Baghvan at a glance

 Twice-daily jungle safaris&Beyond trained naturalists,Taj trained hospitality staff,Elephant safarisGuided nature walks,Cultural

 walks,Birdwatcher's paradise,12 bungalow suitesOnly 10 minutes from the Park entranceInteractive kitchen

Each suite has a machan (covered jungle rooftop platform)

About Baghvan 

Baghvan is aptly named after one of India’s iconic symbols, the Bengal tiger,(bagh – tiger and van – forest). Pronounced

 ‘baaghvun’, this enchanting lodge is located on the edge of Pench National Park, a dry deciduous forest of predominantly teak

 trees and meandering jungle streams. A mere ten-minute drive to the park’s entrance takes our guests deep into the heart of the

 Indian jungle.  

Baghvan has 12 charming stand alone suites alongside a picturesque nullah (dry riverbed), surrounded by the shaded canopies of

 beautiful forest trees. Each spacious suite has a distinctive contemporary bungalow feel and an ambience resembling the 1950s.

 Cool pale cream cement screed floors against the contrasting hues of copper and pale turquoise has a much desired tranquil effect.

 Follow the stairs to the alluringly beautiful machan (a covered jungle rooftop platform) complete with mosquito net, overhead fan

 and hookah pipes and discover an ideal place to enjoy theromance of the jungle either by day or by night with an unforgettable

 sleepout. Delicate Parsi tiles, woven hyacinth furniture, high ceilings, deep welcoming sofas and giant ebony chests grace the

 elegant guest areas. Breakfasts and lunches are served on a sweeping shaded deck surrounding the beautiful swimming pool and

 overlooking the nullah, a favoured route of the Pench tigers. Sunset is celebrated with cocktails under a huge Banyan tree whilst

 watching a giant flying squirrel perform breathtaking aerobatics.


Guest Accommodation 

The twelve charming stand alone suites have a contemporary bungalow feel with a cheeky 50’s ambience, with contrasting hues of

 copper and pale turquoise. The spacious suites comprise two inter-linked buildings. A covered inter-leading link takes guests to

 generously proportioned bathrooms with twin hand basins, separate w.c, and indoor and outdoor showers. Stairs lead guests up to

 a machan (a covered rooftop platform) which is perfect for romantic sleepouts, complete with mosquito net, overhead fan and

 hookah pipes. 

Guest Areas 

The spacious guest areas are elegantly finished with delicate handmade Parsi tiles, woven hyacinth furniture, and giant ebony

 chests. Cool, airy and comfortable, they boast high ceilings and deep welcoming sofas. Large shaded decks lead guests down from

 the sitting room to the nullah. Baghvan’s interactive kitchen spills out into the dining area where guests are encouraged to learn

 how to prepare traditional Indian dishes – recipes and spices provided! Guests can browse peacefully in the Safari Shop,

 idle away the hours in the library, or cool off in the swimming pool which contours along the nullah. Guests arriving early

 or departing late can freshen up in the Goings & Comings room.

Food at Baghvan - Pench National Park 

Food is an integral part of Indian culture, with each region and religion lending its own unique influences. At Baghvan, guests

 delight in the delicious flavours of Central India. Different dishes are introduced at each meal, offering a range of mouthwatering

 dining experiences. 


As guests arrive at Baghvan, they are welcomed with a refreshing ice-cold sweet and salty lime soda. Light, healthy lunches are

 served on a sweeping shaded deck surrounding the swimming pool and overlooking the nullah (dry riverbed), a favoured route of

 the Pench tigers. Alternately, lunch platters are delivered to the suite should guests opt for a leisurely meal in the privacy of their

 own bungalow. Lunches include a choice of flavoursome local dishes, from chicken with onion and tomato, to potato cooked every

 which way. Enjoy stuffed rotis and steamed rice, followed by fresh fruit with syrup. Before guests venture off on their afternoon

 game drive, afternoon tea is served. Sip on masala spiced iced coffee or tea, with biscuits freshly baked in the interactive kitchen,

 and be sure to try the assorted fruit with rock salt, chaat masala and lime. After an exciting drive in the jungle, guests return to the

 lodge and whet their appetites with Baghvan’s signature pre-dinner cocktail. Celebrate the sunset under a huge Banyan tree whilst

 watching a giant flying squirrel perform breathtaking aerobatics.


Dinners are a true highlight, with an abundance of flavours and textures on offer. Snack on a light salad with pappadums and

 limes. Then delve into the traditional main dishes, including lentil soup, soft vegetables with peppers, chickpeas with tea leaves,

 paneer in mint and coriander, tandoori, roasted brinjal with green chili, red chilis stuffed with achar masala in jaggery curry,

 chicken korma – all served with an assortment of naan breads and fresh chutneys. Guests are invited to mingle with our expert

 Indian chefs in Baghvan’s interactive kitchen and learn how to prepare traditional dishes – recipes and spices provided! After

 dinner, guests indulge in decadent desserts or cheese platters, served with tea, coffee or cognac.

Each morning, personal wake-up 

calls include the  delivery of basil-infused water to the suite. It is left quietly in the courtyard for the guests to enjoy along with tea,

 coffee and a morning snack, prior to departing on their safari. After a morning filled with adventures, guests return to the lodge for

 a hearty breakfast. Delectable breakfast platters are served on the veranda or in the lush vegetable garden in the morning sun.

 Enjoy freshly squeezed fruit and/orvegetable juice, or get hooked on the traditional Indian lassis! The various platters are laden

 with toast, jams and marmalades, chutneys, homemademuesli, fresh fruits, and assorted cheeses. Hot breakfasts are also prepared

 according to guest’s preferences, with eggs and fresh breads. Sharing good food and stories is a revered tradition at Baghvan.

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