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Rare Holidays


We have been offering professional and personalised travel services to wildlife lovers and tourists visiting India for two decades. Our aim is to provide exotic and enjoyable stays in India with the choicest accommodation, transport and guide services. We provide free consultancy and also offer customised and developed packages to suit a variety of tastes. For wildlife lovers and tourists, we... strive to provide something special.

Responsible Travel

Our policy is to maximumise benefits with minimising the effects of tourism. We balance the impact of tourism by promoting local employees and using eco-friendly hotels.We promote local guides, encourage local employment and provide information on local culture and lifestyle. With your wildlife safari, alongside wildlife drives, we always advise other activities, including Elephant and bike rides, nature walks and village visits, eating locally available food, low lighting and only the sounds of the jungle at night.

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RECOMMENDED PARKS & SANCTUARIES

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

Bandhavgarh is set amongst the Vindya Hills of Madhya Pradesh and consists of a core area of 105 sq km and a buffer area of approximately 400 sq km.

Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve

Ranthambhore National Park is part of the much large 1333sq km Ranthambhore Tiger reserve, in the Sawai Madhopur district of Eastern Rajasthan.

Kanha Tiger Reserve

Kanha is considered by some as the India’s greatest park, an excellent habitat for many mammals and bird species.

Corbett Tiger Reserve

Named after the famous hunter, naturalist and author Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment, Corbett is the oldest national park in India.

Bandipur Tiger Reserve

Famous for its significant tiger and elephant population and protected sandalwood trees, Bandipur National Park is one of India's most delightful wildlife sanctuaries.

Panna Tiger Reserve

Originally a hunting reserve, owned by the Maharaja of Panna, the boundary of the 540 sq. km park is marked by the broad and rocky River Ken which flows through the Vindhya range in Madhya Pradesh tow

Pench Tiger Reserve

Since 1992 Pench has been included under the umbrella of Project Tiger as the 19th Project Tiger Reserve.

Satpura Tiger Reserve

Satpura National Park is one of India’s finest Tiger reserves, and was the winner in 2010 of the TOFT Wildlife Tourism Award for ‘most visitor friendly’ wildlife destinations.

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Recommended Lodges

IN Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

Tiger’s Den Resort

Tiger’s Den Resort is located on the fringes of Tala village close to the park entrance and offers comfortable, detached cottages and suites within the three acres of verdant landscaped gardens and trees.

Mahua Kothi – Taj Safaris

The name Mahua Kothi draws its inspiration from the fragrant mahua or butter tree. The lodge is set in 40 acres of grounds and the original homestead has been tastefully renovated.

Kings Lodge

The lodge is set in a beautiful meadowed estate between rolling hills on two sides of the park. Thoughtfully designed with sensitivity and in harmony with the native features, you feel at peace surrounded by lush meadows, wooded hills and clear skies.

Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge

Run by Amit Sankhala, grandson of the founder of Project Tiger Kailash Sankahala in the 1970’s, Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge is set in ten acres of grounds teeming with wildlife and the sounds of the jungle.

IN Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve

Khem Villas

Owned by Dr. Goverdhan Singh, son of legendary Park Director, Fateh Singh Rathore and his charming wife, Usha, Khem Villas is a very comfortable and family-run stay in 25 acres of restored farmlands.

IN Kanha Tiger Reserve

Banjaar Tola – Taj Safaris

Banjaar Tola is a plush jungle safari lodge situated on the banks of the Banjaar River.

IN Corbett Tiger Reserve

Jim’s Jungle Retreat

Committed to responsible tourism, with active involvement of the local community, Jim’s Jungle Retreat offers its guests an exciting, educative and uplifting experience in the buffer forests of Corbett. 

IN Bandipur Tiger Reserve

Dhole’s Den Resort

Not unlike a very contemporary glassfronted Alpine villa, this is Karthik Davey and his wife Ingrid’s holiday home. Dhole Den gets its name from the Asiatic wild dogs that frequent the area, together with elephant herds and big cats from the bordering park.

IN Panna Tiger Reserve

Pashan Garh – Taj Safaris

Pashan Garh is built at the top of a small hill in 200 acres of wilderness adjoining Panna Tiger Reserve with far-reaching views of the tiger forest and a large waterhole that has been host to numerous big cats and antelopes.

Ken River Lodge

Spread over 50 acres of woodland, the lodge is built on the banks of the wide crocodile infested Ken river and is home to Shyamendra Singh, grandson of the Maharaja of Nagod

IN Pench Tiger Reserve

Baghvan – Taj Safaris

Located on the edge of the Pench Tiger Reserve, Baghvan is aptly named after India’s iconic Royal Bengal Tiger.

Pench Jungle Camp

The recently-renovated Pench Jungle Camp sits in an enviable position next to the Turia Gate of Pench National Park where parts of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book were brought to life. The camp is low-key and rustic - perfect for an authentic adventure in India’s verdant hinterlands.

IN Satpura Tiger Reserve

Forsyth Lodge

Forsyth Lodge’s founders pioneered Satpura’s rise to prominence, helping to catalyse its more innovative approach to nature tourism. This stylish lodge set in a once barren tract of 44 acres of farmland is now a restored forest with grassy meadows, alive again with birds and wildlife, reflecting their original passion.

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