Jamtara Wilderness Camp

Jamtara Wilderness Camp

Pench National Park, Central India, India

At a Glance

  • Jamtara Wildnerness Camp is set up on the quieter side of Pench National Park

  • The camp has its own pool, perfect for a dip after an early morning game drive

  • The lodge is decorated in a safari colonial style, taking you back in time

  • The camp has a variety of unique experiences including the opportunity to sleep out on a Star Bed with the sounds of the jungle

  • 250 year old Banyan Tree which is really beautifully spread out and becomes a very interesting venue for dining

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The climate of Madhya Pradesh can be labelled tropical and monsoonal. Seasonal variations occur mainly in the form of three distinct seasons - summer, winter and monsoon.

Summer runs from April until June with temperatures reaching over 40°C during the day, while early mornings and evenings are pleasant, around 18-24°C. Rainfall is heavy in the monsoon season which lasts from mid-June until September. Winters are pleasant and the best time to travel is from October to March when game viewing in the national parks is at its best.

Please note the national parks in this region are closed during the monsoon season, from May until October.

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Insider's View

Experience sleeping on a Machaan in between a typical village farm.

The 250 year old banyan tree, right in the middle of the lodge, is an excellent place for special experiences. The staff will be happy to arrange something special for you.

Be sure to make time to sit beside the wonderful pool!

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Jamtara Wilderness Camp is a luxury tented camp which is located adjacent to Pench National Park in India. Jamtara provides a perfect wilderness retreat from which you can venture off on a tiger safari in Pench National Park.

Jamtara Wilderness Camp sits in Pench National Park and just just ten luxury tents. Surrounded by tall Arjuna trees and an ancient Banyan tree rooted on a dry riverbed at the centre, the camp brings guests back nature. With each tent comes a lovely sit-out area overlooking the forest.

When you drive to Jamtara Wildnerness Camp, you will quickly leave behind the hustle and bustle of Indian life and enter a quiet, peaceful camp where you can sit back and enjoy rural India in all its' beauty. The tents are, in many aspects, similar in style to their African counterparts in terms of comfort and exclusivity. You can expect them to have a light, airy feel with hardwood flooring and wooden furniture, often in a traditional colonial style. Oranges and reds counter the softer neutral colours of the tent, wooden floors and furniture. Each tent has its' own large modern bathroom with a welcoming shower and all the amenities you would want. If you walk outside you will find a large private sit-out area overlooking the riverbed that attracts a wide variety of wildlife - perfect for that evening drink after a game drive.

If you want a night to remember, maybe consider sleeping outside. The team at Jamtara can organise a Star Bed for you under the night's sky and draped in mosquito netting. Tuck in for the night with the sounds of the jungle for company; your bed comes complete with hot water bottles and quilts as it gets a little chilly at night in Central India during certain times of the year.

Guests staying at Jamtara Wilnerness Camp will of course want to experience a safari in Pench National Park. Taking place in the early morning and late afternoon, Pench has an array of flora and fauna on display including tigers, leopards and deer. The day begins early with a steaming cup of Masala Chai delivered to your tent before you set off. During the day if you don't want to go out on safari, a village safari can be arranged as well as cycling or a lazy afternoon walk through the countryside.

Elsewhere at Jamtara Wildnerness Camp, there are different areas for you to relax or to lounge around and read a book; a cosy library with a big comfortable sofa. Dining is sociable at Jamtara; enjoy sitting around the large dining table in the main building, trading stories of the day's sightings in the park. Jamtara Wilderness Camp is a wonderful way to enjoy one of Central India's most famous park, offering a unique and authentic safari experience.

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Jamtara Wilderness offers ten luxury tents, designed to feel light and airy, offer you a perfect view of the nature around. You have an option of rolling up the front panels of your tents to have a more open and better view of the wilderness around.


Children are welcome to stay at Jamtara and can be accommodated on an extra bed in each tent. It is a nice family destination slightly better for grown up children.

Children can enjoy walks to the village, cycle around the lodge and buffer forest which is very exciting. Plus there is a pool to splash around in. Please note though safaris are not ideal for very small children.


Guests staying at Jamtara Wilderness Camp can choose between a jungle plan or an all-inclusive Plan for their board basis. We recommend the all-inclusive plan which includes all meals and refreshments & refreshments on game drives, walks in buffer zones, cookery classes. Lunch and Dinner are offered in a common dining area, with semi tiled flooring.

This area is in the centre of the lodge and also houses a small library, a small lounge area, pantry and the cooking demonstration take place here.

Meals offered are generally continental food including soups, salads and also local cuisines. Let us know in advance of any special meal requests; the team at Jamtara will be happy to accommodate most requests.


Guests at Jamtara Wildnerness Camp can choose between exciting safaris, village walks or walks in buffer zone with an experienced naturalists. Special cooking classes can also be arranged, bicycles are provided and children can either cycle around or splash in the pool.



Victoria Langmead (Staff)

A visit to the home of a local villager was a highlight. We were welcomed by hot tea and were graciously shown around the home and vegetable garden of our host. A truly memorable experience and Indian hospitality at its best.


  • Game Drives in Pench

    The highlight of you stay at Pashan Garh will be the Game drives where you will head into the park with your naturalist. You will drive around in shared jeeps.

  • Hyderabad - Full Day Tour

    Enjoy a full day tour of the fascinating city of Hyderabad. During this cultural tour you will visit the sights of Charminar, Chowmahalla Palace, Mecca Masjid and the Salar Jung Museum.

Holiday Ideas

  • Wild India

    Delhi, Bandhavgarh National Park, Kanha National Park, Pench Tiger Reserve, Satpura National Park

    from £4000 pp inc flights & transfers for 14 nights

    • You can really immerse yourself into the wildlife of India by visiting four very different National Parks and spending time exploring this amazing country
    • Each camp is very different from the Treehouse in Bandhavgarh to the Shergarh Tented camp in Kanha
    • Feel the thrill of daily safaris in each park and spend time with naturalists who expert knowledge of each park and its wildlife

Location & directions

Pench National Park, Central India, India

Jamtara Wilderness is located close to the Jamtara Gate, the quieter end of Pench National Park.

How to get there

Fly to Nagpur followed by a 2 hour drive.

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