What we love: sleeping out on the roof of your bungalow.

Situated only a few minutes from the National Park entrance, the 12 bungalows of Baghvan are built along a dry river bed which is the boundary between the Lodge and the Park. Each bungalow has a rooftop sleep-out area, indoor and outdoor showers and a shady sitting out area and offer great comfort with stylish décor. Dining here is a highlight of your stay and tables may be set up in a variety of locations – poolside, under an ancient Mahua tree, or set up on the open wooden deck of your room. Or sit in the covered wooden deck running along the river bed and experience Indian street food from a hand cart and marvel over the chefs preparing and cooking kebabs, curries and breads in traditional tandoor ovens. You may catch a glimpse of deer or jackals running along the river bed.

Across from the main lodge is a shop, a library and a peaceful spa area. The swimming pool  is a particular feature with its Indian day beds. When not looking for tigers, there are plenty of activities to do in the local area. Pench is a birdwatcher’s dream and maybe the best way to see this is to bicycle or walk to Kokha Lake with a picnic and watch the waterbirds. The local communities are famous for their terracotta pots and vases and it is fascinating to watch them work using methods that have been passed down over the centuries.