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Last updated: 10 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Amar Grover

Something of an outlier in Ranthambore’s hotels, Kipling Lodge stands amidst quiet farmland around 10km from the reserve’s heart.

Ranged around a simple garden, its rooms and suites occupy a clutch of simple ‘cottages’, some with rooftop pavilions and all with verandahs or patios.

It’s pleasant enough and there’s a modest swimming pool but the most appealing aspect is the C-shaped reception lobby and dining hall partially enclosing a tree-dotted terrace with tables.

It’s comfortable and extremely good value rather than luxurious and polished, and is just ten minutes’ drive from the gates of the Ranthambore Park.

Surrounding area

Even if travelling on a budget – and this might be one reason to stay here – you’ll need transport to, at the very least, reach Ranthambore tiger reserve and/or town.

The rural surroundings mean that other than hamlets and villages there are precious few distractions nearby.

Alongside Kipling are two other fairly similar garden-lodges so you could venture to either for a drink or change of scene.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan, India[8.8 miles]

Experience the thrill of spotting one of the world’s last remaining wild tigers on a game drive in the Ranthambore National Park, one of India’s most picturesque and easily-visited reserves.

Best for ages: 8+ | £25 | 3 hours

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