Friday, March 30, 2012

Vanya Resort : Kanha National Park

One of the added charms to visit a National park lies in a fact that, one gets a chance to stay close to virgin nature, to sleep in complete serenity, to count the countless stars in the clear sky and unique surroundings to feel the absolute silence. Yes the silence, which may get disturbed by some roaring voice of wilderness, but definitely not by the sound of annoying family drama of a daily soap. I really wonder that is it possible to feel this complete calmness in our lives? This is what I always cherish whenever I get the chance to stay near a national park.
How to reach?
Kanha National Park and Tiger Reserve have three entry points; one is through the Mukki gate, another one is recently opened gate Serai and the third is Kisli gate which is best accessed from Jabalpur and stops at the village Khatia, in the buffer area. Khatia is around 175 km and Mukki is around 210 km from Jabalpur.
Places to see
Kanha National Park and Tiger Reserve, Wildlife.
Where to stay?
During my visit to “Kanha National Park” (Madhya Pradesh, India), I got a chance to stay in “Vanya Resort” which is in village Khatia and situated at a walking distance from the entrance of the National Park.
Nestled in the midst of greenery this resort offers a wonderful experience to rejuvenate yourself by all means.
Courteous staff and very helpful management were ready to offer any possible help to make my stay more pleasurable.  The rooms were spacious and clean. They nicely maintained dining area and well equipped kitchen. What I liked especially was their finger-licking food.
The manager Mr. Bhoopendra Patel (MB. 07879765140) was himself a nature enthusiast and wild life lover. He gave me good information about surrounding area specially the tribal community that lives in the nearby village. Most of these tribes are very poor. They mainly depend on small scale agriculture related works. At a nearby eating joint I got surprised with their problems. It was the unavailability of milk in the surrounding area. Most of them are forced to have lemon tea. Usually in Indian villages we assume that they always have fresh vegetables and milk due to their livestock, but this tribal area is so poor that such a basic need is considered as luxury. Though I already had my booking arrangements for “Forest Safari”, but they do offer the facility of booking at discounted rates.
The tariff in Vanya was reasonable in terms of service and facility and they do offer group concession. I have pleasant memories of this resort and would love to visit again.
What to eat?
There are few eating joints near the main entrance of the park that too were very basic. So it’s a good idea to stick to your hotel at-least for dinner.


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