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Mela Wali Gali, Khajuraho 471101 India
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#1 of 39 Speciality lodging in Khajuraho
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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 eight independent cottages are created in village style mud and thatch but have 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.
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Lazy river
Free breakfast
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Mela Wali Gali, Khajuraho 471101 India
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amba-suhasini k wrote a review Jan 2021
New Delhi, India1 contribution
A paradise in panna: Stunning location, delicious farm to table food, gorgeous old world rooms and it is right next to the national park. The view and sound of the Ken River while you laze/work/read is so, so soothing. Everything is eco conscious and the attention to (literally every) detail is a bit mind boggling! But it's most unique and special feature are Joanna and Raghu who are your hosts. Knowledgeable, generous and so attentive. Could've stayed another whole week honestly.thank you for a magic time.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 20 Jan 2021
Thank you Amba, you are most kind. We wish you had stayed another week also. Next time...
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Manyshoes wrote a review Jan 2021
New Delhi, India26 contributions2 helpful votes
This is the kind of place you could stay for days- and not get bored. And discover new corners and hidden little details that have obviously been thought of with SO MUCH LOVE and care. One moment I turned to discover a double sided wardrobe(GENIUS!) encased in pakistani mashroo curtains, and in another moment I found myself doing yoga next to a beautiful silk chanderi curtain with the tiniest little booties you could have gone days without noticing. The food was incredible, and simple and you really felt spoilt after every meal. Piyush and his team took such care of us that my rotis were never without a good dollop of butter. Breakfast(on days you dont venture into the park) is on this beautiful long table in the lawns overlooking the river, and lunch was served in the vegetable patch, only a few metres away but an entirely different experience. Joanna and Raghu who run the place are so integrated into the community, they know two boatmen who now work permanently for Sarai's guests and recognise every species of bird you will spot on your little boat ride- complete with fantastic cushion upholstery. <3 But what I will never forget is the careful choice of cosmetics and the sweet tea station in our room- filled with only the most wonderful teas and coffee for any kind of craving. PS: I still miss their shampoo.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: Groups should book the connected rooms.
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Responded 20 Jan 2021
Dear manyshoes, What a delightful and original review. We wish you had stayed longer too and will look forward to a return whenever....
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Jayensh wrote a review Nov 2020
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Lovely lodge run by Joanna n Raghu, most rejuvenated short vacation,artistically designed cottages. Delicious local food followed by lovely desserts. Must go to experience incredible India hospitality.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sarai at Toria, Owner at Sarai at Toria
Responded 20 Jan 2021
Thank you for reviewing us so sweetly. Please do return for a longer vacation next time!
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N S Rajan wrote a review Nov 2020
Mumbai, India34 contributions7 helpful votes
Apart from seeing the seeing the tigers we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sarai@Torai. Raghu and Joanna were great hosts and regaled us with anecdotes of the jungle tigers when they were actively involved with the forest administration. The food was delicious and not a single dish was repeated . They went out of the way to make my friend’s birthday memorable. All in all a fantastic trip and we certainly hope to come back again to this wonderful place.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Sarai at Toria, Owner at Sarai at Toria
Responded 20 Jan 2021
Dear 502nsr, Thank you for your kind review. We would be delighted if you can return. We now count 30+ desert recipes on our menu so at least for those we would be able to continue to give you new dishes! :-)
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Jennifer H wrote a review Apr 2020
Missoula, Montana7 contributions1 helpful vote
We enjoyed our stay at Sarai immensely. The lodge and cottages are well done and meticulously designed to be as eco-friendly as possible. It is apparent Raghu and Joanna put a lot of time and effort to be as light on the environment as possible down to how they heat the water! Not only were the accommodations wonderful but the food was very authentic to the region much of it developed from Raghu's family recipes. We were among the lucky who saw a tiger and it was definitely the highlight of our India trip! The park is not overcrowded and we had a wonderful naturalist from the lodge accompany us on each trip. I highly recommend staying here, as we are currently in an uncertain time with regard to travel, it is important to support small local business like this one who take good care of their staff and in this case, have deep environmental ties to preserving the tiger in the area, when we can.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Make sure to take the boat ride- it is beautiful and relaxing!
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Response from Sarai at Toria, Owner at Sarai at Toria
Responded 20 Jan 2021
Dear Jennifer, Thank you for your lovely review. We apologise for the delay in responding but had received no alert so only today saw your kind comments. We hope you are staying well through this difficult period and look forward to a time when we may see you again. Meanwhile I hope the good memories are sustaining you through these travel free times. We are all fine here and the Sarai remains open and the tigers occasionally visible! Thank you for reviewing us so nicely.
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IndiaMadhya PradeshChhatarpur DistrictKhajuraho
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sarai at Toria
What are some of the property amenities at Sarai at Toria?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Sarai at Toria?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sarai at Toria?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Sarai at Toria have airport transportation?
Yes, Sarai at Toria offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sarai at Toria?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Sarai at Toria?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Pratapeswar Temple (14.8 km).