Reni Pani Jungle Lodge, Madhya Pradesh
Located in the midst of a gorgeous forest at the Satpura Tiger Reserve, Reni Pani Jungle lodge offers an authentic wildlife experience for the discerning traveller. The name “Reni Pani” is derived from a neighbouring tribal village.
The wildlife surrounding this lodge is magnificent. The beautiful landscape, including a seasonal Nallah (stream), several hillocks and patches of teak houses species such as the Sambhar, Cheetal, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Barking Deer, Black Buck and the famous, yet often elusive, Leopard. Sloth Bears are also attracted to the beautiful Reni berry trees. As the lodge is kept in an incredibly natural state, it also attracts a myriad of resplendent bird species, native to the locality.
Reni Pani Jungle Lodge is the perfect location to become one with the wild, with several excursions and game-viewing options for guests through jungle walks, jeeps, elephant safaris and by boat. The staff at the lodge are trained to offer a delightful bespoke service to the guests.
The lodge includes 12 luxury cottages, each having three distinctive aesthetics. Every room has its own lavish amenities, and are built using local/indigenous materials.
The Nallah Units, located along Reni Pani’s seasonal nallah are six in total with a magnificent view of the stream and surrounding forest. They feature opulent bathrooms with an outdoor shower.
There are four Forest Units, located in the woods. They feature a unique architectural design, with a large deck on the roof of the bathroom, accessible by a staircase from inside the room.
The two Hill Units are located on the highest point of Rani Pani’s hillock and are the most lavish in the lodge. Every room has a deck that overlooks the forest, giving an excellent view of the Satpura Tiger Reserve. The units also feature large bay windows to bring guests closer to the wildlife.
Dining in the lodge is a unique experience as guests can choose several locations to enjoy their meals.
The “Gol Ghar” or meeting place features a dining area, library, bar and lounge. Apart from this location, guests can indulge in barbeques near the Gol Ghar, or partake in candle-lit dinners beneath the trees. One can even have their meal next to the seasonal nallah.
By Air: Nearest airport is Bhopal (135 Kms)
Rail: Pipariya (35 Kms), Hoshangabad (45 Kms) and Itarsi (60 Kms).
By Road: Pench – 7 hours. Maheshwar – 8 hours. Panchmarhi – 1 ½ hours. Bhopal – 3 hours.
There are several exciting activities for guests at Reni Pani including game viewing by foot, jeep, by boat or on an elephant, enabling them to enjoy the Satpura Tiger Reserve. Other activities include bird watching inside and outside the lodge, with naturalists available for any questions. Canoeing on the calm surrounding waters is also an option. For those wishing to know more about the surrounding villages, the lodge arranges anthropological expeditions to the adjoining village with the same name “Reni Pani.” The lodge also offers many pop-up excursions for adventure and wildlife lovers from time to time.