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Baghvan

Baghvan (bagh - tiger / van - forest) is a Taj Safaris / &Beyond lodge located on the edge of Pench National Park, only 5 minutes from the park gate.  12 elegant bungalow suites are spread among banyan trees overlooking a dry riverbed.  Offering the usual Taj levels of luxury and &Beyond’s high standards of wildlife guiding, this the best lodge in the Pench area. 
Pench National Park, the setting for Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’, is a typical central Indian teak jungle with hilly terrain, several jungle streams and a huge variety of birds and wildlife, including several predators.  Baghvan is an elegant and luxurious lodge located right beside the park, only 5 minutes from the gate, overlooking a picturesque nullah (dry riverbed) which is a favoured route of local tigers.
 
12 spacious stand-alone bungalow suites are spread out along the nullah among teak and banyan trees.  Each suite comprises 2 separate areas linked by a passageway, a private veranda (where breakfast can be served) and a rooftop ‘machan’, a covered but open-sided jungle platform with overhead fan, where guests can sleep out under mosquito nets if they choose.  The communal area comprises a shaded decked dining area surrounding the swimming pool and overlooking the nullah, a separate library area, and an interactive kitchen where you can sit with the chef as he explains and demonstrates Indian cuisine.
  
Game drives are offered mornings (0600-1200) and afternoons  (1500-1800), except on Wednesday afternoons - this is a good time to enjoy a spa treatment, visit the nearby Alikatta elephant camp or just relax in the lodge. The vehicles here are open TATA 4x4s with tiered seating for 6 guests.  Elephant safaris and cultural walks may be available and we feel that this property is ideal for an Indian Honeymoon.

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