When planning a custom luxury India tour, a luxury India wildlife tour can be included. The best park for tiger sightings in India is Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Praadesh. My favorite lodge is Samode Safari Lodge which recently became a Relais and Chateaux property. The lodge deserves to have this affiliation. It is a luxury eco-lodge with twelve villas and two main lodges. The rooms are large with a sitting area, bedroom, huge bathroom and an outdoor sitting area. The owner has used great local art in the villas and public areas. The architecture is based on the architecture of the local villages. I love the art work and architecture of the property. But it’s not just the art work and architecture that attracts me to these accommodations, it is also the excellent Indian and Continental food, the beautiful location, the knowledgeable naturalists and top notch service. Gauri Rathore is the manager and runs this property very efficiently. This is a superb property, and it should not be missed.

Samode Safari Lodge

India Wildlife Tours – Samode Safari Lodge (Photo by Samode Hotels)

Samode Hotels, a Rajasthan-based heritage hotels group, has three other heritage hotels that can be included in a custom India tour. Samode Palace, a 16th century royal palace, is converted into a luxurious heritage hotel in the village of Samode about 45 minutes from Jaipur.

Samode Palace

Samode Palace (Photo by Geringer Global Travel)

Samode Bagh, over 250 years old and a retreat of Samode Royalty, is converted into a property with tents that include in-suite marble bathrooms and air conditioning in a rural area near Samode village.

Samode Bagh Luxury Tents

Samode Bagh Luxury Tents (Photo by Samode Hotels)

Samode Haveli, a three century old palatial haveli of Samode noblemen, is a luxury heritage hotel in a good location in the old city.

Samode Haveli Swimming Pool

Samode Haveli Swimming Pool (Photo by Samode Hotels)

If you would like to stay in one of these properties and plan a custom India trip, call or email India travel expert, Susan Geringer, Geringer Global Travel, 877 255 7438 or susan@ Geringer Global Travel will customize a luxury wildlife tour or a special Rajasthan tour just for you.