Yoga classes, free Wifi. In rooms: fireplace, air-conditioning, tea and coffee-making facilities, Soultree and Puro toiletries.
Entered through an intimate courtyard, each of the four cottages have bags of exotic appeal. Four-poster beds are draped in billowing net; rough-hewn stone walls and colourful saris frame alfresco showers. Catch the breeze on the outdoor machan daybed, perfectly positioned for lazy river gazing. Bashful love birds should make their nest in Cottage 4 – it’s the furthest away from the restaurant.
Bring a well-thumbed copy of The Jungle Book to get in the mood; more prosaically, bug spray can be handy for keeping the creepy crawlies at bay.
One of the cottages has a bathroom adapted for disabled guests. Phone signal, internet access and electricity can be a bit patchy – stow your devices away and savour the lodge’s off-the-grid charms.
Welcome. Extra beds and cots can be added to all rooms. Babysitting is available for INR100 an hour (four-hour minimum).
There’s plenty of room for cots and extra beds in all the cottages.
With trees to climb, river shallows to paddle in and nature trails to explore, Flame of the Forest is an exotic children’s paradise. Budding gourmets can learn all about organic farming in the grounds; sociable types can make friends with the local kids over a game of cricket.
The kitchen will happily whip up favourites such as pasta or fries to suit young palates.
The hotel can arrange babysitters for INR100 an hour (four-hour minimum) but you’ll need to book a week in advance.
No need to pack
Baby wipes, baby food and child-friendly snacks can be purchased onsite.
Over-5s must have their own passport to confirm safari bookings.
Having worked closely with local communities during the construction of the lodge, the hotel takes care to minimise its impact on its surroundings, with thoughtful initiatives such as composting, rainwater harvesting and organic gardening. The owners are actively involved in improving living conditions for their neighbours through their social enterprise Hathi, which provides women with work opportunities and health education.