Flavour of bullock cart safari for MP tourists

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Panna, MP, Feb 25 (UNI) Traditional colourful bullock-cart ride is becoming the centre of attraction for all the domestic and foreign tourists at Jhinna Jangal camp of Madhya Pradesh's Panna district to admire the Bundelkhandi tribal art and culture by visiting their villages.

In order to encourage eco-tourism, the Jhinna Eco Tracking Camp under District Poverty Initiative Programme (DPIP) was started on October 2, 2007. This camp is situated 40 km from world tourist spot Khajuraho and 16 km from Panna National Park's Madala Gate, where tourists can do tracking, night safari, camel safari, horse safari, rock climbing and new bullock cart safari. Bullock cart safari was started with the objective of making the tourists to visit the village in traditional manner last month. It soon gathered popularity.

Cushioned beds and pillows are being used to make the cart comfortable while black-bullocks of 'Kenkatha' breed are decorated with special cloth of Chandeli design and yolked adorned with vibrant hues.

The camp, based in the bosom of teakwood forest, serves as a thrilling tourist spot for nature lovers. Tourists stay in the specially built vivid 'jungle huts', 'tree-houses' and palatable Bundelkhandi with western cuisine being served to them.

The unique camp is being run Vidya Sigh Gond who is also known as 'Lady Tarzan'.

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