25 Best Luxury Wildlife Resorts In India

Blessed with a bounty of wildlife treasures, India is a country that boasts about the best of experiences when it comes to wildlife trips. There are numerous natural parks, preserved areas, sanctuaries etc. Alongside flora and fauna, India also boasts of a plentiful of avi fauna species which interest bird watchers and wildlife researchers. In fact, some species are very exotic as they have made India as their stoppage point during their migration flight.

These are the reasons why many people are interested in having a wildlife safari in India. And to give a complete experience to these enthusiasts, there are various luxury wildlife resorts that have been established in the vicinity of the protected areas or just a stone’s throw away from them. These resorts are a hit among travelers as they embark on a wildlife exploration in India.

Let us have a look at the top luxury wildlife resorts in India:

1. The Oberoi Vanyavilas Resort, Ranthambore

Location : Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan

The Oberoi Vanyailas Resort is a twenty five tent lodging area where luxury has been personified perfectly. It is ornamented regally and set amongst lofty and lush mango and lemon trees. The fresh incense here is something that the guests would love. Offering many recreation options like swimming pool, aromatic spa treatments etc, Oberoi Vanya Vilas stands as our top pick.

Oberoi Vanyavilas Sawai Madhopur
Oberoi Vanyavilas Sawai Madhopur

Thanks to the surrounding Ranthambore tiger reserve, the resort has a dramatic view. The resort provides luxury tents with many modern amenities like LCD TV, internet access, direct dial telephone, electronic safe, and personal bar. Apart from these, the resort is famous for its traditional luxury spa treatments, restaurants, fitness center, and the famous pool bar.

Oberoi Vanyavilas Luxury Tent
Oberoi Vanyavilas Luxury Tent

Incorporating nature into luxury is the main beauty of this accommodation. You get to stay closer to the turquoise lake, fountains, sun-rise view decks, and the scenic gardens are almost everywhere. If you are looking for a wildlife resort with private gardens, the canopy of beauty and impeccable hospitality, this is the right place to enjoy an impressive vacation.

Oberoi Vanyavilas Garden
Oberoi Vanyavilas Garden

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Suggested Tour : 8 Days - Golden Triangle Ranthambore Tour

2. Aman-I-Khas Resort, Ranthambore

Location : Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan

Kings of the past built hunting lodges closer to forests to enjoy wildlife without sacrificing luxury. Situated in Ranthambore, this resort caters to people who have come to excurse the famous Ranthambore National Park.

Aman i Khas Ranthambore
Aman i Khas Ranthambore

The air- conditioned tents in this resort are an epitome of perfect luxury. There is a spa tent, lounge tent and a dining tent alongside the lodging ones. The backdrop and mesmerizing surroundings here are an add-on to the resort’s goodness.

Aman i Khas Luxury Tent
Aman i Khas Luxury Tent

The Aman-i-Khas has recreated such a luxury lodge for travelers. The amenities are chosen to reflect the traditional beauty and custom of the land. You can enjoy henna art, ancient facials, and others in the spa.

Aman i Khas Spa
Aman i Khas Spa

You will be assigned a personal butler for your service throughout your stay. The restaurant cooks dishes with herbs and vegetables grown in the garden of the resort. The suites in this resort are glorified tents with canopies. You will find vivid décor, marble bathtubs, teak upholstery, comfortable bed, rain shower, and uninterrupted internet service.

Aman i Khas Cooking
Chef at Aman i Khas

Read More : Ranthambore National Park- A Peaceful Abode of Tigers!

Suggested Tour : 8 Days - Golden Triangle with Rajasthan Wildlife

3. Taj Mahua Kothi, Madhya Pradesh

Location : Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh

Taj Mahua Kothi resort is famous for its rural theme. The name ‘Taj’ gives you a glimpse of luxury you can expect within the walls of this resort. Unmatched hospitality and high-end amenities of this resort will create a regal ambiance for you.

There are just 12 suites, and each of them has mini-bar, upholstery, yoga amenities, in-room heating and AC, direct dialing telephone, and others. Outside the suite, you can find numerous amenities to keep you engaged and entertained like pool, safari shop, library, open kitchen and so on.

If you are the adventurer type, you can pick a cycle and explore the region. This resort is famous for establishing the heritage of the country in its services. You can even find ancient Indian games like chaupad and marbles available for the guests.

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Suggested Tour : 3 Days - Stay at Mahua Kothi in Bandhavgarh Tour

4. Orange County, Nagarhole

Location : Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka

How about adding luxury and adventure to your vacation? The theme of Orange County resort inspired by the lifestyle of tribal people of this region gives a natural look to this resort. The resort has an advantageous strategic location where you can get a panoramic view of the region along with the Kabini River in Nagarhole.

Orange County Resort, Nagarhole
Orange County Resort, Nagarhole

Top amenities provided by the Orange County resort are river-side dining options, travel desk, children activity region, boat dining, pool, and others. The suites of the resort have tribal styled luxury upholstery and décor.

Orange County Dining
Dining at Orange County

The suites would look similar to huts of the tribes, and inside the hut, you will find a grand living room, bedroom, bathroom opening up to a courtyard, and some suites even have a private swimming pool or Jacuzzi.

Orange County Huts
Orange County Huts

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5. Churhat Kothi, Bandhavgarh

Location : Bandhavgarh National Park, Karnataka

Churhat Kothi is a luxury wildlife resort which is a few minutes drive away from the Bandhavgarh National Park. The epicurean tents in this resort give guests the best of experience as they are well equipped to serve any need standing in the between the picturesque and untouched natural forest setup. Scrumptious buffet meals consisting of Indian and Continental cuisine are also a plus here.

Mahua Kothi, Wildlife Resorts Bandhavgarh

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Suggested Tour : 16 Days - India's Best Tiger Wildlife Safari

6. Spice Village - CGH Earth , Periyar

Location : Periyar National Park, Kerala

Spice Village, As the name indicates, you will be staying amidst a spice plantation. The fresh mountain air will linger the fragrance of the spices allowing you to rejuvenate yourself.

Spice Village Resort, Periyar
Spice Village Resort, Periyar

Apart from the cliché luxury resort amenities, the Spice Village is also famous for its game room, conference room, outdoor badminton court, spice tree garden, Ayurveda center, water safari option, cookery workshop, trekking tour availability and so on.

Spice Village Games Room
Spice Village Games Room

The spacious rooms of this resort hold wooden décor with terracotta floors, wooden upholstery, and white-washed walls. This resort provides a holistic luxury feel for your vacation.

Spice Village Bedroom
Spice Village Suite

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Suggested Tour : 14 Days - Kerala Wildlife Tour

7. Samode Safari Lodge, Bandhavgarh

Location : Bandhavgarh National Park,  Madhya Pradesh

Samode Safari Lodge resort gets its beauty from its location; in the middle of a sprawling forest in Bandhavgarh. The Safari lodge is famous for exclusive features like barbecue, bonfire, poolside meal, library, art gallery, recreational room, spa, and others. The resort focuses on providing a rejuvenating experience to its tourists.

Samode Safari Lodge, Bandhavgarh
Samode Safari Lodge, Bandhavgarh

The resort holds just 12 villas, and lush greenery surrounded each enchanting it with serenity. Inside the villas, you will find a large living area, dressing room, lounge, en-suite bathroom, bedroom, open-air bath court, personal verandah and so on. If you are looking for a wildlife tour, you can choose to visit the park along with naturalists from the resort.

Samode Safari Lodge Villa
Samode Safari Lodge Villa

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8. Sher Bagh Resort, Ranthambore

Location : Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Sher Bagh is an eco-friendly resort, which is famous for being the first camp based luxury resort in the country. The camp styled accommodation allows tourists to connect with nature without forfeiting their luxury needs. The tented accommodations will have all basic and unique amenities.

Sujan Sher Bagh Ranthambore
Sujan Sher Bagh Ranthambore

The resort also holds Pugmark, a special boutique for shopping. There is even a working helipad inside the resort. If you love to learn about nature and animals, the resort could arrange meetings with naturalists and conservationists who have been working in the national park for several years. The suites have a private verandah, dining tent, bathrooms, and other facilities.

Sujan Sher Bagh Luxury Tent
Sujan Sher Bagh Luxury Tent

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9. The Taj Gateway Hotel, Gujarat

Location : Gir National Park, Gujarat

The Taj Gateway Hotel is located closer to the Hiran River and is surrounded by a lush forest. This resort gets its reputation from the impeccable list of services and amenities. Apart from cliché luxury resort facilities, you can find open-air library cum Longue, children center, banquet hall, game room, and a traditional spa.

The Gateway Hotel, Gir
The Gateway Hotel, Gir

You can choose between rooms with a view of the forest and the Hiran River. The resorts have many top-notch amenities like mini-bar, coffee maker, LCD TV, private washroom, and others. The spa of the resort is said to provide authentic massages and treatments for the guests by trained specialists in the field.

The Gateway Hotel Suite
The Gateway Hotel Suite

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10. Corbett Leela Vilas, Uttarakhand

Location : Jim Corbett Park,  Uttarakhand

Corbett Leela Vilas resort is strategically built amidst a lush mango orchard. If you are visiting Corbett National Park in summer, you can smell the fragrance of mangoes in the air. The resort is specifically designed to provide comfort in every element. Apart from the basic amenities, the hotel also provides railway shuttle service, pool (one for adults and one for children), game room, recreational hall, travel desk, doctor-on-call, and others.

The resort holds numerous luxury cottages with wooden floors and mud tile roof. These cottages hold amenities like minibar, jacuzzi, heater, rain shower, coffee/tea maker, LCD TV, air conditioning, safe, and others. The in-house restaurant provides multi-cuisine meals including the local cuisine.

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11. Kaziranga Resort, Assam

Location : Kaziranga National Park, Assam

Kaziranga Resort is one of the newest wildlife resorts in Assam, and it has already gained a reputation for its services and location. The resort offers luxury with amenities that promote the Kaziranga National park and adventure activities. You can enjoy many services from the resort, like elephant safari, adventurous treks, sightseeing tours, jeep safari, folk dance performances, traditional cuisine, and so on.

Apart from these, the resort also provides cliché luxury resort amenities. The resort holds just eight suites with varying luxury level. Each room is fitted with numerous modern amenities and is deliberately spacious enough for the tourists to relax during their stay.

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12. Baghvan Hotel, Pench

Location : Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Baghvan resort is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh which is extremely famous for its natural parks. It pampers its guests with unmatched luxury and top- class facilities. The interiors are done in a royal taste which will appeal to the travelers definitely. Opulent wine treats under the Banyan tree here are one of its kind, highlight of the stay we can say.

Baghvan Hotel, Taj Safari

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Suggested Tour : 16 Days - Footsteps of Tiger India Tour

13. Sunderban Mangrove Retreat, West Bengal

Location : Sunderban National Park, West Bengal

Sunderban Mangrove Retreat, As the name indicates, this resort is located just outside a lush mangrove forest. This resort is eco-friend, and luxury never ends here. The resort borders mangrove views on one side and the Pichkhali River on the other side. The resort’s main mission is to promote the beauty and resources of the mangrove forest. The resort provides all luxury amenities keeping the environment in the mud. The suites in the resort are mud hut fitted with a thatched roof. Inside the hut, you will find numerous amenities similar to a luxury room.

Suggested Tour : 14 Days - East India Wildlife Tour

14. The Serai Bandipur, Karnataka

Location : Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Karnataka

If you want to have a luxurious vacation in the heart of a wildlife reserve, the options are quite a few in India and, The Serai is one of them. Located inside the Bandipur Tiger Reserve, this resort is famous for its luxury facilities like massage service, wild safari tour, body treatments, gift shop, game room, conference room, banquet hall, and others. You can also host a party or event in the middle of the reserve.

The Serai resort holds 24 suites with varying luxury level. Some of the rooms have a grand view of the mountain region. The rooms are lined with wooden or stone floors, and you will have a grand French window to enjoy the beauty of the land. Each suite has a bathing area, private portico, upholstery, and other amenities.

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15. The Blackbuck Lodge, Velavadar

Location : Velavadar National Park, Gujarat

With its location in the middle of a large forest, The Blackbuck resort easily connects its guests to nature. The lodge covers 70 acres of land and is filled with luxury villas close to a water body, ancient trees, and other iconic locations. You can find numerous unique amenities here like cycling, a library of natural history, open shower, waterfront dining, spa, look-out point to spot animals from a safe distance and so on.

The resort has 14 cottages, each fitted with a luxury bedroom and an en-suite bathroom. The cottages have a private deck, which overlooks the lush savannah.  The décor of the cottages is themed to give a contemporary rustic look. You can find wildlife pictures on almost every wall. If you wish to shower under the stars, you can enjoy bath-garden facilities too.

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Suggested Tour : 12 Days - Gujarat Wildlife Tour

16. Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge

Location : Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge is a luxury resort standing in close proximity to the Ranthambore National Park. It is a historical lodge which was originally built by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur in 1930. Standing true to its regal past, the resort caters to the tourists to their utmost satisfaction. Also an attraction here are the suites originally used by the Maharaja for his hunting trips and also for hosting the English royals Prince Phillip and Queen Elizabeth.

Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge

Suggested Tour : 12 Days - Taj Mahal Tour and Tiger Safari

17. Taj Garden Retreat, Thekkady

Location : Periyar National Park, Kerala

Taj Garden Retreat resort takes pride in providing a balance between tradition and modern amenities. This resort holds villas with traditional thatched roofs, overlooking the sanctuary. The resort provides many amenities like rental cars, safe lockers, conference room, pool, currency exchange, fax, boat ride, jungle trekking, bonfire bar, treehouse for children, Ayurvedic spa, spice plantation trek, and others.

If you are looking for a grand way to enjoy the Periyar National Park, this resort is the best option. The resort holds 32 rooms with private deck, channel music, telephone, TV, mini-bar, and others. The rooms are decorated with natural fabrics and wood to give a traditional look.

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18. Chandra Mahal Haveli, Bharatpur

Location : Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan

Chandra Mahal Haveli is a haveli styled resort famous for its unique facilities and traditional Indian styled royal hospitality. This resort is a unique blend of business and leisure look. Top amenities provided for the tourists are internet service, air-conditioning, front desk service, travel desk, doctor-on-call, Jacuzzi, massage services, spa, pool, coffee shop, and others.

There are suites of varying luxury levels in this resort, and each suite is decorated with ancient upholstery to give a royal look. The luxury ambiance roots from the modern amenities inside the room like minibar, internet access, air conditioning, TV, telephone and others.

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19. Tusker Trails Resort, Bandipur

Location : Bandipur National Park, Karnataka

Tusker Trails Resort is famous for its untouched natural ambiance, which gives a fresh beauty to your stay in Bandipur. The resort gets its grandeur with amenities like a spa, swimming pool, conference room, elephant ride, barbeque evening, and others.

The resort holds 25 rooms with three different levels of luxury and amenities. Each room holds a private portico, where tourists can enjoy a grand view of the canopy. The showers have glass skylights, and thus, you can enjoy showering under the stars in private.

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20. Muthoot Cardamom County, Thekkady

Location : Periyar National Park Kerala

Unfortunately, the resort has nothing to do with cardamom. The resort has a luxury theme spiked with contemporary style. Located close to the Periyar wildlife sanctuary, the resort provides numerous trips and safaris to the park. The resort holds 30 cottages located amidst a manicured garden.

The resort provides many luxury amenities like Ayurvedic center, pool, rooftop yoga center, gourmet restaurant, conference hall, and others. There is one suite cottage, and the rest are deluxe cottages. The cottages are built and decorated with a European style look. The cottages have a private portico from where you can get a grand panoramic view of Kumily hills.

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21. Udai Vilas Palace, Bharatpur

Location : Bharatpur National Park, Rajasthan

Just one kilometer away from the Bharatpur national park, Udai Vilas Palace covers two acres of land with contemporary beauty and nature’s canopy. As the name indicates, the royal luxury is inevitable during your stay, here.

The resort provides exclusive amenities like cultural programs, themed dinner, guided tour to the sanctuary, town safari, in-house restaurant, bar lounge, and others. There are two different styles of accommodations, and minimalistic luxury décor gives a royal look in all the rooms. You can find many modern amenities like bathtub, mini-bar, telephone, satellite TV, air conditioning and others.

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22. Maneland Jungle Lodge, Gir

Location : Gir National Park, Gujarat

This luxury lodge is located amidst the lush beauty of the Gir national park. The location of wilderness hasn’t stopped the resort from providing impeccable services like laundry, 24 hour security, front desk, housekeeping, internet, banquet facilities, parking, travel desk, vegetarian cuisine restaurant with ingredients grown right inside the resort, naturalist lectures, children play area, banquet services, library, indoor games, and the list goes on and on. The rooms bask in beauty with cliché luxury amenities and facilities.

23. Tuli Tiger Corridor, Pench

Location : Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh

How about a vacation where you can camp within the jungle and feel luxurious at the same time? If you are looking for such beauty, the Tuli Tiger Corridor is the best option. This resort allows you to stay closer to the jungle as much as possible. The resort has a small natural lake located inside its premises.

On the whole, this is a thematic resort, which provides you a camping feel. The hotel provides all cliché luxury resort amenities including travel desk, room service, air conditioning, and others. The accommodations in the resorts hold many modern and comfortable amenities. The rooms come with a garden view of the lake view, and indeed, the tourists usually prefer the ones with lake views.

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24. Tree House Hideaway Resort, Bandhavgarh

Location : Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

The Tree House Hideaway Resort provides an ideal escape into nature with comfortable premium tree houses, which bask with modern and luxury amenities. Staying in a wildlife resort is usually the choice for those who wish to enjoy nature at close quarters. However, while staying in camps or rooms, you get to enjoy only a glimpse of nature. If you are planning for a holistic experience, the best option is tree houses.

The resort holds many amenities and facilities, including luxury restaurants, travel desk, room service, and others. There are two types of treehouses with varying luxury levels. The treehouses have a wooden décor and fitted with luxury amenities like AC, upholsteries, telephone, mini-bar, and others.

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25. Baghvan Jungle Lodge, Pench

Location : Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Taj Baghvan Jungle Lodge is a premium styled wildlife resort, which is famous for its tent style accommodation, Indian hospitality, and the implicit beauty of the Pench National Park around it. The hotel has an interactive kitchen, where the guests can watch or even take part in the cooking, learn or enjoy aside a  trained and experienced chef.

Apart from this, you can find numerous amenities and facilities inside the resort, like doctor-on-call, uninterrupted internet service, transportation options, and others. There are just 12 canvas tents for accommodations, and thus, only 24 tourists can stay inside this resort at a given time. The tents have an array of modern and luxury amenities.

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26. Wild Grass Lodge, Kaziranga

Location : Kaziranga National Park, Assam

Wild Grass Lodge is the right option if you are looking for a solitude vacation closer to nature. This lodge gives a grand panoramic view of the jungle. The resort itself is a natural kaleidoscope with breeding spots for birds, butterflies, and numerous lush flowering plants around the region.

Apart from this natural beauty, the resort provides amenities like a banquet hall, camping facilities, travel desk, transportation, medical services, internet facilities and so on. There are 20 accommodation suites in the lodge with varying luxury levels. Each suite is designed to provide luxury and privacy.

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27. Corbett River View Retreat, Uttarakhand

Location : Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

As the name indicates, this a river-view wildlife resort surrounded by tranquilizing beauty of nature. Corbett River View Retreat resort provides numerous facilities like conference hall, banquet hall, laundry service, internet service, doctor service, and others.

If you are looking for adventure experience in Corbett, the resort provides services like rock climbing, rafting, birdwatching, elephant safari, horse safari, jeep safari, river crossing, and others. For rejuvenation, the resort has facilities like body treatment, steam room, sauna bath, spa services, and others.

If you wish to enjoy an entertained evening time, you can choose to enjoy cultural programs, movies about wildlife, outdoor or indoor games and much more. There is also a large library inside the resort. The accommodations in the resort come with modern cliché luxury amenities like upholstery, ensuite bathroom, safe, and others.

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