The property is just lovely and the tents are spectacular. However the designers concentrated more on decor than safety. The bed is on a platform and you have to be very careful in the dark. The deck and view were outstanding but our outside lights did not work and were not fixed during our stay. The game drives were very disappointing and we did not see a tiger in 3 days - nobody's fault.Good thing there were no tigers because when our vehicle got a flat tire, we all had to pile out of the jeep in the middle of this reserve. Our friends in another jeep had a breakdown. Now shouldn't the Taj properties look into the safety and mechanics of these jeeps? Our entire group questioned whether it was worth a very difficult 5 hour road trip to come to this area.
On the positive note, the property has a fantastic dinner in the bush where the villagers join you for music and dance. We also had a lovely visit to the home of one of the staffers and then we rode around the village which was quite interesting. Also kudos to a fabulous chef, Ajit Swain. He can come to any four star restaurant in New York! In all, the staff was kind, courteous and attentive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Taj Safaris' third jungle safari lodge is situated along the banks of the Banjaar River, directly overlooking the heart of Kanha National Park. The luxurious, yet lightweight, ensuite tents have been designed in a contemporary style, with pressed bamboo wall panels, gorgeous bamboo floors and locally crafted furniture hewn from the timber of exotic Indian trees. The textiles have been designed in tones of delicate saffron and acid-washed green, with rich block-printed Madhya Pradesh cottons and silks. The atmosphere is light, ethereal and organic. The lodge boasts two elegant camps of nine suites, each with its own intimate tented sitting area. Banjaar Tola has its own unique identity, celebrating the Bastar and Dogra art that hails from nearby Chattisgarh. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Banjar Tola Hotel Kanha National Park