||The entire income generated by the Rainbow Guesthouse is utilised for Development Projects of the Ecumenical Sangam. When you make use of the facilities of the Rainbow Guest house you make a direct contribution to the Development Work of the Ecumenical Sangam in the rural villages and urban slums around Nagpur.
The Ecumenical Sangam has been
accorded approval under section 80G (5)(vi)
of the Income Tax Act 1961 bearing Registration Number F.No. CIT-1/80G/E-6/2012-2013.
Our centrally located A C Rainbow guest house (Tel No +91 (0)982 345 7201) is just 15
minutes from Nagpur Airport – Rainbow Guest house is situated in a
quiet and safe neighbourhood in the centre of Nagpur - or 5 minutes from the Railway Station and the MSRTC Bus Stand dependant upon the time of day. The guesthouse is situated within a 5 minute ride in a cycle-rickshaw or auto-rickshaw of the main shopping areas and malls, the cinemas, the Botanical Garden, the local Park with a mini-zoo and any number of good restaurants.
We are happy to welcome individual visitors, groups and many different organisations to use the Rainbow centre.
Besides the 14 air-conditioned double and single guest rooms in the Rainbow Guesthouse, the Rainbow's facilities including a Conference Hall, a Banqueting Hall and a peaceful walled garden, available for many different types of meetings including lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences and engagement parties.
- 14 air-conditioned spacious bedrooms for double and single occupancy
- all bedrooms have TV, telephone, locker, fan,
balcony, western style bathroom and shower with 24
hour running hot water (solar-heated)
- sheets, blankets, soap, shampoo, toilet paper and towels are provided
- Single bedroom with AC - Rs. 2000/- including complimentary Breakfast
- Double bedroom with AC - Rs. 2500/- including complimentary Breakfast
- Extra Bed - RS. 700/- (All quoted prices excluding taxes)
- spacious parking area
- 24 hours power back-up
- adjacent Bank
- a Conference Hall with AC can accommodate approximately 150 people for conferences, lectures or seminars - meal packages available
a Banqueting Hall that can accommodate approximately 100 persons, e. g. for an engagement party
a picturesque garden and landscaped lawn that can be booked with the Banqueting Hall; together the lawn and Hall can accommodate around 300 people
- Conference Hall or Banquet Hall alone - Rs. 6000/- up to 4 hours & Rs. 10,000/- for 8 hours
- Multi purpose Banquet Hall and Lawn - Rs. 7,500/- up to 4 hours & Rs. 15,000/- for 8 hours (All quoted prices excluding taxes)
The Rainbow Guesthouse makes an ideal central base for exploring Nagpur and the surrounding area. Nagpur is at the geographic centre of India, marked by a tower and a statue of four horses at "Zero Mile", and is the orange growing capital of India. The central railway station at Nagpur Junction is situated on the main railway lines equidistant between Delhi and Chennai and between Mumbai and Kolkota with frequent express trains to all the major destinations in India. It also has an easily accessible international airport, just south of the town.
Escorted visits can be organised to some of Nagpur’s urban slums, with a chance to see the healthcare work and some of the Self Help programmes that are being run in the Slum Centres by the Sangam’s Slum Team, including the development of Fair Trade work.
Escorted trips can also be arranged to the Ecumenical Sangam’s Base Centre at Bamhani – 40 kms from Nagpur - and the surrounding rural villages, to see how the Sangam team are helping the villagers with healthcare, education and self-development. Visit the Kindergarten classes for village children, the Tailoring classes for young women and the Technical School where courses in Electrical Installation and Motor Repair, Two Wheeler Maintenance and Repair, and Computer Studies are run for the young people from the villages and urban slums. Learn about the Microfinance programme to help individuals and self help groups develop their own money generating schemes.
Whilst you are in the Base Centre, spend some time with the Agricultural Team on the Model Farm learning about the introduction of Organic Farming methods; the development of alternative cash crops like sericulture and the efforts that are being made to educate the farmers in water conservation with the Watershed programme.
Day trips can be organised to Ramtek, (40 kms North East) to visit a number of picturesque 600 year-old temples, or to the village of Sevagram (45 kms South West) where Mahatma Gandhi lived and established the Sevagram Ashram, the Village of Service, in 1933. The original adobe huts of the Ashram are well preserved, as are Mahatma's personal effects, including his famous spinning wheel and spectacles.
Alternatively wildlife safaris can be organised to the Navegaon National Park (142 kms East) between October and June through the hilly forest and bamboo groves which cover an area of 135 sq. kms around the man-made lake where bears, panthers, wild dogs and leopards may be spotted. Within this park is the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, which is the nesting ground for many birds in the winter months; to the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (150 kms South) between February and May, through deciduous forest, grasslands and wetlands, which covers an area of 623 sq. kms, where bison (gaur), chital, nilgais and tigers may be observed; to the Pench Tiger Reserve (75 kms North East) between October and June through the teak forest and grasslands, which covers an area of 758 sq. kms, where sloth bears, hyena, gaur, leopards and tigers may be watched. In Pench Tiger Reserve, five tiger cubs were born in the Alikatta range area in late 2010. A local vet has confirmed that the tigress and her young ones are in good health and this follows the good news of the birth of a tiger cub earlier in the summer.
Going further afield, trips can be arranged to the Satpura Tiger Reserve (250 kms North West) which covers an area of 524 square kms. The terrain of this national park is extremely rugged and consists of sandstone peaks, narrow gorges, ravines and dense forests. This reserve is newly opened and is set against the dreamy backdrop of the Parchmari Hills offering tiger lovers a new option, this being the only park in India that offers visitors walking safaris, allowing a truly wild encounter. This park is home to leopard, sloth bears, bison (gaur), wild dogs, porcupine and tigers. Two high quality lodges in Forsyth Lodge and Reni Pani Jungle Lodge ensure you can wildlife track and stay overnight in comfort.