As part of promoting ‘Save the Tiger’ campaign, Indian ace cricketer Yusuf Pathan visited Country Club Wildlife Resort Bandipur on 14th July 2012. Taking time from his busy cricketing schedule, the aggressive all-rounder and wildlife enthusiast visited Bandipur National Park to spread awareness about the decline in Indian tiger population. He visited ‘Project Tiger’ sites and met forest officials in the National Park to study the ground realities and the success of Government sponsored programme.
Started by well-known Indian cricketers Sandeep Patil, Harbhajan Singh and Yusuf Pathan, ‘Save the Tiger’ campaign is an initiative to save the critically endangered species in India. To support the cause, many Indian cricketers have joined the campaign by adopting Tigers at various biological parks and zoos across the nation. ‘Save the Tiger’ team organizes exhibition cricket matches, fashion shows and entertainment events to spread awareness and raise funds for the campaign.
The luxurious Country Club Wildlife Resort is an authentic jungle lodge built on the forest perimeters to provide excellent opportunities to witness the firsthand experiences of true jungle life in India’s best known Tiger Reserve – the Bandipur National Park, an 874 square kilometres of rich flora and fauna habitat in Karnataka. The CCIL Wildlife Resort provides wide range of unique guest facilities including deluxe cottages with forest view panorama windows and sit-outs, guided safari tours, guided trekking expeditions, jungle view open-air restaurant and the tallest view tower in the area.
To extend its support to wildlife conservation, socio economic growth of the local populace and to raise funds through visitors to support tiger protection in India, CCIL has joined Travel Operators for Tigers (TOFT) campaign in partnership with the TOFT India Wildlife Association (Not for Profit Company) and UK based charity Global Tiger Patrol. Global Tiger Patrol has been working to conserve the tigers in the wild since 1989, concentrating its work in India. Funds are spent on scientific research, anti-poaching equipments and for initiatives between communities, tourism and conservation. Global Tiger Patrol provides equipment such as binoculars, jeeps, jungle equipments and training for the forest staff. TOFT helps empower local communities to become involved in wildlife tourism projects and initiate low impact and sustainable development which helps conserves the parks and benefits the communities through employment and business opportunities.
So, next time when you visit Country Club Wildlife Resort in Bandipur, do help us in our wildlife conservation efforts. For further details, speak to any of us in the resort, we will be happy to guide you.
On 20th May 2012, the Country Club India Ltd won 4 prestigious ‘Epicurus South Indian Hospitality Awards 2012’ in Hyderabad. The event was organized by South India Hotels and Resorts Association (SIHRA) to recognize and award the best and the finest hospitality organizations from South India.
The Four CCIL destinations recognized and awarded by SIHRA under different categories include:
1. Best Beach Resort : Jade Resorts, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
2. Best Wildlife Resort : The Country Club Wildlife Resort, Bandipur, Karnataka
3. Best Clubbing Hub : The Country Club Mysore Road, Bangalore, Karnataka
4. Best Wellness Resort : The Country Spa, Kovalam, Kerala
This award recognizes the success of CCIL that provides round-the-clock world-class member centric family holiday, clubbing and entertainment amenities to its members and their family.
Happy Clubbing Everyone!