Ever heard of glamping?
It’s for those who wish to go ‘into the wild’ sans calluses.
It’s for those who want the adventure without the risks!
It’s camping in luxury!
And the perfect place for glamping is a jungle resort where you can explore the wonder of the wild while in the lap of luxury!
If you are planning your next holiday, make sure you consider these 5 Club Mahindra jungle resorts:
1. Let the roar reverberate! - Club Mahindra Corbett, Uttarakhand
Located in Uttarakhand, the Club Mahindra Corbett resort borders the Jim Corbett National Park. This jungle resort offers exciting wildlife safaris through lush forests. Best seen in the months of March to May, you can spot tigers and catch a glimpse of other wildlife such as the Serow, Himalayan Tahr and Goral. You can take a walk in the forests and discover wildlife or you can witness the natural symphony of the birds straight from your loungers, drink in hand. While your kids enjoy the play area, you can indulge in an invigorating lap in the pool or a relaxing massage at the spa. Or, if you simply want some rest, you can relax in the natural sophistication of your room, replete with modern amenities.
To reach Club Mahindra Corbett, the nearest airport and station is in Delhi, 240 kilometres away, from where you can easily get road transport to Kathgodam.
2. Give in to majestic grace! - Club Mahindra Gir, Gujarat
One of Gujarat’s jewels, the Gir National Park draws tourists to see the Asiatic Lions in their natural surroundings. The Park has more than 350 other species of birds and animals co-habiting with the wild cats and also offers sightings of spectacular flora.
Club Mahindra Gir affords easy access to the sanctuary.
Deciduous, evergreen, and semi-evergreen trees flourish amid large grasslands on a rocky hillside. Apart from some 300 lions leopards, chousingha, chital, nilgai, and jackals are some of the other species of fauna that stay protected in this reserve. The best time for animal spotting is October to May.
After you have returned from your rendezvous with the great Asiatic Lion, the resort serves as a perfect end to a day in the wild.
The resort offers refreshing luxury amidst the wilderness with its spacious rooms, studios and individual units. You can relax in your room overlooking sprawling green lawns, or take a dip in the large pool or indulge in mouth-watering Gujarati food.
If you’re feeling creative, you can enjoy the hobby kits available and explore your passion. You can also stroll through many scenic tracks amidst huge mango trees as you watch and listen to the birds around.
To reach Club Mahindra Gir, the nearest airport is in Diu 105 kilometres away, the nearest railway station and the nearest place by road is Veraval, 45 kilometres away.
3. Revel in regal wildlife! - Club Mahindra Kanha, Madhya Pradesh
Sher Khan, the king of the jungle, awaits! Gracing its natural habitat, the Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh is home to the Royal Bengal Tiger. The place that inspired Rudyard Kipling to create the beloved character, Mowgli, Kanha is wildlife personified with the impressive Barasingha (the twelve-tined deer) as its mascot.
Take a safari organised by Club Mahindra Kanha and get up close and personal with panthers, bears, pythons and elephants. Wildlife, especially, is best spotted in the summer from March to May.
Club Mahindra Kanha is located just outside the forest and the resort will take care of permits necessary for you to enter the forest. If you decide to stay in, relax in luxurious rooms and enjoy the modern comfort and amenities the resort offers. If you plan a day out, take a village tour in the rustic Indian village of Mocha or venture out on nature trails, bird watching and trekking.
To reach Club Mahindra Kanha, there is excellent road connectivity from the nearest cities of Jabalpur (165 kilometres) and Nagpur (265 kilometres).
4. Rivet on the riot of colourful royalty! - Club Mahindra Kumbhalgarh, Udaipur
Rajasthan, home of the kings, showcases royal magnificence and the grand elegance is reflected in the Club Mahindra Kumbhalgarh resort. With safaris organised by the resort, you can witness the Indian wolf cohabiting with leopards, hyenas, golden jackals, and many birds such as the peacock and the jungle fowl. Keep an eye out for watering holes and get a better chance to spot a pack of wolves and other wildlife!
Apart from the safari, there are a number of palaces and forts to relive the royal past of this region. If you prefer, you can simply relax in the luxury of the royal treatment the Club Mahindra Kumbhalgarh resort offers and indulge in the rich taste of Rajasthani food. Every room has spectacular views of the Kumbhalgarh valley and in the monsoons, you can witness the waterfalls overflowing.
A day in the resort can be well spent with various interesting activities; try your hand at pottery, puppet-making or other exotic crafts, get a temporary tattoo, learn magic in a workshop, or pose for a royal family photograph dressed in traditional Rajasthani wear and take your holiday home with you!
To reach Club Mahindra Kumbhalgarh, the nearest airport is Udaipur (95 kilometres) and the nearest station is Falna Railway Station (49 kilometres).
5. Feast on the fragrances of exotic spices! - Club Mahindra Thekkady, Kerala
Known to be the land of spices, Kerala hosts exotic wildlife in a refreshing abode of lush greenness. The Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady is situated in the Western Ghats at the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It accommodates deciduous trees interspersed with patches of grassland, where herds of elephants led by the tusk-less Indian cow-elephants, bison, deer, wild pigs, birds and squirrels all cohabit in complete harmony.
Located near the Reserve, a holiday in Club Mahindra Thekkady is a unique experience. The rooms and cottages are built according to the traditional Indian ‘machan’ style on stilts with thatched roofs. Set amongst the thickly wooded plantations, you can indulge in a feast of fragrances from coffee, cardamom, pepper, teak and fruits. With stunning views of unending greenery, hills, plantations and wildlife, you literally live in the lap of nature and yet have all the comforts of a warm bath, television, and even Wi-Fi.
To reach Club Mahindra Thekkady, the nearest big town is Kumily (2 kilometres). The Periyar Tiger Reserve is 1 kilometre away.
So, what are you waiting for? The five resorts above are the perfect wildlife destination to witness nature’s glory up close and personal while enjoying the luxury of the modern world!