About Pashan Garh Taj Safaris' new jungle safari lodge will comprise a cluster of stone cottages huddled atop a small hill, with magnificent views over the forest and a large nearby waterhole, which has been host to
numerous tiger and resident antelope sightings.
This Lodge draws inspiration from the dry-packed stone houses of the Panna region. These houses differ from other Madhya Pradesh styles, with dramatic roofs constructed from massive slabs of irregularly shaped slate. The guest areas celebrate Haveli design, with a spacious central courtyard. The interiors will be a contemporary mix of chocolate linens, block-printed black silks, celadon cottons and cotton lace chandeliers. The Lodge will commemorate the motif of the crocodile, which inhabits the nearby Ken River. Although the structures are rough, chunky and stony, the interiors will be sleek and sexy.
The Lodge will feature 12 stone cottages with a central guest area, showcasing fabulous leather furniture made in Delhi, with massive black and white photo canvasses of the dramatic Panna landscapes. There will also be subtle references to the erotic stonework at nearby Khajuraho.
About Panna National Park
Panna is situated in the Vindhya Hill range and spreads over Panna and Chhatarpur districts in the northern part of Madhya Pradesh. Panna National Park is the most important protected area in the north-central highlands of India, as it links the eastern and western populations of wild animals through the Vindhya ranges.
Situated just 31km from the world famous Khajuraho, Panna National Park is located on the banks of the River Ken. The Park has deep ravines, cascading waterfalls and thick teak forests and is dominantly a plateau, with sprawling flatlands punctuated by hills, deep valleys and gorges. The terrain is largely rocky and uneven. There are mixed dry deciduous forests with short grasses and open woods. Lower altitudes are characterised by taller grasses and closed woodlands. Common bamboo also occurs on hilly slopes and gorges.
Home to the majestic tiger, guests will also see leopard, wolf, hyena, jackal and the sloth bear. The reserve is also well known for sightings of nilgai, sambar, chital, wild boar and Indian crocodile.
Guest Accommodation - All suites have private veranda machaans, luxurious bathrooms with huge central showers, seperate wc, twin hand basins.The overall design is stony and rough hewn, with white marble, leather, ebony and chocolate highlights
guest areas - Intimate sitting room with shady deck, interactive kitchen Dining room with terraced veranda under giant Mahua tree Safari shop with intimate library and guest computer Infinity pool nestled between rocky outcropsover looking a small stream. Comings and Goings day room, romantically situated in a tower.
Location - In the central state of Madhya Pradesh, situated in the Vindhya Hills along the pristine Ken River. The lodge is a mere 50 km from Khajuraho, a famous World Heritage Site. Renowned for its 85 sandstone temples that date back a thousand years.
In room service discreetly delivered using butler hatches.
Eat where you want when you want
Palanquin dining (bush dinner on a ox cart)
Haandi dinner served in earthenware pots • Alfresco pool lunches.
Discover one of India's lesser-known national parks
Rich diversity of wildlife
Birdwatcher's paradise – over 250+ species
Tick off Panna's 10 Star Birds (a unique andBEYOND and Taj programme).
Learn about the forest from an andBEYOND trained naturalist
Travel in comfort in a specially designed Tata open 4x4 safari vehicle.
Safety and Security
At the Lodge: pathways are lit to guide guests to their rooms, along with a security escort; intercoms are used for emergencies
In the Park: naturalists are trained in animal behaviour, first aid and outdoor emergencies
Doctor is available on call