We are enchanted to introduce Tiger's Den Resort in the beautiful lush green and tranquil surroundings of the Land of the White Tiger - Bandhavgarh National Park. This resort was conceptualized, designed and now managed by professionals from the service industry. The resort has 34 elegantly appointed Deluxe and luxury cottages rooms. The balcony of the cottages overlooks the marvelous and gigantic hills of the Vindhyanchal range.
Situated on the fringes of a local village “Tala” the Tiger's Den Resort offers you a location advantage, which no other resort does - You can walk some distance to view a day in the life of an Indian village, where the pace of life is still measured by the rhythm of the seasons. The humble dwellings, the mud clustered houses, the elders smoking hookahs sitting on a cot, are some of the common scenes which signify that the time stands still in certain areas of the world even today. Yes, you can walk around the place by yourself, visit the local school, interact with the children in the school, and walk with some enthusiastic youngsters. Visit the local market - basically a conglomerate of some shops, which are providing the daily essentials. Now, walk past the contrast, India’s growth over last 3 years is visible in an Internet Café (please do not expect broadband here yet). Yes, Internet facility has finally arrived here as well, but only in one shop as of now. This part of the planet is very alien to you when you arrive but a friend before you leave.
At the Tiger’s Den your day begins just before dawn with wake up call along with a cup of tea/coffee at the designated time. An open Jeep (a 4X4 wheel drive vehicle with a naturalist) awaits you to take you even closer to the nature and to see the majestic ‘Royal Bengal Tiger'. We provide some fruits neatly packed and a bottle of mineral water for your 4-hour safari in the Jungle. All our clients are guided by local bird and wildlife experts, ensuring of the best possible expertise, after all this is their own backyard.
Tiger's Den Resort Night View, BandhavgarhWhen you come back there is running hot and cold water in the attached luxurious bathrooms. Breakfast is served in the Sita Madhi Restaurant serving delicious and a rich variety from Indian & Continental Cuisine. The Chefs are from New Delhi and have working experience in professional organizations.
There is electricity supply, erratic at times, reminding you that you are in a remote area, but the resort provides a standby generator. Adapters are provided in all the cottages for easy connectivity of your electrical gadgets. Few more interesting things to do during the day, include, a drive up to the ancient Bandhavgarh fort, a walk to the Baghel museum, nature walks and a host of other activities like an in-house library.
Take a stroll in the beautiful landscapes of Tiger's Den Resort, our resident naturalist will accompany you to tell you about more than 60 different kind of trees in the resort. He will walk you through a small medicinal plant nursery, and tell you the medicinal benefits of certain local plants. He will take you through “Dus Avatar”, the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu, one of the trinity of Indian Mythology, you will be excited to an extent that you would want to visit the Bandahvgarh Fort instantly, which houses these 10 sculptors. At Tiger’s Den Resort we have them carved specially by artists from Mysore (part of Karnataka state in South India) on a wooden plank.
If you just want to pick up a book and read in the confines of your cottage, or the open portico outside your cottages, or in the sprawling greens of Tiger's Den Resort, be rest assured of a peaceful session with yourself.
After the delicious lunch you again would like to go back to the Jungle, to trace the Tiger or the beautiful birds of the Bandhavgarh. Inside the national park, the elephant takes you on the tracks impassable to the vehicles. The dense undergrowth through the tall elephant grass (upto 2-3 metres tall). With experienced Mahouts like Kuttapan on his elephant "Gautam", will take you to so close to the Tiger that you can see his canines clearly and smell his breath. Tiger in Bandhavgarh, Bandhavgarh VacationsSitting comfortably in the howdah (local name for the seat atop the elephant) with Kuttapan (the most experienced mahout in the country), and his Gautam (Elephant) cracking the branches of the trees, these will be moments of superb thrill. Virtually the moments for history, scenes, which will become a memory, which even the passage of many years, would not be able to efface.
By now we assure you that you are in love with the Jungle, the surrounding and the Tiger’s Den Resort.
As the sun goes down in the Jungle it is time to get back to the resort. A welcome drink to quench your thirst is provided the moment you enter the resort. Bon-fire is organized when you see some local folk dances or listen to the Tiger tales from some locals of the village. One of our resident naturalists will take you through a Slide Show on Bandhavgarh. For the serious Wild lifers there is plenty, some Wildlife films on Bandhavgarh, and some books on Bandhavgarh. There is telephone facility to dial STD/ISD calls from the reception of the resort.
Look up and you will have a breath holding view of the stars in the sky. Yes, this is the time to talk to the moon, to the stars, and above all, yourself. you will sleep as never before to wake up into yet another day which will take you closer to nature and yourself.
When your stay comes to an end at the Tiger’s Den Resort you will have loads of immortal moments to carry back home, you will have tales to share with your family and friends.
Our motto is "WALK THE TALK", hence everything mentioned above is not merely a talk but a guarantee that you will have a, memorable experience while at the Tiger's Den Resort.