"Sleep under the stars in the hidden-away haven in rural India!"
Situated in the Village of Jamtara, near Pench National Park, Jamtara Wilderness Camp is a 10 luxury tented property in the heart of rural Pench. Surrounded by tall Arjuna Trees and an ancient Banyan rooted on a dry riverbed, each tented room overlooks the forest which set the perfect background to this jungle experience.
Driving further into the village of Jamtara you will find traces of modern India slowly disappear. The humble village is the perfect place for unwinding, relaxing and a little adventure. This is exactly what the British had in mind when they set up Getaway bungalows around the country. As you drive up to Jamtara Camp, you feel the calmness that will surround you for the next few days of your stay, with lush jungles surrounding you and the minimal use of concrete, the city life is left behind.
This village is quite special to us, from its people to the different activities that took place while our set up took place. Being so remote from any major city, the rural villages that surround us use minimal means of transportation, electronics and machines, truly transporting you back in time. Their features are farming and growing corn.
When it’s not corn season the village is farming many other vegetables and beans for their daily use. And at the end of the season before the Monsoon, it’s time to make jaggery. After the corn has been picked, sugar cane is then grown and by the April – May, the canes are chopped and made into unrefined sugar. The process of making jaggery is a communal effort, and uses huge cooking pots (20 feet circumference), a photographic opportunity.
Stay in our star bed
For generations farmers have been sleeping out in their fields preserving their crops by shoeing away wildlife. “Machaans” are set up in the middle of the farms so the farmer can keep a watch over his land.
Jamtara Wilderness Camp believes in supporting it’s community while still preserving the wildlife around it, here a Machaan on the farmer’s land can be booked for a night under the stars, with majority of the revenue generated is given back to the farmer.
Our Machaans are built high up on stilts accommodating a double 4 poster bed allowing for 2 people. Each bed is fitted with mosquito netting, giving you the opportunity to view the fields for wildlife and the skies for constellations.
You will be guided to your Machaan by your night guard, who will spend the night below for your convenience if anything is required. Each luxury tent is designed to feel light and open, allowing guests the optimum view of nature. With the option of rolling up the front panels of the tent, the guests can bring the outside in but still being in the privacy of their own rooms. Although, these are tented rooms, the bathroom has been made into a permanent structure for the comfort of the guests.
While many may sleep inside the tent, some may feel a little more connected with nature and have the option of sleeping outside on their patio. Mosquito netting will keep the bugs away, quilts and hot water bottles will keep the cold away.
Jamtara Wilderness Camp at Pench National Park is part of the same group of Jungle Lodges at Kanha and Bandhavgarh (Tiger Resorts) which embodies eco friendly practices.. It supports specific conservation and local community programmes which benefit the local villagers and the wildlife within the parks you visit as part of your itinerary with us.