About Wild Camps
Wild camps have become the ultimate focus of wildlife conservation in the
whole world. Since the days when natural wilderness and wildlife of the the
world cam under threat, the wildlife authorities of forests preservation
societies, started of a new kind of awareness programme, which will educate
the people about nature and its preservation in a better way and that's how,
wild camps came into being.
Wildlife camping is not very different from normal camping, except the wild
camping doesn't get restricted to season or any adventure activity. It works
as a recreational program and there isn't any age limit in this. Any one who
likes to explore nature and want to learn the facts about what nature has
given to us and what we can give in return, can take up this camping
Cautions & Essentials About Wild Camping
Wild camping is always an activity of leisure and pleasure, but that
doesn't mean that you cannot have adventure while camping. Still, there are
certain cautionary measures that every camper should keep in mind before
moving into the wilds. Camper should remember that where they venture in the
wilds, they are declared as protected ares, so please do not harm natural
world of the forest or nature park areas.
The forest is home for herds of Elephants, Gaur, Chital, Sambar Deer, Sloth
Bears, Langours, Crocodiles and over hundred species of birds. Its a delight
a camper to be within the wild surroundings and observing what these animals
do in their natural habitats, so just observe do not disturb the animals.
Please observe these Do's & Don'ts when camping in the forest regions
of India: Use of Polythene and Plastics is unhealthy for the environment,
better not use them. Carry away all non-degradable litter-empty bottles,
tins, polythene bags etc and throw them in municipal dustbins only, so that
they can be disposed off properly. Observe the sanctity of holy sites and
pilgrimage centres. Respect local traditions. When taking photographs,
respect privacy ask prior permission and use restraint. in case temporary
toilets are set up near camp sites, after defecation cover with mud or sand.
Ensure that the spot is atleast 30m from a water source.
Taking away of cuttings, seeds and roots is illegal in the forest region,
let the flora and fauna flourish in their natural environment. avoid using
pollutants, such as detergents, in streams or springs. Do not use wood as
fuel to cook food at the camp site and do not destroy the forest wealth of
the Himalayas, which are our heritage. Do not leave burning cigarettes or
make open fires in the forests. Do not consume alcohol, drugs or any other
intoxicant. Do not consume alcohol, drugs or any other intoxicant. do not
listen to Radios, Tape Recorders or any other electronic entertainment at
high volume to avoid noise pollution.
Wild Camps In India
Among the Indian wilds and forest regions there are various places where
one can enjoy wildlife camping. Among the northern regions is Chitrauli,
situated near to the hill station of Nainital in Uttaranchal and is
considered to be a prime trekking paradise in this region, where nature
lovers can witness panoramic views of the Himalayas and the Ratighat Valley
with the Ghuna River in between.
Surroundings of Chitrauli is abound with beautiful flora and fauna offering
ample opportunities to Naturalists, Trekkers, Painters and Bird watchers to
try out their favourite adventure activity over here. The wild camps of
Chitrauli take one to a little off beaten natural treks midst of Oaks,
Deodars and Pine trees. This camp provides a pleasant escape from the
pollution and grime of the cities to terraced fields, small villages,
shimmering water streams and the complete range of the snow clad Himalayas.
River Lodge Camps
Another wild camping choice in India is Kabini River Lodge. Kabini is a
tributary of the river Cauvery that surrounds the river lodge and the lodge
is located at Karapur near Nagarhole Wildlife National Park in Karnataka and
is spread over 55 acres. Campers get accommodation in the colonial styled
lodges at the resort houses, in fourteen well appointed private rooms with
the best of modern amenities. Overlooking the river are six twin bedded
cottages with attached bath. The camping programme involves a truly
rewarding wildlife experience, with a two or three nights stay at the Kabini
River Lodges. You might, of course, plan a longer holiday prior to making a
B.R. Hills Wildlife Adventure Resort
B.R. is an unique blend of resort and wildlife sanctuary. 3,375 ft above
sea level, it sprawls over 525-sq-kms of undulating hills and valleys
covered in deciduous forests and shoals. BR has three different options:
twin-bedded tented cottages, log huts on stilts and at the former Maharajas
hunting lodge, room for a total of around 35 to 40 guests. There is a bar
and multi cuisine dining is at the open sided Gol Ghar Restaurant, a Jungle
Lodges specialty. As all resorts do, BR hills offers conference facilities.
The holidaymaker can visit the surrounding coffee estates, the BR temple,
the Soliga and Jenukurba tribal hamlets and for botanists especially, there
is the truly unusual Doddasampige Mara, or Giant Sampige Tree. Jungle jeep
and elephant rides, trekking, bird watching, nature trails are all on offer.
Kali Wilderness Camp
Check out this wild camp with stunning topography and the surging currents
of the Kali river. The rhythms of the jungle are nowhere as compelling as
they are at the Kali Wilderness Camp. The visitor has two choices, the first
being the independent tented cottage, with attached baths and the second,
being separate rooms also with attached baths at the central lodge. Among
the wild programme in this camp there are wilderness safaris in jeeps,
Nature walks, Bird watching, crocodile sighting, fishing, coracle/boat
rides, River rafting, trekking and outdoor camping on special request.
Cauvery Fishing Camp
100-kms from Bangalore is Bheemeshwari, a riverline holiday camp placed
amidst steeply plunging hills. 46-kms further down the river is Doddamakali,
a satellite camp with Galibore, a third, only 16-kms away. Together, these
three are the destination of choice for confirmed anglers, since the river
as it flows past them is the habitat of the worlds finest game fish,
the Mahseer. This being Eco-conscious angling, all fish caught are
immediately released in the river. The serious fisherman can also enjoy the
bio-diversity that surrounds him.
Accommodation at this camp is supremely comfortable without the distraction
of TVs and piped-in music. Tents illuminated by hurricane lamps are pitched
by the river and no camp holds more than 50 beds. There is a choice of tiled
cottages, thatched log huts and swiss tents. Though professional angling is
the focus, bird watching, river rafting and coracle boating, trekking and
camping are interesting alternatives.
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