Jamtara Wilderness Camp, Pench Tiger Reserve

Jamtara Wilderness Camp, Pench Tiger Reserve

Located in the Northern part of Pench National Park the camp stands isolated from all other lodges. The camp is set close to Jamtara village, giving exclusive access to the park via Jamtara gate, a two minute drive.
Enveloped by the buffer forests on one side, farmlands on the other, the 10 acres of the camp are an extension of the forest dotted with Teak, Arjuna and Kusum trees, crisscrossed by a dry river-bed, birdsong and insect chatter punctuating the stillness of the day.

Each of the 10 African safari-styled tents raised over a platform, occupies a private thicket with patios that are large enough to allow one to stretch out for an afternoon snooze, read a book or lookout for birds. Tents are large and comfortable with a choice of king-sized beds or twins, a writing desk, a two-seater couch, ample charging points, subtle lighting and small, thoughtful details like colouring books, crayons, torches, bottled water, etc. just assure you that just about everything has been thought about for your comfort.

Exclusive for guests is the central lodge which houses the lounge, library, swimming pool, and dining.

The Star Bed : The proceeds from the overnight use of the star beds go to the farmer who owns the land, constantly ravaged by wild boars. Keeping it wild and true to the jungle is one of the foremost responsibilities of a conservation-based lodge. Hence the star bed is also a unique romantic stay under the stars in the wild, an opportunity for star gazing and to view the nocturnal movements of wild animals and birds. Away from the camp, set high on stilts, this ‘machan’ located on the farmland adjoining the buffer forest is a fairly comfortable night stay in a four poster bed with gossamer insect protection, double duvets and hot water bottles. Washroom facilities are at the ground level and an attendant is on call close by. Highly recommended for die-hard nature lovers and lovers of the wild.

The food experience at Jamtara is superlative. The menu is an interesting mix of recipes both from traditional and modern Indian kitchens, Main meals are mostly Indian and leaning towards vegetarian since the kitchen is committed to using fresh and locally sourced produce.

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