Baghvan, A Taj Safari

A beautifully designed luxury property, Baghvan, A Taj Safari provides the finest accommodation in the environs of Pench National Park.

about Baghvan, A Taj Safari, pench national park

about Baghvan, A Taj Safari, pench national park

Bagh Van means 'Tiger Forest' in Hindi, which is fitting as this lodge is hidden amongst the trees of a seasonal stream just five minutes from the Pench Tiger Reserve entrance. During the dry season the river bed is used as a pathway for the animals living in the fringes of the national park.

Private machans (jungle platforms) overlook the shady nullah (valley), providing thrilling game viewing, and allow guests to be fully immersed in the sights and sounds of the Indian jungle. 


lodge details


A luxurious lodge owned by The Taj group.


Set beside a pretty stream on the edge of Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh, Baghvan is just five minutes from the hills, forests and valleys of Pench. During the dry season the river bed is used as a pathway for the animals living in the fringes of the park and guests shouldn’t be surprised to find sambar deer on the doorstep in the morning.

Accommodation & Facilities

Shaded by huge teak and banyan trees, the 12 sumptuous cottages are housed in two buildings, interconnected by a private courtyard, and blend seamlessly with their environment. All suites have generous en-suite bathrooms with both in and outdoor showers. Above the bathroom is an open air machan (jungle platform), complete with mosquito nets and hookah pipes - ideal for game viewing by day and a romantic sleep-out by night.

The main bungalow at Baghvan has a quirky 1950’s feel and has a communal lounge area which is the perfect place to relax after a game drive and share experiences with fellow guests, whilst being served high tea or sundowners.


Cooking at Baghvan is done in an open kitchen. Guests can watch as the chefs prepare a wide range of meals, including traditional Indian dishes, or even try their hand at blending the perfect curry or producing golden paranthas. Where possible food is locally sourced.


Game drives operate with expert guides in six-seater 4x4 vehicles. Cultural walks and village visits are also on offer, as is birdwatching from the pool deck.

Child Policy

Children are welcome at Baghvan but young children are not allowed on safaris.

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