Neelesh Agarwal was born in a prominent business family of Jabalpur.
Right from a very young age he developed a love for nature. The love
for nature grew into in depth understanding of wilderness and
eventually he turned into a conservationist.
This was the stepping stone into the hospitality industry for
Neelesh a commerce graduate from business background. Apart from
close association with Kanha as resort owner Neelesh is a widely
traveled man with experience of the wildlife tourism industry. His
keen grasp of mammals and birds has come about while roaming in the
wild for years.
She is the driving force behind all ventures that Neelesh enters
into. A house wife with a degree in science Kirty excels in hotel
management. She is a nature lover and the main architect of
Courtyard House concept.
Kirty excels in culinary skills, those delightful morsels that
excite your taste buds are a product of years of experience and
talent. The chefs trained by her churn up delicacies that makes your
stay a gastronomic delight. She like any good hostess believes in
state of art housekeeping, has keen sense of interior decor and
aesthetic. She livens Courtyard House and makes it enchanting and
A professional naturalist guide and birder he has been associated
with Neelesh since school days. Noticing passionate love for nature,
Neelesh gave him every opportunity possible that helped nurture his
skills. Eventually he is now an expert tiger trekker and his
knowledge of birds of Central Indian Tiger Reserve is admirable.
Uday has also conducted tours in the Northern Circuit in Himalayan
Foot Hills, Bharatpur, Chambal, Nainital & Corbett.
Uday communicates with resort guests to make their wildlife
experience enriching and adventurous. He manages tours and safaris
in a dedicated manner. His enthusiasm justifies his vast knowledge
and keen understanding of animal morphology and behavior. His
excellent mannerism and interpretation skills outshines the rest of
the lot. He has more than twenty years of experience as a nature
The gastronomic delicacies that enrich your stay at Court Yard House
results from the culinary skills of Vinod the chef. His skills range
from preparing local recipes to exotic offerings. With years at this
job and natural talent your taste buds are assured of a memorable
fine dining indulgence.
Sukh Chain - Head Chef
With many years in the art of fine cooking Sukh Chain is the head
chef at the Courtyard House. He is the star figure on the hotel
testimonials with exquiste recipes that enthrall the guests. He
teams up with other cooks and creates delicacies that are the hall
mark of food at the property in Kanha.
Father figure as he is known at the Court Yard House, Vinod Garg is
the man behind the scene. He is the man that Hoteliers Neelesh and
Kirty rely on for all things good. He is associated with the couple
for years and is the most trusted. Mr. Vinod Garg or Panditji as he
is fondly referred is akin to the producer and director combined of
a major production house.
When you step into the homestead a bright and smiling face greets
you. The countenance augurs a wonderful and satisfying stay. This
guy is Rohit our front desk manager with years of experience in the
Call him concierge a butler or a buddy. Ramakant is a friend in need
always attentive, always courteous, always keeps an eye on you, and
quick to get a job done. He serves with care, mixes cocktails,
arranges paraphernalia and keeps smiling. Come witness what our
major domo does at Courtyard in Kanha National Park.