Behind the thick bamboo bushes lurks the ferocious tiger, waiting patiently for its prey. Somewhere, in the distance, a herd of deer visits the local water hole to quench their thirst and the sly crocodile remains lifeless, waiting to launch its attack – these are some scenes which await you when you embark on a jungle safari. It’s nothing short of a privilege to see nature’s inhabitants in their natural habitat, displaying raw emotions. If you have ever nurtured a desire to experience an adventure into the jungle, read on…
This jungle hideaway is set along the very edge of the Nagarhole wildlife sanctuary and steeped in the spirit of rare solitude of the Kabini forest. Because it is right by the jungle, you will be able to hear the many alarm calls and sounds of the wild. Definitely do not miss out on the boat safari which will have you floating in the midst of two National parks flanking the southern states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. With Nagarhole on one side and Bandipur on the other, herds of elephants, deer, bison and even the mighty cats step out onto these banks to quench their thirst.
The Pashan Garh is located in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, situated in the Vindhya Hills along the pristine Ken River. A strong motif throughout the lodge is the motif of the crocodile, which inhabits the nearby Ken River and the lodge draws inspiration from the dry-packed stone houses of the Panna region. It comprises of a cluster of stone cottages huddled atop a small hill, with magnificent views over the forest and a large nearby waterhole, which has been host to numerous tiger and resident antelope sightings.
This hideaway is located by the oldest national park in Sri Lanka, Wilpattu. The tented safaris redefine the original tented safari with convenient modern-day amenities, all the while staying true to the romantic ambience of a by-gone British colonial era filled with adventure. A unique feature here is that the park is covered with large sand rimmed natural lakes known as “Villus” which collect rain water and attract wildlife especially during times of drought.
Situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, this retreat guarantees picturesque sights and heavenly smells. Paatlidun is located on the edge of the Corbett Tiger Reserve and is frequently visited by wild boars who like to dig up the grounds and the expert Naturalists can teach you to make friends with these furry creatures. Soak in the metallic standalone tub, listening to the soothing rain pouring outside while you’re engrossed in a great read. If you’re lucky, a peacock might treat you to a rain dance as you enjoy breakfast at Risya, the restaurant. You’re always surrounded by good company at this sanctuary.
Set in one of the least explored areas of Pench National Park, this tastefully done eco-friendly tree lodge offers a slice of one of the most unique wildlife experiences! The tree house is perched high up on a tree, surrounded by undisturbed rolling acres of jungle shrub and trees and overlooks rolling greens. It is a private cocoon to snuggle in and observe the exotic wildlife around.
So where are you planning your jungle getaway to?