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Best places to stay in the Pench Tiger Reserve

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.

Pench Tiger Reserve

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.

Best places to stay in Pench Tiger Reserve

For luxury

Jamtara Wilderness Camp

  • An old hat at the luxury safari game, Taj Baghvan knows what they are doing
  • whilst Jamtara Wilderness Camp, Pench Tiger Reserve’s latest luxury entry, injects some modernity into the area.

Either way, both properties are achingly plush.

For a complete escape

Mahua Vann

  • Hidden amongst 11 acres of scrubland each cottage at Mahua Vann is equipped with private terrace and yoga mats.

For great value

Pench Tiger Corridor

  • With stylish interiors and an even more attractive price Pench Tiger Corridor provides great value.

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.

  • Tuli Tiger Corridor 23 rooms from £100

    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.

    Birdwatching  -  The surrounding scrub attracts an impressive variety of native and migratory birds. Wake up early to spot them.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Mahua Vann 20 rooms from £120

    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.

    Local markets  -  The local Wednesday market is feast for the eyes and the stomach.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.
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  • Taj Baghvan 12 rooms from £600

    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.

    Cooking classes  -  Pick and cook your own vegetables from the camp's organic kitchen garden.
    Back to Nature  -  Bordering the Pench Tiger Reserve this property is surrounded by nature.
    Great walks  -  Embark on a guided nature trail with the camp's dedicated naturalist.
    Full of character
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  • Jamtara Wilderness Camp 10 rooms from £376

    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.

    Cooking classes  -  Learn the art of jaggery making (raw, unrefined sugar). A popular Indian sweet.
    Great walks  -  Through the villages, to the school. Meet the local farmers.
    Back to Nature  -  Hidden amongst the wild scrubland of Madhya Pradesh.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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Written by Megan Lambert

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