PANNA NATIONAL PARK
Garh at a glance
- 12 Luxury stone cottages
- Spacious central courtyard
- Welcoming guest area
- Cascading waterfalls
- Swimming pool
- Set in a 190 acre private property
- Romantic outdoor machan
About Pashan GarhTaj Safaris'
jungle safari lodge comprises 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 are a contemporary mix of chocolate linens, block-printed black silks, celadon
cottons and cotton lace chandeliers. A strong motif throughout the lodge is the motif of the crocodile, which inhabits the nearby Ken River. Although the
structures are rough, chunky and stony, the interiors are sleek and sexy.
The lodge features 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 are subtle references to the
erotic stonework at the nearby temples of Khajuraho.
About Panna National ParkPanna is situated in the Vindhya Hill range and spreads over
the 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 31 km from the world
famous temples at Khajuraho, Panna National Park is located along the banks of the Ken River. The Park, with its deep ravines, cascading waterfalls and thick
teak forests, is predominantly 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 may also see leopard, wolf, hyena, jackal and sloth bear. The
reserve is also well known for sightings of nilgai, sambar, chital, wild boar and Indian crocodile.