The Kikar Lodge - Private Forest Retreat

If 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 shack.

The Kikar Lodge is open all year through, the best time to visit would be between October and April, the cooler months.

Getting There

Road:
The Kikar Lodge is located 320 Kms from Delhi via Panipat, Ambala, Chandigarh.
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 (follow signages)

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).

Air:
The nearest well connected Airport is Chandigarh which is well connected from all metros.


Climate at The Kikar Lodge

Area 1800 Acres
Altitude Average 1500 Ft
Temperature Max Min
Summer 42 °C 20 °C
Winter 25 °C 02 °C

Highly recommended months

Throughout the year preferably September - April

Clothing

Summer: Light Tropicals
Winter: Heavy Wollens for night time

Languages Punjabi, Hindi & English

Please bring clothes and accessories appropriate to the season and activities you wish to pursue.

Facilities

Our 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

Pheasants Nest

A 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.

Conference Hall

With a seating capacity of 40-60, corporate clients can have fruitful seminars in the hall equipped with projector facilities followed by team building exercises in the outdoors.

The Den

A place to relax, read a book, or hear soft music. This area can also be used as a private dining for a family or small group on request.

Serenity

The Forest Spa offers various treatments which can be enjoyed individually or as a couple.

Swimming pools

The Kikar Lodge has two large swimming pools along with a small kiddie-pool. One of the swimming pool also has the facility for water polo.

Children's play area

While the adults take a dip in the pool, there is a play area nearby with swings & slides where the children can enjoy themselves under the watchful eyes of their parents.

Shack

Music streams in from one corner of the shack, where you can sit out and enjoy a cool drink, have snacks and enjoy the view of the pool and green gardens, especially in the summer. Or just sit back and enjoy the cold amidst the wilderness along with a bonfire burning close by.

Amphitheatre

This area is used for bonfires, candlelit dinners near the pool or even Corporate Group speeches.

Parking lot

There is ample space for those who would like to bring their own vehicles to the resort.

30 Luxury Cottages

Each cottage at The Kikar Lodge has been designed keeping in mind a splendid and unique view. You could opt for a cottage cluster should you be travelling in a group. Of the 30 Luxury cottages, 4 are family suites. Each of our cottages are fully furnished with modern amenities such as telephones, individual geysers, fire extinguishers, tea kettle in rooms and are equipped with room heaters for the winters and air conditioners for the summer season.

Indoor and Outdoor Entertainment

Our existing activities suit the needs of those wanting to stay indoors or those wanting to be in the outdoors.

Accomodation

From the 22 Luxury air-conditioned cottages and 8 deluxe rooms and 12 luxury Safari tents 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.
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.

Safari Tents

Twelve spacious safari tents with ensuite facilities. Suituated in a quaint corner of the property a short walk from the reception area , the tents have the best location, if you want to have a feel of the forest.
(There is accommodation available for drivers and nannies accompanying the guests).

Activities

For those seeking a complete vacation, There is a lot one can do at The Kikar Lodge.

Indoors

One can enjoy the Game Room where you can play a game of table tennis, sit down and relax while playing carom and other board games. The Kikar Lodge also has a separate room for playing pool.

Outdoors

The Kikar Lodge offers a rare opportunity to see the wild animals and birds in their natural habitat at dawn or by night. A small or large group can enjoy many outdoor sports ranging from cricket, volleyball, badminton, dart board, basketball and water polo. Guests can also enjoy horse riding, buffalo cart rides or tractor rides if requested in advance.

For those who wish to explore the Satluj riverside, a visit can be arranged on request. The river also provides ample opportunies for keen anglers and a fishing license be arranged on prior notice.

Adventure

There is a lot to choose from. Our guests can go for a walk through the marked trails in the 1800 acres of our reserved forest. The area has more than 180 species of birds in the forest surrounding the Lodge. The Kikar Lodge will soon be opening up a private Horse riding academy. Guests can choose various options of horse safaris ranging from full day to overnight camping.

For the adventure driven guests, they can choose to

: 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.


Packages

PER NIGHT TARIFF - OFF SEASON
Valid from - 1st May - 30th September 2012
1 Nights/ 2 Days, (not valid during long weekends, Christmas and New Years)

Deluxe Rooms :-Rs.7000 Per Couple
Forest View :- Cottages:-Rs.7500 Per Couple
Pool View Cottages :- 8000 Per Couple
Family Suite :-Rs. 10000 Per Couple with 02 kids up to 12 years

Above package includes:

Welcome drink on arrival (Non-Alcoholic)
Accommodation in well appointed Luxury Cottage/ Rooms
Two bottles of mineral water each day
LCD TV in each cottage
Daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
Complimentary Tea and Coffee maker in each room
Free use of in house facilities like Swimming Pool, Table Tennis etc.
Happy Hours at the Bar (5-7 PM)
All Taxes

Terms and Conditions:
Check In Time - 2 pm
Check Out Time - 12 pm

6.18% Service Tax payable extra
Any services not used cannot be exchanged or redeemed
Adventure activities payable directly at The Kikar Lodge
Transport cost not included in package
Bar Timings 11am-10pm
Cancellation policy applies
Accommodation for drivers and maids available at the lodge on extra payment

Child / Extra Adult Policy
Children up to 6 years - complimentary stay sharing parents room without extra bed ( maximum of 02 children allowed per room)
Children 6-12 years of age Rs. 1500 per night inclusive of extra bed and meals
Above 12 years - Rs. 2000 per night inclusive of extra bed and meals

CANCELLATION FOR ALL TARIFFS & PACKAGES

Less than 10 days before the arrival date - no refund
Less than 20 days before the arrival date - 60% refund
Less than 25 days before the arrival date - 75% refund
No refund in case of road block, accident, no show etc.
Credit Card Visa and Master Card are Accepted at The Kikar Lodge

OFF SEASON PACKAGES

2 Nights/ 3 Days
Valid from - 1st May - 30th September 2012
Deluxe Rooms :- Rs.12,500 Per Couple
Forest View :- Cottages:-Rs.13,500 Per Couple
Pool View Cottages :- 14,500 Per Couple
Family Suite :- Rs. 16,500 Per Couple with 02 kids up to 12 years

Above package includes:
Welcome drink on arrival (Non-Alcoholic)
Accommodation in well appointed Luxury Cottage/ Rooms
LCD TV in each cottage
Daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
Complimentary Tea and Coffee maker in each room
One night safari
Free use of in house facilities like Swimming Pool, Table Tennis etc.
Happy Hours at the Bar (5-7 PM)
Guided nature walks
All Taxes

Terms and Conditions:
Check In Time - 2 pm
Check Out Time - 12 pm

Any services not used cannot be exchanged or redeemed
Adventure activities payable directly at The Kikar Lodge
Transport cost not included in package
Bar Timings 11am-10pm
Cancellation policy applies
Accommodation for drivers and maids available at the lodge on extra payment

Note :
Only BSNL Cell phone Network works at The Lodge, Airtel and Hutch have limited connectivity
Child / Extra Adult Policy
Children up to 6 years - complimentary stay sharing parents room without extra bed ( maximum of 02 children allowed per room)
Children 6-12 years of age Rs. 1200 per night inclusive of extra bed and meals
Above 12 years - Rs. 1800 per night inclusive of extra bed and meals

CANCELLATION FOR ALL TARIFFS & PACKAGES

Less than 10 days before the arrival date - no refund
Less than 20 days before the arrival date - 60% refund
Less than 25 days before the arrival date - 75% refund
No refund in case of road block, accident, no show etc.
Credit Card Accepted at The Kikar Lodge



Contacts:

Sales and Reservations:
E-mail: sales@thekikarlodge.com
E-mail: jschopra@thekikarlodge.com

Corporate Office:
E - 2, 2nd Floor, Defence Colony,
New Delhi - 110 024, India
Telephone: +91 - 11 - 24337476, 24337477
Fax: +91 - 11 - 24337479

The Kikar Lodge
Village - Kangar, Nurpur Bedi
District Ropar - 140117 (Punjab)
Telephone: 01887 252218, 252219