We decided to stay at the Svasara because of its proximity to the reserve and the reviews.
We were not disappointed. The hotel picked us form Nagpur Airport about 2-2.5 hrs drive.
The hotel is new but the staff is very dedicated and warm.
They were accommodating for our diet needs and the rooms were big and clean and comfortable for our family with two children and most importantly the ACs were working well in the sweltering heat.
We had 19 sightings of 11 tigers and cubs in 3 days and 6 safaris in May 2012
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SVASARA JUNGLE LODGE The new and award-winning Svasara Jungle Lodge is the premier luxury destination at Tadoba Tiger Reserve in the Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra, Central India. Svasara is an upscale jungle eco-lodge set over a sprawling 10-acres with beautiful views of the Tadoba hills and the forest. At Svasara, you experience an indigenous jungle with uniquely designed guest areas from the outside, while inside the lodge you relax in the comfort of elegant luxury set in safari chic interiors. TADOBA NATIONAL PARK Tadoba National Park has one of the highest densities of Tigers in the wild. The park has a rich biodiversity, including the large Tadoba Lake and beautiful dry-deciduous forests of bamboo and teak. Other species such as leopard, wild dog, sloth bear, gaur (Indian bison), chital (spotted deer), nilgai (blue bull), sambar, etc. are all found across the park. The park is also a popular birding destination with nearly two hundred species of birds. The park is CLOSED on Tuesdays. THE LODGE LOCATION Svasara is a stone’s throw from Tadoba’s Kolara Gate—any closer and it would be inside! The Lodge is 100 kilometres (2-hours driving distance) from the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra. Closest airport is Nagpur and closest rail stations are Warora (51 kilometres), Chandrapur (90 kilometres) and Nagpur. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: Svasara Lodge has 12 spacious luxurious suites with all the modern amenities like air conditioners, 24-hour hot & cold water, full power backup, in-room safe locker, fridge, tea/coffee maker, satellite TV, private sitting courtyard, and more. Svasara provides old-world hospitality with personalized care—be it safety with doctor-on-call, or laundry, or inter-connected rooms with king & twin beds especially suited for families. Delectable and diverse cuisines made using the freshest ingredients from our own small organic farm or local farms, and with the utmost regard to food safety standards, whet the appetite. Unique seasonal menus featuring home-grown organic produce such as oranges and watermelons make for a memorable visit to this region of Central India. "The Teakhouse" at Svasara is a unique open-air pavilion that encompasses Svasara’s Outdoor Dining in the Vegetable Garden, Open-Air Cinema & Conservation Centre, and an Outdoor Tandoor & Bonfire for evening settings. ... more less