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Maneland Jungle Lodge
Reviewed 6 February 2014

From Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh: 14 January 2014, we planned a trip to Sasan Gir and lucky to see five lions. But the best part of the stay was Maneland Jungle Lodge, where we got the experience of staying in unconventional house and amdist thick vegetation with a nice Camp fire activity spending time with co-occupants of the 15-houses compound off the main road. The manager Ashok is a very affable person and other staff make your stay enjoyable. The Vegetarian food was equally good enhancing the quality of experience. Suggest people to stay at this place.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

We, a family of four, drove into Maneland without any planning while exploring the trail offroad in the dusky hours of tail end of December. The place looked so charming that we requested Mr Ashok if we could be accommodated. This imposing man was extremely courteous and helpful. We mingled with the other guests during the campfire and breathed the clean air of Gir forest in the lap of nature. Food was freshly cooked and delicious. Mr Ashok personally came and enquired about our comfort. The night sky was unbelievably clear and something that one rarely comes across in the other parts of India. We had to leave very early in the morning and to our surprise, Mr Ashok was there to meet us as early as 4:45 am. It was a home away from home. We highly recommend "Maneland" due to its value for money and extremely courteous staff in the stewardship of Mr Ashok. Godspeed.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

I had spent 31st Dec 2013 and and 1st January 2014. It was an awesome experience. There are number of reasons to recommend Maneland Jungle Lodge, Sasan, Gujarat, India to tourists:
1: Staying in Maneland Jungle Lodge gives feeling as if staying inside the Jungle.
2: The services they provide.
3: The employees' behavior at Maneland Jungle Lodge, specially GM Mr. Ashok Chavda.
Thank you Mr. Chavda for such a lovely welcome .

One who visit Gir National Park, I will recommend to stay in Maneland Jungle Lodge.

Room Tip: Bungalow accommodation is excellent.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank RKS2014
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ashokchavda, General Manager at Maneland Jungle Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2014

Thanks, sir, Come again.

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Reviewed 30 December 2013

The Forest Theme of this hotel is the one which makes it different from others. This Lodge is spread across wide area. The food is also quite good. The location is also good. This is managed by Asok ji who also gave us a warm welcome.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Bhaskar N
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ashokchavda, General Manager at Maneland Jungle Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2014

Thanks Bhaskerji, we are honored to serve you and await the opportunity to serve you again.

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Reviewed 18 December 2013

I had visited Gir during Diwali with whole family (around 36 members). Stayed at Maneland. It's home away from home. Haven't missed home food at all. Rooms are big. Only it should have new mattresses Staff was excellent. Ashokbhai who is whole and soul of Maneland is very nice person. Will love to stay there for my next visit.

Room Tip: All rooms are good
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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ashokchavda, General Manager at Maneland Jungle Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2013

Dear Dipikaji,

Thank you very much for a positive review of Maneland Jungle Lodge. We have changed all the mattresses now. so you will have quality sleep on your next visit.

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Reviewed 30 November 2013

Looks like I need to write an essay instead of review given the kind of experience I had with this place.

But please note that this is a Jungle Lodge and not a luxury hotel or a resort - there is a huge difference between all these kind of properties.

About the Property-
Not so old but a beautifully designed property which gives the age old look of some colonial structures of erstwhile British era surrounded by nature and more amazingly borders the GIR FOREST !! - Yes it is impressive.

Location - Ideally placed away from the hustle bustle of SASAN (of course Sasan is crowded) - serene, nice, natural atmosphere - sure to get to breath clean air - If you like bird watching I promise this place never disappoints - you can easily spot a minimum of 20 types of birds within the premises of Maneland

Rooms-Amazingly spacious, has raw finish of walls, storage etc., (interiors will take back you by half a century) - Beds and Linens - Clean and tidy (but still do not expect a luxury hotel kind of setup here and note that it is a perfect interior design of a jungle lodge)

Bathrooms - Wow - our bedrooms are smaller in Mumbai....Amazing thing was big geysers giving out the much required hot water that too abundant and on demand !!!

Food - Being a vegan can only say the best food ever experienced in a Jungle Lodge - a well balanced choice of dishes served day and night - Cannot comment on Non-Vegetarian food (food charges are included in your deal)

Ashok Cahvda - Wondering what is this ? - he is a simple, humble human being who stands behind all good and bad at Maneland - an Epitome of service - The most vital part of this property and the one who makes your stay memorable here at Maneland, I think Mr. Ashok and Maneland are synonymous

Patience is his virtue, the person who gives the right example of "Athithi Devo Bhava"

He is the Mr. Dependable here.

I bothered him too much during my trip, asked him to arrange a vehicle to drop me to Junagadh from Sasan and that too at night 11:00 - but he just smiles and says "Done"....go have a sleep!!

He and his staff were so courteous as I wanted to go to Forest Office to book Safari - he ensured that I am dropped in the car till the forest office gate at 03:00 AM Morning....of course without any extra charge....

Folks - never miss this place - an ideal place to spend your quality time in SASAN GIR

Shall make it a point "TO STAY ONLY AT MANELAND" If I come back to GIR

Room Tip: All rooms are good
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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ashokchavda, General Manager at Maneland Jungle Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2013

Dear Sir,

I pray to God to give me enough strength to serve all my guests better and better with each passing day.

on behalf of Maneland Team, I thank you for a wonderful review.

Ashok Chavda.

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Reviewed 15 November 2013

We landed at about 7.45 in the evening and promptly escorted to our room which we found crampy for the four of us (two adults and two teen age children). Mr Ashok Chawda, the amiable resort manager came to our rescue by giving us the owners bunglow for a nominal extra charge of Rs 1000 per night! The property is located off the main road lending itself to soothing tranquility.

The bunglow needs some minor repairs, which Mr Chawda promises will happen once this season is over and I sure he will make sure the repairs are done.

The food is like home made fare and the staff quick to provide for any specific requests. Hot tea is ready at 5 pm for safari goers. Good arrangements for drivers as well.

My daughter also forgot her glasses which are also being couriered on the house and my offer of bearing the courier charges fell on deaf years.

All in all five star recommendation!

Dr Yashodhan Joshi

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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ashokchavda, General Manager at Maneland Jungle Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2013

Dear Dr. Yashodhan,

Thanks for telling me about our short comings, We have rectified every bit of it. assure you of the best services all the time.

Thanks.

Ashok Chavda.

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Additional Information about Maneland Jungle Lodge

Address: Sasan Gir, | District Junagadh, Gir National Park 362 135, India
Region: India > Gujarat > Gir Somnath District > Gir National Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 39 Speciality Lodging in Gir National Park
Price Range: £54 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maneland Jungle Lodge is designed to match the asthetics of the area & stylized using local material & construction techniques. The lodge nestling in small hills offers a perfect blend of the wild, exciting & even romantic experience of the forest.Gir - a proud heritage possessed by the present generation, is not merely a heaven of wildlife. It symbolizes history , that has witnessed the vicissitudes of nature, the travails of wildlife development, the gradual recognition given to this nature's bestowal, and consequent emergence of conservation ideology. Despite the onslaught of biotic disturbances and climatic hostilities, Gir - with its virginal identity, stands as a testimony of nature's intrinsic self reviving power. Gir promises to unfold before you the unexplored vistas of wilderness and the splendour of wildlife, which is tranquil yet vibrant, serene yet colourful, silent yet communicative, distracting and yet captivating. It took a royal decline to an offer of a lion hunt and then nearly a whole of a hundred years to pull the Asiatic Lion back from the brink of near extinction. Now that the species seems finally secure, the management is faced with another paradox. Unaware of the awe they continue to inspire and retaliatory risks they face, the lion tends to follow it's wild instincts and venture out of man-made boundaries and reach upto the waves of the Arabian sea. The Asian Lion is amongst the rarest animals in the world and its best to visit him in summer, where the trees are bare, the grass has withered and he's down at the watering holes to quench his thirst. As you roam the sanctuary you'ed encounter the straight probing gaze of a Nilgai, the flighty stare of a Chital and if you're lucky the stralthy menance of the Leapord or the gentle call of a Lioness to her cubs. Only if man would make an attempt to understand that! Perhaps, you would! ... more   less 
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