The Concept

Located in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, Panna National Park is situated in the Vindhya hills along the tranquil Ken River, one of the cleanest rivers in the world. The park itself is a vast plateau dominated by lush tropical forests, deep ravines, cascading waterfalls and thick teak forests.

The PashanGarh lodge features a cluster of stone cottages huddled atop a small hill, offering magnificent views across the top of the forest and a large nearby watering hole, which has been host to resident antelope sightings. The lodge is a mere 50 kilometres from Khajuraho, one of the best-known tourist attractions in India, renowned for its 85 sandstone temples and sculptures that date back a thousand years.

About the Accommodation

PashanGarh, meaning ""stone house"", is comprised of 12 luxury stone cottages nestled high above the jungle fray, each offering a private verandahsala with stunning views of the lush tropical forest and nearby waterhole.

Each individual cottage showcases leather furniture made in Delhi, with massive black and white photo canvasses of the dramatic Panna landscapes. If one looks closely enough, subtle references to the erotic stonework at nearby Khajuraho, based on the Kama Sutra, become apparent.

The lodge draws inspiration from the dry-packed stone houses of the local Panna region. These houses differ from other Madhya Pradesh styles, with dramatic roofs constructed from massive slabs of irregularly shaped slate. Although the structures are rough, chunky and stony on the outside, the interiors are sleek and sensual.

Wildlife activity

Discover the beautiful jungle of Panna National Park and learn about the rich biodiversity of Central India from an &Beyond trained naturalist. Travel in comfort in a specially designed Tata open 4x4 safari vehicle. Enjoy twice-daily safaris in the Park and tick off Panna's ten Star Birds

Panna Fauna

Panna is home to the majestic Bengal tiger, as well as the leopard, wild dog, wolf, hyena, caracal and other, smaller cats. The Park's rock escarpments and undisturbed vales are the favoured home of the sloth bear, while the wooded areas are dotted with sambar, the largest of the Indian deer, chital and chowsingha. Nilgai and chinkara are frequently spotted in most open areas in the grasslands, particularly on the periphery of the Park.

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