My daughter and I have both seen quite a lot of India before and were looking for something different. This trip was definitely 'the real India', just as it says. The tour company, Chinkara Journeys is run by a very efficient and personable young man, Saurabh, who has excellent English and a real understanding of what makes a good holiday. Before the trip he was happy to answer any questions and to be flexible about what we did each day. We ended up doing some walking, some cycling, some visiting local tribal people and some safari which was just the right mix for us. In addition to organising the trip, he took us on a nature walk - he knows a lot about birds- and also took us out to dinner locally on our last night. In fact, I would say he is one of the best and nicest trip organisers/leaders I have ever encountered. He could not have done more for us and we really enjoyed his company. A highlight was our time at Bhoramdeo staying with Sunny and Sabrina. They were such welcoming hosts and took us to do so many interesting things in the local area. In particular visiting people from the two local tribes in their homes and actually camping in the grounds of one family's compound and eating chapatis made with herbs in the home of another, gave us the opportunity to meet people we would otherwise never have met.
The Kanha Tiger Reserve was also good experience. We stayed with at Sherger, a really welcoming, luxury tented camp with excellent food. Again the owner, Jehan, was very friendly and helpful and good company. Perhaps that is what stands out the most about this trip - the personal nature of it. It felt more like staying with friends than being tourists.
I would certainly book with Chinkara Journeys again. When Saurabh says it can be flexible to suit your needs/wants, he really means it. Ask for what you'd like to do and he will find a way to arrange it. In particular, I wouldn't miss a stay at Bhoramdeo. There are a lot of interesting things to do in that area and you could easily spend 4 or 5 days there. If you want a trip away from the usual tourist sites, or a rest from being in tourist areas on a longer trip, I would definitely choose this.