"Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going."
- Paul Theroux


Views and Interviews

May 2023

Consumer Awareness Feature:
Playing safe at wildlife sanctuaries

India is home to many national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, and the most popular wildlife resorts are located within the boundaries of these parks and sanctuaries, providing guests with the opportunity to explore the area in a safe and controlled environment.

Wildlife resorts are a great way to experience life inside a forest – as they offer activities such as bird watching, fishing, and nature walks. Many of the resorts offer safaris, where visitors can go on guided tours of the park or sanctuary accompanied by experienced guides and naturalists. Some sanctuaries also offer jeep safaris, allowing you to observe wildlife in their natural environment.

Whether you're looking for a comfortable stay in a timeshare resort or a budget-friendly camping trip, there is something for everyone right across the country. With so many options available, it's relatively easy to make a choice for your next vacation.

Safety Guidelines for Tourists at Wildlife Resorts

Wild animals in a sanctuary may perceive visitors differently based on their past experiences. Some animals may ignore your presence, while others may feel cautious or even fearful. It is important for visitors to respect animal boundaries and follow the instructions of the sanctuary staff at all times during the trip.

Here are some safety guidelines for tourists visiting India's wildlife resorts:

  1. Follow your guide’s instructions: Your guides are there to ensure your safety, so it's important to follow their instructions at all times.
  2. Stay on designated trails: Some parks have designated trails for visitors to follow. Staying on these trails will ensure that you don't disturb the animals.

  1. Don't get closer to the animals: It's important to remember that wild animals can be unpredictable. It's best to observe them from a distance.
  2. Stay silent and stay alert: Be aware of your surroundings at all times and don't wander off alone.
  3. Respect wildlife: Animals in a sanctuary are living in their natural environment, so it's important to respect their space and not disturb them. (Which includes taking pictures on your phone with the flash turned on.)

Following these guidelines will help ensure that your visit to a game sanctuary is both safe and enjoyable.

Links to two AIRDA members who have properties near wild life sanctuaries

Mahindra Holidays India Private Limited

Club Mahindra Gir Resort in Junagadh, Gujurat
Club Mahindra Netrang Resort in Nandej, Gujurat
Bhanu The Fern Forest Resort Jambughoda, Jamjodhpur
Club Mahindra Thekkady Resort, Thekkady
Vythiri Village Wayanad Resort, Wayanad
Club Mahindra Kanha Resort, Kanha
Bundela Resort Bandhavgarh, Bandhavgarh
Forest Escape Koyna Resort, Godoli
Club Mahindra Kumbhalgarh Resort, Kumbhalgarh
Hotel Tiger Kingdom Resort, Sawai Madhopur
Club Mahindra Corbett Resort in Nainital

Sterling Holiday Resorts Limited

Sterling Anaikatti
Sterling Corbett
Sterling Gir
Sterling Kanha
Sterling Padam Pench
Sterling Sariska
Sterling Thekkady
Sterling Wayanad

Images used in this feature are courtesy of Club Mahindra and Sterling Holidays > WOA-0001-ClubMahindra+Gir * WOA-0002-ClubMahindra+Kanha * WOA-0003-ClubMahindra+Bandhavgarh * WOA-0004-Sterling+Corbett * WOA-0005-Sterling+Pench * WOA-0006-Sterling+Sariska

Content Disclaimer: The views expressed in our interviews and stories do not necessarily reflect the official policies, practices and guidelines of the All India Resort Development Association, or its members. These views are based on personal experiences, private opinion, or open source information. (Images used here are either "paid-for" stock photos, images shared by the people we interview, or images under one of the open source licenses such as Creative Commons and others.)

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