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Jamtara Wilderness Camp

Pench National Park, India

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.

At a Glance

  • Jamtara Camps are set up on a completely different side of Pench National Park and is very much the only one in the area.

  • Unique concept of sleeping on a Machhaan

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

  • The side of village is very new to guests and they really look after guests on the camp.

  • The lodge is decorated in a safari colonial style, you are transported back in time.

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Insider's View

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

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

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.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Jamtara Wilderness Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Central India


Jamtara Wilderness Camp has only 12 luxury tents. The camp is surrounded by tall Arjuna trees and an ancient Banyan tree rooted on a dry riverbed at the center. Each tent has a lovely sit-out area which overlooks the forest.

When you drive to Jamtara, 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 colors 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 - a bed is set up draped in mosquito netting and tuck into bed complete with hot water bottles and quilts as it gets fairly nippy at night in Central India at certain times of the year.

As a part of support to the community, at Jamtara you can book a “Machaan" night which generates revenue for the farmers. Here the concept is sleeping under the stars, just like the villagers. These Machaans are built on the land of the farmers and a certain amount of the night's rate will be paid to the farmer. Sleeping up high on stilts will allow you to watch the sky and everything below.

Safaris into Pench National Park can be arranged, which take 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 will begin when you are delivered a steaming cup of Masala Chai before you set off. During the day if you don't want to go out on safari, we can arrange village safaris, cycling or going on lazy afternoon walks through the countryside. You will see villagers gathering around enormous pots of boiling sugar, taking turns churning the sugarcane juice into unrefined sugar making a totally unique experience.

There are different areas for you to relax or to lounge around and read a book; a cozy library with a big comfortable sofa.

Jamtara Wilderness Camp offers a unique experience of bringing back nature to you in a very simple way with a unique wilderness experience.


Jamtara Wilderness offers 12 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.

Luxury Tent


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.


The Wilderness Camp is on a Jungle Plan or an All Inclusive Plan. The All inclusive plan includes all meals and refreshments & refreshments on game drives, walks in buffer zones, cookery classes. Meals- Lunch and Dinner are offered in a common dining area, with semi tiled flooring.

This area is in the center 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. You can let them know in advance of any special meal requests and they will be happy to accommodate most requests.


You can choose between exciting safaris, village walks, walks in buffer zone with an experienced naturalists. Special cooking classes can be arranged, cycles are provided and children can either cycle around or splash in the pool.

Location & Directions

Pench National Park, India

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

When to go

Tropical climate- hot during the day. Summer (April-June) temperatures can get as high as 43-44°C, while early mornings and evenings are pleasant (18-24°C). Night time winter temperatures vary between 02-20°C, whereas days are sunny and pleasant (October-March). Rainfall is heavy in the monsoon season (mid June to September) and average rainfall is 1400 mm. The best time to travel is October to May when game viewing is at its best.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Jamtara Wilderness Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Central India

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