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Now a days, people are opting more for a new trend in weekend getaway and travel has that offers outdoor enthusiasts an upgrade on rest and recreation, called glamping, a new word for a new kind of travel, defined as glamorous camping.  When you’re glamping, there’s no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no “journey” to use a bathroom. Gamping is a way to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing luxury. Glamping – a fusion of glamour and camping – for travellers of all ages who want to experience the positive aspects of camping without the “uncomfortable” negatives. Glamping pivots on a high level of service that focuses on the complete comfort of the guests. The amenities found at glamping destinations far exceed anything recreational campers’ experience.

Glamping accommodations take advantage of surrounding elements of nature. Glamping lets you connect with and experience nature in an unforgettable way. Escape from the loud, impersonal city. Take a break from the busy city life. Glamping provides an opportunity to relax and recharge when life becomes hectic. Instead of waking up and stepping out of the door of your house into the grind, you can wake up and step out of the door of your tent, into your own private natural retreat. Fresh air and absolute leisure…what more could you ask for?

Ratapani Jungle Lodge, situated barely 30 Kms from the City of Bhopal, on the fringes of the upcoming Ratapani Tiger Reserve, 200 meters from the Kolar Dam. Amidst beautiful and dense teak forests, an area inhabited by Tiger, Leopards, Wildcats, Sloth-bears Foxes, Hyenas, Deer’s and Languor’s, is The RJL, a quiet and quaint Jungle Jungle Lodge, spread over the edge of a cliff, overlooking the Kolar Reservoir and the beautiful Ratapani Jungles, in the valley below.

As you drive up to the Lodge, through the dense woods and the beautiful Vindhyachal Ranges, the road itself sheltered under the thick canopy, you can’t help but be awestruck by the sheer beauty of the pristine forest.

The drive up to the Lodge gives one a semblance of no less than a Safari of sorts….The Lodge itself, presents a welcoming warmth, blending into the surrounding greens, offering Six Luxurious Large AC Suite Rooms, Three Wonderfully Furnished Air-conditioned Deluxe Rooms, One Large AC Cottage, Six Air-Conditioned Swiss Cottage Luxury Tents, Large Verandas in every section of the property, a beautiful Large AC Club Lounge, a sprawling dining area…. the Gol-Ghar, Three large Gazebos to choose from, overlooking the hill and the reservoir below, a beautiful large Sunset Deck, offering a breathtakingly scintillating sunset, almost half a Km of all season walkway within the property itself, lovely winding staircase descending through the forest, on to the Seven large Lower Decks, finally on to the Mahua Tree,……. And all this while, in front of you is the endless expanse of the majestic Kolar Reservoir and the enchanting Ratapani Jungles, dotting the banks and the small hillocks, as far as the eye can see…….

Moving back to the lodge, as you step out into the verandah, you can’t help but gasp at the beautiful sight offered by the Seven Large lawns, almost two acres of them, surrounded by the dense teak woods. Next to the Sunset Deck, steps, winding their way down, take you to a mini infinity pool, perched halfway on the hill, offering a panoramic view of the vast expanse of the forest and the reservoir below, the lovely tree canopy protecting you from the sun, as you splash about in the pool. In a short while itself, one feels at ease and at peace with nature and with one self, away from all the menace of the city. A place where one wishes to be with one’s loved one’s. A place where one feels rejuvenated, recuperated and energized….

In a way a true “writer’s paradise”.

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