We went from New Delhi by overnight train. The car picked us up at Katni station and we could already see some animals on the way to the hotel.
When we got to the hotel, we had nice cocktail and Shailin, Rhea, and Shailin's dad all welcomed us warmly. We had all meals together which enabled us to learn interesting perspectives about India.
The rooms were much nicer than we expected. I just fell in love with their home-made cookies. Also they served us the best butter chicken curry I ever had.
Of course the most interesting part should be the tiger and we could see them. There are several courses in the national park, but the sad part is we don't get to choose which course to go so it is a kind of bet, but Shailin made sure that we would get the best course at the end. The driver is very skilled and quickly learns what we are interested in, so the more you go with him, the more you get to enjoy your drive.
The tour in the national park is fun, but the gap between the exciting tour and the relaxing moment you get to spend in the heat might be actually the best part. After you come back from the morning tour, you just doze watching the nature in front of the hotel until you go on an afternoon tour. I can assure that everyone in the hotel makes sure that you are having a great time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Junglemantra is a friendly owner-run lodge for those who love wildlife and wish to stay with like-minded people. Situated in the valley between the core forest and buffer zones of the National Park, with extensive private grounds comprised of mature mixed jungle with lake, Junglemantra offers a magical safari experience. Independent, luxurious, charming, rustic rooms, quietly blending in with the surrounding woodland. The cottages are spacious, comfortable and beautifully furnished, yet retain the style and simplicity of a true safari camp. A restful private verandah overlooks the vista of jungles. You are encouraged to get involved in the lodge’s conservation projects and community work. Please visit our Facebook page to see footage of tigers on Junglemantra grounds. the lodge has an intimate atmosphere. Spread over 32 acres, of which only 2 acres has human impact, Junglemantra is the best place for an authentic wildlife experience.You will find at Junglemantra there's always something going to try and help the cause of Tiger and wildlife conservation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Junglemantra Hotel Madhya Pradesh