Our wildlife Camp Uniting conservation and communities
Updated: Oct 15, 2020
Bandhavgarh National Park, State: Madhya Pradesh, Country: India. One of the best places in the world seeing Asian wild tigers in the wild The resort is a creation of love with wildlife and Mother Nature and its beautiful people.
It’s a perfect blend of hard work and dedication by creating a unique village typology that serves the ultimate aim of creating a true Eco wildlife conscious project,uniting conservation,communities and sustainable tourism. With the vision of Neeraj alongwith Arti who tried to build the whole place as wild and natural, not an easy task but as his dream project he and his team tried to develop a world class place following the soft pug marks of the tiger. Youth has been picked & trained by Neeraj and now they are handling the Atulya Kanchi Camp, they always serve with smile,
The design was purely all ancient methods that served to unify and balance wildlife and nature within and around the entire resort one can feel the spirit of the place. The contemporary modest architecture and interiors blends effortlessly with the Jungle.
The Private Cottage The Private Cottages layout along an alliance that blends with the peaceful open agriculture land surrounded by forest and Sal trees -birds, jackals, black face Monkey. The Cottages have been planned with utmost care without spoiling the mood of nature – all Cottages with traditional look as “Johpri” the traditional tribal village houses. First time somewhere in the world the perfect blend of our experience and tradition used together to develop the Cottages and the roof of all the Cottages has Four layers the first layer thatch the second layer bamboo raft and wood blocks the third Layer is of Canvas the last layer is fine cotton liner. By this way when the temperature is hot outside you feel cooler inside your “Jhopri” (Cottage Room) when temperature is cold outside of the room then you feel warmer inside. This way we tried to make best use of Mother Nature adopting eco friendly methods. Cottage has huge space inside /outside giving privacy and peace, all wooden flooring. Bath with shower, Bathtub and toilets ensuite but separated to be used at same time. The natural scenery has been incorporated with the design, giving it an open feel. Nature has been brought into the interiors. Garden chair placed in front of the banglows for perfect view encountering birds & other wildlife.
The Theme and ethics The basis for color has been khaki as the resort is situated within a jungle and wildlife around. The connecting walkways, the detailing of lighting in harmony with the hundred percent natural plantations all come together. You might encounter or see Jackals prefer to walk on these paths along with you; this is an achievement of how comfortable wildlife is with our setup.
Nature and mankind To give a natural feel, most materials have been procured from the local villages as funds goes within the community.The highlight is the Khaki /Red stone color on all the walls even our kitchen staff quarters all similar color that is our code of jungle. All interior walls of the Private Cottages are of waste of marble (paste) no plaster or other comical treated color used. Villagers were involved to develop the Atulya Kanchi as to creat employment and generate income to the locals.
Dining The “Sal Ghar” Flooring in restaurant with a mildly unfinished look giving uniqueness both in terms of texture and the material.
The commitment We have not cut any trees to obtain the wood. All used wood bought from Govt depot on auction and some of fallen and dead trees used. Roof structures of Cottages are of wooden & bamboo rafts made by the local tribes. All Hand made materials have been used namely in the lighting shades in the restaurant and lobby along with cottages.
Kanchi Khajana We have a small tribal shop with all hand made and excellent stuff for souvenirs must visit to see the selection and whatever you buy some part of profit goes to staff as family welfare.
The responsibility At the time of construction work commenced local involvement was hundred percent and we start picking up some of the young talents a young boy working as labour now a proud supervisor of Atulya Kanchi Camp, Bandhavgarh. We have all other staff trained and employed from the local village and from our native area from Himalaya.
Be a proud part of Atulya Kanchi Camp, a wildlife project helping the community, so support our beautiful staff with your love and affection, this will be great help to create confidence within them to perform well,
Remember our staff are still learning so please do not look at their mistakes or incapability of not understanding something properly treat them with your support and guidance. Always speak with slow pitch which gives them enough time to understand the language. When they understand, it's a great feel . They are tribal with a very sharp mind to learn things very quickly but only with love and affection. The moment you step in Atulya Kanchi Camp/Resorts you will be our family member. Visiting Atulya Kanchi you are helping our Kanchi project for wildlife and Mankind. This is our little beginning. We need all of your blessing’s Atulya Kanchi Camp is always grateful to our previous guests members from all over the world. God bless you all. I will be sharing in my next blog story about why we have a new name from Bagh Sarai to Atulya Kanchi and Kanchi project elephant connections. Atulya Kanchi Camp. Bandhavgarh National Park, Village: Parasi, Post: Dhamokhar, Distt: Umaria State: Madhya Pradesh, Country: India
Best wishes Your Host Neeraj & Arti