This full-day tour of Bhopal showcases the Kerwa Dam Lake, the Kathotoya Hiking’s and the Ratapani Jungle and Wild Tour.
Pickup from your hotel at 9 am in Bhopal for this wonderful full-day city tour of Bhopal.
If you are searching for a picnic spot in Bhopal, the Kerwa dam is the perfect location for you. This scenic beauty is located at a distance of 15 km Bhopal and is very easily accessible. Witness Mother Nature at its full glory in this unique eco-tourism site. It is the home to various flora and fauna. Visitors often embark on the journey to soak in the refreshing feel that the cool breeze provides to you. The picturesque mountains, the pristine environment, the wild forests and a plethora of birds and animals have made this one of the best getaways from the regular hustle and bustle of the city life. You can participate in several adventure sports or enjoy a boat ride in the clear waters of this majestic dam. The scenic beauty and innumerable adventures will paint a colorful canvas in your mind. You are sure to cherish these memories for a lifetime.
Next we will en-route towards our next destination i.e. Kathotiya Village
Kathotiya is a small forest village only 17 km south from the capital, nestled among sylvan hills, ancient cave paintings, wildlife, with excellent opportunities for adventure sports such as rock climbing, rappelling, trekking etc. The Kathotia Adventure Camp is managed by a group of local tribal youth and offers an excellent outing for the people of Bhopal, combining nature, adventure and heritage walks along ancient rock paintings, similar to the ones found at Bhimbetka. The camp has a basic Rooms and Tented accommodation is available and serves local ethnic cuisine and cultural flare.
Next we will en-route towards our last destination i.e. Ratapani Jungles.
Ratapani Tiger Reserve is an upcoming wildlife tourism destination, close to Bhopal city of Madhya Pradesh state. It lies in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh in Central India. This forest is spread over hills of Vindhya ranges. It is one of the beautiful teak forest, just 60 kms south-east of Bhopal city. While traveling from Bhopal to Pachmarhi hill station, we may pass through this finest forest. Despite of being at close proximity of Bhopal city, it is untouched forest area with hills and cliffs. It gives shelters to different mammals, birds, reptiles etc. In addition to this, it also conserves rich heritage treasures of caves, rock-paintings, rock-shelters etc. One of the most famous rock-shelters of Central India and UNESCO World Heritage Site Bhimbetka Rock Shelters are also part of Ratapani tiger reserve. In addition to this, many other tourist attractions are located inside the reserve area like Ginnorgarh fort, Ratapani dam etc.
Ratapani forest was declared as wildlife sanctuary in year 1976. Since then, it retained this status till year 2013 when National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) granted the approval to upgrade this wildlife sanctuary to tiger reserve. State government of Madhya Pradesh is working on it to notify the tiger reserve area, create core-buffer zones for reserve and develop it
When the tour is concluded, we will take you back to your hotel in Bhopal. After dinner (if possible) we have a departure.