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Baghvan - Taj Safari

Day In Wilderness With Taj's Hospitality & Luxury

Awargani Village, Pench
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Located just 100 km away from Nagpur, a two-hour drive brings you to Baghvan, which literally means the ‘tiger forest’. Only a few minutes from the national park entrance these 12 charming stand-alone bungalows are built alongside a picturesque ‘nullah’ (dry riverbed), that demarcates the lodge premises from the national park. Each bungalow at the safari resort in Pench National Park comes with its own rooftop machan, indoor and outdoor shower areas and a private sit-out surrounded by the woods. show more

A photo walkthrough

Be Wild & Free

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Pench National Park
Home to the endangered Indian wild dog, this forest is a lovely combination of dense canopies of large-leafed teak and mahua, placid watering holes and wide-open grasslands.
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Colonial Bungalows
The bedroom opens out into a veranda beyond which is an open wooden deck. A cushioned swing for two with the teak trees in the background makes for a perfect picture. Follow the stairs to the alluringly beautiful wooden machan (a covered jungle rooftop platform) complete with day bed and an overhead fan.
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Bonnet Breakfast
Freshly baked muffins and cookies along with sandwiches, fresh fruit and hot Kathi rolls are washed down with freshly plunged coffee and a selection of teas.
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Private Themed Dinners
A table for two is laid out complete with a snowy table cloth and tea light candles.
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Poolside Dinner
The crisp night air is pleasant and the lanterns cast a reflection on the water adding to the charm of the evening.
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Mahua Dinner
Live food counters are placed in a semi-circle and whiffs of delicate aromas rise from the grill.
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Interactive Dinner On The Deck
One can often spot deer and jackals that use the riverbed as a pathway. An array of Indian street food is served from a hand cart for appetisers, while hot breads are served directly from the tandoor to pair with succulent kebabs, curries and lentils.
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After a day of adventure and excitement in the jungle, watching the brilliant night sky is a very relaxing activity. The constant North Star and the Milky Way are especially exciting to young guests.
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Safari Drives
A safari drive in Pench is a study in contrasting habitats made very interesting by the interpretation of an expert naturalist on the importance and role of each region

Quick gist

About the stay

  • Relish the freshness of farm-to-fark wilderness dining.
  • Opt for Jungle Safaris with trained naturalists.
  • Have a cosy sleep in your private machan that offers you a rustic appeal but keeps the luxury intact.

Where is this?

  • Located on a lovely stream surrounded by forest, Baghvan offers a beautiful experience of one of India’s rich yet lesser-known parks, Pench National Park.
  • Pench National Park is dominated by hills, forests and valleys; it derives its name from the Pench River, which meanders its way through the entire stretch of the 757 km park.
  • Cycle or walk through Turia Village, past lush fields and find yourself at the tranquil Kohka Lake.

With whom?

  • It's a set of 12 colonial bungalows; one of which shall be reserved under your name.
  • Access to the outdoors and other common areas is provided.

You get

  • Accommodation is provided.
  • Breakfast shall be served.
  • In-room dining and 24-hour laundry are also provided.

Things to remember

  • For other meals and a personalized butler, you have to pay extra.
  • Multiple recreational activities and wildlife excursions are also provided.
  • Stargazing with Naturalists - Listen to interesting trivia and stories as naturalists acquaint you to the life of the night sky in a stargazing session.
  • Junior Naturalist Programme - For the adventurous youngsters with a love for all things wild, the Budding Naturalist Programme is an interactive curriculum.
  • Nature Trails - A Nature Trail in the wilderness is ideal for adventurers looking for closer communion with nature.

Something unique

Baghvan draws its inspiration from one of India’s iconic symbols, the Bengal tiger (bagh - tiger and van - forest).

Tips from insiders

  • Baghvan’s community project involves selling school satchels filled with stationery at the lodge - you can purchase the bags, which are then distributed to the neighbouring community schools.