Madhya Pradesh, a large state in central India, retains landmarks from eras throughout Indian history. Begun in the 10th century, it’s Hindu and Jain temples at Khajuraho are renowned for their carvings of erotic scenes, most prominently Kandariya Mahadeva, a temple with more than 800 sculptures. Forsyth Lodge at Satpura National Park (Madhya Pradesh, India) near 1.5 hours from Pipariya is a wonderfully stylish and comfortable lodge situated in about a kilometer from the northern edge of the Tawa Dam.
Beautiful, unspolit Satpura National Park is one of the least-visited tiger parks in India. The park is a rugged terrain of sandstone peaks, narrow gorges, ravines, and dense forest. The tiger, leopard and panther are elusive, but with (and the help of the resident naturalist), you will find them. With patience, you will also see wild dogs, wolf & sloth bear, sambar, giant flying squirrel, and countless eagles. There are also rock shelters and ancient paintings to explore. Simple but elegant eco-lodge, Forsyth is the only top-notch park pad. Set in 44 acres, its 12 airy dwellings, some with terraces and day-beds are constructed from sustainable by canoe, elephant or jeep. And unlike other parks in India, this still feels like new found land.
Simple, wholesome, home cooked meals are just what you need. You cannot plan on jungle safaris if you are stuffed with greasy and rich meals. The chefs are well trained, and will happily cater to any requests from guests.
Forsyth Lodge is heaven for nature-loving kids. On the safaris, naturalists go to great lengths to keep children interested, regaling them with fun factoids about the local flora and fauna. There’s even a 3-day ‘Junior Rangers Programme’ that teaches children how to handle equipments such as binoculars and telescopes, how to track animals, and how to identify various species by using field guides and making sketches. Kids also get tips on nature photography.
Ø Several walks from the lodge including a lakeside walk, picnics and a stroll through the local villages
Ø Bonfire in the evenings to sit and chat and drink around