Pashan Garh - which translates as Stone Fort - sits in 200 acres of private wilderness bordering India’s Panna National Park. There are day and night safari drives deep into the park, during which you can hope to spot tiger, Indian gazelle, and four horned antelope. Walking along the nature trails, you’ll see this protected ecosystem up closer, with ample time to appreciate the butterflies and wildflowers all around you.
Pashan Garh is a luxurious safari lodge, with its 12 rustic stone cottages perched above a rocky outcrop looking out across the Vindhya Hills.
Each of the cottages sleeps two guests, and is oriented in such a way that you are completely unaware that anyone else is staying nearby. Aspects of the architecture are inspired by the Khajuraho Temples (which you can visit on a day trip from the lodge), and they come with private verandas, huge and well equipped en suite bathrooms, plush bathrobes, even a yoga kit and mat for your early morning vinyasas, or sun salutations.