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India is home to some extremely rich wildlife. From barren lands encircling deserts to the thickest of rainforests and mangroves, even the wilderness of India finds itself placed in diversity. The thrill of going on safaris quietly, letting your keen eyes preen the surroundings and the chase of searching exotic animals can be quite the stirring experience. With the fact that the safaris in themselves can be a relatively expensive affair, there’s also emerged a sense of luxury around vacations to national parks. The hospitality industry has truly outdone itself with some of the properties it has created near raw jungles, so, here’s a look at some of the very best ones:

Aman-i-Khas Resort, Ranthambore

How to reach: Fly down till Jaipur and thereafter book a taxi to get you here. Alternatively, a number of folks even like making a long drive out of this.

Best time to visit: April to June

Approximate Cost: Rs.45,100 per night

1)Aman-i-Khas Resort, Ranthambore
Source: https://www.ranthamborenationalpark.com/hotel-resorts-aman-i-khas.html

In the Aravalli’s jungle lands marches the mighty royal Bengal tiger in the Ranthambore National Park located in Rajasthan. The award-winning resort is home to 10 luxurious tents with the grass running wild on all ends and the hills overlooking beyond them. The property has aimed to recreate the aura of the Mughal era which they do so effortlessly in this region of our country. Their stepwell stone-based pool will leave you rejuvenated and amazed by its sheer architectural brilliance. And to take the rejuvenation a notch higher they even have an Ayurveda centre offering the most relaxing spa treatment that one could ask for.

Aahana – The Corbett Wilderness

How to reach: The Corbett National Park is about 260kms away from Delhi, so, you can first fly into the capital and then drive down or book a taxi. Those looking to travel by train would have to take one to the Ramnagar railway station.

Best time to visit: November to February

Approximate Cost: Rs.11,000 per night

2)Aahana – The Corbett Wilderness
Source: https://plushescapes.com/hotels/hotel/334

In the much-loved national park getaway from Delhi, Jim Corbett offers a plunge into the plush life with a property by the name of Aahana. The name signifies “the first rays of the Sun” in the Sanskrit language, something that this resort brings you close to in its open and outdoorsy location. In addition to being sprawled with luxury, the resort also strives to be eco-friendly. The water in the washrooms is provided through a root cannae system which recycles it as Aahana does its best in being a no-waste property. Rooms even receive water through oxygenated natural springs tapped into by the makers! Unwinding is an unparallel affair here.

Pashan Garh Taj Safaris Lodge, Panna

How to reach: The closest airport is 26kms away at Khajuraho.

Best time to visit: November to May

Approximate Cost: Rs.27,000

3)Pashan Garh Taj Safaris Lodge, Panna
Source: https://www.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj/pashan-garh-panna-national-park/rooms-and-suites/

What really amazes me about each of these properties is how much effort has been made here to romance rustic architecture with a luxurious stay. The Taj group’s luxury safari cottages have been made with tastefully done brick stone walls and also have verandas on the outside which have been inspired by the nearby Khajuraho temples. I think when one visits a national park, they are looking to immerse themselves in the arms of raw jungles and wilderness also, along with sighting exotic animals. This is a fact catered to at this property which with its large windows lets you feel as close to nature as possible.

Kanha Earth Lodge

How to reach: Fly into Jabalpur and then travel by road to reach Kanha National Park.

Best time to visit: October to March

Approximate Cost: Rs.19,500 and Rs.33,000 onwards

4)Kanha Earth Lodge
Source: https://www.enchantingtravels.com/hotels/kanha/kanha-earth-lodge/

Spread across 16 acres is this quiet and comfortable resort. This Madhya Pradesh based resort is located nearby a tribal hamlet which adds to its charm. With just 12 bungalows in the property, you can escape from the business of life and enjoy your quiet time with nature by yourself. Taking inspiration from the Gond tribe, these bungalows have been done to reflect their traditional style along with modern day amenities. As you explore the lush sal and bamboo jungles which inspired Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book”, you can kick back, relax and pamper yourself at this luxurious property.

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Sujan Jawai Leopard Camp

How to reach: Fly in to Jaipur or Jodhpur and then book a taxi for reaching Jawai.

Best time to visit: October to April

Approximate Cost: Rs.66,000

5)Sujan Jawai Leopard Camp
Source: https://thesujanlife.com/jawai

For the ones who are looking to get deeper into the wildlife world of India and to explore something that not many venture into, head to Jawai. In a highly visited state called Rajasthan, Jawai is one of its destinations that is yet to be seen by many. At the Sujan Camp they bring to life the concept of glamping. Although you are staying in the wilderness in camps and in close proximity to nature all around, your camp stay is not of an ordinary tent. The tents are elaborately done rooms with all possible things that one could need. Lay into the beds with their overhead canopies and laze away into the luxe life.

Baghvan Lodge, Pench

How to reach: Fly into Sonegaon airport at Nagpur and then travel by road to reach Pench.

Best time to visit: November to February

Approximate Cost: Rs.33,792

6)Baghvan Lodge, Pench
Source: https://www.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj/baghvan-pench-national-park/

Yet another national park that is home to the exotic royal Bengal tiger, Pench is also home to an abundance of fauna. This property in the tiger forest is again a leg of the Taj Luxury Safari Lodges. Each of the luxury bungalows here have their own rooftop machan and outdoor shower area. Additionally, if you are looking for that absolutely luxurious experience, how does a semi-private outdoor area sound? Sit down by a bonfire to keep you warm as you lounge in the tastefully done set up. And for when you feel like it, take a swim in their very own infinity pool.

Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore

How to reach: Fly down to Jaipur or take a train till Sawai Madhopur and then grab a car to reach this national park.

Best time to visit: April to June

Approximate Cost: Rs.47,000

7)Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore
Source: https://www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-ranthambhore-vanyavilas-resort/

And for one of the most luxurious affairs out there, there’s the Oberoi Vanyavilas. Go ahead and get smitten by the grandeur of Rajasthan wrapped in a luxurious gift by the Oberoi group. Pool sides decked with traditionally painted umbrellas, gardens that bloom with finely maintained flowers and rooms that overlook the scenic surroundings. Their dining experience offers local, pan-Indian and even continental cuisines. Dip into the water in your private tub or even head for one of their spa treatments, it is time to ease into the luxe life.

For the wildlife lovers with a rich and luxurious taste, these are some of the highly recommended properties to make yours a perfect getaway.

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