Address : Kings Lodge, Village Rancha, Dist Umaria, Madhya
lodge is spread in a sprawling estate of 12 acres in Rancha
village (8-10 minutes from the park gate) and is surrounded by
Sal forested hills on all sides. It has 10 cottage rooms and 8
stilt cottage rooms with en-suite modern bathrooms. All cottage
rooms have large open verandahs overlooking Sal forest and
Facilities at the Lodge:
All rooms have A/C, large verandah with great views,writing
table and chair. The rooms are well appointed with wood
furniture in honey hues and inviting crisp cotton linen.
24 hours Power Backup in all rooms.
All bathrooms are with 24 hour Hot and Cold water, bath tubs and
all modern facilities.
Multi-cuisine dining hall with a fire place overlooking expanses
of wild grasslands back dropped by Sal forested hills.
A well stocked nature library and a watch tower.
Massage facility is available on request at the lodge.
A informal seating area to enjoy evening bonfire and drinks.
Swimming pool with eco friendly water filtration plant.
A specialized team of experienced naturalist with focus on
birding and an overall wildlife experience.
Eco friendly construction and eco sensitive waste disposal
systems. The units are designed to blend with the surrounding
landscape and with architectural style being rural vernacular.
Kings Lodge is committed to developing and promoting
sustainable tourism hand in hand with mutually beneficial
conservation and wildlife management practice. In particular
Kings Lodge manages all its 3 camps with major attention and
detail to eco-friendly systems and protection of the natural
environment, working with local communities in order to foster
better living conditions for the local people who have been
sharing the wildlife habitat from generations.
The construction is environmentally sensitive, harmonious with
the natural features of the site and accentuates natural
daylight to all facilities. Local knowledge and art has been
incorporated in the development and the lodge has been
constructed using local manpower.
85% of our staff is from local villages, this results in taking
care of around 60-70 family members of the villagers. The lodge
also supports their medical facilities.
The village staff is used in all sections of the lodge and some
of them are trained to guide guests in the wild and drive.
The lodge maintains a small organic vegetable and herb garden,
the balance requirement is also sourced from the neighboring
Hot water is provided by solar water heating system and the
swimming pool is also heated using solar power.
The furniture has been made from recycled railway sleeper wood,
saving a lot of new wood use. Other requirements of wood have
been met from regularized wood. Many furniture pieces have been
recycled from old pieces, bullock cart wheels and drift wood.