By a beautiful stream bounded by forest, out on the rim of the extensive 757 sq
km Pench National Park, lies Baghvan – the second Lodge by Taj Safaris is now open
for adventure. Named after the king of India’s jungles, the regal Bengal tiger (bagh
- tiger, van - garden), and this delightful lodge is mere five minutes away from
the hills, forests and valleys of Pench. Its spacious, rustic impartial suites and
airy guest areas make an astounding starting point for your voyage into the wild.
Receive a hearty welcome in a cool, airy and contemporary sitting room, made cozy
with deep inviting sofas. High ceilings, cement screed floors, overhead fans and
huge windows that let in the jungle breeze form the frame for a canvas of handmade
Parsi tiles, woven hyacinth furniture and giant ebony chests. Absorb the culinary
traditions of the state in the interactive open kitchen that spills out into the
dining area, stroll along the shaded deck down to the river bed (nullah), cool off
in the pool that hugs its contours or browse away the time in the Safari shop or
library. There’s plenty to do, even before you settle in for your stay.
Once you do, sink into the cheeky 50s ambience in rustic-yet-contemporary bungalow
suites, with their palettes of copper and pale turquoise and cool pale cream cement
floors. Wake up with the soft first rays of the sun filtering through the Jharokha
(wooden latticed bay window) in your spacious air-conditioned bedroom. Melt into
nature with large courtyards, private shaded sit-outs, an outdoor shower and a romantic
rooftop sleep-out on a private machan (jungle platform). The machan is protected
with a mosquito net, refreshed with an overhead fan and accessorized with a hookah.
In the summer months, a traditional Khus screen is sprinkled with water, which cools
the breeze wafting in and scents it with a lovely fragrance.
How to get there:
By air: Nagpur (90 km) and Jabalpur (192 km)
By rail: Nagpur Railway station is the nearest railway station
for Pench National Park.
By road: Pench is well connected by from Major City Jabalpur-192
K.M. Nagpur-90 K.M Kanha NationalPark-200 K.M Bandhavgarh- 350 K.M