The Serai at Toria,
India, Madhya Pradesh
Info : The Serai at Toria
Dr. Raghu Chundawat and his wife Joanna Van Gruisen are the conservationists behind the Sarai at Toria. They’re passionate about hospitality in a socially responsible manner, and are mad keen on good food, which means they place great importance on serving delicious culinary specialities. Come here for earthy cottage style accommodation, unspoilt countryside, and great service in Bundelkhand, Madhya Pradesh.
This area is rich with wildlife and cultural treasures. You can visit 1000 year-old temples at Khajuraho, or explore fascinating Panna with its Bundela, Mughal and Palladian architectural influences. At Sarai at Toria, you can fish on the beautiful Ken River, spot bird species, trek through the countryside, and explore the wetlands and forests on the border of Panna National Park.
The eight free-standing cottages with thatched roofs and mud walls were designed by prominent Indian architect Eugene Pandala to blend with their natural surroundings. Despite the earthy feel, there are plenty of luxury touches and lots of space. Some of the cottages feature a mezzanine bed space and are particularly well-equipped for families.
Come to Serai at Toria to experience great food, nature at its best, and friendly service from the owners. It feels intimate and rustic, and it’s a great base for exploring the cultural and natural treasures in Madhya Pradesh.
Comfort - This is our lead in category. There will generally be a no frills approach and while some will be characterful, some will do exactly what it says on the tin - provide a clean, comfortable and good value place to spend the night. These places are normally 3* hotels.
The meticulous planning and organisation by ETG allowed me to relax and fully appreciate this country and its people.