Kohka dam located right in the buffer area of Pench National Park is surrounded by dense
forests from three sides. During the summers this is pretty much the only source of water for the animals and people living nearby.
If lucky you can have a fairly good sighting of sambhar deer, langur monkeys, wild dogs, Spotted deer, leopards and tigers. Several species of birds like Rudy shell duck, comb nosed duck, cotton pygmy goose, river tern, little tern, open bill storks, painted storks, kingfishers, ospreys etc. are seen wandering around this dam. Tathastu offers you an early morning or late evening visit to the dam accompanied by an experienced naturalist. Nature enthusiasts can also take a 4 km long nature walk from our resort to the dam.
Charges : 1000/- + GST
Sitakassa dam backwaters area: Situated about 50km away from Tathastu, Sitakassa backwaters is an area submerged under water after the dam was built in 2011.
The dam is built on the river Bawanthadi that flows through the rich teak forests of Pench. The birdlife in the riverine forests around here is amazing.
From tits, warblers, orioles, flycatchers, owls etc. to eagles, buzzards and lots more can be easily found. The water here is also a fisherman’s treat.
An early morning fishing session can be rewarding with carps while the evening session can be good for predatory fishes like snakeheads, Murrells, Catfish
etc. We also combine these excursions with a sit-down picnic lunch.
Charges : 7000/- + GST
Pachdhar pottery village:
Situated about 16 km away from Tathastu is the small potter’s village of Pachdhar. People here have been following the age-old methods of clay pottery.
Fathers have taught this art to their sons since time immemorial. One can take a jeep ride from Tathastu to Pachdhar and see the potters sit at their wheels
and make glorious art pieces from lumps of clay. You can also buy souvenirs to take back home.
Charges : 2000/- + GST
Bawanthadi river and medicinal plant walk:
Along with our experienced Naturalist take a 35 km gypsy ride from Tathastu to a Rocky outcrop next to the picturesque Bawanthadi River.
Leaving the gypsy behind, we will explore the riverside looking for numerous plants of medicinal value. Most of this plants have been used for treatment
of ailments by the Gond tribes since ages. In the winters, this walk can also be very good for birding. Total length of this walk is about 5km after which
our gypsy will pick you up. To enjoy the flow of the river water, you may choose to visit here from October to December.
Charges : 3000/- + GST
Amodagadh – Birth Place of Mowgli:
Rudyard Kipling used the forests in the vicinity of Seoni, or as he spells it, Seeonee, as the setting for the Mowgli stories in The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book (1894–1895), although the area is not an actual rainforest. Amodagarh is a place offered by Seoni tourism to its visitors as the action ground of “Mowgli”. This place is situated on the Seoni-Mandla state highway. From Amodagarh tourists can see the remains of the palace of Sona Rani. The place lies at a distance of approximately 10 kilometre from Chhui and about 32 kilometre from Seoni. This outing can be combined with dinner at a ‘khatia-wala-dhaba’ on return journey.
Divya Sphatik Shivling Mandir:
Hindu Guru Shankra Acharya also constructed a big Guru Rataneshwar Dham (sphatik Shivling - 54 kg world biggest and 21 kg paras shivling) in Dighori village, which is situated on the north side of Seoni and is 25 km away from this town. We were surprised to see armed policemen guarding this temple owing to the fact that the rare shivling is of unknown high value even financially. Only for the religious and those interested in mythology.
Some other interesting options can be worked out which may be more hands on and jungle type. These include
Tribal Village Visit – by Grass Roots
Bird Watching Walks in Buffer
Packed Bush Dinner at Khamba
So choose and coordinate with our Activity In-charge and Naturalists.