Spent two nights here and would happily have stayed longer. Nice cottages, not particularly luxurious but functional and comfortable. Good dinner/lounge are to relax in during the afternoon or for pre-dinner drinks (large beer 400 rupees) Staff helpful and prepared to cook meals to suit children or those who do not always want spice. Make sure you have game drives booked in advance otherwise the manager will suggest getting up at 0300 to queue for a ticket! We lhad drives booked and so eft the lodge at 0515 back for 1130 and lunch then out at 1530 for the evening drive, back by 1830. The afternoon we swapped a drive for time with Tara the elephant was superb. The children rode on her back down to the river (about 30mins) and were then able to swim with her in the deeper water before she cam to the shallows to be washed before riding her back.The round trip lasted c. 3 hours, the memories will last forever. Excellent tiger sighting on one of the core area roads. Good wildlife viewing. A nice surprise to find free wifi access, didn't get that at other lodges.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kipling Camp is the perfect destination for those who wish to relax in idyllic surrounds and explore the remote forests and villages of central India. Our comfortable cottages are set in 25 acres of unspoilt jungle. It is one of the finest wildlife camps in India with attention given to every detail. Kipling is also the home of Tara, a much-loved elephant who loves to be bathed and scrubbed in the Banjar River by guests. ... more less