Located in the buffer zone of Pench Tiger Reserve, about 10 minutes drive from the park gate, Tuli Tiger Corridor consists of 8 luxury tented rooms and 15 cottages built around a lake. The luxury tents are spacious and air conditioned, with large bathrooms as well as TVs, DVD players and heaters. Large outdoor decks look out on the lake or forest. The stone-built cottages have a similar design.
The lodge has its own vehicles and expert guides for game drives within the park, which take place twice a day and form the core of your stay. Pench has a good number of tigers, plus sloth bears, leopards, gaur, Indian wild dogs and spotted deer. Every safari is accompanied by a naturalist guide from Tuli Tiger Corridor, whose knowledge is at your disposal.
The lodge has a large swimming pool for relaxing after jeep safaris, adn there's a library where you can browse among the books and magazines. At the spa you can benefit from health-giving Ayurveda treatments, based on centuuries-old therapies and practises. The restaurant serves both Indian and continental meals made from fresh, organic ingredients.
Open: Tuli Tiger Corridor Pench is open from 1st October to 30th June, to coincide with the opening dates of Pench National Park.
Location: Tuli Tiger Corridor Pench is set in 9 hectares of lush grounds in the buffer zone of Pench National Park, near a natural lake. The nearest airport and train station are in Nagpur about 100kms away.
Rooms: Tuli Tiger Corridor has cottage and tents. The 15 cottages offer cosy, well-furnished accommodation and bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor showers. The 8 tents are spacious with private dining areas and en-suite bathrooms. Tent amenities include TV, DVD player and minibar. Both cottage and tents have private verandas. All are well spaced apart to ensure privacy.
Activities: Jeep safaris in Pench National Park, nature walks, bird watching, and relaxing at the lodge.
Facilities: ‘The Habitat’ is the dining, lounge, library and bar tent. The bar has a good range of drinks. The library has a range of books and magazines and guests can relax over a game of snooker. There are good views of the jungle from the tent. There is a swimming pool. The spa specialises in Ayurvedic treatments. Slide shows and wildlife films are shown on some evenings and tribal dances are sometimes performed for guests. There is a small shop selling souvenirs.
Dining: There is a choice of cuisines including Indian, Chinese and continental, using fresh produce from the nearby village. Meals are taken at individual tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: We recommend malaria prophylactics for travel to India.
Communication: There is internet access, but this can be erratic.
"This lodge is of a more 5 star feel and ambiance but as a result it felt that there wasn`t quite the staff and customer interaction, The service was excellent and the amenities also but somehow it just lost the homely feeling of the other lodges. One night we were served chicken despite them knowing that we were vegetarians....we didn`t cause a scene but it did spoil our evening. The management was very apologetic. I was disappointed that our guide did not show to see us foo on our departure. Maybe I should have delayed giving him his tip which was handsome as he had been very good. Rooms were very clean and comfortable and the food was reasonable."