The retreat itself is a sensitively designed farmhouse style plot that Sunny transformed from overgrazed scrubland into a well wooded garden now home to birds, bees, butterflies, frogs and flowers.

Property has unique village style pataw mud houses with natural and raw surrounding. There are seven rooms, all in attractive farmhouse style with western style bathroom facilities. All opening onto shady verandas that surround a central courtyard with numerous spots in which to lounge and snooze or read. A separate large family room on the edge of the compound is also available for those who want a bit of extra privacy and independence with family and friends.

Simplicity is the key, keeping traditional domestic values in harmony with the requisite needs of a traveler. BJR offers the unusual opportunity to experience life (and wildlife) at Central Indian village level.


Food is delicious local village style, mainly vegetarian and more like the food you would find in Indian homes than hotels. It is one of the many things all guests comment on.

The local cooks at BJR provide a high standard of country and tribal delicacies; with menus being adapted to the needs and desires of their incoming guests. All major meals, using organically home-grown are included in the tariff. Optional drinks and food can be ordered separately. Lunches are often picnics, enjoyed in the depths of the jungle or at the riverside or shared in a tribal village.