Overview

Magical Melghat Exploring Offbeat Maharashtra 

“Melghat” means confluence of ghats or valleys, just as this tour aptly brings you a perfect holiday blend of sightseeing, wildlife safari, trekking and adventure activities. Get ready for a power-packed weekend this monsoon as it takes you on a ride through rural and unexplored parts of Maharashtra. Thanks to efforts of Dr. Ravindra and Dr. Smita Kolhe, Melghat is now home to proud farmers and their lush green farms. The life and story of transformation of villages in this inaccessible part of Maharashtra will leave you spellbound. Explore the grandeur of Western Ghats in this historical and inspirational journey across rural Maharashtra.

About Melghat Tiger Reserve

Melghat Tiger Reserve in Amaravati, Maharashtra is one of the biggest tiger reserves in India. Apart from tigers, one can also spot the Sloth Bear, Indian Gaur, Sambar Deer, Leopard and Nilgai as well as the “back from extinction” Owlet. The best season for good sightings is said to be between mid-July to end-September.  

About Narnala Fort

Also known as ‘Shahnoor’ Fort, the Narnala fort was built and named after the Rajput ruler Narnala Singh in the 10th century. However, in the 15th century it was occupied and rebuilt by the Mughals. It went on to serve as the birthplace of Aurangzeb’s great grandson. One can still see a mixture of Rajput and Arabic inscriptions and architecture within the fort. According to legend, the lake at the centre of this fort had healing powers.

2 Nights 3 Days Available on request Ramdaspeth, Maharashtra
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Traveling in Private Non AC Vehicle from Akola to Akola
  • Gypsy charges for Narnala fort visit and shahnoor Jungle safari
  • All adventure activities mentioned in itinerary
  • All forest entry fees, parking and toll
  • Entry fees to elephant camp, Kolkas
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Day 1 and day 2 ; Breakfast and Lunch on day 3
  • 2 night Dormitory stay at eco campsite (Private Rooms also available on extra cost - enquire with us for this option)
  • Trikon Expertise Charges

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Train/ bus Travelling to Akola and back
  • Food ordered other than mentioned /food during travel
  • Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
  • Anything other than above mentioned inclusion
  • 5% GST
  • Camera Charges
Highlights
  • Gypsy Safari at Shahnoor area of Melghat Tiger Reserve
  • Visit to historical Narnala Fort
  • Elephant bathing and feeding at Kolkas camp
  • Easy jungle trek to secluded waterfalls
  • Explore tribal Maharashtra and soak in the local culture
  • Meet the inspirational Dr. Kolhe and know more about the area
  • Do Kayaking, boat safari
  • Enjoy adventure activities
  • Indulge in bonfire activities and games

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Saturday , 25th August 2018

8:00 am               Meet the Travel Trikon Team at Akola Railway Station.

8:15 am               Drive to Shahnoor via private vehicle

9:45 am               Reach Shahnoor, check in and freshen up

11:00 am             Enjoy adventure sports

1:00 pm               Enjoy lip-smacking lunch

2:00 pm               All aboard Gypsy for sightseeing and off to Narnala fort

5:00 pm               Return to Shahnoor for evening tea and gupshup

6:30 pm               Lit up the campfire and play games, experience sharing….

9:00 pm                Have dinner and call it a day

Day 2:  Sunday, 26th August 2018

5:00 am                Wake-up call

5:30 am                Leave for safari

8:00 am                Enjoy breakfast in the jungle

11:00 am              Return to Shahnoor and relax

12:30 pm              Check out after having lunch

1:00 pm                Leave for Kolkas

4:00 pm                Witness elephant bathing, feeding

5:00 pm                Drive to Semadoh

6:30 pm                Enjoy campfire activities, watch a documentary film

8:30 pm                Have dinner and rest for the day

Day 3 , Monday, 27th August 2018

7:00 am                Wake-up call

8:00 am                Have Breakfast and leave for a small trek to secluded waterfalls

9:00 am                Enjoy Kayaking/Boat safari

11:00 am              Meet Dr. Ravindra Kolhe

2:00 pm                Have lunch

3:00 pm                Leave for Akola railway station


Things to Carry

  • Identity Card
  • Torch
  • 1 ltrs water bottle
  • Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
  • Snacks & biscuits
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Clean napkin or towel
  • Raincoat/ Poncho / Windcheater
  • Cap, sunglasses, scarf
  • Haversack or backpack
  • Camera (optional)
  • Please carry personal medicines if any
  • Hand Sanitizer

 

Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.

 

Pickup point
Akola Railway Station Parking, Ramdaspeth, Akola, Maharashtra, India View on Map