Why we like it
- Accommodation consists of 12 individual cottages inspired by local village designs
- Located on the edge of Satpura Tiger Reserve, Forsyth's focuses on the wilderness experience of the park in conjunction with the local communities
- Local cuisine is served in the Lodge dining room, or on a second floor terrace with mountain views
- A low-chlorine swimming pool is set in flowering gardens
- Other facilities include a lounge and bar, and a roof-top terrace
About Forsyth's Lodge, Satpura
Forsyth's Satpura stands in the heart of classic tiger country in the highest stretch of the rugged Satpura mountain range. The Lodge itself is a stylish, environmentally friendly property, where every effort is made to minimize environmental impact and share the benefits of tourism with local communities. For instance, guides are drawn from villages where alternative employment opportunities are 'nil' - all have been specially trained to provide exceptional and safe wildlife trekking experiences.
The Lodge's 12 cottages are authentic, local structures. Constructed largely from cob, a sustainable, environmentally friendly material that both reflects local styles and moderates temperatures, they are simple, comfortable spaces full of light and fresh air - as well as splashes of colour provided by local craft pieces. All 12 stand clustered around the central Lodge, which is constructed mainly from rammed earth and is home to a dining room, bar, lounge and roof terrace.
This destination is, of course, all about the surrounding wildlife. As well as the prolific birdlife, the park is home to tiger, leopard, sloth bear, wild dog, gaur, wild boar, bear, sambar deer and the Malabar giant squirrel. Access to the park is by boat and from here you can explore the park by jeep, elephant, on foot or canoe.