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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Sarai at Toria is a wonderful, small eco-resort hard by the Ken River in Panna in the state of Madhya Pradesh that was created by Joanna Van Gruisen – a Brit who is a professional wildlife photographer - and her partner, Dr. Raghu Chundawat -...More

Thank BobShay
Response from SaT52, Owner at Sarai at ToriaResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you BobShay for your kind and informative review - embarrassingly complimentary! We really do receive the most wonderfully interesting guests - such as yourselves - and we really enjoy it when they get to know each other and appreciate this too. We hope to...More

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful property with a passionate and caring hostess / owner, Joanna. She is just the loveliest lady and also well worth chatting to her about her and husband’s work with tigers. In a beautiful location overlooking the Ken River with grass and...More

Thank ozallan
Response from SaT52, Owner at Sarai at ToriaResponded 30 April 2018

Ozallan, thank you, you are too kind. This is one of our loveliest reviews - all key points mentioned! Do hope you may be able to return some time.

Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This lodge has extremely comfortable and simple rooms and excellent food, mainly Indian but with Ottolenghi-ish elements of modern European. Most meals are set menus but with 6 or more dishes so special tastes can be accommodated. The proprietors also arrange visits to the local...More

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Response from SaT52, Owner at Sarai at ToriaResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you Adam, we love that you mentioned the food up front. It was a great Holi, rather more rambunctious than usual - thanks for your part in this! Hope to see you here again some time.

Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for only two nights while visiting Aurangabad and I wish we could have stayed a week! I will certainly go back. Our cottage was very comfortable and charming. The food is super delicious. We had a canoe trip with an expert birder...More

Thank ExNewYorker
Response from SaT52, Owner at Sarai at ToriaResponded 30 April 2018

Yay, we hope you mean it and that you will come back. We shall look forward to seeing you again. And thank you for taking the time to review us here.

Reviewed 1 March 2018

We stayed her for two nights while visiting Khajuraho and really enjoyed the place. The setting is ideal being away from the city so nice and quiet yet close at hand. The cottages are well fitted out and spacious and the food was very good....More

Thank boutells
Response from SaT52, Owner at Sarai at ToriaResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you for your review and especially for mentioning that Khajuraho is "close at hand". Many still feel our beautiful location is further away. Sorry the tigers did not reveal themselves to you but finding two out of our three Ts on offer is not...More

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The Sarai at Toria is a beautiful riverside retreat close to the World Heritage site of Khajuraho and to the Panna Tiger Reserve. The six independent cottages are created in village style mud and thatch but have ...More spacious contemporary interiors. The dining/sitting area is an open structure commanding serene and stunning views over the Ken river, to the park's hills beyond. Less
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US$ 254 - US$ 358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
India > Madhya Pradesh > Chhatarpur District > Khajuraho
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Rubes J
3 August 2018|
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Response from SaT52 | Property representative |
Dear RubesJ, December in our part of India can be very cold - depends whether you are visiting early or late December. But in December / January we can even get frosts so if you are planning to visit the park bring enough... More
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"All the rooms are tucked in among trees. Not sure one is better than another."
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