Bagh Van Lodge means “Tiger forest Lodge” in native language. At a 5-minute drive from the entrance of the Reserve at Turia, the lodge It is hidden away amongst the thickly wooded banks of a seasonal stream.
There are 12 cottages which blend the charm of the old forest rest houses with modern conveniences. Each unit in the cottage is completely independent with bedroom, bathroom and verandah designed to blend into the environment and enhance one’s sense of being in the wilderness. Yet the entire design as also the operation of the lodge is focused around eco-friendly practices – harvesting of rainwater, recycling liquid waste and careful disposal of waste.
The main dining and lounge area is a pleasant blend of open and enclosed spaces, admitting light and air into an atmosphere of warmth and conviviality.
The lodge is designed as the perfect base from which to explore the jungles and learn about its inhabitants. The Lodge naturalists can organize apart from game drives – elephant rides, boat-rides on the Pench reservoir to observe birds and wildlife along the banks, guided nature walks in the reserve forest, picnics in quiet and lovely locations, visits to the local villages and colourful haat bazaars.