Baghvan, A Taj Safari

Pench Tiger Reserve

Madhya Pradesh

Located on the edge of the Pench Tiger Reserve, Baghvan is aptly named after India’s iconic Royal Bengal Tiger. This property set the standards for the four Taj Safaris lodges. Magnificent suites are hidden in thick forests along narrow natural paths beside a dry nullah or streambed close to the park - its pebbled and fine-sanded bed being the favoured territorial trail of many a carnivore and their prey. A cheeky mix of old and new, ethnic and safari furnishings, textures, colours, cushions and wall hangings cover the open lounge, dining room and library. This leads to another al fresco dining room and further on to a small plunge pool to while away your midday hours. Each interconnecting suite has its own private elevated machaan, or rooftop platform that converts to an outdoor bedroom if you prefer to sleep under the stars.
  • Watch the jungle buzz with activity on one of the daily game drives, a foot safari in the nullah or on an exciting night safari under the moonlit sky. For those who want to relax, you can watch birds from the pool deck or steal and outdoor siesta with birdsong in the background. Visitors can also enjoy a leisurely bicycle trip or a visit to the potter’s village at Baghvan Pench. Though the park remains closed for safaris on the Madhya Pradesh side on Wednesday afternoons, safaris can be arranged from nearby Maharashtra's Khursapar gate entry.
  • The lodge offers 12 private suites that have a distinctive contemporary bungalow feel. Each suite comprises two inter-linked buildings, spacious bathrooms and a rooftop machaan for lazy sleepouts. Delicate Parsi tiles, woven hyacinth furniture, high ceilings, deep welcoming sofas and giant ebony chests grace the elegant guest areas.
  • Meals can include a varied range of cuisines. The kitchen garden has an array of fresh green vegetables and herbs. Pick the ones you like and have the chef add them to your next meal. Breakfast and lunche are served on a sweeping shaded deck surrounding the beautiful swimming pool and overlooking the nullah.

  • Closed from 1st July until 30th September. The park itself is only open to the public from 15th October to 30th June.
  • Nearest airport - Nagpur (90 km) and Jabalpur (192 km)
    Nearest railhead - Nagpur (90 km) and Jabalpur (192 km)
    Nearest park gate - Turia (1 km)
  • Children of all ages are welcome. Screening of wildlife movies, indoor games organised by naturalists, treasure hunt, cooking demonstration, guided nature walks, and community visits are some of the activities they can participate in. The “I am a Naturalist” programme for budding naturalists is a 3-5 day module that introduces kids to the finer art of tracking animals using field signs, alarm calls and pug marks. At the end of the programme they take home a certificate.
  • From £231 From price based on lowest category room per night. Enquire direct to get full range of pricing and to book.
  • In-house lodge naturalist
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Swimming pool
  • Bikes
  • Spa
  • Wifi access

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Pench Tiger Reserve

The evidence is undeniable, the feeling palpable, as you drive down the dusty dirt tracks, that around every corner a drama will unfold, a glimpse caught, a movement spotted. The sun-dappled forest floor is alive with spotted deer. Vast herds also gather on the shorelines of the park’s reservoir, offering a smorgasbord of food for Pench’s hungry carnivores that include leopards, wild dogs and tigers (thought to be close to 65). The remarkably unshy tigress, Collarwali, who has nurtured Read more>>

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