Imagine waking up in sumptuous comfort within the lap of nature in India; looking out of the window and seeing only untamed green wilderness, not a stunted concrete skyline, but lush treetops alive with birdsong. Finding animals of the jungle roaming free in their natural habitat, just a few hundred meters from you. Imagine a world where nature and luxury cohabit, coexist and flourish.
What for many would sound like a fabulous, other-worldly fantasy is the way and reality of life at The Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge (BFSL) in India’s Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) near Chandarpur, Maharashtra. All the villas at the resort are ingeniously crafted with all the luxuries you’d expect back home. An eco-tourism destination unlike any other, it allows you to get back into the lap of nature and far from the madding crowd, but never too far from comfort. The dramatic emergence of TATR on the centre stage of tiger tourism to rank as world’s premier tiger reserve and India’s best has brought in its fold new challenges of creating eco-friendly and eco-sensitive tourism infrastructure. The new global traveller is a discerning one, and demands luxury in wilderness. Herein, lays the genesis of The Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge, offering the wilder side of ultimate luxury.
Spread over 1,773 sq km, Tadoba-Andhari is the largest tiger reserve in Maharashtra and has attracted attention and acclaim from around the world. Flora and fauna abounds and verily thrives here. The BSFL is ideally located on the edge of the scenic Maasal Lake (a heaven for bird watchers) on Kolara Road – 90 minutes’ drive from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur and a mere 10 minutes’ drive from Kolara Gate of TATR. At The Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge you live amongst the wilderness, sharing space with winged visitors of various shapes and hues flitting past rooms overlooking the picturesque Lake Maasal. With 19 villas, of 700 sq. ft. each, overlooking a mélange of natural masterpieces spread across the branches, the rooms are a marvel of eco-friendly architecture.