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July 25, 2024

Last minute ideas for a family trip to these wonderful nature-bound safaris in India

Schenelle Dsouza
A safari vacation is one of those experiences that leaves a deep impact, especially on children. With children’s day coming up, forget adventure parks and Disneyland, go for a safari with your family and stay at these beautiful nature bound safaris in India, and teach your children a lesson or two on the need to protect our beautiful planet and its creatures.
Baghvan, Taj Safari – Pench National Park
Baghvan, Taj Safari - Pench National Park
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Named after the iconic Royal Bengal Tiger, Baghvan Taj Safari is a luxurious safari lodge located 100 km away from Nagpur, on the banks of a nullah (dry river bed) in Pench National Park. The lodge boasts 12 charming colonial-themed standalone bungalows that have their own rooftop machan which is a platform erected in a tree, and a private sit-out surrounded by the woods. Surrounded by exotic wildlife, the lodge organises a number of adventure filled experiences such as nature trails, safari drives and birdwatching with ospreys, eagles, grebes, darters and heron flocking the area.
Baghvan, Taj Safari - Pench National Park
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KAAV Safari Lodge, Kabini
KAAV Safari Lodge
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Set along the edge of the Nagarhole wildlife sanctuary, KAAV is a luxury safari lodge steeped in the Kabini forest. Guests can choose from two types of accommodations- contemporary rooms with private balconies and glamping tents with a private deck, both luxuriously appointed with stunning views of the jungle. With experienced rangers and specially designed vehicles, the safaris take you through all the nooks and crannies, giving you the best possible views of the animals like leopards, sloth bears, wild dogs, chital, gaur, spotted dear, sambar, barking deer, four-horned antelopes, langurs and bison, to name a few.
KAAV Safari Lodge
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Ken River Lodge
Ken River Lodge
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Fondly called the Tree House by locals, Ken River lodge is a forested estate of 50 acres, built along the banks of the Ken River. Offering a unique blend of traditional royal hospitality and comfortable country living, the place provides village-style air-conditioned huts with wooden decks overlooking the river. Panna National Park which is a predominantly open forest offers a great opportunity to spot animals like tiger, sloth bear, cheetah, sambhar and nilgai, along with crocodiles and over 300 species of birds. Alternatively, the Raneh falls, Pandav falls and Ken Gharial Sanctuary are some of the popular attractions near Panna National Park.
Ken River Lodge
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Pashan Garh, A Taj Safari – Panna National Park
Pashan Garh, A Taj Safari - Panna National Park
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A vast area of lush wildlife habitat, Pashan Garh is a luxury jungle safari resort on the banks of the River Ken in Panna National Park. The luxurious and intimate lodge features 12 stone cottages, with open courtyards and a stone deck overlooking the expanse of the forest down a gentle slope. The Panna National Park is located just 40kms from the lodge, where guests can enjoy nature trails and safari drives along with a Junior Naturalist Program for kids to connect with nature through exciting interactive activities with naturalists.
Pashan Garh, A Taj Safari - Panna National Park
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Pench Tree Lodge
Pench Tree Lodge
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Snuggled in forty acres of wilderness, Pench Tree Lodge is located in the Karmajhiri area of Pench National Park. This is the first lodge to be set up in an underdeveloped zone to avoid overcrowding making them unsustainable due to overexposure to tourism. Embellished with unique safari-style furniture, the accommodations include 6 elegant tree houses and 6 cottages to minimise carbon footprint while offering an intimate experience to all guests. Choose from a host of adventures and activities – cycling, night trails, village walks, along with wildlife tours with sightings of tigers, leopards, barking deer, sloth bears, crocodiles & migratory birds.
Pench Tree Lodge
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SUJÁN JAWAI Camp
SUJÁN JAWAI Camp
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Spectacularly set in a dramatic surrounding, SUJÁN JAWAI Camp offers guests a luxurious wilderness experience that is dedicated to conservation. The luxuriously appointed tents are spread across four categories— The Tented ‘Rock’ Suites, The Family ‘Felidae’ Suite, The Royal’ Panthera’ Suite and the newest addition Eden at JAWAI, which is a private encampment within the camp. Choose from a variety of adventures including hikes and treks over hills and grasslands, cycle tours through the wilderness or simply enjoy some leopard watching wilderness drives with trained guides in customized 4×4 jeeps.
SUJÁN JAWAI Camp
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