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602 Jhinnadham Banahari Road, Panna Tiger Reserve 488220 India
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#2 of 3 Specialty lodging in Panna Tiger Reserve
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Thorough nature enthusiasts and avid travelers Diana & Salil always found their way to explore a new wildlife reserve. A long cherished dream was to live in the jungle away from the city-life where they could be at sync with nature. What started out as a dream was fueled by passion and thus Bear Valley Camp was conceptualized. Their constant endeavor is to spread the word on conservation while at the same time give the not so fortunate city dwellers a glimpse into the Wild Side. A jungle camping site like no other, experience the sites and sounds of the jungle in the true sense, the unpolluted night sky and the owls hoots for company. Each of our carefully designed tents are built on their own platform which also includes a Fireplace + BBQ Grill, a special emphasis is placed upon privacy, the front of the tent has a wide open porch where one can spend quiet evenings or stargaze at night. The machan offers our guests a unique and vantage point over the sights around the camp and if one is lucky also sight some animals. Our recent addition is a roof-top restaurant, where one is at par with the treetops around and is excellent from both a dining as well as a birding experience. We offer personalized and curated experiences each providing an unique experience.
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602 Jhinnadham Banahari Road, Panna Tiger Reserve 488220 India
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Mumbai Airport612 miSee all flights
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Sneha Saksena wrote a review Jun 13
Allahabad, India1 contribution
Who thought of having an excellent hospitality in between the jungle with wild animals and perfect place to stay , Salil bring down this unrealistic thought came true for the adventure lovers close to nature's proximity . The experience was at par which can never match .Stay was just good like home where you can relax and have close look to the sky and the stars away from the hustle and bustle of life and pollution . meeting Diana was another worth experience who took care of the stay where Salil was busy with night safari arrangements which was icing on the cake . Thanks for this wonderful and surreal experience we had .
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Alok Kulkarni wrote a review Feb 2021
Pimpri-Chinchwad, India1 contribution
Visiting Bear Valley Camp at Panna was an amazing and unforgettable experience. The location of the camp is right into buffers of Panna reserve, camp is absolutely neat and clean, food is mouthwatering and all the staff is very humble and always on their tows to serve their guests. We were very fortunate to have Salil Dalvi as our guide who is also the owner of the camp. Salil is true nature enthusiast, he not only knows each and every bit of animals, birds, flora and fauna of the jungle but keeps on sharing his experiences and interesting information all the time which is awesome. Our enriching experience includes evening safari (about a 45 min thrilling jungle ride) to a plateau called Chahrai, specially arranged river side lunch, camp fire and barbeque, walking jungle safari, special bundelkhandi food, absolutely thrilling night safari, the list just goes on and on. I urge all nature lovers to visit Bear Valley Camp at Panna once and I am sure you will be amazed to see what all things this place can offer. Thank you so very much Salil and Bear Valley Camp for turning our visit in to an experience, the memories would stay with us forever !! Regards, Alok Kulkarni, Pune (9923755144)
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Avik M wrote a review Feb 2021
Pune, India4 contributions
Bear valley camp is a fantastic option for solo travellers visiting Panna. Me being a solo traveller found their regular tented accomodation to be too expensive so they put out a special smaller tent for me for very reasonable charges. The location of the camp is fantastic for birdwatchers. I had spotted 14 different species from the camp itself and total of 29 species around the camp, including the rare Egyptian vulture. The hosts are extremely friendly local people who are well aware of the history and terrain of the place, and they guided me very expertly during my spotting trips. Also fact that we spotted a sloth bear 100m from the camp speaks volumes about how fantastic the location of the camp is. I would totally recommend this place and plan to revisit it very soon.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Salil Dalvi, Owner at Bear Valley Camp
Responded Mar 17, 2021
Thank you Avik for this delightful review. Working and designing experiences is what we love doing best and it certainly got us elated that we were able to fulfill your desire of sighting the Egyptian Vulture, the Bear of course was the cherry on top. Thanks a lot for your kind words and we wish to see you again!
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Clara G wrote a review Nov 2020
New Delhi, India6 contributions3 helpful votes
We had an amazing time at the Bear Valley Camp. The camp is nestled on the brink of the jungle, fully in connection with nature. Salil and the family have welcomed us warmly to their second home and made it feel like ours. They took us several times in the forest to show us the gorgeous nature and landscapes, and we tried to spot wild animals. If you are looking for a revitalising break from city life, this is the place to go !
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Salil Dalvi, Owner at Bear Valley Camp
Responded Dec 2, 2020
Dear Clara, Thank you for the fabulous review! It was wonderful to have you and Alex here and it was all the more special as our first guests as we resumed operations. We really enjoyed exploring the forests with you and we would love to host you again whenever you are back in India. Thank you once again! Best Wishes
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Wanderer_Su wrote a review Apr 2020
Mumbai, India2 contributions3 helpful votes
So this has been long due! Bear Valley Camp is built by Nature Enthusiasts.And it shows-THAT is the uniqueness of this place. From the lodging,to the amazingly curated experiences that Salil & Diana offer to guests,it's not a regular trip in a hotel away from home. They bring HOME to you right in the middle of the Jungle. The days are serene, a far cry from the city life we are subject to. You can trace animal prints, hear their calls and the staff helps you comprehend all this in case you are a newbie like me. We did the morning trails, all the safaris and apart from spotting those in the wild, got a chance to be one with them. As if the wilderness doesn’t bewilder you enough outside, the camp is a bigger adventure in itself. The food is from the local produce, furry visitors may pay you a visit as you devour your tastebud shattering homely meals by your tent’s barbecue/campfire. Oh did I miss... the tent is so comfortable and the care you get here makes you one with not just the people at the camp, but with the camp and the nature. Need I say more..it would be unfair! Get up and get going guys. A must visit place and even if u got no time to make a plan, don’t fret. All falls in place when you visit the Bear Valley Camp..! :)
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from salildalvi, Owner at Bear Valley Camp
Responded May 7, 2020
Dear Sunila, This was long awaited :) and I thank you sincerely on behalf of my entire team for sharing such a wondrous account of your experience. This is what drives us and also helps us pick up the finer aspects of taking it a notch higher for the next time around. And of course by that I mean that we are eagerly waiting for you and Dinesh to experience the magic all over again. Cheers
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PRICE RANGE
$69 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaMadhya PradeshPanna Tiger Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bear Valley Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Bear Valley Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Bear Valley Camp?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Bear Valley Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Bear Valley Camp?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Does Bear Valley Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bear Valley Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Bear Valley Camp?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bear Valley Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Bear Valley Camp?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ajaigarh Fort (9.9 miles).