Parsatola Ecostay – Kanha


Parsatola, Kanha

Kanha National Park is one of the  finest wildlife habitats in India and is located in Madhya Pradesh. It is spread across the area of 940 sq km in the Maikal chain of hills. The park is a paradise for wild species right from the mighty tigers to Barasingha and other countless species of plants, birds, reptiles and insects. This vivacious land has been the source of  inspiration for Rudyard Kipling and for his outstanding creation ‘The Jungle Book.’ The Nearest Airport for Kanha National Park is Jabalpur 160 Km. From Jabalpur, the best way to travel is via Mandla. Parsatola village is located in Balaghat district and is 30 km away from  Khatia gate of Kanha National Park.

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The Homestay

This solar powered jungle eco-stay is spread across 3.78 acres of typical Kanha woodland.  The layout of the land is unaltered and in its natural condition. The overall effect is that of being in the jungle.  There is a 4 KV solar power plant; and it boasts of being the only pure solar powered tourism project in India. It is built in traditional mud and brick style and a high and heavy gauge metal roof has been thatched with a local grass which regulates the temperature and keeps things cool in the summer.

There are 4 spacious rooms, two in the main building and two large huts. Main building has a veranda, a semi-enclosed living room that works as a sit-out area, tea break space, and peaceful reading room. The huts have three parts – the sitting and sleeping area are separated by a simple curtain wall and the wash area gets an eight-foot-tall mud wall. The homestay can easily accommodate a group of 12- 15 people. 

Know Your Host

Rajesh Chandra Baruah, an economics graduate has worked with Zee TV, Star TV, Channel [V], National Geographic Channel, The History Channel and UTV World Movies. He has also led many tours all over the subcontinent. During his travels both as a TV professional and a Travel professional, he came to Kanha and was captivated by its beauty. He built this homestay brick by brick, keeping it all eco-friendly. He dreams to save and return this small patch of land to the jungle.  

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Food

Simple Indian food is served. Breakfast options include kande pohe, upma with green peas and dhaniya, Aloo Paratha, Aloo Pyaz Paratha, Mix Pakoras, Egg Bhurji with Parathas etc. Lunch and dinner are usually Indian vegetarian spread including  Rice, Roti, Dal, Sabzi, Salad, and Pickle. Wood-fired Dum Biryani, Mutton Korma, and a special recipe for Dhaniya fish curry are also available on prior demand. 

Facilities

4G Internet • Open Seating Areas • Western Toilet System • Toiletries • Smoking Allowed • Library • Bonfire • Barbecue • Pick and Drop Service (Paid) 

Activities

Bird Watching • Reading • Star Gazing • Hiking • Village walk • Forest Walk • Jungle Safari • Nature walks • Picnic

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Tariff

Single Person: 2000/-
Double Occupancy: 4000/-
Extra Person: 1500/-
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Morning and Evening Tea

Child Policy
Upto 5 year: Complementary
6-12 Year: 800/-

Point of Interest

Kanha Museum (25 km) • Kanha National Park – Khatia Gate (14 km) and Mukki gate (30 Kms) • Bamni dadar • Mandla (59 km) • Bala Ghat (86 km)

Excursions

Kawardha Palace (146 km) • Jabalpur (189km) • Pench National Park (212 km) • Amarkantak (215 km) 

Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for discount.

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