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 September and April, the cooler months.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)
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 to visit
- Throughout the year preferably from September to April
- Summer: Light Tropicals
- Winter: Heavy Woolens for night time
- Languages Punjabi, Hindi and English
Please bring clothes and accessories appropriate to the season and activities you wish to pursue.
How to Reach:
The nearest well connected Airport is Chandigarh at about 70 KMs.
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).
Kikar Lodge is located at about 65 KMs from Chandigarh and about 23 KMs from Ropar.