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Viv's India


Being different is our forté: wildlife our passion, finding the path less taken and the wildlife less tame, the hill tribes more primitive and the temples less frequented.... is our aim. We hope to share with you our passion and enthusiasm for Incredible India and hope that you take the opportunity to visit one of the world’s most exciting travel destinations.

Responsible Travel

Tourism should be a positive force! Our sense of responsibility, when recommending clients a wilderness experience, is to make them aware of the footsteps they are taking. For many clients this means changing travel habits to assess their impact on the environment and local cultures. We should all act in a positive way so as to benefit the destination. Viv's India does its best to touch nature in a way that will give back to the ecosystems around us. It is therefore in our interest to include a donation that will support the lodges, camps, national parks and guardians that will benefit local communities by providing employment and understanding of their worthiness. We like to think locally, tread lightly and wisely and leave without a trace, but thoroughly satisfied! We are a little on the wild side!

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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.

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.

Chitwan National Park

World famous as one of the first parks to see tigers regularly in the 1970’s, the rich biodiversity of Chitwan National Park has earned its status as a World Heritage Site as one of the last survivi

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

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.

Nagarhole Tiger Reserve

Nagarhole is a combination of two Kannada terms, 'Nagara' meaning 'Cobra' and 'Hole' meaning 'River'. This National Park has been named after the river 'Nagarhole' which snakes through its rich tropic

Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve

The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is arguably one of India’s most exciting Tiger reserves, a forest that used to be famous as a favourite of shikari’s or hunters.

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.

Pench Tiger Reserve

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

Coorg Valley

Coorg, also known by its local name Kodagu, is a district of Karnataka. The region spans about 4,100 square kilometres on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats of Southwestern Karnataka.

Sundarbans National Park

The Sundarbans is a cluster of low-lying islands in the Bay of Bengal, measuring about 40,000 sq km across India and Bangladesh, making it the largest active delta in the world ...

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.

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Set in the scenic Jhandi Dhar hills in the Himalayas, Binsar was the summer capital of the erstwhile Chand Rajas who ruled Kumaon between the 11th and 18thcenturies AD.

Keoladeo National Park

Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a World Heritage Site near the town of Bharatphur in Rajasthan.

Rajaji National Park

Spread over 820 square kilometres and located near the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand, Rajaji National Park was formed in 1983 by merging three ..

Bardia National Park

Bardia National Park is the largest of Nepal’s Protected Areas, covering 968 sq kms in the western terai region of the country.

Kanha Tiger Reserve

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

National Chambal Sanctuary

National Chambal Sanctuary, named after one of India’s cleanest and longest rivers Chambal, covers an area of 1240 sq kms across the three states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

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Recommended Lodges

IN Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

Tree House Hideaway

Tree House Hideaway is located in 21 acres of forested land with five private tree houses, held up by stilts, each set in its own tree from where you exist amongst the birds and tree-bound mammals of the surrounding jungle.

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.

IN Corbett Tiger Reserve

Paatlidun Safari Lodge

This 13-acre lodge lies just 3.5 km from the Corbett Tiger Reserve. Ringed by the River Kosi, it is nestled in a narrow valley, from where it derives its name.

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 Chitwan National Park

Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge

A short bullock-cart ride from the Narayani River, the natural boundary between Chitwan National Park and the surrounding townships, takes you to the doors of Tharu Lodge.

Barahi Jungle Lodge

Set on the northern banks of the Rapti River, its glorious location looks out over the tall golden grasslands and verdant forest and green hills of Chitwan National 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 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.

The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort

For those who demand the sumptuous home comforts, The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort is just your abode. Spread over twenty acres of landscaped gardens, it has a number of palatial tents with finely embroidered canopies and private walled gardens, a large waterhole and lounge areas fit for a Maharaja.

Nahargarh

With a remarkably bold vision, Gaj Singh has built the unmistakable Nahargarh to resemble a sixteenth century fort complex of the Indo-Islamic era, within which sits a traditional Rajput hunting lodge, complete with a myriad of arches, sumptuous domes, formal Mughal gardens, courtyards and even painted frescos, all nestled with the background of the picturesque Aravalli Hills. It’s an extraordinary authentic copy from the 21st century.

IN Nagarhole Tiger Reserve

KAAV Safari Lodge

KAAV is a small ultra modernboutique lodge located adjacent to theNagarhole National Park and set up tomaintain its mission to ensure intimacyand privacy within this naturalplayground, where spotted deer alarmcalls are part of the everyday routine

Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge, Kabini

Cleverly inspired in design by the Kadu Kuruba Hadis, the local tribal village homestead, this picturesque wilderness resort is bordered on two sides by the Kabini reservoir

IN Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve

Svasara Jungle Lodge

Set over ten acres of land near the Kolara tribal hamlet, Svasara is a Sanskrit word meaning nest, which is exactly what the lodge aims to offer - a place of security and belonging that exists in harmony with its natural surroundings.

TigerTrails Jungle Lodge

TigerTrails is a converted family home of the Dhanwatays, fashioned into a simple forest lodge and set in 20 acres of rejuvenated forest and a plethora of well-visited waterholes.

IN Satpura Tiger Reserve

Reni Pani Jungle Lodge

Reni Pani Jungle Lodge is a cleverly designed conservation and wildlife lodge run by a family who are seasoned Bhopali hoteliers. This beautiful lodge is located in pristine forest close to Satpura National Park.

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.

Denwa Backwater Escape

Denwa Backwater Escape is the latest enterprise in an expanding portfolio of Pugdundee’s stylish lodges and overlooks the mesmerising backwaters of a dam built on Denwa River.

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 Tree Lodge

The unique Pench Tree Lodge is set in one of the least explored areas on the northern borders of the Pench National Park, close to the picturesque village of Sarahiri.

IN Coorg Valley

Evolve Back Chikkana Halli Estate,Coorg

Bordered by the river Cauvery, Evolve Back is situated amidst a 300-acre working coffee and spice plantation, in a place often referred to as India’s Scotland.

IN Sundarbans National Park

Tora Eco Resort & Life Experience Centre

Tora Eco Resort sits on Bali Island surrounded by paddy fields on the banks of the river Gumdi.

Sunderban Tiger Camp

Located on Dayapur Island on the banks of the River Pitchkhali opposite the mangrove reserve, this camp is a comfortable resort for exploring the region’s fascinating mangrove forests, myriad islands and fascinating wildlife.

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 Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Mary Budden Estate

Mary Budden Estate is a boutique homestay located in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary and is named after its last known inhabitant Ms. Mary Budden

IN Keoladeo National Park

The Birder’s Inn

The Birder’s Inn is run by Tirath Singh, an avid bird watcher and naturalist. Located a mere stone’s throw from the entrance to the park, the lodge offers 24 spacious rooms that overlook lush gardens.

IN Rajaji National Park

V Resorts

Surrounded by rich farmlands and distant Shivalik hills, the resort is located in the elephant corridor of nearby and lesser known Rajaji Tiger Reserve.

IN Bardia National Park

Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge

Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge helped put Bardia National Park on the wildlife map many years ago and today continues to offer the same warm Nepalese hospitality in a beautiful setting, nature’s home to its array of creatures great and small.

IN Kanha Tiger Reserve

Singinawa Jungle Lodge

Located in 110 acres of reclaimed and restored jungle, Singinawa is appropriately named in Sherpa language meaning ‘Protectors of the Sacred Forest’.

Kanha Earth Lodge

Kanha Earth Lodge is tucked into 16 acres of reforested lands, adjoining the buffer forests of Kanha. Lying close to a small quintessential village community and rich farmlands,

Banjaar Tola – Taj Safaris

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

Kanha Jungle Lodge

Naturalist and old timers Tarun and Dimple Bhati have run the Kanha Jungle lodge for over fifteen years, as part of Tiger Resorts Group

Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge

Flame of the Forest is the dream ofnaturalist Karan Modi and his Swisswife Isabelle Heini.

IN National Chambal Sanctuary

Mela Kothi – The Chambal Safari Lodge

Ram Pratap Singh and his wife Anu have turned their run down inheritance, Mela Kothi, into a lovingly restored homely lodge nestled in 35 sprawling acres of scenic woodlands.

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