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Our main attraction is the one day forest picnic. It's not an animal sighting safari, but nevertheless a unique and wonderful experience. (The forest does have all the standard Western Ghat animals such as Bison, Sambar, mouse deer, occasioanl leopard etc. But they don't come out near the tar road. So abandon any hopes of game sighting.)

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It starts after breakfast around 10.30 am and lasts till the evening. (We recommend you hire a locally available open jeep modified for this type of safari, costing about Rs. 1450 for the whole group, for that day only) It involves a few sightseeing points with breathtaking views, some leisurely walk in the forest, visit to the historic Pawankhind, overview of a dam backwater etc.backwater etc.

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Then there's the barbecue and lunch inside deep forest, a wonderful siesta under the canopy of trees followed by smoke flavoured tea, and optional walk/ride back to the resort.

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For those interested in nature walks, there is a beautiful half day trek.

It involves walking thru thick forest for about 1.5 hours ending on a flat mountain top with stunning views and some geological wonders. (We don't want to disclose all of it here because we want to save some mild surprises for you !)

You start after bed tea, everyone carrying his/her own water bottle and nashta pack. Walk on a very gradual ascent thru dense forest and reach on the top. Have nashta, spend about an hour enjoying the scenery and the geo-wonders, and descend to base point by about lunch time.

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It doesn't take any mountaineering skills or rope rappelling expertise.

As you can see in the snaps, even kids enjoy it.

Note the evergreen forest below.

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