India Accommodation,
Northern India

Waghoba Eco Lodge

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On a 12 acre plot within the buffer zone of Tadoba National Park, sits this comfortable lodge with superb facilities.

Tadoba is a mix of dry deciduous forest and grassland with a hilly and undulating landscape. It is among the top reserves in India for tiger sightings. Waghoba Eco Lodge conducts a range of excursions with both morning and afternoon game drives into the national park available, accompanied by local guides and naturalists.

Numerous ecologically responsible practices and technologies went into the design and construction of the lodge. Each cottage has been built from handmade adobe earth bricks and local stone, topped with Guna vault roofs (handmade conical tiles). A solar plant has been installed which provides around 75% of power required by the lodge. A rain water tank and water treatment facility allows water to be recycled and reused. The lodge is also trying to break the traditional industry norms, by actively recruiting women to help improve gender inequality.

There is a large, shaded pool with a sun deck, perfect for cooling off in the middle of the day between your morning and afternoon excursions into the park. Each room includes Handcrafted, teak furniture and an en suite bathroom. Fantastic food is prepared and served at the lodge’s restaurant, and includes regional dishes like Varadhi thali and Maharashtrian thali, Varhadi chicken, Nagpuri Saoji mutton, homemade ice creams and pineapple Shrikhand.

A purpose-built wildlife photography hide looks out onto a small body of water, where birds come to perch, providing a pleasing eye level view for photographers, enhanced by the reflections of subjects on the water. To ease long spells waiting in the hide, there is a sofa with additional seating, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Close to the wildlife hide is the nature library and lounge, where daily talks and presentations are held by the resident naturalists. There is a bar in the lounge and the library is well stocked with wildlife books and has a selection of board games.

Facilities

There is an outdoor, covered pool with separate toilets and changing rooms, showers, loungers, seating and a pantry for drinks. Near the bird hide is the nature library and a lounge area. There is a bar area, restaurant, outdoor lounge areas, wildlife hide and nature themed library.

Local Wildlife

Bengal tiger, leopard, sloth bear, dhole, langur, gaur, sambar deer, chital deer, jungle cat, golden jackal.

Red-crested pochard, grey heron, openbill stork, stork-billed kingfisher, white-eyed buzzard, oriental honey buzzard, paradise flycatchers, lesser adjutant.

Optional Activities

Tadoba jungle safari, bird photography, nature walks, cycling tours, boat ride in Tadoba, visits to Ramdegi temple and Sevagram Gandhi Ashram.

Jonathan Morris

Area Specialist

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