We had a very short stay at the place during the Christmas weekend of this year. When we entered the place was in darkness due to a power break down, which got resolved in about an hours time.
We had opted for the cottage which is large enough to accommodate 8 people. He place has seen better times and is a bit run down. However the service was personal and homely. Food was wholesome and simple. The manager Mr. Chavda was extremely helpful and was able to help us with the Jungle Safari permits. the experience of getting the Safari permits and managing the touts was a horrifying experience, and the visitors need to plan well in advance if they want to avoid a nightmare . However this was no fault of the resort.
While aminities at the property are adequate for a single nights stay some basic issues like Hot water were a problem - more so since it was a cold Winter day.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Maneland Jungle Hotel Sasan Gir National Park