"Do not cut down the forest with its tigers and do not banish the tigers from the forest.
The tiger perishes without the forest, and the forest perishes without its tigers.
Therefore the tiger should stand guard over the forest and the forest should protect all its tigers”.

Mahabharata,
dyogaparvan.29,47-48
Composed circa 400 BC

TOFT Wildlife Tourism Awards 2010 - Joint Runner Up - Kanha Jungle Lodge
The John Wakefield Memorial Award for - Most Inspirational Eco Lodge of the Year 2010

Our Kanha and Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge

Tiger Resorts Private Limited was established in 1987 to provide a sophisticated, environmentally friendly experience of jungle lodges. The lodges at Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks - India's prime Tiger Reserves in the state of Madhya Pradesh, provide excellent services and facilities.

The Jungle lodges are managed on eco-friendly principals, and support the Tiger Trust with its earnings. The lodges are recognized by the Government of India, Department of Tourism and member to the Federation of Hotels and Restaurant Association of India. We are members of the international organizations- TOFT "The Travel Operators for Tigers and member of Responsible Travel.com.

Our experienced General Managers have stayed at the Jungle lodges from their inception, hence they enjoy a great rapport with the local community , whom we also employ and work with closely. Along with their staff sthey provide a personalised and friendly service to our guests.

Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge

Located within walking distance of Bandhavgarh National Park's main gate, Bandhavgarh Jungle lodge has been developed on the theme of an Indian village, with thirteen thatched twin-bedded cottages around an inner courtyard. There are two separate villas with further accommodations of eight rooms. A spacious lounge cum dining room with its own fireplace, overlooks the National Park

Kanha Jungle Lodge

Located at Mukki (in the Balaghat District) amidst Sal forests, Kanha Jungle lodge is about one kilometer from  Kanha National Park's - Mukki entrance  well camouflaged in  a Sal forest.  It is tastefully developed with low impact on the land and environment, with 18 spacious rooms and two independent deluxe cottages, The estate has a lot of trees and bushes that attract a variety of birds, butterflies and insects.

Elephant Ride

The Forest Department organizes rides by elephants , subject to availability( in case you miss seeing them from your jeeps !) . However, this totally depends on when they sight the tiger in the early mornings and if they decide to provide and have the elephant ride. Apart from the morning  "tiger show"  on the elephant ride , there is also the possibility of visiting “elephant camps”  in the afternoon.

Jungle Safaris

There are two jungle safaris in the National Parks which are conducted at dawn and at dusk. The jungle safaris are accompanied by a forest guide, our resident naturalist and last for approx 3-4 hours each.. You tour the jungles by a 4 x 4  open jeep vehicle to give you a panoramic unobstructed view of the jungle, to catch every bird or animal that may just sneak into the grass  ! whether it be an alarm call or just a casual roar.

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Resident Naturalist

Tiger Resorts specializes in wildlife tourism and from our inception we have stationed resident naturalists at both properties- Kanha and Bandhavgarh.  All our naturalists have 3-6 years in-depth field experience in Indian wildlife which covers a wide array of mammals and birds, plus a good knowledge of Flora. Having traveled extensively across the country, from the world heritage site of Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary at Bharatpur, the Gir forest (known for the Asiatic Lion) to Kaziranga (the last refuge for the One Horned Rhinoceros) and now to the forests of Central India…their experiences are varied.  Their expertise lies in their ability to track tigers and spot exotic bird species. Guests will find that the naturalists always give it their best, to try and satisfy their specific demands. In addition, due to their diverse cultural backgrounds they give guests a unique perspective on Indian lifestyle and tradition. We have a village walk ( also includes a trip to the local school) in which the naturalists explain to the guests the way in which village folk go about their day to day work, giving the guests a first hand account of this simple, yet affective life.

Tiger Resorts also receives foreign students from different Universities around the world. These students join us for a season as Naturalist trainees, as part of their University curriculum.

Eco friendly practices

Solar Energy

To increase our dependence on the direct energy sources we have tried to use the power of our sun god to provide us the energy and help save the worlds natural environment. Solar Water Heaters - Our Hot water system comes out of the two efficient solar water heaters which provide reliable and enough supply. Solar Cooking- Some part of the cooking for our Guest is done in two different types of Solar cookers. This helps minimize energy use and also food cooked is health and tasty. Our guest can ask for cooking lessons for solar cooking.

Wormy-Composting

To make efficient and hygienic disposal of organic waste, we are using a process of decomposition by worms which is efficient, odorless and provides us with rich organic fertilizers for our organic farming on site.

Organic Farming

Much of our fresh vegetables come from the organic farming at the Lodge. One can see a Varity of vegetables and fruits being cultivated . Guest are welcome to take a tour

20 WAYS TO SAVE A WILD TIGER

  1. Stop tiger trade - never buy our own tiger products or spread the myth of their ability to cure disease. Report illegal activity.
  2. Buy trees for tigers - support reforestation efforts. Avoid buying hardwood timber from Asian forests.
  3. Prosecutes wildlife criminals - there is annual trade of $ 25 billion USD in wildlife items- making it the second largest illegal occupation in the world.
  4. Help local people preserve the forest - provide train and equipment for the prevention of fire; encourage fuel-efficient practices including solar energy projects.
  5. Give to proactive tiger conservation groups - review their initiatives and donate.
  6. Expand tiger reserves - there is said to be 300,000km2 of possible habitat in India, however much is in politically or socially sensitive areas.
  7. Support local wildlife conservation education - educate villagers to be good tiger neighbors.
  8. Care for families of tiger attack victims - ensure that the proper care, and some compensation given.
  9. Stop use of high-voltage electric fencing - fund local community groups to stop farmers rigging the fencing.
  10. Fund, train, and reward tiger anti- poaching - organize patrols and update equipment – especially in the monsoon season when the park is quiet.
  11. Promote good relationship between forest official - and villages engage villagers so they take pride in their surroundings.
  12. Support tiger conservation science - develop better and non-intrusive monitoring methods
  13. Engage the government in politics, policies and funding in the support of conservation contact politicians and directors
  14. Ensure that local villages profit ensure parks employ local people and that the money stays in the local community.
  15. Do good for the community in the name of tiger organize health and well- being campaign for the villages?
  16. Recognize the champion of conservation reward special achievements and makes conservation an admiral goal.
  17. Support global and local politicians who enforce conservation laws support those who enforce the endangered species act and the rhino and tiger conservation act.
  18. Focus the media on positive action to address the tiger crisis get media attention with public service announcements and request that the broadcasters air conservation programming
  19. Education shares your travel stories and photos with your community.
  20. Study world wildlife fund for nature, wildlife protection society of India, the convention on international trade of endangered species, tiger information centre, etc. And find out for yourself what is going on. 

International Tour Operators Mission Statement
As part of our Tiger Resorts commitment to responsible tourism practices, we are International Tour Operator members of the Travel Operators for Tigers campaign (TOFT).  This is a global travel industry initiative which aims, in cooperation with the charity Global Tiger Patrol, to advocate, catalyse and support a more responsible and sustainable approach to tourism in India’s wildlife reserves, together with supporting specific conservation and local community programmes which benefit the local villagers and the wildlife within the parks you visit as part of your itinerary with us.

For further details please view this website : www.toftigers.org
 
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