An exclusive luxury wildlife resort Junglemantra. Located at the world renowned Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh- the heart of Kipling country. This park offers the best possible chance of tiger sighting, having one of the highest tiger densities in India.
Junglemantra undoubtedly has the best location in Bandhavgarh for wildlife lovers, birdwatchers and naturalists. Situated in the valley between the core forest and buffer zones of the National Park, with extensive private grounds (25 acres), Junglemantra offers an authentic safari experience.
The resort is owned & run by British Asian nature photographer and wildlife artist Shailin Ramji, who is joined by his wife Rhea, a TV producer. Compelled by a keen love for the area, its people and the wildlife, they relocated to India from London and moved to Bandhavgarh to set up Junglemantra.
Junglemantra is superbly located in 25 acres of mixed mature woodland on the banks of a perennial lake.
The human impact on the site has been kept to a minimum. This makes Junglemantra’s lake and grounds a haven for mammals (such as tiger, leopard, bear, wolf, jackals, sambar, cheetal, barking deer, wild boar, langurs, foxes, rabbits, hare, mongoose), reptiles (such as chameleons, monitor lizards) and the over 300 species of birds found in Bandhavgarh , (such as Paradise flycatcher, serpent eagle, fishing owl, 3 varieties of Kingfisher, Indian Roller, 4 varieties of Parakeet, Black Ibis, Wolly necked stork etc are resident). A checklist of birds complied by guests and staff at Junglemantra boasts over 95 species of woodland, wetland and garden varieties of birds.
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.
Bamboo and log construction provides the best advantages of tented accommodation while keeping the comfort , warmth and security of more conventional brick structures, so that one is fully able to experience the sounds and ambience of the night time jungle.
A large, raised, open - plan outdoor seating and dining area with central fireplace, offering spectacular panoramic views of core National Park.
An indoor seating and dining area is also provided.
A screening room for guests to enjoy wildlife films, documentaries, screen their own wildlife video footage and watch slide shows on bird and animal life presented by in - house naturalists
Delicious continental lunches and 5 course dinners. Junglemantra is the only resort in Bandhavgarh at present operating an in-house bakery. Oven fresh croissants, Danish, sausage rolls, muffins, fresh breads and more for breakfasts. Rolls, pastries, cakes, pies, desserts, cookies etc are all freshly prepared by our Delhi trained chefs, using organic ingredients from our kitchen garden.
Guests arriving by road at Junglemantra are greeted with a refreshing welcome drink and snacks even before they check-in. The check-in formalities are completed in informal comfort in the lounge.
Those guests arriving by train at Umaria (closest railhead) are met by one of our caring staff, who carries with him a welcome hamper, containing mineral water, soft drinks, snacks and fruit. Arrangements have been made in Umaria with a clean family run guest house for guests to be able to freshen up (western style toilet ) before setting off for the resort, if they so desire.
At Junglemantra the emphasis is on minimum environmental impact in terms of operations and construction yet maximum beneficial environmental impact in terms of re-forestation by indigenous species, recycling of waste where possible and removal and disposal of inorganic waste as per Government recommendations.
It is our policy to provide training and employment opportunities to local villages thereby reducing the dependence on the forest resources. We also support the local village school with books and teaching aids. At Junglemantra, we believe in sustainable eco-tourism, where tourism is for the forest and its denizens.
Indian Adventures Wildlife & Adventure Resorts are the Pioneers of Wildlife and Adventure jungle Camps & resorts in India offering Tiger safaris, Elephant safaris, Fishing, Bird Watching, White Water Rafting, Trekking to the Wildlife enthusiast & leisure traveller. The company operates to project tiger destinations in India such as Wild Chalet Resort, Kanha National Park, Tiger Trails Resort Bandhavgargh National park, Tiger N Woods Resort Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh, Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka.
Bandhavgarh National Park lays in Madhaya Pradesh covers an area of 450 sq. kms and is known for the highest density of tiger population in India. The tigers and leopards at Bandhavgarh attract several adventure seekers and wildlife freaks. The home of the white tiger Bandhavgarh National Park is for sure one of the most important wildlife preserves in India.
Also known as the White Tiger territory, Bandhavgarh is home to fabulous flora and fauna it is renowned for its terrific tigers. Amidst the deciduous forests and the Bandhavgarh hills lies the former game reserve of the Maharajas of Rewa. In fact it is the amalgamation of the deciduous, sal trees, grasslands, meadows and the stretches of bamboo that make Bandhavgarh National Park home for the 22 species of mammals and another 250 odd species of birds.
The landscape is a unique mixture of steep and rocky hills, with flat tops and level grasslands in the valleys below. The vegetation found within the Park is moist deciduous forest with fine Sal trees with stretches of bamboo.
The Bandhavgarh National Park is best viewed from the Bandhavgarh fort. At 800 meters the fort offers kaleidoscopic spectacles of the entire wildlife preserve. Do not miss out on this fort that belongs to Maharajas of Rewa and lies well within the vicinity of the national Park. Here the Charganga stream as well as the statues and temples will not fail to catch your eye. Even the Bandhavgarh fort is home to the black bucks. The Bandhavgarh National Park is also dotted with many captivating cave shrines. It is noteworthy that the Brahmi inscriptions on the caves date back to the first century B.C.
Bandhavgarh was the game reserve of the Maharajas of Rewa before becoming a national park in 1968. Though it started with just 105 square km of land, its territory was later extended by including two adjoining sal forests in 1986. Bandhavgarh is a typical moist, deciduous forest, so common to Central India. Most of the park area is covered with rich sal (Shorea robusta) forests, although at higher altitudes mixed forests and large stretches of bamboo and grassland can be found.
Jungle safaris in Jeeps
Wildlife movies and audiovisuals
Nature & Heritage Walks.
Jungle and Mountain Trekking.
Tiger Shows/ Elephant Safari
Sizzling Barbecues around bonfires
Bird watching walks