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Right Mix of Adventure & Luxury !
Absolutely loved this place !!!!! Lives up to the expectation you have from Taj as they give you the best possible experience of adventure & luxury. When we went, things were just getting back to normal from second wave of covid & hence the property had very low occupancy so we enjoyed personal attention for all meals :) (flip side was they were not doing buffet breakfast) The food was good & so was the service ! The property has a walkway you can explore by urself and enjoy the nature. The best part is you can just lie on the bed of your cottage and enjoy the views of Banjaar River & Kanha Buffer. We walked to the river on one of the morning to just sit by the river & enjoy the sound of various birds. Totally recommend this place to someone looking to enjoy nature/wildlife or someone only wanting to be in the hotel & enjoy the luxury ! P.S.: Rooms, Balcony & Bathroom were huge & luxurious !
I would have rated this resort 6* but for some peripheral service issues not expected from a high end chain like Taj. The relationship manager was lacking in communication skills & patronising. The lodge manager was invisible, & we saw the “personal butler” who was supposed to be at our “service”, only once. The positives that followed though, far outweigh these hiccups. A charming jungle lodge touching the forest core, with a beautiful setting by the river. We are wildlife enthusiasts and never miss a safari, but here we were actually content relaxing on deck, with nothing but the jungle sounds for company. The tents & bathrooms are huge, luxurious & with every comfort, actually better than the ones in private reserves in S Africa/Botswana! The staff were good, especially the chef who was always around interacting with us. One of the big positives of Taj safaris is having your own naturalist. It was so interesting going on safaris with a naturalist who is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and energetic. Her knowledge of insects and their behaviour was amazing. Sometimes though she tended to be talkative & loud in the jungle. An observation: The government guides are a little in awe of the Taj naturalists. We noticed that they aren’t assertive enough when there is a difference of opinion regarding which route to take etc. They were too deferential & polite to challenge her view point. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend, & are already planning a return.
Holi Getaway to Banjaar Tola National Park, Kanha
This was my first ever safari experience so we wanted a place that had a mix of luxury and wilderness and that is exactly what we got with this property. The tents were massive, truly luxurious and very very comfortable with all details thought off. Being next to the Core zone you could hear/spot animals from your bed whilst watching over the Banjaar River which was truly an unbelievable experience. An easy 10/10 for Location The customer service was absolutely on point. Right from camp manager Showrya, naturalist Jaya, kitchen team Gajraj, Karan and Head Chef , everyone did a splendid job. They were always present at the entry to greet us and shared some great stories with us. Special mention to Jaya for all the efforts he took to ensure we had a successful safari and spot a tiger. His passion and knowledge blew us all away. Without a doubt 10/10 for service and overall engagement The food was something we used to look forward to every day. There was an excellent variety along with some local delicacies which Headchef insisted we try.. they have an in house bakery for some delicious desserts.. definitely a 10/10 for food. Overall, every person at the property went out of their way to ensure we had a memorable trip and im forever grateful for that. Will definitely be visiting again. Big ups to the entire Banjaar Tola (Taj Safari) National Park team for all the great work they are doing.
Luxury in the midst of a forest.
We visited Taj Banjar Tola for the long weekend and it was the best way to disconnect with people and reconnect with nature. The property is superb. The facilities and service and hospitality is on a very different level. Starting with a warm welcome by the staff when your vehicle arrives to the chef making some superb food for you as per your taste and preferences. We were super lucky to get Naturalist Jaya on board who took us for our safaris and showed us around the jungle. His passion and dedication is infectious. His knowledge regarding the jungle and animal behaviour is way up there. Highly recommended. He made us feel safe and secure and helped us learn so much. The kitchen and hospitality team including main Chef, Gajraj, Karan made sure we had the yummiest food in the middle of nowhere. The food was class appear. You feel at home even during the safari as they pack some breakfast and snacks for you to carry. What was amazing was listening to their stories of tiger encounters and how they dealt with the same. Thanks to camp manager Showrya, we had a beautiful sit out dinner under the stars which was an experience of a lifetime. All in all you must visit Taj Banjar Tola to experience nature at its best and meet the most humble, hospitable staff who make you feel at home. Will definitely recommend and will 100% visit again.
Safaris & Sojourn
We had an amazing time at the Taj Banjar Tola, Kanha resort. All aspects of the trip right from planning, to transportation, stay, food, safaris and the health protocols were taken care of exceptionally well. The services of the staff, butlers, naturalists and the chefs were truly reflective of the Taj hospitality. Daily briefings on the activities, food preferences and the surprise dinner arrangements made it all the more exciting. Such luxury in the middle of the forest is something that even the best of African safaris don’t offer. Our special thanks to: a. Narayan, Gajraj, Chef Mukesh, ever smiling Manoj and the rest of the staff at Banjar Tola and b. Naturalist Kopal Thakur who gave us valuable insights about the animals, birds, insects and trees of the forest. We were also lucky to spot tigers, wild animals and birds from close distance multiple times during our safaris, thanks to the excellent knowledge and experience of Kopal and guides. Overall, it was a welcome break for us from the difficult covid situation. We are thankful to each one at Taj Banjar Tola who made this trip memorable and special to us. Please pass on our sincere appreciation to all of them. We would definitely recommend both the properties to anyone who wishes to explore the national parks of Madhya Pradesh.
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