you want to experience warmth, comfort and adventure all in one
location, head to The Kikar Lodge. Nestled in the Shivalik foothills
at the northern periphery of the State of Punjab, The Kikar Lodge is
India's First Private Forest Reserve spread over 1800 acres of
forest, a secluded haven of luscious green splendour.
Named after the Kikar tree resting on top of a nearby hill, The
Kikar Lodge is a perfect place for those who want their Holiday or
Corporate events to be that of tranquil luxury combined with the
thrill of adventure and excitement. Just two hours from Chandigarh,
The Kikar Lodge offers a rare opportunity to discover wildlife in
their natural habitat. Set your adrenaline levels spewing high, walk
through nature trails, lounge near the pools, de-stress with a
healing massage or enjoy a quiet evening around the amphitheatre or
:The Kikar Lodge is open all year through, the best time to visit
would be between October and April, the cooler months.
:From the 22 Luxury air-conditioned cottages and 8 deluxe rooms at
offer. All the tastefully appointed rooms and cottages are equipped
with comfortable facilities such as LCD TV, writing desk, built in
cupboards, mini-refrigerators, 24 hour power back-up, tea & coffee
makers, and attached bathroom with all amenities.
Forest View:A short walk from the reception area, the twelve
forest view cottages boast of their own private sit out area, a
small garden and a magnificent view of the expansive forest.
This cluster of cottages is a hot favorite especially for corporate
clients or family groups with a large number of people wanting to
reside in close proximity. Wake up to the sound of bird calls in the
Forest view rooms which are spacious with teak wood flooring. The
bathroom has a skylight from which natural light streams in,
bringing you closer to nature in every way possible.
Deluxe Rooms:Built as double storey blocks, the eight lake
view rooms are divided into deluxe suites and rooms. Master suites
have separate living areas with an earthy feel, overlooking the lush
green meadow. The living room comes equipped with a sofa-cum bed,
great for that extra guest, a television, small refrigerator,
writing desk. The deluxe rooms have similar additions as the Master
suites, excluding the living area. Along with teak wood flooring and
warm clay tiles, one can also enjoy the immensely comfortable beds
with crisp white sheets placed to perfection.
Pool View:Ten spacious cottages overlooking the three pools,
are equipped with comfortable double beds, teak wood flooring, large
mirror and a dresser. The advantage here is the proximity and
gorgeous view of to the three swimming pools and, shack and
amphitheatre area. Like the lake view rooms, these rooms are also
divided into master suites and deluxe. Master suites have separate
living areas, along with private sit out area.
The deluxe rooms have similar additions as the Master suites
excluding the living area. They come fully equipped with a built in
cupboard, writing desk, elegantly designed bathroom and a
comfortable bed and not to miss out on the great views.
(There is accommodation available for drivers and nannies
accompanying the guests).
location is our main asset - a wonderful resort surrounded by lush
and tranquil forested area where one can continue enjoying the
luxuries of the urban world supported by a 24 hr power back-up
Children's play area
30 Luxury Cottages
Indoor and Outdoor Entertainment
multi cuisine air-conditioned restaurant which offers delectable
Indian, excellent Continental and Chinese cuisine. It provides a
choice of Buffet, a'la carte Menu, as wall as a Kiddies Menu. You
wouldn’t want to miss out on the splendid food at offer here!
Watering Hole: The bar has a nice retro Australian feel to
it, where one can lay back and enjoy a drink while over looking from
a window as the sun goes down and the lights from the shack shimmer
on the pool. You can also avail Happy Hour from 5pm-7pm.
For those seeking a complete vacation, There is a lot one can do at
The Kikar Lodge.
Activities :For the adventure driven guests, they can choose
: Rappel down our 80 feet cliff.
: Jumar on the face of a large hill.
: Tackle the obstacle course.
: Run our paint ball zone which provides the best of simulated war
game scenarios in real time surroundings.
: Quad bike on our specially designed tracks used for the national
Quad biking event - Quadrush (www.quadrush.com).
: Fly on our Zip Lines spanning 1.2 kms in 5 lines on top our forest
– The longest Zip Line Tour in South Asia.
And those not keen on roughing out on our high adrenalin adventure
activities, they can enjoy a quiet walk up to the Kikar tree and
bask in the glorious sunrise/ sunset views or catch the wild animals
in their natural habitat from the confines of an open jeep, if
someone gets lucky the elusive barasingha or the leopard are up for
spotting, besides wild boars, barking dear, sambhar and many more.
Wellness :Lastly those who want to laze and unwind they can head to
the Forest Spa where trained masseurs offer spa treatments. Here you
can choose from a head massage, full body massage, hand & feet
massage, neck & back massage, Shirodhara (Kerala oil massage)
treatment, sauna bath and even try out a steam bath, with equipment
used even in the olden days. The idea here would be for you to just
surrender yourself in our hands.
Getting There :
The Kikar Lodge is located 320 Kms from Delhi via Panipat, Ambala,
From Chandigarh it is 70 Kms via Mohali and Ropar. On arrival at
Ropar (do not take the right turn to Manali), cross the Satluj
Barrage, at the end of the barrage, turn right and continue for 27
Kms to Nurpur Bedi. The Kikar Lodge is about 3 Kms from Nurpur Bedi
Rail:The nearest Station is Anandpur Sahib (about 14 kms or
20 min drive). The Kikar Lodge is about 70 Kms from the Chandigarh
Station (1hr 30 min drive).
nearest well connected Airport is Chandigarh which is well connected
from all metros.