OUT IN THE WILD
Business Traveller India|October 2021
Exploring some of India’s finest wildlife retreats
SANCHITA NAMBIA

Picture yourself amidst an abundant flora and fauna, away from the bustling work life! Now isn’t this the type of healing that we all deserve in the current scenario where breathing fresh air seems to be a luxury, to say the least? A holiday in the wilderness is a “must do in this lifetime”, and India is the perfect destination for you to experience it. From Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand to Tadoba National Park in Maharashtra and from Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan to Kaziranga National Park in Assam, the country boasts a plethora of wildlife sites. Complementing these are the exquisite wildlife retreats that let you have close and personal encounters with the dazzling natural landscape of India while enjoying a stay replete with luxury and comfort.

So, if being one with nature is on top of your mind right now, here are a few recommendations you can consider for a tranquil stay in the wild.

AMAN-I-KHÁS

Soak in the unrivalled beauty of Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan while staying at Amani-Khás. Located on the threshold of the reserve, this intimate tented camp offers daily safaris to explore the reserve’s abundant wildlife. The expert guides at the camp ensure a fun yet enlightening adventure time for guests. Apart from tiger spotting in Ranthambore, the camp also offers activities such as exploring the Khandar Fort, bird-watching in the Banas riverbed and taking camel safari through villages on the park’s outskirts. Back at the camp, savour local recipes in the Dining Tent and rejuvenate with wellness therapy. aman.com

CORBETT THE BAAGH SPA AND RESORT

Book a stay at this jungle spa resort in Uttarakhand and immerse yourself in the beauty of its neighbouring hills, farms and forests. The spacious rooms and suites are elegantly done and open to sweeping views of nature. The hotel’s multi-cuisine restaurant Nivala serves delicious local and global cuisine. Set out on a journey to traverse one of the oldest national parks in India — Jim Corbett National Park. The resort’s jungle safaris are a thrilling opportunity the catch glimpses of majestic animals and observe nature in its pure form. In addition to this, guests staying at the resort can check out several other activities including nature walks and bird watching, trekking, visit the Corbett Museum and river rafting to name a few. corbettthebaagh.com

KANHA EARTH LODGE

Occupying a small area in 16 acres of natural forest, bordering Kanha’s buffer zone, Kanha Earth Lodge’s key focus is eco-tourism and conservation. This Madhya Pradesh-based property is 25 minutes from the Khatia park gate, ensuring proximity to the Kanha Tiger Reserve. The eco-friendly accommodation are designed using local elements. Jeep safari experiences are guided by experts. Nature trails, birding, sunset walks, cycling expeditions and tribal shops are some other options to indulge in. Enjoy a bush dinner, amidst the sounds of the forest and make memories of a lifetime. kanhaearthlodge.com

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