IRAI Safari Retreat

Located in the serene village of Bhamdeli about 1.5 kms from the Mohurli gate of the Tadoba Tiger Reserve, Irai Safari Retreat is spread across 14 acres of naturally created landscapes overlooking the Irai backwaters. The grounds boast of excellent greens and lounging spaces which are the only local venues for local folk performances.

Traditional architecture, natural stone paved pathways and orantewood carvings lend a rustic ambience to our luxury cottages, tents and world class dining spaces.


Cottages and Tents

Our luxury cottages and tents are bright and spacious residences filled with beautiful views of the jungle landscape with the Irai backwaters as a backdrop.

Furnished with rich polished woods and natural fabrics, the cottages and tents are equipped with the latest modern technologies, high speed wifi and prompt room services for our guest’s utmost convenience.


Eight lavish cottages dot the Irai Safari resort’s landscape. The cottages have a sit-out verandah on the ground floor and a sit-out terrace on the first. The bathrooms are large and spacious. The rooms have a tea/coffee making kit with a mini refrigerator,  TV, hair dryer, locker, heater, etc.


Typical of the jungle lodges worldwide, we have created our tents with the best of furnishings for our guest’s comfort.The serengati safari tents are lavishly furnished with a king sized double bed, a writing table,. The tents have a verandah for lounging and there is an attached open ground for relaxing. All tents have a water view and offer a great sight of the Irai lake backwaters and the lush green jungle land.

Dining ExperienceCovered GazeboSouvenir ShopLibrary & MoviesSwimming Pool

dinning-area-for-tabIrai Safari Resort has a multi-cuisine restaurant where breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets are served. A wide range of delicacies are served prepared by our skilled and highly experienced chefs. The local cooks provide local delicacies on request. On request, dinner can be served in the cottage sit-out or on the machaan.

gazebo_for_tabA couple of gazebos dot the retreat landscape. These are ideal places to laze ground, read books or for a nice discussion about the amazing jungle experiences.

shop_for_tabThe souvenir shop at the retreat is a tourist attraction. It stocks a wide variety of memorablia that visitors can carry back as a reminder of the good times at Irai Safari Retreat.

lib_for_tabIrai Safari Retreat offers a well-stocked library that includes wildlife magazine, journals and CDs/DVDs.

swin_tabThe resort has a centrally located swimming pool that can be accessed at ease from the cottages as well as the tents. It has a small kids pool attached equipped with life jackets and floats.