Friday, 20 April 2012

Destination April 20, 2012 !!!


KANHA NATIONAL PARK




The lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines of Kanha providedinspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his famous novel "Jungle Book". The Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh came into being in 1955 and forms the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve, created in 1974 under Project Tiger. The Park's landmark achievement is the preservation of the rare hardground Swamp Deer (Barasingha), saving it from near extinction. Stringent conservation programs for the overall protection of the Park's fauna and flora, makes Kanha one of the most well maintained National Parks in Asia.
 A heightened attraction within the Park is Bamni Dadar,  popularly known as Sunset Point that offers the most awe-inspiring backdrop of the sunset against grazing Sambhars and Gaurs, magnifying the natural splendor of the area. Aside from its diverse wildlife and bird population, the frequent sightings of Tigers roaming in the wild at Kanha Wildlife Sanctuary remain the most popular draw.
How many of you have seen a tiger before? Most of the answers will be ambiguous because everyone wants to see a tiger. Then where can one spot TIGER? Well, even if there are circuses and zoo's all over India, there's some kind of a thrill you experiences when all of a sudden you came across a TIGER roaming freely in the wilderness of its natural habitat: the fields and forests of India. There are nucious beast,merous Tiger reserves in India, that are preserving this fero but nowhere can you see them as often, and as regularly as in Kanha National Park.

About Kanha National Park

Area : 1,945 sq km
Altitude : 600-900 m above sea level
Situated in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, the picturesque Kanha National Park was the inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling's unforgettable classic Jungle Book. The romance of the Kanha National Park has not reduced over time-it is still as beautiful.
If one were to point to the middle of India, chances are he will pick out the forestsof the Banjar and the Halon valley, the two forming the western and eastern halves of the Kanha Tiger Reserve, which have long been famous for their wide diversity of wildlife.

The park was created in 1955 by a special law and, since then, it has dedicated itself in preserving a variety of animal species. Many endangered species have indeed been saved here. Today Kanha is among the few most scenic and beautiful wildlife reserves in Asia. This 'Tiger Country' is the ideal home for both predator and prey.
By far the most striking features of this region are the open grassy meadows, where sighting blackbuck, swamp deer, sambhar and chital is common. And, if one can transcend into time, a barefooted Mowgli would perhaps come padding along the dusty trail, for this is the land of Kipling's Jungle Book.
How many of you have seen a tiger before? Most of the answers will be ambiguous because everyone wants to see a tiger. Then where can one spot TIGER? Well, even if there are circuses and zoo's all over India, there's some kind of a thrill you experiences when all of a sudden you came across a TIGER roaming freely in the wilderness of its natural habitat: the fields and forests of India. There are numerous Tiger reserves in India, that are preserving this ferocious beast, but nowhere can you see them as often, and as regularly as in Kanha National Park.
Located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha national park cum Tiger reserve extends over an area of over 1,940-sq-kms. The major feature of this region's interesting topography is the horseshoe shape valley and the whole park area is surrounded by the spurs of the Mekal. The Surpan River meanders through Kanha's central Maidans, grasslands that cover the extensive plateau. Steep rocky escrapments along the edges offer breathtaking views of the valley.
Major Wildlife Attractions Of Kanha
The main wildlife attractions in the park are tiger, bison, gaur, sambhar, chital, more pictures.... barasingha, barking deer, black deer, black buck, chousingha, nilgai, mouse deer, sloth bear, jackal fox, porcupine, hyena, jungle cat, python, pea fowl, hare, monkey, mongoose, tiger, and leopard.
The birds species in the park include storks, teals, pintails, pond herons, egrets, peacock, pea fowl, jungle fowl, spur fowl, partridges, quails, ring doves, spotted parakeets, green pigeons, rock pigeons, cuckoos, papihas, rollers, bee-eater, hoopoes, drongos, warblers, kingfishers, woodpeckers, finches, orioles, owls, and fly catchers.

However, if one animal species were to represent Kanha, it would probably be the barasingha, or the swamp deer. The barasinghas at Kanha are unique, being the hard ground variety, which populate the large open tracts of grass amidst the forests of teak and bamboo. Twenty years ago, the barasingha was faced with extinction but some desperate measures including the fencing-off of some animals helped save them and again the air in Kanha bugle with their rutting calls.
The open meadows during the cold winter months are usually teeming with barasinghas and there is plenty of tiger activity around the fringes. A female with two small cubs would circle around at least two or three times during the day and the swamp deer would go berserk, their husky alarm calls ringing through the jungle. Far from being the cunning, smart aleck, portrayed in Disney's adaptation of the Jungle Book, the real "Sher Khan" is true blue-blooded royalty.
There is a museum at Kanha depicting attributes and activities of the park and tribal culture. It is closed every Wednesday.

BEST TIME TO VISIT
The climate of this region is tropical. Summers are hot and humid with a maximum and minimum temperature of 40.6°C and 23.9°C. Winters are pleasant with an average maximum and minimum temperature of 23.9°C and 11.1°C, respectively. The annual average rainfall is 152 cm. The park is closed from July to mid-October during monsoon.

PLACES AROUND KANHA
Near Kanha National Park is Bamni Dadar visited by every tourist who comes to the national park. This place is also known as the sunset point. The Kanha National Park is at it scenic best at this point. The sunset from this spot is mesmerizing. The eminent natural splendor of the park comes to the fore here. The grazing sambhar, barking deer, gaurs, and other animals make the ambience magical.
Kanha MuseumThere is a museum at Kanha national park, depicting  attributes and activities of thepark and the tribal culture of the state of Madhya Pradesh.

How to Get there
Air
Nagpur at 266-kms is the nearest Airport to visit Kanha National Park and is connected by various domestic airline services with Mumbai.
Rail
Jabalpur at 169-kms is the convenient rail head to visit Kanha.
Road
Kanha National Park is connected by road with Jabalpur 175-kms, Khajuraho 445-kms, Nagpur 266-kms, Mukki 25-kms, Raipur 219-kms. Within the park: Koshi - Kanha (9-kms), Kishi - Katia (4-kms), Kishi - Mukki (32-kms). There are regular to and fro bus service available from Jabalpur to Kanha.

PLACES TO STAY
  • ROYAL TIGER RESORT

02 Nights/03 Days Package
Cost on Request
Cost Includes:
1.Accommodation in Deluxe Rooms.
2. 04 Jungle Gypsy Safaris with the services of the naturalist.
3. All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
4. Morning and evening tea with cookies.
5. Park entrances and all applicable taxes.

  Facilities:
v     It offers sixteen excellent rooms built to very comfortable standards and takes pride in being the only   Fully air-conditioned property offering accommodation in form of independent cottages.
v     The cottages are arranged in clusters of two or four to accommodate guests traveling in larger or smaller groups.
v     Large windows provide ample natural light in each room and an unobstructed view of the forest around.
v     The resort has a kitchen equipped with all modern gadgets including Tandoor for mouth watering bar-be-cues and serves multicuisine food including Indian, contentinental & Chinese.
v     The rooftop “machaan” is an ideal setting for guests to enjoy the spectacular view of the surrounding forest while having a drink.

  • WILD CHALET RESORT

02 Nights/03 Days Package
Cost on Request
Cost Includes:
1.Accommodation in Deluxe Rooms.
2. 04 Jungle Gypsy Safaris with the services of the naturalist.
3. All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
4. Morning and evening tea with cookies.
5. Park entrances and all applicable taxes.

Facilities:
v     All rooms self contained with all modern amenities
v     Restaurant offering Indian , Continental and Chinese cuisine ,Bar
v     Wildlife movies and audiovisuals
v     Tiger Shows / Rides on Elephant Back (subject to availability)
v     Sizzling Barbecues around bonfires, Tribal dances, and Nature trails.
v     Bird watching walks, Boating, Fishing ,Swimming ,Bullock cart rides
v     Visits to Manegaon Tribal Village ,Visit to picturesque spot on the River - Bokardhara
v     Perched on the banks of the Banjar River , Wild Chalet is the ideal gateway to Kanha National Park

  • KRISHNA JUNGLE RESORT

Facilities:
v     18 elegant cottages with air-conditioning and heating arrangements to cater to vagaries of extreme climate.
v     Large, airy and well furnished with an independent porch for evening chats.
v     All rooms have attached modern bathrooms with 24-hrs hot and cold water supply.
v     ‘Banjar’a multi-cuisine restaurant named after the famous Kanha river.
v     Evening bonfire till dinner.

  • TULI TIGER RESORT

02 Nights/03 Days Package
Cost on Request

Cost Includes:
1.Accommodation in Deluxe Rooms.
2. 04 Jungle Gypsy Safaris with the services of the naturalist.
3. All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
4. Morning and evening tea with cookies.
5. Park entrances and all applicable taxes.

Facilities:
v     Traditional Restaurant serving Continental and Indian Cuisines for the satisfaction of your taste buds.
v     An Open Air Barbeque adds to the jungle atmosphere "Tribal dance at night".
v     Slid Show, Film Show, Movies, Symposium, lectures & details on wildlife being regularly shown regularly.
v     In addition to the natural lake a swimming pool with modern filtration plant is also in the resort at your disposal.
v     Pool Tables are provided for those who are inclined to stay indoors and still have challenges.
v     An Open Air Barbeque adds to the jungle atmosphere of the Resort. For those who want to get away on their own and enjoy the peace and quiet of the jungle, we have the complete fishing equipment and cool spots identified for doing just that......
v     24 hours room service with same day laundry & dry cleaning.
v     All major Credit Cards are accepted.
v     STD, Fax and Conference facility is available.
v     All rooms are equipped with telephones.     


  • DYNA RESORT

02 Nights/03 Days Package
Cost on Request

Cost Includes:
1.Accommodation in Deluxe Rooms.
2. 04 Jungle Gypsy Safaris with the services of the naturalist.
3. All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
4. Morning and evening tea with cookies.
5. Park entrances and all applicable taxes.

Facilities:   
v     STD facilities : Available
v     Shop : Grocery stores, Handicrafts & Photographs.
v     Cleaning Services : How frequent:
v     Linen Change once in two days.
v     Room cleaning is done once in a day.
v     Laundry Services
v     Multi cuisine Restaurant ,Coffee shop
v     Doctor On call
v     Conference  Available & Car/bike rental

  • MOGLI RESORT

02 Nights/03 Days Package
Cost on Request

Cost Includes:
1.Accommodation in Deluxe Rooms.
2. 04 Jungle Gypsy Safaris with the services of the naturalist.
3. All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
4. Morning and evening tea with cookies.
5. Park entrances and all applicable taxes.

Facilities:
v     The resort has 20 elegant rooms designed to provide unobstructed view of the jungle around.
v     All rooms have attached modern bathrooms with 24 hours hot & cold water supply.
v     Evening sittings on independent porches gives opportunity for seeing the beautifully lit sky with stars.
v     The restaurant with trained chefs ensure high standards of taste & hygiene.
v     The resort encompasses a nice clean swimming pool for use of guest during day-break from Jungle Safari.

  • HAIWATHA RESORT

Facilities:
v     Each of 12 Cottages envelops guest with comfort and style, with large airy rooms with wall to wall carpets.
v     Cottages are decorated in Red Indian and jungle way of life with full modern amenities.
v     Attached toilets running hot cold water.
v     24 houres room service.
v     All rooms are wel connected with intercom facility.
v     The Bell- Pepper –the restaurant serves Indian signature dishes and authentic Chinese food.

  • TIGER LAND RESORT

Facilities:

v     Luxurious Rooms, fully carpeted and with all modern facilities.
v     Multi-Cuisine restaurant with trained chefs to ensure high standards of taste and hygiene.
v     Exciting wildlife safaris with experienced guides.
v     Situated in Maidan surrounded by lush Kanha forest, it offers break taking views in the day and magical moonlight nights.

  • BAGHIRA LOG HUTS, KISILI

02 Nights/03 Days Package
Cost on Request

Cost Includes:
1.Accommodation in Deluxe Rooms.
2. 04 Jungle Gypsy Safaris with the services of the naturalist.
3. All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
4. Morning and evening tea with cookies
5. Park entrances and all applicable taxes.

Facilities:
v     16    non air- conditioned rooms.
v     Attached Bathrooms.


  • TALL TIGER RETREAT

02 Nights/03 Days Package
Cost on Request

Cost Includes:
1.Accommodation in Deluxe Rooms.
2. 04 Jungle Gypsy Safaris with the services of the naturalist.
3. All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
4. Morning and evening tea with cookies.
5. Park entrances and all applicable taxes

Facilities:
v     A/C & Non A/C Rooms.
v     24 hours rooms service.
v     Hot and cold water.
v     Laundry service.
v     T.V with Satellite entertainment.
v     Intercom facility.
Doctor on call.


  • SHRI MAHESHWAR RESORT

02 Nights/03 Days Package
Cost on Request

Cost Includes:
1.Accommodation in Deluxe Rooms.
2. 04 Jungle Gypsy Safaris with the services of the naturalist.
3. All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
4. Morning and evening tea with cookies.
5. Park entrances and all applicable taxes.

Facilities:
v     Pool Table, Gymnassium, Badminton Court,Tasteful interiors.
v     Attached modern bathrooms
v     24 hours Hot & cold water,Laundry service,Intercom facility.
v     Sattellite TV Channels,Free Bunkers accommodation for children below 8years.
v     Children Play field,Choicest Indian & Continenetal dishes,Room Service.
v     Solar heating  and solar lightings used abundantly.
v     Eco-friendly standby power arrangements.
v     Internet E-Mail access,Taxi services.


For Reservations Queries and Further Informations Feel Free To Contact:
KALYANI TOURS
2, bhrampol marg o/s chandpol, Udaipur (Raj.)
Mail :- info@packagetoursindia.com
Web :- www.packagetoursindia.com
Ph :- +91-99506-53007; +91-94687-03876



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