Thursday, April 3, 2014

KANHA NATIONAL PARK - Pride of India - 25th to 28th May, 2014

Another long awaited trip from Nature India...This time its in the abode of "Mowgli" .... the Land of Sher Khan & Baghera........

Dates: 25th to 28th May 2014 (Travel days excluded) The bookings for Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh Wildlife trip is on… your seats NOW to get the desired train bookings (see the details at the end) ..... If you want the thrill of exploring the Indian Wildlife in the most beautiful setting, it is here…

KANHA NATIONAL PARK - The abode of Mowgli, Sher Khan & Baghera

The lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines of Kanha provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his famous novel "Jungle Book". Spread in a horse shoe shape, Kanha NP is located in Banjar & Halon valleys in Mandla & Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh. Kanha NP covers area of 1949 sq. km. in total which comprises core zone (National Park) of 940 sq. km. and buffer zone (Multiple use area) of 1009 sq. km.... The romance of Kanha National Park has not reduced over time - it is still beautiful and mystic.

Huge grass lands & meadows like Sondar, Bishanpura etc... and rivers like Banjar & Hallon, flowing through the park, makes Kanha NP one of the most picturesque parks. One feels as if heaven is here on every next moment . Kanha continues to sway the imaginations of visitors and is considered as the most scenic and well-managed National Park in Asia.... infact the rich bio-diversity of Kanha inspired the famous & legendary Naturalist George Schaller to study the big cat here.

Some of the important places to see in Kanha;
  • Bamni Dadar - A highly recommended place in Kanha, also known as sunset point. Highest point, offering awesome view of the vast forest.
  • Sonf Meadows - Area dominated by Barasingha (Hard ground Swamp Deer).
    The thick and extensive cover of tall grasses protect the Barasingha fawns from predators.
  • Kanha Meadows -The Kanha Meadows is one of the most popular place in Kanha. The large meadows attract herds of herbivores, that in turn attract carnivores.
  • Sravan Tal - Legend has it that Raja Dashrath of Ayodhya shot an arrow while hunting deer and accidently killed a young man called Shravan, who was out collecting water for his aged, blind parents. The good king had mistaken him for a deer drinking at the lake..... and rest is Ramayan..

Kanha's flora, or plant life, is the underpinning of the park's entire ecosystem. Tigers could not live here without prey, such as chital, sambar, wild boar, and barasingha. These animals, in turn, could not subsist without the forage that the plant life furnishes them. Langurs, sloth bears, and birds depend on fruits, flowers, nectar, and forbs for survival.

Fauna : Mammals - Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Gaur or Indian Bison, Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Wild Boar, Four-Horned Antelope, Wild Dog , Langoor, Nilgai, Marsh Crocodile are the ones which you can come across in this Tiger Reserve. Ratel, Flying Squirrel, Palm Civet, Indian Civet, Leopard Cat, Rusty Spotted Cat, Pangolin and Jackal are nocturnal and hence rarely sighted....

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.

Fauna : Birds - Oriental Honey & White-eyed Buzzard, Indian Pitta, Paradise Flycatcher, Indian Roller, Orange-headed Ground Thrush, Common Hawk Cuckoo, Changeable Hawk eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Savana Nightjar, Indian Roller, Painted Sandgrouse, Black-hooded Oriole, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, Monarch Flycatcher, Racket-tailed and White-bellied Drongo, Large Cuckooshrike, Oriental White eye, Grey Hornbill, Grey & Red Jungle-fowl, Golden Oriole, Large green Barbet, Leafbirds, several species of Owls..... and a wide variety of birds that are easy to watch and photograph..... summer is also the time when birds would be in their full breeding grandeur.

Nature India has organized an exclusive trip to Kanha National Park, from 25th to 28th May, 2014 the details are given below.


Tour Itinerary & Other Details: (Jabalpur to Gondia)

Day 1 (Saturday 24th May'2014) : Departure from Mumbai by 12188 +JBP Garib Rath Express from CST @ 13:30 Hrs

Day 2 (Sunday 25th May'2014) : Arrival at 06:00 hours to Jabalpur - Breakfast - Proceed to Kanha - Check-in the Mogli Resorts at the edge of the Park - Relax - Lunch - Evening Park Safari in Open Gypsies - return to Hotel - Discussion of Days sightings - Dinner and Night stay at Mogli resorts

Day 3 (Monday 26th May'2014) : Early Morning Park Safari @ 5.30 am in Kisli Range - Return to the resort - a short Birdwatching trail inside Mowgli campus - Lunch - Proceed for the Evening Park Safari - Return back - Presentation on the Mammals of India - Dinner - Night stay at Mogli Resorts

Day 4 (Tuesday 27th May'2014): Early Morning Park Safari @ 5.30 am in Mukki Range - Return to the resort - a small bird walk in the wonderful campus of Mogli resorts - Lunch - Proceed for the Evening Park Safari - Return back - Presentation on the Birds of Kanha - Dinner - Night stay at Mogli Resorts

Day 5 (Wednesday 28th May'2014) : Early Morning Birdwatching around Kanha National Park @ 6.30 am - return for early Lunch - Packup - Concluding discussion - Check-out @ 11.30 hours leave Kanha for Gondia station to Board 12106 Vidharba Express @ 14:55 hrs

Day 6 (Thursday 29th May'2014) : Arrive at Mumbai by 06:50 Hrs


Trip charges (Jabalpur to Gondia) : Rs. 16800/- only (Includes A/C room stay in the wonderful, palatial & comfortable Mogli Resort, on twin sharing basis, Travel charges from Jabalpur to Kanha to Gondia, Local travel by 4x4 Gypsies, Park entry charges, veg/non-veg food , Still photography charges, Guide charges, Information articles & on board snacks and mineral water)

This does not include travel charges from Mumbai to Jabalpur to Gondia station or any charges other than the above.

Registration: You can register by sending a confirmation mail to and by paying a non refundable Advance of Rs.5000/-after our registration confirmation by email…..The remaining amount will be collected on the day of travel.

Kindly register soon as the train bookings are not easily available on this sector.

Stay Arrangement: Stay arrangement is on twin sharing basis in AC rooms in the famous Mogli resort, Kisli which is renowned for its ambiance and service. visit their web site

Resource Person: Mr. Adesh Shivkar / Mr. Mandar Khadilkar

Mode of Payment: You can either
1) Transfer the advance money directly to HDFC Bank A/c (Please call Adesh @ 9869071091 / 9820455713 for A/c No.).. please mention your name, date and other details….OR

2) Courier a cheque of Rs.8000/- as advance amount to the following address
Name: Mr. Adesh Shivkar
Address: D-8, The Adi Janata Society, Behind HP Petrolpump, Near Sion Signal, Sion (East), Mumbai - 400022

Please Note:
1) Once registered, the advance amount of Rs. 8000/- is strictly non-refundable
2) Alcohol & Smoking is strictly prohibited on Nature India Tours
3) Nesting photography is prohibited.
4) Kindly register on this trip only if you agree with  Nature India's rules and policies

Please revert on ID, in case you need any clarification …..

For any other queries we are available on 9869071091 or 9820455713 (Adesh) and 9930318665 or 9967518665 (Mandar)

Thanks for your patience..... we value your time and faith on us.

Looking forward for a very rewarding trip with you all !!

Warm Regards,

Adesh Shivkar & Mandar Khadilkar
Nature India
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