Baghvan Jungle Lodge, Madhya Pradesh

Beautiful bungalows appointed in contemporary style. Handmade Parsi tiles, woven hyacinth furniture and giant ebony chests complete the décor

There are just 12 charming suites here set in forest surrounds. The bungalows are beautifully appointed in contemporary style with indoor and outdoor showers, a private rooftop machan (covered jungle platform), high vaulted ceilings and overhead fans. Handmade Parsi tiles, woven hyacinth furniture and giant ebony chests complete the décor. An interactive open kitchen is a welcoming attraction for foodies and there’s a swimming pool to cool off in.

Roam the jungle in search of tigers and other elusive animals. Dominated by hills, forests and valleys, the 292-square-mile (757 sq km) Pench National Park derives its name from the meandering Pench River and is one of India’s richest, yet lesser-known parks. A typical Central Indian teak jungle, the park features hilly terrain and several jungle streams ; and supports a rich variety of wildlife. It is no wonder that the park inspired Rudyard Kipling’s enduring classic Jungle Book.

A five-minute drive from Pench National Park, the luxury safari lodge is close to key airports—Nagpur (56 miles, 90 km) and Jabalpur (119 miles, 192 km)—and is 205 miles (330 km) away from Bandhavgarh National Park.

Trained naturalists from &Beyond will be your guides and friends in the jungles as they accompany your family on nature tours and jungle safaris, in specially modified Tata open 4x4 vehicles. Their sharply honed skills at spotting wildlife and revealing the park’s secrets ensure you have an intimate and meaningful interaction with nature. Children have a particularly memorable vacation recreating the adventures of Mowgli of Jungle Book fame!

Start your day with a sumptuous breakfast on your private verandah or in your suite. Experience picnics at Khoka Lake and lunches by the pool. Savour dinner on a shaded deck overlooking the ‘nullah’ and enjoy sunset cocktails under the shade of a tree, while being entertained by a giant acrobatic squirrel.

Visit Pachdhaar village and marvel at the gorgeous local pottery. Explore a nearby fruit-bat nesting site. Discover incredible Indian flora and fauna through exciting safaris twice a day— the adventurous can even opt to explore the jungle on elephant back! Experience a foot safari in the ‘nullah’, follow fresh tiger pugmarks and enjoy bird-watching from the pool deck.

Experience the wild with the unobtrusive luxury of a Taj hotel.

Why we like it

  • Conveniently located for access into Pench National Park
  • Daily walks and safaris
  • Roof top sleep outs
  • 12 colonial-style bungalows with machans offer views of trees & a seasonal riverbed

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