Chambal Safari Lodge
Just an hour’s journey south of Agra, amidst unspoiled terrain and local influence, Chambal Safari Lodge is a winner for those looking for an authentic Indian safari experience. The Lodge is located within a 35-acre plantation of woodland and surrounded by extensive farmland. Each year, large numbers of indigenous trees and shrubs are planted to supplement the existing growth of the woodland, and to encourage a nature reserve to progressively regenerate itself.
Eco-friendly and sustainable, this lodge hosts thirteen enchanting rooms and cottages, with environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing interiors. The Mela Kothi rooms are typical of the heritage building which combines antique design with traditional period features, and the furniture and furnishings have been bought or crafted locally. Many of the rooms also have verandahs, perfect for summer or warmer evenings, where guests can sip a crisp glass of wine, whilst enjoying the harmonious birdsong amidst the evening heat.
The lodge offers a smoothly operated buffet, stocked with locally grown organic produce, and fine-tuned recipes have been designed to tantalise your taste buds. But the highlight of this friendly and enchanting property has to be the evening bonfire; an opportunity to mix with fellow guests, sharing stories of the day and gaze at the stars in the inky blue sky. Evening walks are also highly recommended, accompanied by a expert guide around the lodge, nature lovers can get glimpses of jungle cats, Indian striped hyenas and fruit bats to name a few of these elusive night prowlers.
A stay at Chambal will be conscious free, as the lodge adheres to responsible tourism; eco-friendly and sustainable they also home a sanctuary where surviving habitats are protected for endangered species. Over 330 species of resident and migratory birds visit this stretch of river, and turtles and otters are also fellow residents.
Chambal Safari Lodge is a fantastic option, close to Agra but far from the frenetic city, to give you the ultimate safari experience.
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