Tucked into a rocky outcrop with views of the Vindhya Hills and 200 acres of private jungle, the opulent Pashan Garh lodge, a Taj Safari lodge, offers 12 luxury stone cottages as well as an intimate guest area. Built with dry-packed stone in the local Panna style, each suite has a private verandah and gazebo. The guest area features a cosy sitting room with a shaded deck area overlooking the wilderness, a Safari Shop with a library. The exotic lodge is a mere seven miles (40 km) from the Panna National Park entrance and a 60-minute chauffeured drive from Khajuraho. Our expert chefs prepare divine Indian cuisine, served to you at the location of your choice. Our unique palanquin dining displays a bush dinner on an ox cart, while our ‘haandi’ dinner is served in traditional earthenware pots. Try our al fresco lunch by the pool, or opt for in-room service, discreetly delivered using butler hatches. Our experienced naturalists trained by &Beyond ensure you have an intimate and meaningful interaction with nature. Our exciting safaris, held twice a day, let you explore the thick teak forests and rocky terrain from the comfort of a specially designed Tata open 4x4 safari vehicle. Learn about the rich flora and fauna while keeping your eyes open sightings of tigers, crocodiles and Panna’s 10 Star Birds! Situated in the Vindhya Hills along the pristine Ken River, Panna National Park is an important protected wildlife area and a base to explore Khajuraho—a famous World Heritage Site. A vast plateau dominated by tropical forests, deep ravines, cascading waterfalls and thick teak forests, the famous national park links the eastern and western populations of resident wildlife. Take a leisurely stroll through the village of Khajuraho, and discover the charm of its tiny trinket shops and famous temples. Panna town, renowned for its diamond mines and historic temples is also well worth exploring. Come, discover the wild while nestled in luxury.
Rooms : The air-conditioned, standalone cottages are screened by trees and merge into the rolling landscape. Each spacious cottage has an open sit out area with a covered gazebo which sports beautifully sculptured panels inspired from the carvings of Khajuraho temples. Inside, dry packed stone walls and airy architecture create the impression of a summer pavilion. A fireplace with electric heating is built into the stone wall, along the length of which runs a deep divan. A king sized bed faces a large window, while a uniquely designed fan with lacquered bamboo blades moves silently overhead. A king sized bed faces a large window and on the side tall walk-in windows lead guests onto the open courtyard. The décor is a contemporary mix of chocolate linens, block-printed silks, cotton lace chandeliers and contemporary leather furniture. Delicious Indian fare prepared by expert chefs is discreetly delivered using the unobtrusive butler hatch. The bathroom features a dramatic central shower, twin wash basins and open shelves lined with paisley patterned silk in ebony and white.