These accommodation options range from luxury tented hotels inspired by the travelling style of the Maharajas and their armies, to lodges built in the wilderness to best observe the local wildlife.
Whilst some of these lodges and camps are well known and celebrated, there are many others yet to be discovered by most travellers and which, we think, give a unique insight into local wildlife and the integrated farming traditions of rural India.
Whilst northern India and Rajasthan, in particular, can be punishingly hot during the day, the temperature plummets at night, and there are few better experiences than sitting around the fire in the evening, as the desert sun sets before you retire to a well-appointed and luxurious tent.
The extra journey times taken to reach some of the more remote lodges in our portfolio is often more than offset by the added benefits of being there. These could be in terms of wildlife viewing, community integration or absolute tranquillity. When you talk to our consultants, they will devise a balanced itinerary to suit you with some of the best safari and adventure experiences on the planet.
Canvas luxury at its absolute finest: Sumptuous, spacious tents and outstanding wildlife spotting near Ranthambore.
Atali Ganga, Rishikesh
Stay at Atali Ganga for adventure: expect comfortable and spacious cottage accommodation with great food and fabulous service.
Bhoramdeo Jungle Retreat, Bhoramdeo
A remote and authentic look into rural Indian life with incredible village and jungle experiences available.
Briar Tea Bungalows, Valparai
A collection of bungalows and tented accommodation on this working tea estate. Beautiful location in the western ghats.
Camp Footprint, Munnar
A secret camp, hidden in the stunning hills and vast drops of the Western Ghats, accessible only on foot.
Castle Bera, Jawai
The private residence of Thakur Baljeet Singh, Castle Bera is former hunting lodge presiding over the small village of Bera with great access to the Jawai region and its population of wild leopards.
Chambal Safari Lodge, Chambal
A remote, beautifully restored colonial-era property offering a special insight into rural Indian life and wildlife.
Chhatra Sagar, Nimaj
Offering exquisite Indian-style glamping on a picturesque reservoir. It’s an all-inclusive retreat and is highly recommended.
Chinnar Eco Living , Munnar
Beautiful, characterful lodge with massive private villas surrounded by mountains and tranquil countryside.
Dhikala Forest Lodge, Corbett National Park
A basic lodge in the heart of Corbett; a great location to immerse yourself in the forest scenery and wildlife population.
Flame Of The Forest, Kanha National Park
A peaceful, comfortable camp on the river Banjar with four rooms offering personalised service.
Forsyth Lodge, Satpura National Park
Comfortable cottages, friendly staff and knowledgeable naturalists - a great base from which to explore Satpura on a variety of different safaris.
Glenburn Tea Estate, Darjeeling
Restful, elegant, and welcoming, the old converted Glenburn Tea Estate is the perfect place for a retreat.
Hampi's Boulder, Hampi
Eco-friendly property in the unique boulder-strewn landscape. Peaceful and authentic, the ideal place to relax.
Hornbill Camp, Thattekad
Hornbill Camp offers upmarket glamping in the birding paradise Thattekad.
Jamtara Wilderness Camp, Pench Tiger Reserve
Tucked in an isolated corner of Pench Tiger Reserve, Jamtara Wilderness Camp is a luxury campsite with an unreal star bed experience.
Jawai Leopard Camp, Jawai
Jawai Leopard Camp is a luxurious and beautiful glamping experience at the foot of the Aravali Hills in Rajasthan.
Jim's Jungle Retreat, Corbett National Park
Come to Jim’s Jungle Retreat for a quirky, comfortable, and socially responsible experience in Corbett National Park.
Jungle Lore Birding Lodge, Pangot
One of the best bases for birding in India. Wake up to bird calls from your lovely cottage.
Kaav, Nagarhole National Park
A relaxed property in a tranquil setting, on the periphery of the park, with lovely decks to sit out on and a personal service.
Khem Villas, Ranthambore
Luxurious and well-established wildlife lodge ideal on the edge of one of Rajasthan’s most striking national parks.
Kings Lodge, Bandhavgarh
An eco-lodge in the heart of tiger country offering comfortable accommodation from which to enjoy rural Madhya Pradesh and its wildlife.
Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh
12 unique mud cottages scattered around forested land, with top-notch facilities, service and dining.
Manvar Desert Camp, Manvar
Enjoy luxury glamping in the middle of the peaceful Thar Desert in the magical atmosphere of the Rajasthani desert.
Monsoon Forest, Bandhavgarh
A comfortable eco property located in the tiger territory of Bandhavgarh, with comfortable rooms to enhance your safari experience.
Mountbatten Lodge, Ranakpur
Tucked away on the borders of Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, this special boutique hotel is redolent of bygone ages.
Pepper Trail, Wayanad
A charming and beautiful renovated bungalow amidst scenic coffee, spice and pepper plantations.
Periyar Forest Bungalow, Periyar
A remote lodge in the heart of the forests and cardamom plantations of Periyar, well away from any crowds.
Reni Pani Jungle Lodge, Satpura National Park
An authentic wilderness experience near Satpura National Park with just the right level of luxury thrown in.
Sher Bagh, Ranthambore
This eco-friendly tented camp in Ranthambore has a pleasant, social atmosphere and luxurious facilities.
Shergarh , Kanha National Park
In quiet Kanha National Park and Tiger Reserve, Shergarh is a lovely and simple eco-friendly camping hotel with six tents.
Sunderban Tiger Camp, Sundarbans
Sunderban Tiger Camp is a safari-style accommodation offering tents, huts, and cottages with amenities.
The Sarai at Toria, Khajuraho
The Sarai at Toria is earthy, eco-friendly, and great for families. Run by conservationists, it features luxury cottages nestled in wonderful surroundings.
The Serai, Bandipur National Park
Peaceful accommodation amongst the wilderness and wildlife of Bandipur National Park.
The Ultimate Travelling Camp Jaagir Lodge, Dudhwa
Luxurious former hunters lodge in the heart of a sugar cane plantation in the heart of a sugar cane plantation near Dudhwa National Park.
Tree House Hideaway, Bandhavgarh
Five unique tree houses nestled among the trees above land teaming with wildlife, the ideal place for both adventure and relaxation.
Vanghat, Corbett National Park
Four eco-friendly cottages within Corbett providing adventurous activities in a remote setting.
Wilderness Camp, Rohet
Rohet Wilderness Camp is a friendly and comfortable Thar tent experience just one hour from Jodhpur. Great service and a tranquil atmosphere.
Wildernest Nature Resort, Goa
Eco-friendly cottages set amongst the forests and hills of inland Goa with breathtaking mountain views.