Monthly Archives: November 2014

Country Club Celebration Van Vilas Resort at Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park, Country Club IndiaKanha National Park, the largest tiger reserve in Central India is still as breathtaking as in the days of Mowgli and Munna, a giant male tiger as powerful as the legendary Sher Khan from Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book still rules over the Kanha!

Kanha is one of the finest & best administered National Parks in Asia, an attraction for wildlife lovers, a true heaven for its animal and park’s flora and fauna. Kanha National Park is in the Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh, India. In the 1930s, Kanha area was divided into two sanctuaries, Hallon and Banjar, of 250 and 300 km². This park was created on 1 June 1955. Today it stretches over an area of 940 km² in the two districts Mandla and Balaghat together with a surrounding buffer zone of 1,067 km².

In 1894, the mighty forests of Kanha inspired Rudyard Kipling to pen his famous novel, the Jungle Book and thanks to the conservation efforts, the Kanha National Park still thrives with the Royal Bengal tigers, leopards, Barasingha, sloth bears, wild dogs, wild cats, foxes and jackals.

Perched on the banks of the Banjar River, Country Club wild Chalet is the ideal gateway to Kanha NatioKanha National Park, Country Clubnal Park. Each of the Charming cream washed cottages, with a spray of bougainvillea growing over their sloping tiled roofs, command a magnificent view of the river with a backdrop of lush forests. The spacious and extremely comfortable rooms are equipped with all modern amenities to ensure a perfect retreat in the wilds. Naturalists help you unravel the mystery called Kanha during your stay as they guide you through Jungle safaris, nature walks, elephant rides, bird watching and wildlife films.

Facilities at the resort consist of 34 air-conditioned suite and family rooms, multi-cuisine restaurant, Ayurvedic Spa, swimming pool with a deck and kids pool, conference hall, variety of indoor and outdoor games, safari, boating, bird watching, nature trails, tribal dance and wildlife documentary shows.

By far the most striking features of this region are the open grassy meadows, where sighting blackbuck, swamp deer, sambhar and chital is common. And, if one can transcend into time, a barefooted Mowgli would perhaps come padding along the dusty trail, for this is the land of Kipling’s Jungle Book.

PARK INFO
Area: (core) 940 km²
Terrain: sal and bamboo forests, plateaus, meadows and meandering streams
Best Season: February to June
Morning Visiting Hours: 6:30 am to 12:00 noon
Evening Visiting Hours: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Closed: 1 July to 15 October
Place to Visit / See
Guided Visits

Forest Department guides accompany visitors around the park on mapped-out circuits which enable viewers to see a good cross-section of Kanha’s wildlife.

Bamni Dadar
Known as Sunset Point, this is one of the most beautiful areas of the park
Wildlife (Mammalian Species)

How to Reach

Jabalpur has the nearest Aerodrome (169 K.M.) which is connected with Delhi and Mumbai. Mandla (70 K.M.) is well connected with Kanha, Mandla is having sports clubs, Internet cafe’s, guide’s, and hundreds of beautiful temples around the city. There are two gates for entrance into the forest. The Kisli gate is best accessible from Jabalpur and the second gate is Mukki. The Kisli gate stops at village Khatia which comes inside the buffer area.

The Nearest Airports are at Jabalpur (169km), Raipur (220km) and Nagpur (275km)

Sketch out

4 km from Kanha National Park
Closest Railway station & Airport – Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), 155 km; Nagpur, 265 km
Best Season – October to June

Contact Details
The Country Club Wild Chalet Resort
Village Mocha, District Mandla,
Madhya Pradesh – 481768.

To book your wildlife holidays at the Country Club Celebration Van Vilas Resort at Kanha National Park, please call us on (040) 67482222 or 67487777.

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Discover Lavasa the Modern Hill Station with Country Club India

Country Club Lavasa, Country Club IndiaLavasa is a planned hill station developed on the Western Ghats, on the banks of the Baji Pasalkar reservoir behind the Varasgaon Dam near Pune. Lavasa Hill City is free India’s first and largest hill city with a sprawling township spread across the 7 hills of the Mose valley.

High up in the Western Ghats, where nature grows wild, is a bush that is part of the perennial foliage of the slopes. It fades when the dry spells hit and bursts into vivid green life with the arrival of the monsoon. Expect, this plant has a party trick up its sleeve: every eight years, the carpet of green explodes in a profusion of color- all possible shades of blue. Iridescent violet to pale lavender with splashes of reds and pinks. This is the Karvi shrub, strutting its stuff briefly, after which it quietly shuts shop and vanishes for another eight years. Not just a pretty face, the plant is known for its anti-inflammatory properties in ayurvedic, Japanese and Chinese medicine. It is only fitting that the first ever spa in Dasve. Country Club India members are offered a best spa from Karvi spa.

The Dasvino Town & Country Club, the Karvi Spa pulls out all stops with its 11 therapy rooms and menu of treatments that seem to cover the best of Eurasia with the ubiquitous Jacuzzi and steam room added for universal appeal.Country Club Lavasa, Country Club India

You can have therapists hanging off a rope and walking up and down your back or sinking their thumbs deep into your sore muscles, liberating them from stiffness. Opt for the Karvi Four Hand Synchronized massage, which involves the therapists performing a well-synchronized duet with clever fingers. Or try a 2,500 year old Thai therapy perfected by Buddhist monks, it includes yoga postures and stretches. You can also opt for the Balinese import that revitalizes your chi. If it’s a quick fix that you need, go for the foot reflexology or distress with a head, neck and shoulder massage.

Currently, the spa has kicked off weekend services for visitors to Lavasa, who come to soak in some tranquility before heading back to the city. In time, it will be the staple of the city’s residents.

A member’s only club has always been an integral part of urban life in Indian cities. It provides the citizens of a town an opportunity to meet strangers and expand their social circle through shared activities that may range from a simple shared love for cigars and whisky to active sport. The Dasvino Town & Country Club, set on the shores of Warasgaon Lake, is one such meeting ground for Lavasa’s residents. The surrounding greenery and serenity of water lapping at its shores make it the perfect place to kick back and relax after a long day at the office.

An infinity pool, steps away from the shores of the lake, is ringed by an alfresco, all-day dining area- the ideal spot to soak in Lavasa’s Country Club Lavasa, Country Club Indiaperennially clement climate, as you make new friends or catch up with old ones. You may choose to iron out the desk-job kinks at the gym outfitted with state of the art Nautilus equipment or pamper yourself with one of the treatments at Karvi Spa. If playing tennis beside the lake while surrounded by mountains is your thing, get out there and smash a few balls around. Stow your kids in the playroom, where they can romp under the expert eye of the qualified staff while you do your thing. The ground-level restaurant, the Asian Opera, is a little more formal; the menu is pan-Asian and the produce handpicked from Lavasa’s own organic gardens. The Lounge, located upstairs, is ideal for relaxing against a backdrop of spectacular views, while the English-themed pub is perfect for grabbing a few drinks. With Hong Kong based International Leisure Consultants (ILC), the masterminds behind legendary establishments (such as the Hong Kong Cricket Club, the St. Regis, Beijing and The Venetian Macau) managing the club, you can be assured that the Lavasa quality of life will be adhered to at this little haven of leisure.

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Country Club Fitness Centre Kurla – Mumbai

Country Club Fitness CentreMembers of country club always had an advantage of enjoying whole year of entertainment like spending their holidays at national and international holiday destinations and also health, wellness and fitness services offered. Now the advantage of fitness is available for everyone through Country Club fitness centers located in all the major cities and upcoming properties in the regional areas.

These are the times where the physical fitness is major part of our daily life. Country club India understands the importance of fitness and provides the best fitness centers for all its Country Club Vacation members in their respective locations. These country club fitness centers are designed to provide the best health and wellness options for all their members, so that the Country Club members can take advantage of this service. The whole family can use these fitness centers and the wellness centers for getting the best boost in their daily health. These fitness and wellness centers are free to use for all the members. Country club is coming up with new fitness centers in all the cities where the properties are located. And these centers are located centrally for the comfort of the members. Country club provides this free advantage for all members because of the AM charges paid. All the facilities they enjoy are maintained and provided by this charges.

One of the most desirable assets one can have is a fit mind and body. Country Club fitness centers all over the country would gladly agree to this fact. The members of Country Club Mumbai are provided with new fitness options almost every month. This is like a boon for all the members in Mumbai and the rest of the members in the country who visit Mumbai for vacation or official visits as the number of fitness centers in Mumbai are increasing as the time goes by. With the new fitness centre in Phoenix market city, Kurla, the Country Club members from the city of Mumbai can now get the best privilege and advantage of daily fitness routine. With qualified trainers and well equipped fitness machines, the member can now stay fit according to his or her requirement. This fitness centre in Kurla is the tenth fitness centre in the growing network of country Club fitness centers.

Expansion plans of Country Club aim to create fitness centers across Indian & abroad and the kick-off started with 350 INR  crores. Each of these fitness centers are equipped with state of the art equipment & qualified trainers. Members can avail facilities like Total cardio, muscle strength, Zumba and Pilates classes for their whole workout. Our members are that they can stay committed to their fitness regimen while enjoying their holidays with our national and international network for free of cost. The Country Club member can travel wherever and yet stay fit too. Country Club India Limited currently has operations in Middle East, Sri Lanka, London & Thailand. It owns and operates over 60 clubs across India & abroad and has over three lakh members.

Contact Information

Country Club Fitness Center
F 36, Phoenix market city, Kurla,
Near Kamani Junction, Mumbai,
Phone No: 9987641929, 9769000328

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An Exotic Jungle Journey with Country Club Wildlife Resort

Country Club Wildlife Resort BandipurCountry Club India Wildlife Resort is one of the exotic jungle resorts with all the modern facilities, built on the perimeter of Bandipur National Park in Karnataka, South India. This 4 star hotel is located at Gundul Pet Taluk, nestled in the heavenly Mangala valley of Bandipur Tiger Reserve that shelters numerous species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.

It takes short time to reach the hotel through Mysore Airport and Bangalore Airport which are at a distance of about 73.5 kms and 264 kms respectively. It also has an effortless access from Nanjungud Railway Station which is at distance of around 62.1 kms. This hotel offers serene and relaxed surroundings. It is in the vicinity of Bandipur National Park.

Country Club India offers double deluxe rooms for guests to stay. Along with the facilities provided at the Country Club Wild Life Resort includes a library and a conference hall for business purpose. Additionally, you will get wellness facilities, such as a swimming pool, roller blading, cricket nets, billiards and an ayurvedic massage sessions (on offer).

Country Club India BandipurThe Country Club wildlife resort also offers best of wildlife sighting, photography, trekking and safari opportunities in the reserve. Among all the resorts and hotels in the Bandipur National Park area, Country Club India Wildlife Resort has the closest proximity to the jungles and taking advantage of this. It has built its cottages, club house, swimming pool and other facilities overlooking the jungles. This offers round-the-clock undisturbed splendid views of various flora and fauna of this tiger reserve.

This 4 star Country Club Vacation hotel offers 54 pleasant rooms to comfort the guests and all the rooms are Cottage Rooms. Rooms are fitted with all modern amenities to provide an unforgettable stay. Treat your palate at The Country Club Wildlife Resort, Karnataka which includes a multi cuisine restaurant serving mouth watering Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine. 24×7 in room dining arrangement is offered in the hotel. Pick up and drop facility is available for the support of guests. Guests can call for a doctor if there is any emergency. Front desk facility is featured for clarifying the queries of the travelers. Free parking facility is available where guests can park their vehicles. They have well appointed travel counter for fulfilling the travel needs of the travelers. Free high speed internet access is accessible. Additional amenities include secure free parking facility, laundry or dry cleaning services, limo or town car services, and television in lobby, concierge desk, elevator facility, bellhop, safe deposit lockers and currency exchange.

Set amidst the serene lush green surroundings, Country Club India Wildlife Resort provides various jungle holiday options, variety of leisure activities and luxurious living and dining facilities to its guests. With a Government sanctioned safari permit and its own Country Club Wildlife Resort. Country Club Vacationnetwork of safari vehicles, Country Club India Wildlife Resort offers safaris that take guests deep into the forest for a rare, existing and fascinating firsthand wildlife experience. Twice every day, accompanied by experienced guides, guests get to enjoy trekking and bird watching trails around various waterholes, hillocks and jungle tracks. In the evenings, guests get to watch wildlife movies that help enhance the true essence of jungle holiday set amidst the rustic surroundings of mighty Bandipur forest.

Adventure : Jungle Safari, Forest Trekking, Bird Watching and Bicycle Track

Travel information
The Nearest Railhead: Mysore 80 Kms, Nanjangud 60 Kms
Nearest Airport : Bangalore 220 Kms

Attractions/ Activities

Located amidst Bandipur Forest, Jungle Safari (Deep into the Forest), Trekking in the Jungle with experienced guides, Nature Walks, Bird Watching, Bicycle Track (Jungle perimeter), Wildlife photography, Bonfire and Watch Tower Excursions From Bandipur : Gopala Swamy Betta (Hill) (24 Kms), Ooty (60 Kms), Mysore (80 Kms), Nanjangud (60 Kms)

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