Packing Tips

The temperature and climate in Central India, especially in the National Parks, varies considerably at different times of the year and also during the course of a day. Temperatures can range from low single digits to as high as mid-forties. We recommend that you dress according to your accustomed comfort and suggest the following clothing tips:

Clothing Suggestions

Neutral safari colours of green, khaki and beige are the best items to bring with you. Bright colours like yellow, red and purple if you are going on safari are best avoided.

Cool mornings and evenings with hot and humid days. Light layers of clothing with a light jacket for the morning safaris.
Cold morning and evenings with cool dry days. The morning drives can get very cold. The trick is to layer up adequately! Thermals, one or two layers of light clothing or sweaters, heavy fleece or jacket, gloves, neck scarf, winter cap, socks and closed shoes. The layers can be peeled away once the sun rises. Evening safaris will require less layers, but it does get cold on the way back to the Lodge.
Cool mornings with hot days and evenings. Light layers of clothing with a light jacket for the morning safaris.

What to Pack

  • Layers – long & short sleeve shirts & trousers
  • A light fleece or jumper
  • A lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable but sturdy shoes
  • Flip-flops
  • A hat or baseball cap
  • Sunglasses
  • A heavy fleece or jacket (for winter season)
  • Thermals (for winter season)
  • Gloves (for winter season)
  • Thick socks (for winter season)
  • Sunscreen – a must!
  • Toiletries – the lodge provides shampoo & shower gel
  • A small torch
  • Spare batteries, plug adaptors & charging equipment
  • A pair of Binoculars (8×40/8×42 recommended)
  • Books or a fully loaded Kindle / iPad for siesta time

We do have a medical and first aid kit, but we recommend bringing your own supply of essentials - cough medicine, plasters, vitamins, aspirin and paracetamol, and anything else you use on a regular basis.

Camera Equipment (for the enthusiasts)
• A telephoto lens (200/300/400 mm)
• Spare memory cards for digital cameras
• Camera cleaning equipment and a good dust proof bag
• Bring spare batteries as although you may recharge your batteries at the camps, charging capacity can be limited

Getting to the lodge from the nearest airport or station will require a long drive. We strongly recommend that guests who are prone to motion sickness have suitable motion sickness medicine before starting the drive.