Baghvan, Pench National Park

The charming lodge

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. While you roam around jungle in search of a tiger, Baghvan The Taj Safari lodge provides you luxury accommodation with 12 quaint standalone suites as well as a spacious sitting room. Each charming individual suite has a contemporary bungalow feel designed in a 50s ambience, and features stairs leading up to a covered jungle rooftop platform or ‘machan’. The guest area is equipped with a swimming pool overlooking the ‘nullah’ ( stream ) , shaded decks, interactive kitchen, library and a Safari Shop.
Trained naturalists from local area & 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 4×4 vehicles. Their sharply honed skills at spotting wildlife and revealing the park’s secrets ensure you have an intimate and meaningful interaction with nature. 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.