A great destination for a family holiday, and set in idyllic surrounds of woodland, enjoy a stay with the family in a selection of 13 rooms made up of eight cottages in the grounds, one room in the main house, three suites and one room in separate buildings. All of which offer either a sit-out or veranda, a gorgeous spot for looking out the woodlands or vast fields. Private bathrooms are equipped with a bidet, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Feel at home in the main house and spend time playing board games in the comfortable sitting room, read a book in the library and sip drinks in the bar.
Enjoy authentic ‘home cooked’ buffet spreads with fresh organically grown ingredients from the farms or procured directly from the local farmers. The recipes include a rich and varied mix of local specialties and contemporary Indian and Continental dishes. Relish meals underneath beautiful old trees and enjoy evening bonfires with a spot of stargazing.
Set against a stunning backdrop, framed by the ravines and sandbanks, the calm waters of the Chambal River are best explored on boats. The gentle pace of the River Safari is designed to provide spectacular sightings of the gharials, muggers and turtles basking in the sun, the many migratory and resident birds and the occasional glimpses of the Gangetic river dolphins breaking surface. Be transported back in time on a Camel Safari and explore the ancient settlement of Bateshwar, go on heritage walks, meet the friendly inhabitants of local communities and embark on a Blackbuck Jeep safari.
What we love about Mela Kothi Chambal Safari Lodge
- Take a leisurely cycle around the lodge on bicycles, great fun for the whole family
- Enjoy nature walks led by resident naturalist guides around the plantation
- Gather around the blazing fire pit at night to chat about your adventurous day