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Creative Travel launches “Jungle Sutra Wildlife Journeys”

January 2012


Jungle [juhng-gull] – original ‘jangal’ (Hindi)
Sutra [soo-truh] – (Sanskrit)
JungleSutra – stories of the wild

Creative Travel is proud to announce the arrival of its specialist wildlife brand “JungleSutra Wildlife Journeys”. We are pleased to bring in a new dimension to incentives into India and that is a wildlife experience.

Jungle Sutra has been established to fill what we feel is a void in the Indian travel industry. Many are offering trips to wildlife reserves but very few companies are offering complete wildlife experiences. JungleSutra is a team who will approach wildlife with a very different set of eyes. We will develop experiences and journeys that go beyond basic park visits. The objective is to also showcase the flora and fauna that has not yet been explored by the traveller to India.

Very few people know that Indian wildlife boasts a higher diversity as compared to other parts of the world. The Indian offering of wildlife sanctuaries holds some of the world’s finest wildlife stock. Yet today India doesn't feature prominently on the international wildlife tourism map. Everybody looks at India and thinks only of tigers, but how many know about the lions in India, the striped hyena, the red panda, the one-horned rhinoceros or the whale sharks off the coast of India? There is so much India has to offer in animals, birds and flora and the surface has yet to be even scratched.

The JungleSutra brand will also have a very strong social initiative and will be engaging local communities and forest officials in activities that give back to the areas we visit. The JungleSutra team is being manned by experienced wildlife and operations professionals and has linkages across the Indian sub-continent providing a seamless network.

Most Indian incentives tend to focus around the traditional Delhi-Agra-Jaipur circuit. It’s all about culture, forts and palaces. With JungleSutra we bring in India’s natural beauty and its amazing flora and fauna. Unlike Africa, where safaris tend to be on plains and grasslands, Indian jungle experiences are through lush forests in open top vehicles. The thrill of the chase of the tiger never fails to delight even the most experienced traveller. Each wildlife safari experience has its own identity, feel and character. Accommodation, activities, cuisines and services are detailed to meet the preferences and budgets of the group. An average inclusion of wildlife will be two nights.

A wildlife incentive to India is best suited for smaller groups, with a maximum capacity of 25 rooms if a single hotel is to be considered.

The simplest wildlife experience can be introduced with the inclusion of the Ranthambore National Park which is accessible by train from Delhi or by road from Jaipur. The RanthamboreNational Park was the hunting ground of Maharaja of Jaipur. In 1955, it was declared a game sanctuary and in 1980 it became a national park. With the commissioning of Project Tiger in 1972, it was included in the project. With the addition of neighbouring Keladevi and Mansingh sanctuaries, the total area of the national park  stands at 1,334 sq km. But the entire park - the core area is just 392 sqkms - is not open to the public. The RanthamborePark is set between the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India. The terrain is rugged and there are rocky ridges, hills and open valleys with lakes and pools. Ranthambhore park is famous for tigers and due to conservation efforts, the tiger population has stabilized if not  increased here. The tigers can be spotted quite often even during the day at their normal pursuits-- hunting and taking  care of their young ones. Ranthambhore is one of the best places to see these majestic predators.  Ranthambore is a heritage site because of the picturesque ruins that dot the wildlife park. There are lake palaces, 'chhatris', old fortifications and a majestic 1,000-year-old fort overlooking the park.

Smaller groups of up to 12 rooms and who want a more serious experience can also visit the park of Bandhavgarh. This will entail an hour’s flight from Delhi and then a three hour drive through the picturesque countryside to the forest area.

Bandhavgarh is a new National Park with a very long history. Set among the Vindhya hills of Madhya Pradesh with an area of 168sq miles (437sq kms) it contains a wide variety of habitats and a high density of game, including a large number of tigers. This is also the white tiger country. These have been found in the old state of Rewa for many years. Prior to becoming a National Park, the forests around Bandhavgarh had long been maintained as a Shikargarh, or game preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa. The Maharaja and his guests carried out hunting - otherwise the wildlife was well protected. It was considered a good omen for Maharaja of Rewa to shoot 109 tigers. His Highness Maharaja Venkat Raman Singh shot 111 Tigers by 1914. Bandhavgarh has been a center of human activity and settlement for over 2000 years, and there are references to it in the ancient books, the Narad-PanchRatra and the Shiva Purana. Legend has it that Lord Rama, hero of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana, stopped at Bandhavgarh on his way back to his homeland after defeating the demon King Ravana of Lanka. The oldest sign of habitation in the park are caves dug into the sandstone to the north of the fort. Several contain Brahmi inscriptions dating from the 1st century B.C. At independence Bandhavgarh remained the private property of the Maharaja until he gave it to the state for the formation of the National Park in 1968.

There are of course other options as well across the country.

Ask us for an option of an incentive with a difference.

 

Simply contact Mr Rajeev Kohli at india@euromic.com

JungleSutra Wildlife Journeys

Ranthambhore Natinal Park

Ranthambhore Natinal Park

Ranthambhore Natinal Park

Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park