My experience of staying at Bharatpur Ashok the 3rd consecutive time out of my past visits was has been memorably the best so far. The positive point about staying in here is that this hotel is located 2 kms from the main gate, inside the forest itself. Barely half a kilometer from the entry check point inside the forest. The hotel has an open air restaurant and garden from where you can spot wild life having your morning tea or breakfast. We could see lot of birds including peacocks inside the garden during the day and in the night we spotted jackals trying to hunt wild rabbits.
All credit goes to Mr. Hari Lal and his team of staff at the hotel. Despite full occupancy being a weekend he went the extra mile to provide us a room against a last minute cancellation and without charging any booking advance, reserved a room just on good faith, turning down all other requests coming up. I am very grateful to Hari Lal ji for this and greatly appreciate the same.
The entire team of Bharatpur Ashok is not only professional but at the same time very friendly, polite & hospitable and made every possible effort to make our stay comfortable despite full occupancy and work pressure.
Now a small word of thanks for each of the staff members who equally contributed to our memorable stay and made us want to come back again. Starting from the reception desk, Mr. Harish with his ever smiling and helpful nature, Mr. Pankaj. always ready to help with his great sense of humour. The food & beverage service led by Mr. Prabhu Dayal and supported by Mr. Manik Chand Verma, Ramesh Ji, and a huge thanks to Mr. Narendra Bhargava --The Chef who made the most delicious fare for lunch and dinner. I would recommend both the buffet and Ala-Carte in the restaurant. Mr Bhargava went the extra mile to prepare mutton curry for us and I would strongly recommend all to request him to make the same if you are a non-veggie fan like me. Last but not the least. Mr. V.K. Meena --House Keeping who ensured that we had all the amenities in the room. Must say the rooms are very well appointed with spotless clean bed & bath linen. Room heater was provided to ensure that room was warm and comfortable in these winter nights. Mr. D.L. Meena who is the maintenance in-charge ensured that all the appliances and hardware was in top running condition. Mr. Khem Singh & Mr. Kartar of the store was also available for any replenishment.
I can summarize it all by saying that this hotel and the staff here will leave no stones turned to ensure the most comfortable and memorable stay for you in the middle of the forest. This forest lodge is the only one which is located right in the heart of the national park.
Rickshaws and cycles are readily available for hire right at the gate of the hotel. The rickshaw pullers charge Rs. 70 per hour, and tips are greatly appreciated as the poor folks really strain and stress going the extra mile to ensure you have a good sighting and photographs.
I have been regular with two of these guys who double up as guides too and have appreciable knowledge about the various species of flora & fauna within the forest. They made extra efforts to ensure I could have the best shots of the birds and animals & reptiles inside. If you are an avid birder and hoping to capture some very good shots then I strongly recommend contacting either of these guys before you plan your visit to Bharatpur and ensure they are available with you through the day. Their details are as below.
Mr. Maharaj Singh [--] --Rickshaw No. 77
Mr. Rameshwar [--] --Rickshaw No. 54
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Bharatpur Ashok is located right in the middle of the Keoladeo National Park, A true delightful destination for bird watchers. Come and experience staying inside a National Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ashok Hotel Bharatpur