The Sarai at Toria


  • Friendly, knowledgeable hosts
  • Jeep safari in Panna National Park
  • See the famous temple carvings at Khajuraho
  • Enjoy a boat ride on the Ken River
  • Spacious, colourfully decorated cottages
  • Tasty, home-cooked food

Open: The Sarai at Toria is open from October to April each year. It first opened in 2010.

Location: The lodge is on the west bank of the River Ken in 3.5 hectares of grounds, 2kms from the entrance to Panna Tiger Reserve. It is about a 30-minute drive from the town of Khajuraho which has a train station and an airport, as well as the famous temples.

Rooms: There are 8 cottages, all with bedroom, bathroom, veranda and private patio. 4 make good family accommodation with an additional mezzanine bedroom. They are largely built of local materials including mud, thatch, wood and brick.

Activities: You can take jeep safaris in Panna Tiger Reserve, join an excursion to Ajaygarh fort and temples, and visit the famous temples at Khajuraho, see waterfalls and spend time in Panna town. At the lodge itself you can walk through the grounds with a guide exploring the undisturbed wilderness where you can see birds, dragonflies and mammals such as langur, mongoose and jungle cats. You can also go on boat rides and fishing trips on the Ken River, go bird watching and enjoy picnic lunches.

Facilities: There is an open plan lounge-dining area overlooking the river and Panna Tiger Reserve. The gardens include several terraces and sitting areas.

Dining: 3 meals a day are included in your stay, as are tea and coffee. Breakfast is usually served on the terrace, lunch is often eaten outdoors beneath the shade of trees and dinner is often served inside the lodge. Most meals are eaten as a group but private al fresco dinners can be arranged on request.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Age restrictions apply to certain activities.

Health: We recommend malaria prophylactics for travel to India.

Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access at reception but this can be intermittent.

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