Individual Lodge Case Studies
Part of TOFTigers Best Practice Series
Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Staying true to its name which in Sherpa means Protector of the Sacred Forest, Singinawa Jungle Lodge is helping to conserve Kanha’s ecosystem and promote its vibrant cultural traditions. Under new ownership, its lands have been doubled to 110 acres with close to 30,000 saplings planted under a new restoration drive guided by the lodge’s naturalists.
Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge, Kabini
Nagarhole Tiger Reserve, Karnataka
Cleverly inspired in design by the Kadu Kuruba hadis, the local tribal village homestead, this picturesque wilderness resort is bordered on two sides by the Kabini reservoir. It sets out to ensure a very comfortable stay for guests – never forgetting its setting within this beautiful yet fragile environment.
Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Emulating the longhouse style of its local Tahru neighbours and built from indigenous materials. the lodge is surrounded by idyllic Terai landscape, and has been setting high standards for safari goers to South Asia since the 1960’s, as well as being pioneers in their support for the local area and its wildlife.
Mela Kothi Chambal Safari Lodge
National Chambal Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh
A shining example of how a heritage property can be transformed into a thriving eco-enterprise which is helping to restore and protect the natural and cultural heritage of a previously little-known area. Conservationists Ram Pratap Singh and Anu Dhillon have lovingly restored their 19th century family inheritance.
Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Karnataka
Not unlike a very contemporary glass-fronted Alpine villa, this is Kartik and his wife Ingrid’s holiday home, combining their passion for hospitality with their love of nature, ensuring a ‘home from home’ within a comfortable eco-friendly environment.
Kanha Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh
A lodge marrying inspiring architecture and rustic charm with conservation through its eco operations and promoting a passion for nature. Located near Narna, a small tribal village, the site was chosen in a new area to offer guests an immersive wildlife experience away from the madding crowd and to spread the benefits of tourism.
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