We at Heart of India, take pride in providing our guests a unique experience in the beautiful Indian jungle with its rich flora and fauna.
Morning & Evening Safaris
Daily two jungle drives are arranged in specially designed open 4x4 safari vehicle in the company of a HEART OF INDIA EXPERT NATURALIST
The safaris bring you closer to the calm of the jungle which can be easily shaken by the alarm calls of a gazelle which could be an indication that a tiger is on the prowl
We also arrange for Elephant safaris in co-ordination with the park authorities that results in a complete jungle safari experience.
First Stop Panna National Park
Situated in the vindhya hills along the Ken River, Panna national Park links the eastern and western populations of resident wildlife. It is a vast plateau dominated by tropical forests, deep ravines, cascading waterfalls and thick teak forests. Panna is home to the majestic Bengal tiger, as well as the sloth bear, leopard, wolf, hyena, and jackal. The reserve is also well known for sightings of nilgai, sambar, chital, and wild boar.
Our Jungle Lodge - Pashan Garh Panna Wilderness Lodge
Pashan Garh, meaning 'stone house', draws inspiration from the dry-packed stone houses of North-central India. The luxury stone cottages, located close to park entrance, are spread out along a small stream and are surrounded by 190 acres (75 hectares) of private jungle wilderness.
Each suite has been created using dry-packed stone and features block printed black silks and cotton lace chandeliers. Delicious Indian fare, prepared by expert chefs, is discreetly delivered to guests using the unobtrusive butler hatches.
Second Stop - Bandhavgarh National Park
Cradled among the picturesque vindhya and satpura ranges in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, the renowned tiger reserve of Bandhavgarh national Park is one of India's most beautiful wilderness areas. The dramatic landscape features tropical forests and woodlands, as well as steep rocky hills with flat grasslands in the valleys below.
Bandhavgarh supports one of the highest densities of tiger on the subcontinent. The Park is also home to a large variety of mammals: leopard, chital (spotted deer), sambar deer, nilgai, wild boar, chinkara, sloth bear, rhesus macaque, grey langur, jungle cat, hyena, porcupine, jackal, fox and wild dog.
Our Jungle Lodge - Mahua Kothi Bandhavgarh jungle Lodge
Just 10 minutes from the Park entrance, the lodge sprawls invitingly over 16 hectare (40 acre) grounds. Private courtyards with shaded seating and traditional mud floors lead into each of the twelve charming guest suites. Rich textiles in shades of rust and burnt orange reflect the accents of this exotic land. Early morning tea, coffee and homemade spice biscuits are set out among aromatic burning incense in the courtyard.
Third Stop - Kanha National Park
Kanha national Park is one of India's largest parks, covering 1 945 km2 (750 square miles) of pristine Indian wilderness. This national park is one of the first nine tiger reserves established with the initial launch of Project tiger in 1973, aimed at protecting tigers and their ecosystems. The central parklands are home to approximately 22 animal species, including the three-striped palm squirrel, jackal, wild pig, black buck, striped hyena, leopard, mouse deer, chinkara and anteating pangolin. Kanha also supports a thriving population of the highly endangered hard ground barasingha. With over 200 recorded bird species, the Park is a birdwatcher's paradise.
Our Jungle Lodge - Banjaar Tola Kanha Tented Camp
Banjaar tola is situated right on the edge of the Banjaar River and overlooks Kanha national Park on the opposite bank. The two intimate camps, each consisting of only nine elegant tented suites, have been designed with a light footprint so as to protect the sensitive riverine environment. Each contemporary suite features bamboo floors, canvas roof and walls, and glass doors leading out onto a floating veranda overlooking the river. Each camp boasts its own comfortable guest sitting area with a spacious open-air dining area and interpretive library.