas is as exotic as it gets. The recipient of several awards for its excellence in comfort and impeccable service, this resort is a treat for your senses. An enigmatic water course and sun-kissed water decks welcome you.


    Moreover, it is set in 20 acres of lush green surroundings. On offer are luxury tents with beautifully embroidered canopies, elegantly designed bathrooms and private gardens. You could not ask for a more perfect place from to set off on your expedition in any of the wildlife resorts. This is one of the best options to indulge in wildlife holidays in India.

    You can access this resort by air and the closest airport is Sanganer airport in Jaipur, which is 180 kms and three and half hours drive from the hotel. If you are coming by road then it takes three and a half hours from Jaipur.

    By rail, the Sawai Madhopur is on the main rail line between Delhi and Mumbai and is also well connected to Jaipur. There are plenty of trains like the Jan Shatabdi, Rajdhani between these destinations.

  • 02Ranthambore Forest Resort, Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

    Located in Ranthambore, Sawai Madhopur district, Rajasthan this wildlife resort of  India is set up on 5 acres of lush greenery and is in close proximity to the renowned Ranthambore National Park.

    The resort offers a close up view of the flora and fauna and has been rated as one of the best wildlife resort in India. It offers 46 deluxe rooms and sightseeing facilities, safaris and even a conference hall.

    The rooms are air conditioned with  balconies and all modern amenities for your comfortable stay. Ayurvedic massages, outdoor games and a mini golf course and swimming pool are also available for the guests here. Cultural and sightseeing tours are also conducted here. The best time to visit this resort is between June to October.

    The Ranthambore National Park  is one of of the biggest national wildlife sanctuaries in Northern India. It is located about 130 kms away from Jaipur. It lies on a sprawling 400 acres of land and was once a hunting ground for the royal family.


    Today this prestigious wildlife sanctuary has grown in great strides to take pride of place as a tourist attraction in the North. Thanks to its rich and diverse flora and fauna, it supports many rare breeds and species of wildlife and is an important example of the Project Tiger conservation efforts.

    By air the closest airport is Jaipur and by rail the Sawai Madhopur which is just 10 km from the park and is on the main line between Delhi and Mumbai. There is also a direct rail link between Sawai Madhopur and Jaipur.It is also connected by road from all the main cities of Rajasthan, this is one of the worth visiting Wildlife Resorts in India.

  • 03Udai Vilas Palace, Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan

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    If you are looking for a luxury resort that is right in the wilderness, then look no further than the regal Udai Vilas Palace next to Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary. Strategically located close to the wildlife sanctuary, on the main Bharatpur Fatehpur Sikri Road, it is ensconced on two acres of verdant greenery.

    It comes as no surprise that visitors and wildlife enthusiasts throng here for a view of the sanctuary, next door. The super-deluxe accommodation and rejuvenation services like a spa and steam bath, not to mention its impeccable service, all add up to a great experience! Located just a kilometre from the Keoladeo National Park or the Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary,this wild life resort of India offers 40 deluxe rooms and 10 suites to cater to your needs.

    For those who prefer to stay indoors there is also a gym, sports room and ayurvedic treatments and massages. Though the resort forms an integral part of the wildlife resorts in India, the main USP of this park lies in its diversity. The resort organises visits to Keoladeo National Park with ornithologists, tours to the Government Museum, Bharatpur Palace, Lohagarh Fort, cultural events and theme evenings.

     Some of the other facilities that are provided are doctor and laundry services, satellite television, mini bar, wardrobes and telephone with direct dialling facility to make your stay here truly comfortable. Add to this the joy of traditional Rajasthani and international delicacies served to you at Ghosla, a world class multi-cuisine dining restaurant!

    You can access this resort by road, air or rail. It is located just 4 kms from the railway station and is also well –connected by road from Agra (56 km, 1 hour)Delhi (176 km, 4 hours)as well as Jaipur.

  • 04Aman-I-Khas Resort

    Take a break and visit this luxurious camp resort near the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan. Aman-i-Khás in Rajasthan is built in colonial style and is an ideal spot for tracing some of the majestic Bengal tigers. This resort has redefined the camping codes of Moghol Nomads by creating a perfect getaway at the heart of the greenery. The rooms are very spacious and are well built with a retro décor. There are 10 tents facing the hills of the Aravalli mountains chain and stretches over a vast property. You can reach the camp through a path with thick bush, yellow grasses and green trees.
    During the night you can see the camp is lit up by fires and a perfect setting for the guest to share a common space in between the camps. This camp resort offers an Indian and European cuisine specially prepared by the hotel staffs. Spend some time with your loved ones in the camps or take a stroll through the forest, this resort is the best for you.
    The easiest way to reach this place is to take a flight from Jaipur International airport or you can drive for around 180 km from Jaipur. If you are travelling by train then the Sawai Madhopur train station, 11 kilometres away from Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Jodhpur and Bangalore, or connect via Jaipur.
  • 05Maneland Jungle Lodge, Gir

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    For that aesthetic touch visit this Maneland Jungle Lodge in Gujrat which is a perfect blend of the wild and serenity amidst the lush greenery. For those who want to spend some alone time in nature, this lodge offers the best view of the wildlife. The interesting thing about this lodge is that the majestic Asiatic Lion does not hide from visitors. The lodge is very well equipped with all the state of art facilities. Every year this lodge gets a huge crowd from all over the world.
    Maneland Jungle Lodge is very well designed with standard rooms, deluxe rooms & bungalows. There are 2 Bungalows with a hall which is designed by using local material and techniques.
    This place is very well connected with the main cities. You can take a flight to Rajkot or Diu airport. If you are travelling by train than Saurashtra Janta Express from Mumbai to Rajkot.        
  • 06The Taj Gateway Hotel Gir, Gujarat

    Your adventure would not be completed without your stay at this exotic stay at The Gateway Resort. This luxurious resort is situated at Sasan 1km away from the Sasan temple. For that royal treatment, this resort serves you with all the amenities required. After a day well spent in the wild with the exotic wildlife at the Gir Forest, this hotel will be a treat for you. The peaceful environment adds to the beauty of the hotel.
    There are 28 spacious rooms which are equipped with all the facilities with a view of forest and river.
    You can take a flight to Rajkot which is 160 km away from the hotel. If you are travelling by train than Veraval Railway Station is just 40 km away from the hotel.
  • Top Wildlife Resorts in East India

  • 07Kaziranga Resort, Kaziranga National Park, Assam

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    Kaziranga National Park lies partly in the Golaghat District and partly in Nagaon District of Assam. It is the oldest park in Assam covering an area of 430 sq km, along the river Brahmaputra in the north and the Karbi Anglong hills in the south. This is one of the few jungle resorts in India that offers multiple tours.

    The Kaziranga wildlife resort was set up in 2008. This new resort is built on the world heritage site of the “Kaziranga National Park”. Its superb architecture offers prime comfort and a distinctive style combined with impeccable service, making it truly unique. It is a stone’s throw away from the Kaziranga National Park and the main entrance of the Kohra Central Range. The National Highway 37 passes through the park area and tea estates. A lovely sight here, are the rhinos and wild elephants straying near the highway, getting up-close with visitors.

    It is a treat to explore for wildlife enthusiasts to get a glimpse of the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros and the nilgiri bulls. The tall elephant grass here and rugged reeds and sheer forest of this area is home to over 35 species of mammals. Small wonder this park enjoys the rare status of being named a world heritage site.

    This wildlife resort in India offers separate cottages for families and couples, as well as wildlife safari tours and a multi - cuisine restaurant for your comfort. It also offers 3 Executive Rooms, 2 Premium Cottages and  3 Deluxe Rooms. The rooms are spacious and well furnished with all the modern amenities to make your stay here pleasurable.The best time to visit is from November to May.

    The nearest airport is Rowriah (Jorhat). If you are travelling by road, Kaziranga is 217 kms, from Guwahati and 96 kms from Jorhat. You can take a flight to Jorhat or can go by car and bus to Kaziranga from Guwahati. The nearest rail head is Furkating.

  • 08Sunderban Mangrove Retreat, Sunderbans, West Bengal

    This rustic wildlife resort is located in the Jamespore village of Satjelia island in West Bengal. It is both eco-friendly and luxurious, and is quite popular amongst nature lovers who come here for angling in Gomor river and to soak in the adventure of tiger spotting tours and jungle safaris that are conducted in the deep ends of the Sundarbans. The accommodation here is truly comfortable with all the modern amenities that you can ask for.

    Ideally set near the waterside of Pichkhali , this resort is set up along the edges of the dense mangrove forest of the Sunderbans, a prime location for any nature lover.

    It offers a  peaceful and charming environment with the wilderness next door. The Sunderbans in West Bengal forms the largest delta at the intersection of Ganges, Meghna and Brahmaputra rivers.

    This aptly supports the ecosystem in the area making it the ideal topography for the world renowned Sunderban wildlife sanctuary that is the habitat of the  royal Bengal tiger. Small  wonder, that this is also a World Heritage Site.


    It offers comfortable accommodation, angling opportunities in the Gomor river and safari tours in the deep ends of Sunderbans. A tribal show called 'Bonbibi Yatra' is conducted in the resort in the evenings to entertain guests. The best time to visit  is through the year, except during the monsoon months  of June-September.

    Canning railway station is the nearest railhead from Sundarbans. It is 48 km away from Sundarbans. The nearest airport to Sundarbans is the Dum Dum airport at Kolkata, which is nearly 166 km away. Kolkata (166 km), Najat (92 km), Raidighi (76 km) and Namkhana (105 km) are all connected to Sundarbans by bus services.

  • Top Wildlife Resorts in Central India

  • 09Taj Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

    Another famous wildlife resort in India is the Taj Mahua Kothi near the Bandhavgarh National park, brought to you by the prestigious Taj group. This wildlife resort is located  just 20 minutes away from the entrance of the Bandhavgarh National Park.

    This world famous national park has arguably the highest density of tigers in the world. Several visitors come here every year to catch a glimpse of the fascinating wildlife in these parts. From this luxury lodge the jungles are just a few steps away and the game safaris that are organised here are extremely popular with all the guests.

    Since it is so close to the park, the melodious chirping of birds instills a sense of charm in the air. The resort also offers Ayurvedic massages, organised safaris to the jungle and in-house naturalists. This is one of the few wildlife resorts that offer a rustic experience to every visitor.

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    The 12 luxury cottages here are a great option, as they are well-equipped with the best of amenities and impeccable décor, that is in keeping with the natural surroundings. A cosy fireplace, and large bay windows from which to look at the world outside adds to the charm of this wildlife resort of India.

    The nearest airport is the Khajuraho Airport, Madhya Pradesh. Mahua Kothi is easily accessible from the major cities of Delhi and Mumbai. From Delhi it is three and a half hours to Jabalpur, from where the lodge is a 4-hour drive away.

  • 10Celebration Van Vilas, Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh

    The Celebration Van Vilas is yet another popular wild life resort that is located right next to a world renowned wildlife sanctuary – the Kanha National Park. Lying ideally by the Banjar river, it offers private cottages, garden picnics, wildlife jeep safaris and sightseeing trips deep into the forests so that visitors get their dose of the wild.

    On offer are 25 air-conditioned rooms and 3 suites with an attached bath. Sprawling open lawns are next door, for ideal sit-out time with the family at the end of a tiring day. The luxury is palpable at the garden spa, and private dining areas.


    If you need some entertainment at  the end of the day, you can catch a glimpse of the tribal dances and also opt for elephant safaris. All this with highly personalised and exemplary service that will surely make you want to visit this place again. This park is closed from June to October.

    The closest railway station is  Maihar (137 km), Jabalpur(168 km), Raipur(232 km). The closest Airport is  Jabalpur (168 km), Raipur (232 km).

  • 11Tree House Hideaway Resort, Bandhavgarh

    Relive your childhood memories while staying at this amazing tree house in this Tree House Hideaway, Bandhavgarh. Nestled amidst the vast greenery Tree House Hideaway is the perfect getaway for you. This tree house is located near Tala Gate of Bandhavgarh national park in village Vijarhia. Spend some time enjoying the beauty of nature and admire the traditional local architecture of the resort.
    For the wildlife enthusiast this place is the perfect location with peaceful surroundings. Get comfy in your cosy little tree house or venture into the wild. There are 5 exclusive tree houses that are spread in an area of 21 acres of land. This traditional treehouse is designed and furnished with unfussy accessories in earth tones. The best thing about the tree house is that you can spot few of the wildlife from your balcony.
    Savour in a delicious meal at the resort dining hall build around Mahua tree, in two levels. You can taste from the various delicacy of Indian, Chinese, Continental and Barbeque meals personalised to your requirements.
    Tree House in Bandhavgarh is very well connected by all the routes. As it is situated in central Madhya Pradesh the airport of Khajuraho is just 240 km and from Jabalpur is just 190 km. If you want to travel by then it is only 90 km away from the Katni Railway Station Connecting through Mumbai. You can also take a train from Umaria connecting to Delhi which is just 23 km away.
  • 12Baghvan Jungle Lodge, MP

    There is another place which you should definitely visit located at the edge of the Pench National Park, a deciduous forest of teak trees and streams. Baghvan Jungle Lodge is the perfect place where you can explore the endangered species in the forest and the huge Bengal tigers. The lodge has 12 charming rooms and it offers the best picturesque of the greenery. Make your vacation special with this exciting trip to this lodge.
    The suites are very spacious and is well built in a contemporary Bungalow style. The ambience makes the perfect setting for a relaxed and enjoyable evening. You can enjoy a delicious breakfast and lunch at the shaded deck near the swimming pool. And for your majestic evening celebrate it with a cocktail under a huge Banyan tree.
    Baghvan lodge is very well connected to the airports. Nagpur (92 km) and Jabalpur (206 km). You can also drive from Nagpur to the lodge for around 2.5 hours and from Jabalpur for 4.5 hours. 
  • 13Kanha Earth Lodge

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    This eco-friendly lodge is the perfect retreat for the nature lovers and the wildlife enthusiast. The Kanha Earth Lodge lies at an area of 16 acres of land connecting the buffer of the Kanha National Park. The architecture of this lodge is inspired by a tribe named Gonda. Nothing can be better than spotting some wildlife near the resort premises. If you want to opt for some adventure activities then you should definitely go for biking around the trails of the resort.
    The resort has 12 amazingly stylish open Bungalow and Suites with a private sitting area for each room. You can delight in a delicious Indian or Continental cuisine prepared from the locally plucked village from the nearby village.
    You can drive from Jabalpur which will take around 3 hours and from Nagpur for around 5 hours. You can also take a flight to as it is well connected to the major airports.
  • 14Samode Safari Lodge, Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

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    There is yet another luxury jungle lodge near Bandhavgarh National Park which will make your stay more exciting while you explore the wildlife. Samode Safari Lodge is the perfect spot for you and your family. Surrounded by the vast green forest this resorts serves as the most exotic retreat during your adventure. Whether it’s the architecture or the cosy rooms this lodge is the best at everything.
    Samode Safari Lodge has 12 independent villas which will house you in comfort on your stay. The interesting thing about this lodge is the setting for your exquisite cuisine in outlandish spots.
    The lodge is 15 minutes’ drive from the Tala gate. The nearest railway station is Umaria, 32 km. If you are taking a flight than the Jabalpur airport is just 188 km away.

  • Top Wildlife Resorts in South India

  • 15Tusker Trails, Bandipur Wildlife Reserve, Karnataka

    While still on the tiger trail ,the Bandipur National Park of Karnataka has always been on the agenda of tiger enthusiasts. This famous wildlife sanctuary is famous for its tigers and leopards, as well as jackals, sloth bear, elephants, deer and other exotic species of animals.

    If you wish to see these up close, the Tusker Trails is the perfect place that you can head to. One can see a multitude of tigers and leopards in this tiger reserve of Karnataka. However, apart from tigers and leopards, this place also has jackals, sloth bear, elephants, deer and many other species of the animals.

    As the forests of Bandipur National Park are dense and deep, it is also a good place for the rehabilitation of Asian Elephants and tigers. The best time to visit is from March to August. This is one of the few wildlife resorts in India that allows a visitor to explore wilderness with a sensitive and curious attitude.

    This famous wildlife resort in Bandipur is located in a 7-acre garden, and offers 6 cottages with double bedrooms and attached bathrooms. Also on offer are 3 ethnic cottages that are elegantly done up with luxurious interiors, complete with lounge areas and private balcony.

    If you wish to just stay in and not venture into the wild then this lovely wildlife resort in India also offers several activities including picnic spots, open-air meals and a swimming pool. Trekking and Jungle safari tours  in the wilderness are some of the activities that will be organised for you.

    Wildlife resorts in India offer every nature lover a chance to connect with nature; and Tusker Trails ensures a memorable experience in the wilderness. You can reach Tusker Trails by road as it is a 5 hour drive from Bangalore, covering about 235 kms. The closest airport is the Bengaluru International Airport.

  • 16Orange County, Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka

    While you are in Karnataka don’t miss a chance to spend your night at this wonderful resort Orange County which is already a hit among the people. This lodge is located on the outskirts of the Nagarhole National Park. The best thing about the lodge is that it is surrounded by the Kabini River on its all three sides.
    In Orange County, you can find26 Jacuzzi huts 1245 sq km with private Jacuzzi with a living room, bedroom, courtyard and 8 Pool Huts 2405 sq km with a private plunge pool. You can also indulge in some activities like elephant interaction, wildlife movies and some tribal dance on your stay.
    You can take a flight to Mysore or Bangalore. If you are travelling by train than you can travel from the Mysore railway station or the Kannur station.
  • 17Spice Village Periyar Sanctuary, Kerala

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    Spice Village Periyar is mainly recognised because of the wildlife Reserve. It is just a walk away from this exciting cottages. Spice village Periyar belongs to the famous CGH Earth Group. This tribal village is redone with modern amenities for the modern travellers. The interesting thing about this village is that there is an arborarium, a personal forest filled with an abundance of fruits, rare herbs, and flowering plants.
    Lose yourself in the tranquility of this place and the surrounding which is very soothing. There are 52 individual tribal style thatch roof cottages with verandas. There is also a swimming pool where you can relax for some time.
    The Spice Village is 108 km from Kottayam Railway Station and 190 km from Cochin Airport.
  • 18The Serai, Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Karnataka

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    Amidst the serenity and facing the Nilgiris Mountain The Serai was built in a large open space. This extravagant resort is located 3 kms away from the Bandipur National Park. Make your vacation special with your visit to this exotic resort. After exploring the wildlife and clicking some amazing pictures of the wildlife relax in this resort in air-conditioned room that offers an enchanting view of the surroundings.
    You can enjoy some selicious Indian, Chinese and European cuisine while on your stay at the resort. The best thing about the resort is that it offers a variety of activities. So if wildlife is your thing then The Serai at Bandipur might be your best bet at having the best of both worlds.
    You can take a flight to Mysore or Bangalore. If you are travelling by train than you can travel from the Mysore railway station or the Kannur station.
  • Top Wildlife Resorts in North India

  • 19Corbett Leela Vilas, Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

    This exquisite luxury wildlife resort and popular in all wildlife resorts in india, it is located at the Bijrani entrance of the Corbett National Park, India’s leading tiger reserve, in Uttarakhand and is strategically placed just 10 minutes away from the national park.

    There are safari tours, tiger tours, fine dining  and outdoor games in the vicinity. Hordes of visitors visit this prestigious national park and go on the exciting safaris that offer a close up view of the exotic wildlife here. This wildlife  resort is set up in very tranquil settings and offers 12 luxury cottages with all the modern amenities to make your stay here pleasant and fruitful.

    This wldlife resort in India is set elegantly on 2.5 acres of greenery, surrounded by luscious mango orchards, adding to the magnificence of its surroundings. Each cottage has an area of 850 sq feet, with wooden floorings and a rustic look with mud tiles to blend in with the natural surroundings.


    Luxury features like jacuzzi and large swimming pool with child-friendly features make this a well-thought out resort. The wildlife safaris conducted here are very popular and the tiger tours too are a huge hit with the wild life enthusiasts . In the evenings you can relax with the bonfires and bond with the family.

    You will find one of the most diverse wildlife that you will see anywhere in Asia in these parts. This is due to the immense variety of landscapes that include wet and dry plains, mountainous terrains, forests and grasslands, which lends itself well to a multitude of plant and animal species, that thrive in the natural vegetation.

    Of all the wildlife found here, the most vibrant of all is the Bengal tiger and the Asiatic Elephant as well as the 600 species of avifauna making it one of the best bird sanctuaries in these parts. The closest international airport is New Delhi and by road it is 300 kms from Delhi and 400 kms from Lucknow. The nearest railway station is Ramnagar which is 9 kms away.

  • 20Dhikala Forest Lodge, Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

    This is a forest lodge that is managed by the state department and located just about 30 kms from the Dhangari gate of the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand.

     The lodge has 32 rooms that include huts, cabins, rent house and the new forest house. A lot of tourists prefer the sightseeing tours and jeep and elephant safaris. The rooms are basic as one can expect in a government lodge but your every need will be well taken care of and you will be served some scrumptious meals! To get to this forest lodge you will have to cross a dense forest as well as the Ramganga River  and you can enter the Corbett National Park via the Dhangari Gate .


    The Corbett National Park, located in Uttaranchal, is arguably the most well-known wildlife sanctuary in India. Established in 1936 as the first national park in Asia it lies in the two districts of Nainital and Pauri, in the hilly state of Uttaranchal in northern India.

    Of all the wildlife found here, the most exquisite of all is the Bengal tiger and the Asiatic Elephant as well as the 600 species of avifauna making it one of the best bird sanctuaries in these parts. The best time to visit is between October and June.

    The closest international airport is New Delhi and by road it is 300 km from Delhi and 400 km from Lucknow. The nearest railway station is Ramnagar which is 9 km away.