15 bikers joined Chairman Julian Matthews on a first ever bike ride challenge between Pench Tiger Reserve and Kanha Tiger reserve – along the Pench Kanha Corridor in aid of the Village Wildlife Guardian programme, which started with 6 guardians in Kanha in June 2016. Over 3 long days of 60kms rides, 180 kms was completed covering both buffer forests like Rukhad of Pench Tiger Reserve, through forest villages and rural towns along the way, due east towards Kanha Tiger reserve, with a challenging 10 kms uphill ride in the Balaghat forest area on Day 2. Everyone completed the wonderful challenge and its many highlights on their rugged mountain bikes. Read more..

Help for North East Indian travels

Help Tourism, a tour operator specializing in East and North East India, is now a part of TOFT. Help Tourism provides purposeful travel to natural areas to understand its cultural and natural history. It links protected areas with people’s livelihoods through tourism to encourage conservation. Among its initiatives is the Sunderbans Jungle Camp that aims to protect the fragile mangrove ecosystem through model tourism, with lost cultural practices also being traced and revived for guests. The great Indian elephant safari takes place over 12 days and provides guests the unique opportunity to see Arunachal Pradesh on elephant back and learn about the tribe that once won fame for taming wild elephants. Read more..

TOFTigers makes room for Untold India

TOFTigers has added to its fold Untold India, a five-year-old boutique destination management company. Untold India organises tailormade tours to India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives, assisted by professionals who have travelled widely in these countries. In India, the company organises trips to both famous attractions and off-beat treasures such as the backwaters, jungles and villages of India. Highly qualified and trained personal travel escorts ensure comfort, safety and hassle-free journeys for guests. Accommodation provided ranges from luxury hotels to smaller boutique and heritage hotels. Personalised travel itineraries, that could include elephant polo matches at Jaipur, exclusive dinners at lovely locations, camel and horse safaris etc., help discover the true diversity of India. Read more..

Quality rating for PAATLIDUN Safari Lodge

TOFTigers augments its list of accommodation providers with PAATLIDUN Safari Lodge in Corbett. Located across 13 acres in a beautiful valley, PAATLIDUN provides accommodation in Luxury and Premium Luxury Cottages, equipped with sky beds, private plunge pools and open-air showers. Its proximity to Corbett National Park means that PAATLIDUN gets visits from some of the reserve’s mammals and avian visitors; In-house naturalists help guests enjoy the up-close wildlife experience. The Lodge serves organic food grown on its farm and employs local people, thus preserving local traditions in architecture, cooking, etc. We congratulate PAATLIDUN on its Quality Practice PUG rating. Read more..

Tigerwalah now on TOFT

The latest addition to the TOFT family is Tigerwalah, a company that aims to bring the many joys of the jungle to city dwellers. Having worked with the local forest department to design the first-ever tiger database and tracking software for Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Tigerwalah is actively involved in tiger monitoring. It translates this zeal and expertise into planning memorable wildlife experiences for its corporate, family and individual guests in popular tiger reserves such as Ranthambore, Corbett, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Panna, Pench and Tadoba. It also makes India’s lesser-known parks like Dudhwa, Satpura, Kaziranga accessible to discerning guests, arranging accommodation, food, safaris, surface transfers and expert guidance. Read more..