What would be the best way to experience the Indian wilderness? Certainly not to seclude yourself in a normal hotel with all the trappings of modernity. Thankfully you do not have to forgo luxury to get the best of wild India, near Pench National Park. Jamtara Wilderness Camp is a throwback to olden days when comfort and far afield excursions were one and the same.
Each of the 10 luxury tents overlooks the forest while remaining private. Visitors can simply roll-up the drapes to feel one with nature. You can even sleep outside of the tent, since the terrace is equipped with mosquito netting and the staff dutifully provide quilts and hot water bottles to keep the chill at bay.
The common areas are beautifully designed and bring the notion of luxury in the wild to a happy conclusion. Likewise, the bathrooms are permanent installations which is a welcome sight in such a remote location. Pench offers a much wider wildlife experience than other parks, and the nearby village of Jamtara is a true and sincere image of the best of rural India.