My husband and I actually travelled with our two daughters aged 21 and 24 so we were anxious to ensure that each of our stops in India would interest us all. The main reason for this stop was for my husband to do some serious birdwatching, but each of us got something out of this visit. The people at the lodge are very welcoming and evenings culminated in campfires where we would sit and chat to the staff and owners. Accommodation was perfect for us but we are all used to camping, perhaps some people would term it basic, but this is India. The Chambal River is beautifully unspoilt and the boat trip was fantastic and shouldn't be missed - one of my highlights and I think the other three would agree it was one of theirs. Mike says the birdwatching was wonderful and Danivere (sure the spelling is incorrect) as birdguide was invaluable. One couple we met up with had stayed a week, we stayed three nights which was perfect before heading on to Bharatpur.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A family run eco-lodge nestling in 35 acres of reclaimed land. An oasis of peace, tranquility, and gracious hospitality. An opportunity to explore the Chambal Valley. River Safari for Gharials, Marsh crocodiles, Gangetic river dolphins, and Indian skimmers. Jeep safaris for Black-buck & Sarus cranes. Camel safari to Fort Ater, and excursions to the medieval temple complex at Bateshwar - site of the second largest animal fair in India (Sonepur in Bihar being the largest). Nature walks and village walks. ... more less