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Kings Lodge
Conservation Project
Sarmaniya, Madhya Pradesh, India
23.73101429, 80.99891561


The Kings Lodge is an ecolodge nestled in a large natural forested estate of 14 hectares in Rancha village. It is situated in the Bandhavgarh National Park and Tiger Reserve, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, central India.

The Kings Lodge is in the heart of wild country and 95% of our land is forested. No trees were felled during the construction of our lodge. Our guests benefit from our incredible location, outstanding hospitality, in- house naturalist team and our commitment to conservation and local communities.

The Kings Lodge, Bandhavgarh has 10 well-appointed cottages and 8 stilt cottages with en-suite modern bathrooms. The Lodge is spread over a wide expanse of natural forest, wilderness and solitude.

Uniqueness about the guest rooms:

  • Furniture is made from recycled wood;
  • Organic toiletries are provided;
  • Eco friendly construction and eco sensitive waste disposal systems are deployed;
  • Design blends with the surrounding landscape and the architectural style is rural vernacular.


Conservation & Community Highlights:

  1. Community building by giving locals preference for employment & regularly training them.
  2. Getting the lodge supplies from local vendors & suppliers. Globally local is the axiom we live by.
  3. To protect our neighbouring forests, we have enabled locals to improve their ability to earn livelihoods thus helping them to enhance their standards of living.
  4. Minimised environmental & ecological impact by choosing products of 'green purchasing' and 'energy conservation' to minimise habitat impacts as much as possible by educating our staff.
  5. We encourage and educate our guests to get a glimpse of the native skills, social and cultural practices and their way of life through village visits and interactive sessions.


Future Aims:

  1. Conduct a detailed biodiversity survey
  2. Aim to become carbon neutral by 2025
  3. Encouraging more women employees for varied roles hence supporting women empowerment
  4. Tie up with the local farmers for more local produce supplies
  5. More trainings in all departments to encourage locals to work


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