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Baghvan, Pench National Park
Why we like it
- Conveniently located for access into Pench National Park
- Daily walks and safaris
- Roof top sleep outs
Between safaris, why not have an in-room spa treatment?
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Twelve stand-alone suites each has a machan (a covered rooftop platform) which is perfect for romantic sleep-outs, complete with mosquito net, overhead fan and hookah pipes.
Pench National Park is home to several endangered species. The tiger is dominant here and there are around 25 of them in these prey-rich forests. Other predators include leopard, wolf, hyena, jackal and jungle cat. There's a rich birdlife with over 300 species, including parakets, hornbills, kingfisher, barbets, minivets, orioles, wagtails, and a host of raptors: the crested serpent eagle, crested hawk eagle and white-eyed buzzard.
Best time to be there
From October to March the weather is refreshingly cool with minimal rainfall in most places. India's main festivals also take place during this time, such as the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan, the Republic Day of India and Holi, the festival of colours.
8 hours 20 minutes non-stop
GMT +5 1/2 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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