Terai is a marshy jungle between the Himalayas and the great plains of India. Rich in flora and fauna, the natural wonders concealed within its verdant foliage can be revealed to tourists by trained naturalists. With the establishment of the TUTC Jaagir Lodge, world-class luxury was situated in close proximity to the region’s natural wonders. The opulent colonial style accommodations and villas provide idyllic spaces for relaxation after enjoying the resort’s guided nature excursions, photography lessons, star-gazing workshops, culinary classes, and yoga and wellness activities. Big cat safaris, elephant riding, rhino spotting, and bird watching can also be organized. Memorable experiences do not end outdoors at the Jaagir Lodge, gourmet cuisines are available that bear homage to every corner of the globe. Menus change daily and are prepared by master chefs with ingredients derived from the lodge’s personal garden.
The sublime natural surroundings of Terai are paired with the supreme luxury of Jaagir Lodge’s opulent accommodations. Both the lodge’s main building, which was constructed in the 1940s, and the luxury thatched-roof villas feature colonial safari décor and elegant beds. All rooms have tea and coffee-making facilities, electronic safes, air conditioning, mini bars, and a selection of pillows. Custom made slippers and eye masks are also on hand, complimentary High-Speed Internet is included.
The three spacious Luxury Rooms boast furniture crafted especially for the resort, with beautiful décor and lavish bathrooms that offer stylish bath accessories. These rooms are furnished with double beds.
After a day of exploring the magical sights and sounds of Terai, the four pavilion villas offer private verandas that allow guests to savor the surrounding wonder. The 1,000-square foot suite is furnished with hand-crafted furniture, custom-designed décor. Guests can relax in a spacious seating area, or retire to the opulent bedroom. With the addition of an extra bed, the suite can comfortably accommodate up to three people.
The two standalone Brick Villas occupy 1,600 square feet and can comfortably accommodate up to five guests with an extra bed. Comfortable armchairs, charming writing desks, a fabulous outdoor seating area, and gorgeous double beds solidify the villa’s status as a beacon of luxury and comfort.
Jaagir Lodge allows guests to enjoy world-class safari and wildlife experiences from the comfort of a luxury resort. The lodge features the Safari Club, a library, a jungle encircled swimming pool, a recreation center, and a dedicated activity center where a team of naturalists lecture over the native flora and fauna, culture, history. Tree-lined walking and cycling trails surround the camp, winding around small lakes and delicate rivers. Numerous expeditions, trips, and guided programs as led by naturalists ensure guests get the most out of their jungle excursions.
For seasoned and amateur bird watcher alike, over 400 unique species of birds can be seen, either from the lodge or on guided tours through the River Sharda. The winter is prime time for bird watching when Sharda becomes the migration destination for thousands of bar-headed geese, shell drakes, pochards, and tufted ducks.
Guests can enjoy safari excursions through Dudhwa National Park, Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, and Pilibhit Tiger Reserve. Nestled on the border of India and Nepal, Dudhwa National Park is a haven for nature enthusiasts and home to elephants, Barasingha deers, single-horned rhinos, the Indian narrow-headed soft-shell turtles, and an array of birdlife. Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a myriad of endangered wildlife and bird inhabitants. The 730-square kilometer Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is home to four species of deer, antelope, tigers, Bengal floricans, great Indian hornbills, and langur monkeys.
The Jaagir Lodge's restaurant promises culinary delights to perfectly round off adventure packed days. Furthermore, guests are encouraged to ask the resort’s chefs for cooking tips and lessons, allowing them to take the flavors from their trip back home with them.
The curated menu includes cuisines from across the globe as well as time-tested home recipes from the chefs. While the selection of dishes available changes daily, the freshness of dishes is ensured with herbs and vegetables sourced from the on-site organic garden.