Forsyth Lodge

Satpura Tiger Reserve

Madhya Pradesh

Forsyth Lodge’s founders pioneered Satpura’s rise to prominence, helping to catalyse its more innovative approach to nature tourism. This stylish lodge set in a once barren tract of 44 acres of farmland is now a restored forest with grassy meadows, alive again with birds and wildlife, reflecting their original passion. Now under new management the lodge continues to focus on in-depth wildlife and wilderness experiences without losing its local touch. Our highly experienced team of naturalists will captivate you with both enthusiasm and knowledge. Enjoy sun downers on the roof of the communal building, a contemporary rammed-earth structure, with views of the distant Satpura Hills and overlooking the village inspired cottages built out of the same cob materials, ensuring an aesthetic blending with nature and its local environment, without compromising on comfort in any way
  • The lodge arranges for jeep safaris by day and night; elephant or walking safaris escorted by a naturalist; and canoeing steered by a boatman who will point out the treasures of the forests. The lodge arranges a 4-day trip to Pachmarhi. The Forsyth trail is another option, which is a gentle 2-day hike. 
  • Forsyth consists of 12 independent en suite cottages built in an arc around the lodge building and a swimming pool, each made to offer unique and private vantage points into the lodge’s carefully restored landscape. 
  • The Forsyth Bar, situated on an elevated platform, gives you great views and serves delectable Indian and Continental meals. You can sample traditional fare at lunchtime cooked by local women in a village kitchen created at the lodge. A candlelit dinner can also be arranged under a mature tree near a roaring campfire. 
  • Closed from 15th June to 1st October
  • Nearest airport - Bhopal (180 km) 
    Nearest railhead - Pipariya (38 km), Itarsi (62 km) 
    Nearest park gate - Madhai (2 km)

  • Children of all ages are welcome. A Junior Rangers Course is available for children. Spread over three days with each session lasting 30 minutes, this course introduces them to the basic tools of jungle craft such as ecology, learning how to identify different animal prints and trees, using field guides and making nature notes and sketches.
  • From £185 From price based on lowest category room per night. Enquire direct to get full range of pricing and to book.
  • In-house lodge naturalist
  • Swimming pool
  • Bikes
  • Spa

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Satpura Tiger Reserve

After you get on a ferry on the Tawa dam, your gateway to this park, you will encounter rugged hills and steep mountains with sandstone peaks, narrow water filled gorges, deep ravines, dense sal and teak forests, as well as quiet coves and bays on which crocodiles bask and spotted deer drink. This is real explorers’ country. With real vision, Satpura is set up differently to most other Tiger Reserves in India, allowing you a far more immersive nature experience within its bounds inclu Read more>>

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