Jungle Resorts Near National Parks To Bring You Closer To Nature

The thrill of the jungle safari and the joy felt after spotting a Royal Bengal Tiger is unparalleled. Take a break from the excitement by staying at these jungle resorts near national parks
A picture of the Tree House Hideaway near the Bandhavgarh National Park
A picture of the Tree House Hideaway near the Bandhavgarh National Park

With October in full swing and the monsoon showers growing less frequent, there isn't long before national parks across the India reopen. Closed during the rainy season for safety reasons, national parks are the best place to visit during the winters or summers. Blessed with more than 90 such locations, there are so many wildlife parks that you can go to. Bestowed with diverse landscapes and varied climatic conditions, the Indian subcontinent is home to many diverse species. 

While on your national park adventures, experiencing the vibe of the jungle is a must. Away from the commotion of the city, you must take in every bit of the gorgeous surroundings around you. To help you take your experiences to a higher echelons, here are some jungle resorts to stay at near some of the most visited national parks around the country. 

Kaziranga National Park, Assam

Ask a wildlife lover one national park where they wouldn't miss out on going and quite a few would answer with Kaziranga. Nestled in the Northeast of India, Kaziranga is just as renowned as the Jim Corbett National Park. A personal favourite jungle resort around the area has to be the Jupuri Ghat Resort. Comprising of eight elegantly organised individual cottages, the resort is surrounded by woodland at the foot of a hill and close to the Kaziranga National Park, local tea estates and the Mikir Hills providing a near-perfect jungle experience. The Iora Resort is just as great, conveniently located just off NH 37. Giving a serene, rejuvenating experience with liberal doses of warm Assamese hospitality, Iora's angling and rafting trips on the rapids of the Jia-Bhorolli River are a must-try. For the luxurious, Diphlu River Lodge offers exceptional Mising style bamboo cottages with immersive guest-only experiences on the offering.

Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

Taj Corbett Resort and Spa offers exceptional hospitality and a range of in-house and local experiences
Taj Corbett Resort and Spa offers exceptional hospitality and a range of in-house and local experiencesIHCL

Easily topping the list of the most visited national parks in the country is the Jim Corbett National Park. Gifted with a wave of unique species, this destination is a treat for wildlife lovers. So, make your jungle retreat even better by spending a night at these jungle resorts. The Infinity Resorts in Corbett offers family-friendly activities for the mid-budget traveller. Close to the river banks, observe the extravagant number of bird species from the kingfisher to the herons and even the thrush. Another resort that is highly recommended is the Wood Castle Spa & Resort offering a panoramic view of the mountains, river and surrounding forest. The resort has several adventurous activities like trekking, rappelling, and rock-climbing by river Kosi. Taj Corbett Resort and Spa offers exceptional hospitality and a range of in-house and local experiences like Himalayan Mountain drives, riverside activities, guided treks, a Bushcraft survival course, a junior naturalist program for children, and a private aarti ceremony by the Kosi river for families.

Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Idyllic setting at Khemvillas in Ranthambore
Idyllic setting at Khemvillas in RanthamboreKhem Villas

Situated 130 KMs from Jaipur, this is the largest national park in the north. Once considered a renowned hunting ground of the Maharajas, in its modern day, the park is an attraction for wildlife aficionados. The Ranthambore Forest Resort bordering the lush green forest with a spectacular view of untamed nature in all its manifestations of flora and fauna is the perfect place to spend your night on your visit here. Keep a close watch out for the migratory and local birds that are seen in abundance near the resort. Another resort to relax and unwind in near this national park is the Ranthambore Regency. Sprawling gardens and pools aside, comfortable rooms and great service makes this hotel reliable. Khem Villas is a jungle camp on the outskirts of the forest offering luxurious accommodation in cottages and villas. Best place for all those who are scouting for an undisturbed privacy from the hustle and bustle of city life, the awe-inspiring beauty of the surrounding majestic Aravali Hills truly provide a great peace to the mind. 

Bandipur National Park, Karnataka

Bandipur National Park is one the premier tiger reserves in the country. Providing refuge to the threatened are vulnerable species of flora and fauna, the Bandipur National Park is just 80 KMs from Mysore. Built in contemporary architectural style, the Bandipur Safari Lodge is your way of being a part of this ecological haven. With a whole host of activities to partake in here from snorkeling to mountain biking to coracle rides, there's no way you could be bored on your trip here. Lying closest to the Bandipur National Park is the Serai Resort. A stay here provides an added bonus of a higher probability for spotting more species of animals. With the highlight of this resort being the panoramic view of the Nilgiris, a stay here is an unforgettable experience. The Bison Kabini offers a serene backwater stay experience while Kaav Safari Lodge offers exclusive accommodations and tented stay for the luxury seeker.

Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh 

Treehouse Hideaway in Bandhavgarh offers rustic yet luxurious accommodations
Treehouse Hideaway in Bandhavgarh offers rustic yet luxurious accommodationsJoydeep Mondal

The penultimate location on this list, the Bandhavgarh National Park is in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. With a high density of tiger population in the country, the park also has a large breeding populations of leopards and deers. Wake up to the sound of the chirping birds while living out your dream of staying in a tree house at the Tree House Hideaway. Far away from the babbling city life, a day spent here is an experience that is worth treasuring with jeep safaris on offer. The next resort on the list is a luxurious and eco-friendly. Set amidst the surreal forest, the Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge believes in creating experience that last beyond your vacation duration. Increase your knowledge of the wildlife on a trip with their experts while understanding the importance of the national parks to India as a whole.  

Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

Tipai follows environmentally conscious design for its luxury villas
Tipai follows environmentally conscious design for its luxury villasIshita Sitwala

Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is a haven for nature enthusiasts and wildlife aficionados. Nestled in the Yavatmal district of Maharashtra, it is easily accessible from Nagpur and Hyderabad. The park was established to conserve the dwindling population of the Indian gazelle or chinkara and is now a habitat for various species, including leopards, sloth bears, and an array of bird species. Tiger sightings vary seasonally but arrival of new cubs has stirred tourism interest in this park recently. Stay amidst conscious luxury at Tipai by Wildlife Luxuries, a 55 acre sprawling villa style luxury residence. There is also Avani Tiger Resort near Sunna gate that offers affordable accommodations. Anant Heritage Agro Tourism is an old post office converted into a homestay, on the main highway. The landscape is a mosaic of dry deciduous forests, grasslands, and water bodies, creating a picturesque setting.

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