Our Long-Standing Commitment to Sustainable Tourism

Our philosophy at Pugdundee is to conserve, protect and rewild the forests around which our lodges are built.

We practice a strict policy of being single-use-plastic free. Therefore, our accommodations come equipped with jars of filtered drinking water, tea in biodegradable tea bags, freshly ground coffee in jars and freshly baked cookies from our scratch kitchen.

Kings Lodge has an in house 60 KVA net metering solar plant and also a solar water pump which together cover about 70% of our power requirement annually.

The bathrooms at Kings Lodge are equipped with soap, shampoo dispensers, bamboo toothbrushes, ear buds etc.

We gift our guests a steel bottle each, upon their arrival and they can refill the bottle from our water filling station.

Our scratch kitchens use zero preservatives, and mostly no packaged goods. Our food is fresh, locally sourced within a radius of 50 kilometers and grown organically in the surrounding villages. We believe in keeping the essence of the regional flavors alive, therefore we love to pamper our guests with a plethora of local, indigenous flavors.

70% of our staff is from the adjoining villages and areas, and many of them have risen to senior managerial positions. We believe in empowering and helping the local communities with an employment that will support and enrich them and their families. This in turn also empowers them to protect wildlife and be responsible towards conservation, while cohabiting with the forests.

We continue to consistently take measures to rewild and conserve the land, thus helping the wildlife and flora flourish around us. Therefore, we joyously share space with a wide-array of flora and fauna in our forested estate at Kings Lodge.

Solar Plant at Kings Lodge
Social Work at Kings Lodge
CSR in Kings Lodge Bandhavgarh