For Safari at Pench Choose a Luxury Stay
Posted: Jun 09, 2021
Wild Holiday Experience
A wild safari trip is a trend that is catching up fast with holiday makers all over the World. The safari holidays spell a combination of offerings from wild adventure to complete relaxation in the resort.
Between safari or game rides a lot of activities take place, mostly organized by the stay. It is your choice how you decide to spend the hard-earned vacation in Indian wilderness? Go for a bird watch or move around among the friendly people of nearby hamlet. Relax at high tea near the river or relax at the poolside. For those seeking a nap and solace the hammock waits for you. But tiger safari morning and evening are the mainstay.
There was a time whence people headed straight for a big town, a panoramic destination for sightseeing, indulgence, and yes relaxation. The chosen destinations were usually a hill resort, wellness spa or remote rural confines where you send your days ogling at the rising and setting sun, watching rural folks moving about, and a little bit of roaming around to get the holiday feel. A five-star luxury is for the upper-class elites, but we all are not the same, are we?
Relaxation is central to all vacations, and how you extract it among a truck load of activities depends upon your planning, if you are not a seasoned traveler. Yes, the few days of luxury away from home and hectic work at office need to be well organized, and the time spent should reenergize and reshape for work back in the office.
A safari holiday at Pench in Central India or Madhya Pradesh differs much from conventional places for rest and relaxation. It is a tiger reserve, and a National Park mired deep in the apocryphal story of Mowgli the esoteric wolf child that roamed these jungles in the company of deadly wolves. Sher Khan, Kabaki, Baloo, Bagheera and Kaa all live here except Mowgli who is no more.
You can come across plenty of birds besides few reptiles and plethora of beautiful butterflies that rule over the insect world. Deer, wild boar and Hanuman monkeys are all around especially in the grassy meadows and dense forests grazing under the blue sky or picking up wild fruits under the trees.
The herbivores form the prey base of the carnivores like the tiger, leopard, wild dog, jackal, wolf and the hyena. Big coarse grazers like the Nilgai and the bison are fascinating animals to watch when on safari. The colorful avian provide a thrill that equals a tiger or a leopard sighting. But most thrilling is to watch carnivores on hunt. The encounters among the wild can be gory at time, but that is nature at its compulsive best.
This is a land of discoveries and delights a tiger landscape that attracts thousands of overseas visitors every year apart from the domestic vacationers. Not exactly, since Pench is often visited on serious wildlife watching and birding and photography too, a strenuous time spent in the rugged confines not at a for relaxation that holidays accord. The number of wildlife enthusiasts indulging these activities is quite large and they mix around easily with the crowd seeking few days of rest and recreation.
The wildlife destinations in India are not pack your back and leave for them kind of places. Safari holidays have to be well planned much in advance especially for overseas visitors. First you need a permit, which for Pench National Park can be availed at MPOnline website. This is the best way to book your safari well in advance. This assures that you arrive with a guaranteed visit to the core area of the park.
The next big step is choosing a stay since you need to spend time in the tiger land to discover wildlife and the magnificent jungle. If you are a birding enthusiast, I would suggest you stay longer, may be for a week.
A Luxury Stay in the Wild
Choosing the right accommodation is most difficult since your holiday success depends much upon the resort. If you have a positive referral than go ahead and book your stay. What more, these wildlife resorts also help you in permit booking as well.
If you do not have a referral than search online. All luxury resorts have well maintained websites. While choosing look for the following:
- Well-appointed rooms
- Spread out accommodation
- Fine dine facility
- Intercontinental Food
- Swimming Pool
- Remotely Situated in green confines
- Near to entrance gate
- Camp fire
- State of art service
- Covid 19 Sops in place
- Hygiene and Peace
Wildlife experience though not added in the list is equally important. The onus is on the luxury resort in Pench to deliver an exciting jungle adventure. This where a resident naturalist comes in the picture. He or she should be an avid bird guide and very good at tracking tigers in the park. He should have an enthusiasm for all things in the wild including in depth knowledge of nature all around.
Your stay is enlightened by the hosts, the staff that prevails. They should appreciate and welcome your stay and express delight on every success in the park. They should look after you hand in gloves with sincere care and dedication. Unlike urban accommodations the privacy is limited since there is greater participation with the naturalist and the staff. But be assured no one will disturb you in your private moments. People around do matter on a wildlife holiday.
The mornings begin with hope of wild encounters that will thrill you to bone. Or a nice peaceful journey across panoramic confines of the forests. A lot is always in store during jungle safari be attentive during the tour. Carry a good pair of binoculars or spotting scope, and wear khaki. Keep quiet on ride, and enjoy the thrills as they unfold. Listen to the naturalist guide on jeep ride.
The evening banter at the camp fire with the naturalist and the ending series of tiger tales is one moment you would relish forever. This is time for relaxation and some fun under the blazing warmth of the camp fire and the star lit night. Make sure the resort provides both rest and recreation during your safari holiday at Pench.
Uday writes often on Indian wildlife especially about the tigers. He works as a naturalist and is fond of travel. Uday also provides search engine optimization service and website contents in English.