The inspiration behind Kipling’s famous children’s novel “The Jungle Book”, Pench Tiger Reserve today remains unspoilt, undiluted India. Our pick of the best places to stay in Pench Tiger Reserve all provide unreservedly stylish getaways amid stunning scenery and wildlife.
Located in the navel of the country this mighty tangle of jungle sprawls across an area of almost 800 square kilometres. Despite this dense canopy, a growing population of tigers mean it is a superb place to spot the elusive big cat.
High temperatures in the summer and many closed roads during the monsoon means that between October and March is the best time to visit Pench – and the best time to spot a tiger. Many of the best places to stay in Pench Tiger Reserve remain closed for the summer owing the heat.
Either way, both properties are achingly plush.
Still not sure which to book? From blow out to boutique browse though our list of the best places to stay in Pench Tiger Reserve to start to plan your trip. Alternatively check out our full list of recommended properties in Madhya Pradesh, or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.
Kohka, Madhya Pradesh
Superb value for money this stylish tented camp provides luxurious accommodation without the scary price tags. Plenty of on site activities and large suites featuring open air bathrooms, roll top baths and private terraces, it is great for families. The restaurant serves Indian and Continental.
Seoni, Madhya Pradesh
Simple yet stylish cottages and come equipped with yoga mats and private terraces on which to practice. Made for relaxing, this property is nestled within 11 acres of scrubland and features a spa and well stocked library. The restaurant serves regional and continental food and popular BBQ evenings.
Village Awarghani, Madhya Pradesh
Another fabulous offering along the Taj safari trail. Located in the 'navel' of India, Baghvan boasts timeless colonial interiors with a chic modern edge. Private bungalows enjoy far reaching views, luxurious bedroom and rainfall showers. All meals are included and delivered with pomp and ceremony.
Jamtara, Madhya Pradesh
A new offering to Madhya Pradesh safari scene this property has been winning awards since its opening in 2014. An African style tented camp, large tents with decked areas feature Indian accents. There is a stunning infinity pool and several candlelit dining options. Local conservation is key.