The spirit of Pashan Garh, A Taj Safari
Panna National Park is a place of beauty and serenity. One of the most pristine of India’s wilderness areas, it is the perfect place to escape to for an authentic appreciation of the country’s exquisite natural beauty. The varied terrain of gorges, plateaus, forests and the majestic Ken River creates surprises around every corner. Situated in the Vindhya Hills, the spectacular scenery of Panna, from the dry deciduous forests and grasslands to the serene Ken River, is home to a wide diversity of wildlife. Panna is home to no less than five other species of cat – leopard, jungle cat, leopard cat, rusty spotted cat and caracal. Evidence of wildlife is everywhere, from the claw marks on the trunks of huge trees made by sloth bears searching for honey, to the many trees ring-barked by porcupine. Panna is a magnificent birding destination, with more than 200 species, from the majestic peacock to a wide selection of eagles, hawks and buzzards.
Tucked into a rocky outcrop with views of the Vindhya Hills and 200 acres of private jungle, the opulent Pashan Garh 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 and 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 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 4×4 safari vehicle. Learn about the rich flora and fauna while keeping your eyes open for 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. 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.
What we love about Pashan Garh, A Taj Safari
- Discover exotic flora and fauna with our experienced naturalists trained by &Beyond who will ensure you have an intimate and meaningful interaction with nature
- Leave the kids to the chefs who will kindle culinary curiosity while teaching them how to bake cookies in the lodge kitchen
- Cast your eye to the skies and tick off Panna’s 10 Star Birds in this birdwatcher’s paradise