Disclaimer: This is a brief write-up about my trip with more focus on images.
A little background about my style of travelling:
I love visiting modern developed cities and exploring those on foot, if possible. I am neither a beach person nor somebody who loves the hills. I am happy with my Mumbai, Delhi kind of places ????
I am also not an animal or a wildlife lover. But, I know how people are crazy about wildlife tours and safaris. So, when my friend Tania (from Routes2Escape) mentioned the idea of Kanha tour to me for the Powai families, I thought it would be a great idea if it works out. She mentioned that she and her team would take care of everything right from travel to stay, food and sightseeing. Thereafter, began the task of convincing my husband to come for the same which he eventually agreed.
And we were off for our tour on 25th March. We were 9 of us from Mumbai. Luckily, there was another child, who turned out to be a good company for my son. We took a flight from Mumbai to Nagpur. Nagpur to kanha was good 5.5 hours! But, since our trip had only started and we were high on enthusiasm, it was easily manageable! Also, the drive was Nagpur to Kanha was beautiful.
On reaching the resort (Camp Dev Vilas), we were served superb welcome drink and snacks. The resort was not really luxurious but I would rate it 5 on 5 for their service and hospitality. The food was again a huge plus. However, we were told that there would be absolutely no network on our phones there! Well, that too did pass ????
Kanha forests are evergreen forests. The leaves are just the perfect shade of green, extremely beautiful.. straight out a canvas!! The 3 days spent there went in doing multiple safaris, going for a picnic by the lake, eating yummy food, campfire, watching traditional dance, etc. It was an amazing and a novel experience for us.
Our resort was located a little on the outskirts of the town. It was surrounded by small huts and government schools. My friends decided that we should visit the school there to give chocolates to the kids. So, we went ahead, met the children, handed them the goodies. Although we couldn't do much for them, but, it was really special to interact with them.
Our trip ended with our return to Nagpur. That drive was a little difficult for me. May be it would a better idea to go to Jabalpur from Mumbai and then take a car from Jabalpur to Kanha. It is a shorter distance. Overall, this trip was extremely memorable. We had a lot of unique experiences and made new friends. We also spotted a tiger there!! Yes, I know it is not an easy task to spot one. So, we were lucky. Tania and her team have a track record of spotting each time by the way. They are big time wildlife enthusiasts ???? So, it's even better to travel with them ????
If you wish to go to Kanha, I suggest to definitely carry the following with you: a jacket for each traveler, a torch, first aid medicines, mosquito repellent cream, sun screen, hat, shades, scarf if you prefer, comfortable clothing and footwear. We luckily carried each of this as we were informed in advance.
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