Being a regular traveler , I was reluctant of the resort given the price point. However, the resort turned out to be exceptionally beautiful. It has an open shower which was a delight. Nice places to hang out in the resort itself (Machan, pool side, Badminton etc) , which is important given Covid.
Food was great including tea. Resort is also located very close to both Tala and Khitauli gate which are the main gates. You can either get the safari to the resort at an additional price or go to the gates directly and take the safari from there. Do remember to take out the permits well in advance. No one who is not on the permit can travel in the safari and there are limited permits.
Special mention to Mr Sunil, who was really helpful and patient with all the queries. He also took care of any special request that we had.
I feel , in Bandhavgarh , at that price point it is one of the best properties. Good for both family and couples.
We visited Aranyak with a group of friends and family over a weekend to see the Bandhavgarh National Park. While the National Park is one of the best places to visit (we got to see many animals including bear, tiger, etc.); the resort added to the charm of the visit with its lovely ambience (bonfire nights with music), beautiful machaan with lovely sunlight in the chilly afternoon, clean pool, options for spa, etc. Words can't capture the experience, its absolutely worth staying in and exploring!
Staying at Aranyak was a lovely experience. It is a sprawling property at Bandhavgarh with 20 cottages. The ambience is fantastic with greenery all round . A morning walk within the hotel premises is an exhilarating experience. The hotel offers both single suites (individual cottages) and Twin Cottages. The rooms are excellent and spacious. The staff are very courteous and were always there to cater to all out needs. The smile on their faces will liven up your day! All sanitization protocols were followed , the rooms , the linen and the public areas were very well maintained. The dining hall has a fascinating decor. The hotel's own kitchen garden provides seasonal veggies ! The swimming pool was lovely and there is a Spa on the premises as well.
All in all it was excellent stay and I would highly recommend this property !
this was my second visit to Aranyak and a very pleasent one again. Right from communication with manager Mr Rishi it was effortless. The resort was very considerate to carryforward my booking deposit which could not be used due to lockdown.
Mr Saurabh was kind enough to keep dining room open for dinner on arrival when we reached by late by 11 pm on arrival day.
However the highlight of the resort was the dining staff and manager Mr Surendra( pardon me if i take his name wrong). The staff was very polite, attentive, and always on the toes to make the patrons have a good meal. The food items were good in taste. No items were repeated in my 4 days of stay. manager would ask us and pack a good breakfast for earling morning safaris as per our taste.
After every safari the staff would come to you with water and enquire if we had a good time and sighted the tigers. they were more dissappointed than us if we did not had a tiger sighting !!
Rooms were good enough with a mini refrigerator and nice comfortable beeding. AC cooling was adequate. Outdoor bathroom was the most enjoyable of all especially after every safari.
pool was nice clean and good sized.
the staff did have masks and followed social distancing as much as possible.
when i left at 7 am in morning Mr Rishi was there to see me off and enquire if my stay was good.
For me the highlight was the staff and excellent service.
truly worth the money.
Will come again.
A beautiful resort with wonderful facilities, courteous staff and a great food. It's very close to the park, therefore an easy and quick access to Bandhavgarh Park gates. It has spa and beautiful swimming pool. It has separate cottages, with spacious room which has a place to add an extra bed, nice bathrooms (including open outdoor bath to get the feel of a jungle ). Several nice shaded seating space for a group of visitors in the middle of cottages. Wi-Fi connectivity is bit of a challenge but you get quicker access near the Reception area.