Bagh Villas is a boutique jungle camp located on the periphery of Kanha Tiger Reserve. Tucked away in the heart of Central India’s mystical forests, the Bagh Villas experience connects its guests with the jungle by seamlessly bridging the gap between man and nature. With our primary objective being wildlife conservation & sustainable tourism, all our safaris, curated experiences, amenities, homegrown produce, as well as our in-house practices focus on leaving no trace and a minimal carbon footprint.
Inspired by the Maharajas during their hunting expeditions & battle campaigns, the accommodations at Bagh Villas are a tasteful blend of the traditional Jodhpuri Shikar design and the expansive, contemporary touch of an African camp. We have 2 categories of tents – Shikar tents and tented suites. We also have 2 lakeside cottages with adjoining verandahs. Secluded in a quiet corner at the edge of our camp overlooking a private lake, our lakeside cottages are ideal for a family of four or two couples travelling together. Our tents and cottages are spacious yet intimate, each equipped with an en-suite bathroom featuring a bamboo shower, double-vanity wash basins, and a private lakeside verandah deck.Read More
From thrilling biking & nature trails to serene spa & pool services, we offer a completely immersive experience incorporating a blend of adventurous activities as well as therapeutic & relaxing excursions.Read More
Kanha's forests are one of the richest tiger habitats in the world. They are currently home to about 120 majestic tigers and more than 50 species of mammals. Additionally there are approximately 300 species of birds, about 120 species of butterflies and around 600 species of plants & trees. The allure of Kanha’s mystical forests draws travellers & wildlife photographers from across the world to take in its beauty on a first hand basis.Read More
Our menu is a carefully selected blend of regional culinary delicacies and contemporary international cuisine. From freshly baked breads and organic herbs to breathtaking settings with unparalleled attention to detail, our aim is to take you on an enticing gastronomic journey.Read More
An array of unique experiences within the boundaries of our camp centre around amenities such as our lakeside infinity pool, a recreation room or the library, and the Bagh Villas Spa. Our pool & library offer quaint, quiet corners with breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness ideal for birdwatching and relaxation. The Bagh Villas Spa is another serene spot to unwind between safaris, with our masseuses all expertly trained by our in-house manager from Indonesia.Read More
We strongly believe in the value of organically grown food and of supporting local communities. With an aim to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum, we use ingredients sourced from either our organic garden or from selected local farmers who use sustainable, traditional farming practices.
Akhilesh Nair (Umesh) started his career working for the Ministry of Environment and Forests, with Ashok Kumar, a leading wildlife conservationist associated with the Wildlife Protection Society of India. He also had the privilege of working as a research assistant with Dr. Ullas Karanth, a renowned conservation zoologist and one of India’s leading tiger experts.
A true perfectionist, Lia is fully committed to creating the best spa and culinary experiences for our guests, and brings to Bagh Villas years of training, experience and a passion for perfection and excellence. Apart from being an internationally certified health and nutrition expert, Lia has worked with some of the best spa and wellness.
Shrikanth’s sheer passion and appetite for wildlife and the outdoors, along with his vast knowledge, have made him an indispensable part of the Bagh Villas team. Shrikanth has spent years studying various facets of nature, eventually leading a number of wildlife photography tours across the Western Ghats and has worked with the Karnataka Forest Department.
Mohan has been at the forefront of wildlife conservation in India for decades. Passionate about arousing interest and educating the next generation about the urgent necessity of conserving our precious flora and fauna. we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.
Mayuresh has always been drawn to the beauty and complexity of the wild, the defining moment being a tiger sighting at the age of 8. Having worked closely with the forest department in the rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals, Mayuresh has spent most of his career as a naturalist in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra’s oldest National Park.
Born and raised in Madhya Pradesh, Prahlad was exposed to biodiversity and natural beauty from a young age and developed a deep appreciation for the abundant flora and fauna of the area. Armed with a degree in Botany and Biology, he has been working as a naturalist in the jungles of Kanha Tiger Reserve for the last several years.