Reni Pani Jungle Lodge

Satpura National Park, Central India, India

At a Glance

  • Plenty of safari activities to do in nearby Satpura National Park

  • Lovely swimming pool and lounge area

  • Hilltop cottages have beautiful views

  • Outside showers allow you to be in nature (inside bathrooms too)

  • Spacious cottages

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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 July until October.

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Insider's View

The Hilltop Cottage has the best views of the Satpura Range, well worth the steep 10minute walk from the central communal area of the lodge.

For the more adventurous, why not combine a few nights at the Reni Jungle Lodge with a night or two in the heart of the Satpura Tiger Reserve at the sister tented camp for some glamping!

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Reni Pani Jungle Lodge is a 12 cottage lodge set 30-minutes away from Satpura National Park’s entrance over the Tewa Reservoir by boat. Each cottage is widely spaced apart in a woodland to give a peaceful and private atmosphere.

Reni Pani Jungle Lodge is ideally located for access to Satpura National Park. It is a comfortable luxury lodge which includes a ‘Gol Ghar’ or meeting place, made up of an open plan dining area, a bar, a library, a gift shop and a lounge.

The swimming pool is located near the Gol Ghar. There are many communal outside dining and social areas set around fire pits and attractively illuminated by candle light, there’s even including a large outdoor screen for viewing nature documentaries.

The lodge’s 12 cottages are located over three different terrains so there is a choice of environment, lowlands near the stream, hilltop for views and forest for privacy: the cottages are spacious with viewing decks, large lounging bay-windows and either inside or outside bathrooms. The property also boasts 4 air-conditioned tents. The tents are located near a lake which is frequented by many different animals.

Satpura National park is easily accessible from Reni Pani a 30-minute drive to the Tawa Reservoir, and a short boatride across. The different safari options allow guests to experience the diversity of the park by jeep, boat and on foot. Satpura supports a strong wildlife population including Sloth Bear, Leopard, Dholes/wild dogs/India Giant Squirrel and the gaur or Indian Bison, as well as around 350 species of birds.

Guests staying at Reni Pani can also experience an authentic night drive in the buffer area as well as Satpura Under Canvas. Satpura Under Canvas is an overnight camping program which functions on a two night, three day basis, but can also be tailored to suit guests wanting to experience camping in the park for just one night.

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There are just 12 rooms and Reni Pani Jungle Lodge, spread out in cottages. There are also four luxury tents.

Nullah Cottage

These cottages are named after the seasonal stream/nullah, around which they are located at the central point of the lodge. They are therefore on the low-land and ideal for easy walking access to the Gol Ghar and all the lodge's facilities. These cottages have an inside bathroom as well as an outdoor shower; a large viewing deck, and wide lounging bay-windows.

Hilltop Cottage

These cottages are located at the highest point within the lodge's grounds, and so a steep 10minute walk from the central Gol Ghar. However the views of the Satpura mountain range are worth it. These cottages have an inside bathroom as well as an outdoor shower; a large viewing deck, and wide lounging bay-windows.

Forest Cottage

These cottages are widely spaced and located in a mature forest valley with high grasses so it feels very wild, private and immersed in nature, although the terrain is uneven. These cottages have just an inside bathroom; a large viewing deck, and wide lounging bay-windows.

Luxury Tent

There are four tents which give a true feeling of being amongst nature whilst enjoying the luxury of air-conditioning, bathrobes and slippers.  

Mobile Camp - Satpura Under Canvas

Satpura Under Canvas is an exclusive wilderness mobile camp run by Reni Pani Lodge, which provides fantastic walking and wildlife  opportunities. The camp is set up located a short drive away from Reni Pani Lodge on the boundary of the core area. Using the camp as a base, guests can explore the core area of the park on foot during half of full day hikes.  Due to the remote location the private camp is very simple but it is comfortable.



Victoria Langmead (Staff)

For me, its a combination of the variety of activities on offer that are all accompanied by incredibly knowledgeable and friendly naturalists that make Reni Pani Judge Lodge so special. As well as vehicle based game drives it is possible to enjoy guided nature walks, canoe trips and boat safaris along the nearby river. The water based safaris were a great way to see water birds and explore areas that cannot be accessed by vehicle.


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    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.

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    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.

  • Reni Pani Lodge - Satpura Under Canvas

    Satpura Under Canvas is a mobile camp located on the boundary of Satpura's core area. Run by Reni Pani Jungle Lodge, the camp offers fantastic wilderness walks in a truly remote park of the park.

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    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

Satpura National Park, Central India, India

Reni Pani Jungle Lodge is located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, situated alongside the Satpura Hills on the edge of Satpura Tiger Reserve. The lodge is a mere 134 km from Bhopal (3-hour drive).

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