Taj Pashan Garh

What we love: the view from the bed.

Set atop a small hill offering wonderful views and set in 200 acres of private wilderness, Pashan Garh, or “stone fortress”, comprises 12 stone cottages with a large main guest area. Inspiration for the Lodge was drawn from the local Panna dry stone houses.

Each of the air-conditioned cottages are decorated with warm and luxurious furnishings and have a private verandah each with a gazebo modelled on Khajuraho temples and these are the perfect place to look and listen for the jungle wildlife found on this 200 acre private estate. A fireplace is a cosy addition to the bedrooms on the cooler winter nights and the bathrooms are beautifully appointed with central rainfall showers and twin basins.

Food is a highlight of your stay and the formal dining room opens out on to a stone deck which forms the perfect al fresco dining place. Dinner is cooked “live” and guests can choose their menu from the array of meats, vegetables and spices and then watch as the chefs toss them all in a wok or “Kadhai”. Or enjoy the sampling menu served in an open woodland area with a camp fire and food cooked in a variety of traditional ways while guests are seated in palanquins – or ox wagons. Watch the as a range of traditional dishes are cooked in earthenware pots over an open fire. And, of course, a private candlelit dinner set up on your verandah is a special event.

Pashan Garh has a number of activities available including village visits and nature trails as well as twice daily game drives in the Park. There is a swimming pool with inviting Indian day beds.