The Riverwood Forest Retreat

Pench Tiger Reserve

Madhya Pradesh

Spread over nine acres of woodland and forest gardens, the retreat is built on the banks of the beautiful monsoon river of Pachdhar that ambles through the buffers of Pench. Deer and other creatures amble into the grounds from the surrounding forest, all of which can be watched from a tall machaan at sunrise or sunset. The 21 spacious rooms are comfortable and airy, with views of the forest, private gardens or river and being away from the main hub of lodges ensures your bike rides, nature trails or village visits, especially to the potter’s village, are both fascinating and authentic.
  • Wildlife safaris; birding; library; indoor games; night safari; star gazing; village walk; bazaars; pottery workshop; interactive cooking classes; nature trails; and cycling in the buffer zone.
  • The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Pench features 21 earthy cottage style, air-conditioned suites. All the rooms have private gardens with sit-outs and huge windows overlooking the garden, forest or the river bed. Located at a height of two storeys, the Tree House offers an uninterrupted view of the Pachdhar river and the buffer forest.
  • Indian and Continental meals are made using locally-sourced ingredients. We can cater to any dietery preferences or allergies.
  • The resort remains open throughout the year but the forest stays closed for visitors between 15th June and 30th September every year. The closing time may be extended to 15th October at times.
  • Nearest airport - Nagpur (90 km), Jabalpur (200 km)
    Nearest railhead - Nagpur (90 km), Jabalpur (200 km)
    Nearest park gate - Turia (12 km)
  • Children of 6 years of age and above are considered as Adults. 
    Children 0-05 years are Complimentary without extra bed and fixed meals as per resort menu. 
    Extra Bed charges will apply (if requested for). 
    Children 06-11 years – Child Rates apply (sharing room with parents).
  • From £50 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
  • Wheelchair access
  • 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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