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Pench National Park, India

Experiences – Family Vacations, Wildlife & Safari, Romantic Escapes, Cultural Journeys

Getaway Experiences
  • Jungle Safari in Pench National Park
  • Bonnet Breakfast set up on the safari vehicle bonnet deep in the jungle
  • Elephant Safari
  • Guided nature walks
  • Cultural walks and Cycling through Turia Village
  • Lantern lit dinner beside a large old Mahua tree
  • Bird watching
  • Picnics in nearby wooded areas

  • Intimate luxurious safari experience with just 12 cottages
  • Tree hollows to spot Indian Scops Owl
  • Stargazing
  • Over 170 species of resident & migrant birds
  • Romantic pool side dinner served by attentive butlers.
  • An intimate dinner on the wooden deck with tea light candles.
  • Overview
  • Rooms
  • Services & Amenities
  • Tariffs & Packages
lounge area at baghvan

Baghvan is aptly named after one of India’s iconic symbols, the Bengal tiger (bagh – tiger and van – forest).Baghvan Lodge, with its 12 quaint standalone bungalow suites, is located by a lovely stream, surrounded by forest, on the edge of the sprawling Pench National Park, which provided Rudyard Kipling with the perfect backdrop for his classic tale "The Jungle Book”. 

Situated in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and dominated by hills, forests and valleys, Pench national park derives its name from the Pench River, which meanders its way through the entire stretch of the 757 km² park. 

A co-venture between the Taj Safaris and &Beyond, the lodge is a mere 10 minutes from the entrance to the park. The spacious guest areas are elegantly finished with delicate handmade Parsi tiles, woven hyacinth furniture, and giant ebony chests. Cool, airy and comfortable, they boast high ceilings and deep welcoming sofas. Baghvan’s interactive kitchen spills out into the dining area where guests are encouraged to learn how to prepare traditional Indian dishes. Meals here are an absolute delight. Breakfasts and lunches are served on a sweeping shaded deck surrounding the beautiful swimming pool and overlooking the nullah, a favoured route of the Pench tigers. Sunset is celebrated with cocktails under a huge Banyan tree. Dinners are a true highlight, with an abundance of flavours and textures on offer. 

Lodges are not operational from 1st July onwards till 15th October, as the national parks are closed due to monsoons.


Baghvan is located near the major airports of Nagpur (90 km) and Jabalpur (192 km). From Nagpur, the park is located 2 hours away to Pench near the Turia gate. 


The twelve charming stand alone suites have a contemporary bungalow feel with a cheeky 50’s ambience, with contrasting hues of copper and pale turquoise.


    The colonial-style bungalows offer a tranquil and charming retreat. Each spacious air-conditioned bungalow features a private shaded sit-out, soothing turquoise and copper interiors, a reading nook, and a bedroom that opens to a veranda. The highlight is the private rooftop machaan, providing a unique jungle glamping experience. With 49 sq m of space, these accommodations can comfortably host up to 3 guests. The elegant decor, king-size bed, and rooftop machaan for sleeping under the stars make it one of the best experiences in Pench.

Services & Amenities

  • 12 colonial-style bungalows with machans offer views of trees & a seasonal riverbed.
  • Expert naturalists – skilled experts interpret the sights & sounds of the forest.
  • Children have can enrol for a Junior Nationalist Programme usually of 3=4 days.
  • Other Amenities: Indoor/Outdoor showers , pool,  currency exchange, in room safe, babysitting services, medical assistance, A souvenir shop, Spa centre , library, complimentary WiFi

Tariffs & Packages

Estimated Average Price: Standard Packages starting from INR 29,500 , inclusive of all meals and taxes .

Terms & Conditions:
  • The estimated average price listed is for the base category room and is only indicative and may /may not include taxes. Please speak to or mail our luxury travel consultants with your dates of travel or fill out our enquiry form and we will revert with the best currently available price / offer for the chosen room category
  • The exclusive and/or special offers, if listed, are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without prior notice. Proof of eligibility maybe required to avail of some types of special offers (eg: honeymoon offers)
  • The booking, payment and cancellation policies of the hotel/s will apply and our luxury travel consultants will advice you of the same at the time of reservation
  • Check in time for most hotels worldwide is 1400 hrs and check out time is 1200 hrs. Early check in will be on request and is subject to availability
  • We do not levy any booking fees or service charges