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Kikar Lodge

Aptly named and perched in the foothills of Shivalik Ranges of the Himalayas, Kikar Lodge fringes with the northern portion 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 splendor. Here, guests are offered a unique opportunity to explore wildlife very closely, while enjoying the rustic feel in their cottages.

An omenclature, perhaps to reckon with tropical warm weather and adventure in perfect concoction, Kikar Lodge is the name given to a premium getaway Destination Resort near Ropar District in Punjab, in close proximity to the historic city of Anandpur sahib and Ropar wetlands.

It offers 22 AC cottages with forest view, 8 deluxe rooms and 12 luxury Safari tents. In-room amenities include LCD TV, writing desk, built in cupboards, mini-refrigerator, tea/coffee maker, and attached bathroom with all necessary features to give you comfort and pleasure of stay. The property offers 24 hours power back-up to ensure an uninterrupted stay. The cozy rooms and cottages in the hotel have warmth in their ambience. All the cottages have teak wood flooring, and provide an enchanting view of the forests. Guests can relax and soak themselves in ultimate comfort in these rooms.

The luxury cottages and deluxe rooms are primarily classified into Lake view, Forest view, and Pool view:

• Lake view: 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.

• Forest view: The twelve forest view cottages pamper you with their own private sit out area, a small garden and a magnificent view of the capacious forest. This cluster of cottages is a hot favorite especially for corporate clients or family groups.

• 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 the three swimming pools, shack and Amphitheatre zone.

Kikar Lodge offers its guests multi cuisine restaurant and a well-stocked bar:

• Pheasants Nest: A multi cuisine air-conditioned restaurant which offers a perfect concoction of Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine. It provides a choice of Buffet, a' la carte Menu and 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, where you enliven your spirits over a drink while watching the sun go down far away through the window and the shimmering lights from the shack reflecting on the pool, thus making you purely ecstatic and uplifted. Happy Hours are from 5pm-7pm.

Kikar Lodge also offers umpteen Recreational facilities which include serenity spa (offering elaborate range of therapies), swimming pools, Amphitheatre, indoor games room, billiards/snooker room, table tennis and children's room. Yoga and meditation sessions are also available for those who like taking a peek within for spiritual enlightenment. There are also outdoor activities such as birdwatching, off road quad biking (ATV), off road mountain biking, fishing and bush walks, in addition to horse riding, buffalo cart rides or tractor rides if requested in advance. Corporates can have activities galore, in form of team building/ leadership activities that include Burma bridge, croquet, darts, treasure hunts, kite flying, volley ball, to name a few. Furthermore, the resort also offers facilities for Conferences and meets.

• Nearest Railway Station – Ropar

• Nearest Airports - Chandigarh (44km), Shimla (130km), Amritsar (185km)

• Distance from Major Cities - Jalandhar (105km), Amritsar (185km), Dehradun (210km), Gurgaon (340km), Chandigarh (44km), New Delhi (300km) Kikar Lodge is a gem of a place where you would want to go again and again. This place offers you all in one. Off road activities, delectable cuisine, beautiful forest side and hospitable staff. A visit here will certainly make you feel special and provide an epitome of delight in form of natural surrounding and ambience, coupled with unmatched hospitality and care.