122 Photos - May 4, 2013
Photo: The tigers of India need all our help to stay alive - please help tiger conservation.Photo: This most special of places will help anyone to appreciate  & become a custodian of India's WildlifePhoto: The architecture of Samode Safari Lodge is sympathetic to the environment and the local ancient village and its peoples.Photo: Our cottage was an enchantment.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: So comfortable and yet One with Nature.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: I would sit out at sunrise and just listen and look and drink some excellent tea brewed by me!Photo: Photo: Photo: This is the artwork of the local people and how they depict the denizens of their jungle places.Photo: Photo: Photo: Stunningly beautiful bathroom with bath, separate shower, and then an outside shower as well.Photo: Photo: Photo: Every little detail is thought out, milk or lemon or indeed honey for your tea.Photo: A coffee machine for those who like good coffee.Photo: Photo: The swimming pool and jacuzzi area is very beautiful and used as a venue for dinner with candlelight and a fire in the evening.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Graham braved the coolness of the pool!Photo: Photo: Photo: The stunning evening lightPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A very gracious sitting room area with bar and fire places.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Tea is laid out every evening.Photo: The dining room deck which is lovely at all times.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Luncheon is European cuisine and it is Indian in the evening; breakfast is a huge choice with eggs, bacon, breads, fruit and even champagne!Photo: Photo: Billiards for those who would like to play and socialise.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: This rather cross looking monkey in my bathroom amused me.Photo: The bright blooms of the silk cotton trees in the springtime.Photo: Photo: Photo: Bandhavgarh the wildlife park early the next morning.Photo: Photo: Photo: Promising pugmarks of a cubPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: An Indian RollerPhoto: A welcome cup of tea and quick snack midway through the safari.Photo: A beautiful owlPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: This is a gazelle running awayPhoto: Photo: Photo: Orchids in the trees.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A feeding fawn of the Cheetal doePhoto: Photo: Wild boar that seemed to have been spooked.Photo: This male tiger was orphaned with his two siblings some time ago and is in an enclosure because they did not learn how to fend for themselves - but he is magnificent.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: I wish he could be free but he might not know how to look after himself were that so.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Sambar stagPhoto: Cheetal in the evening sunlight.Photo: Photo: Photo: The sambar familyPhoto: Photo: Wonderful! this is a picture taken by Ken L Koester who was with us at the Safari Lodge and enchanted with India.Photo: Photo: The little Bee Eaters in their numbers having an evening dust bath - quite enchanting.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Ken's other lovely photo of the beautiful tiger crossing the road - magnificent.Photo: I just included this again to get the sense of this great animal.Photo: Sunset always draws my attention wherever I am in India.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Farewell to a most beautiful Lodge and experience at Bandhavgarh - we will return!