Do's & Don'ts
Useful Tips


 

Kanha meadows at dawn

 

Edge of the Kanha meadows at dawn

 

 

 

General Information

There are facilities to change traveler's cheques in Pench. Credit Cards are not accepted at the camp.


Tiger Corridor is in the heart of tribal India. It is important that guests are sensitive and considerate to the local culture.


While traveling In India - unless you are eating at the best hotels and restaurants avoid raw vegetables, salads, unpeeled fruit, raw shellfish, local ice cream, or ice cubes. Drink only bottled or purified water.


Medical

Medical insurance is recommended and vaccinations are advised for Hepatites, Typhoid and Tetanus. A course of anti-malaria (e.g. Proguanil or Paludrine plus Chloroquine) is also strongly recommended. Please contact your local doctor for advice.


Things to Bring

Medicines are readily available in India, but you may wish to bring a small emergency first aid kit with you for your travels, plus any medication you have been prescribed by your own doctor.


Comfortable shoes, hats and sunglasses


Clothes should be not be revealing or off the shoulder. Safari-style, casual and comfortable clothing are advised for your stay at Pench and for traveling in India. Warm clothes (including jackets, hats and gloves) are necessary for the cold evenings between November to early March. A thermal vest is useful for the months of December and January. Avoid bright colors for jungle trips.


Sun protection lotion, sun hat, insect repellent, and cosmetics.


Camera & binoculars -- bring all the film and batteries that you may need for your camera as these are not found locally but are available in cities. Binoculars are advised for wildlife viewing.


Liquor -- Indian beer is good and readily available, but wine is scarce and only found in major cities. There are Indian made spirits galore, but it is advisable to bring your favourite tipple with you, especially if it is Scotch.


Useful miscellaneous items include a spare pair of glasses or contact lenses (if you wear them), an alarm clock, small torch with spare batteries, and a money belt.
 


 

 


Do's & Don'ts

What to wear

Casual summer clothing with natural colours is best from March to June. Sun glasses and hats are preferable from November to February which is winter timing in kanha. Carry enough warm clothing along with gloves for chilly mornings and misty evenings.

Bird in Kanha National Park

Park Timings

The park is open from Oct. 1 to June 30. Entry is restricted to petrol vehicles only. Vehicular excursions & elephant rides in the park are permitted only by daylight. The best time is in early mornings and late afternoons.

 

Dont's

- No Smoking
- No Noise (talking loudly)
- Do not get down from the vehicle unless told by the guide / driver
- Do not litter inside the park
- Avoid using perfumes / cologne inside the park
- Avoid wearing bright coloured clothes inside the park
- Do not use flash while taking pictures of animals close to you
- No weapons are allowed inside the park
- Do not feed animals

The excursion timings are :

Oct. 1 - Feb. 15 Sunrise to 1200 hrs., 1500 hrs. to sunset.
Feb. 16 - Apr. 15 Sunrise to 1200 hrs., 1600 hrs. to sunset.

Apr. 16 - Jun. 30 Sunrise to 1100 hrs., 1700 hrs. to sunset.

* There can be a little variation in timings due to change in sunset and sunrise.