The Sarai at Toria is a uniquely designed eco-lodge owned by ‘big-cat’ biologist Raghunandan Singh Chundawat and his wildlife photographer-writer and conservationist wife Joanna van Gruisen. Located off the Jhansi-Satna national highway in Madla on the banks of Ken River less than 2km from Panna Natl Park, the lodge is a 30min drive from Khajuraho. 6 independent cottages are rustic and earth-friendly with traditional mud-based insulating construction, tin-and-grass roofing, and solar and biomass power. Ethnically designed in glossy, mineral oxide-finished floors with traditional Indian fabrics, each cottage offers en suite bathrooms, verandas and private courtyards, of which 4 cottages have tucked-away mezzanine bed spaces ideal for kids. Relish lantern-lit meals of home-style Indian dishes prepared by Chundawat himself.
Well set up property with good access to the park.
Apr 22, 2015
great place to stay, room brilliant, food amazing, owners lovely
Mar 21, 2015
The attention to detail at this lodge was amazing. One day we were the only guests there for lunch and they set up a table for us in the garden under a tree. We also liked that they were only a five minute drive to Panna National Park.