Unique Experiences

Learn Herpetology with Rumulus Whtaker (Satpura National Park)

Romulus Earl Whitaker is a herpetologist, film-maker, wildlife conservationist and founder of the Madras Snake Park, the Andaman and Nicobar Environment Team (ANET), and the Madras Crocodile Bank. He won Whitley Award in 2005 and was selected as an Associate Laureate in the 2008 Rolex Awards for Enterprise. Rom is the Founder of the Madras Crocodile Bank and Centre for Herpetology, which has over 2000 crocodiles of 18 different species and actively involved in reptile research and conservation programmes in India and abroad. In this programme the participants will learn the basics in herpetology with the survey and night walks in and around the buffer zone of the forest to find snakes, frogs, toads and scorpions.
 

 

A Nature walk by the river (Corbett National Park)

Spend a day exploring the buffer area of Corbett for its village life, birding trails, river ride and some community work. From the resort drive a short distance to a hanging bridge by the river in Marchulla village. We leave the car, cross the bridge on foot and come to a picturesque village in the Ramganga valley. The advantages of exploring the jungle on foot are endless. Listen to birdcalls, rustlings under your feet and watch lizards scuttle out of stones as you walk past cheerful children waving at you. On the other side of the village is the river bank, where we ride a bamboo raft for a short ride to Vanghat, a lodge where you enjoy your lunch. On the return walk stop at the village and help locals in the cattle farm or in the fields.

Galaxy on the Earth- a unique Firefly event with Tribals (Dang, Gujarat)

A remote village in western part of the country witnesses an interesting event every July when countless fireflies light the night sky. The flies, by emitting light are trying to attract females of different species. There are about 18 varieties of firefly in India each with different pattern of emitting light. These different patterns help find correct match. This is once in a year event that certainly should not to be missed!

Tips on Wildlife & Nature Photography by n expert Photographer (Ranthambore National Park)

Before starting your photographic tour of forests in Kanha, you will get the chance to learn more about the wildlife photography from basic to advance. The expert would be a famous wildlife photographer of India.

 

Feeding the Demoiselle Cranes (Kheechan, Rajasthan)

Khichan is a village in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan that has established a tradition of feeding demoiselle cranes that migrate here every year. Up to 3,000 kilograms of bird seed is consumed every day. Khichan village now hosts over 20,000 demoiselle cranes from as early as August each year to as late as March of the following year. The village, which has become popular among bird watchers, achieved international recognition when it was featured in Birding World magazine in an article titled, Khichan - the Demoiselle Crane village.

 

Interactive Kitchen (Sarai at Toria, Panna)

The Sarai at Toria is the vision of a husband and wife partnership with a passion for wildlife and conservation. They are also enthusiastic 'foodies' so the meals will be a major focus of their hospitality. Raghu’s cooking is very popular among his friends. His delicious home recipes will feature on the Sarai at Toria’s menu along with Joanna’s more cosmopolitan, less spicy, favourites! They love to show the cooking demo to guests.

High tea with a Forest officer (Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala)

In Kanha you will get the chance to interact and know about the wildlife conservation in India by those who are working day and night in the field to protect our natural heritage. They may be either a field biologist or forest officials. A lecture, presentation or simple interaction will not only increase your knowledge about the wildlife conservation in India but it also helps you to understand the difficulties these wildlife protectors are facing every day.

Support a local community (Bandavgarh National Park)

The Gonds are among the largest tribes in Central India. The recorded history of the Gond people goes back 1400 years, but considering that they inhabit areas where rock paintings dating to the Mesolithic have been found. The Gond’s paint their walls with vibrant depictions of local flora, fauna and gods. Traditionally made on festive occasions, Gond painting depict various celebrations, rituals and man’s relationship with nature. The artists use natural colours derived from charcoal, coloured soil, plant sap, leaves, and cow dung. This mystical art form is created by putting together dots and lines. The paintings are an offering to nature, and are also a mode of seeking protection by warding off evil.

Giving back to the society (Kipling Camp Kanha)

Participate in the ground level work of wildlife conservation and community development in and around Kanha Tiger Reserve. The lodge in Kanha is closely associated with the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI), a well-known wildlife conservation organisation of India. You will get indulge in camera trapping and wildlife awareness workshop organise at regular interval in Kanha Tiger Reserve.

 

Sundowner on the river bank (Satpura, Denwa River)

This beautiful reserve is located right across the river Denwa which forms its natural boundary. The setting near Denwa River is very beautiful and both at sunrise and sunset one can see the activities of crepuscular animals and birds in and near the water. This setting makes this place a perfect location for enjoying champagne with beautiful sunset.
 

Celebrate a special occasion in style (Orange County, Kabini)

Indian jungles with their boutique lodges in picture-perfect settings provide an ideal venue to celebrate a small wedding, anniversary, family reunion, birthday or any other landmark in one’s life. Choose a Himalayan or a river backdrop, a safari theme gala dinner or simply a romantic quiet candle light bush dinner with only sounds of crickets breaking the silence. The team of experts at the lodges ensures a hassle free memorable celebration without disturbing the jungle or animals in any way yet offering a feeling of being far from the madding crowd in the company of near and dear ones. From champagne breakfasts to picnic lunches and to tribal theme dinners, allow us to tailor make one bespoke experience, just for you.

 

Junior Ranger course for our young friends (Satpura Tiger Reserve)

Spread over three days, this course is designed for children (and adults) who are interested in acquiring the basic tools of jungle craft in order to derive greater enjoyment and understanding of any wilderness. The course will operate for just about 2 hours per day with sessions held between safaris and in the evening for 30 – 40 minutes. It is a fun and interactive course with Forsyth’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable young naturalists. The course will cover use of equipment, basics of ecology, learning how to identify different species, using field guides and making field notes and sketches, identifying tracks and basics of nature photography.
 
 

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