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Rudyard Kipling was the first one to admire the charm of this small village called Chaugan in the heart of Madhya Pradesh. It was him who wrote the Jungle Book inspired by this Village. Its a village of tribes, primarily Bagia and Gond Tribe. Chaung has been classified as a dream destination by the Ministry of Toursim, Government of India.

The Narmada River, Gond Kings, aborigibnal Gond and Baiga tribal village and the Kanha Tiger Reserve is all the charm that this tiny village has in its surroundings. People of Gaddi Tribe can be seen camping along their deers.

Fast Facts
» Location - Mandla, Chaugan, Near Kanha Wildlife Sanctuary
»District- Mandla
» Best time - October to February end
» Accomodation - Houses of Hamlets which serve as homes for visitors.

Famous Sites:
Tiger Kanha National Park
Kanha Wildlife Reserve
This wildlife reserves imbibes and bubbles with wild animals and birds. See the various animals moving in their natural habitat with their young ones in the Kanha Reserve National Park. Its a place not to be missed out.

Honey Habitation
Honey Habitation
You must have seen honey being manufactured in factories. But this is one place where you can see it in the natural form - produced, extracted and packed. All that at one go. So don't miss it out!

Deer Kanha national park
Art and Craft

Wood carving and things made out of it make for the major attraction of the Chaugan Village. Handicraft items and souvenirs made out of Lantana Americana wood are a charm to see. Traditional Honey Harvesting is also carried out in Chaugan. The process of making honey is quite interesting and can be watched here at length.

Local People

The simple people of Chaugan have the famous harvest festival known as Madahi. Chugan villagers are specialists in agriculture.The Sacred Tribal Seat, Madhiyaji, is the most revered seat of all. The seniormost person is the is the preist of the Madhiyaji. He has a important role in taking major decisions of the village.

Tourist Attractions
There are a number of attractions in Chaugan Village :

» Tibtal Art Forms : Shaila Karma and Dadariya are carried out with a lot of pomp and show. These art forms are also performed outside Chaugan in places like Bhopal and Kahna at specific locations. One needs to check their timings before going out to see them.

» Kanha Reserve National Park :With around 130 tigers in its pocket, it is one of the best National Parks of the Country. With Jungle Lodges providing the best of the facilities in the Jungle, the Kanha Reserve National Park becomes one of the best places to be in.

»Heritage Monuments of the Gond Kingdom : The real tribal experience can be had here - in the Gond Kingdom.

» Narmada Hot Springs : Sandalwood work, pottery, rangoli, carving are the things one should see while in this village festival.

»Ghughua National Fossil Park : If you are interested in seeing the fossils, then this is the place to visit.

» Sahastradhara : Seven rivers are supposed to meet here. A dip in this river is supposed to be auspicious one.

Our Suggestions
  • Its a beautiful village, being here is a different experience. The season of winters is the best time to be here as its neither very cold nor very warm in this season.
  • Madhya Pradesh is the heart of India - it is in the centre of India. It has many accolades to speak of. Unesco World Heritage Site - Sanchi Stupas, Bandhavgarh National Sanctuary, Khajuraho Temples, Bhimbetka Caves, Kanha Wildlife Sanctuary, Orccha, Mandu, Pachmarhi are the most famous tourist destinations of Madhya Pradesh.
  • The food of Madhya Pradesh is simple and most of the people are vegeratians. However, there are 5 star hotels to stay in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Chaugan is a small village. Here you can find things of daily use, but its better to bring along the necessities as bring brands don't roll here.
  • For any clarifications we are there to resolve them. Contact us anytime, anywhere.

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