Pench Jungle camp, is really the best place to stay when u r at Pench, be it be the price, the comfort, the hospitality and the services provided. We never felt like we are staying as a guest but as a family there. The staff and Mr. Rathore are really courteous and helpful, we never heard no for anything that we have asked for. The understand our requirement and provide as per that. I don't think they believe that there guest should ever adjust for anything and give them the best comfort. They booked a cab for us from Nagpur to pench and back, also our safaris. It felt like our trip was an automated process and never had to ask for anything.
Pench Jungle Camp is a true delight to be at. The staff, the ambience, the rooms, the food... everything is top notch. The staff there is warm, welcoming, and ever helpful ready to assist you in any small way they can. The rooms are expansive and comfortable. The evening tea by the bonfire in the winter is a delight with people just arriving form the jungle safari with their tales and long hours of exchanging stories or just silently soaking in the warmth. The buffet served is extremely good and not repetitive. Overall loved my stay there. Special mention to the guy manning the front desk who was extremely helpful.
We arrived at Pench Jungle Camp (PJC) feeling rather frazzled after a series of long flights and an interesting (sometimes nerve-wracking) drive from Nagpur. The welcome we received, accompanied by a refreshing lime juice, went a long way to restoring our good spirits!
The check-in was completed quickly, with no fuss, and we were quickly shown to our rooms - actually tents - in the lush gardens. The tents are large, clean and comfortable with en suite bathrooms and with a pleasant slightly rustic feel to them. (The outer roofs of the tents make superb "trampolines" for the Hanuman langurs that are frequent visitors to the camp!)
Meals are served in a central dining room and were mostly buffet-style, although we did have a couple of "thali" platters as well. The food is typical Indian fare, mostly vegetarian but there was always a non-vegetarian curry as well (basically chicken in some form, there is no beef in this part of India). I think there was also an a la carte menu with limited Western meals, but we always ate from the buffet. It's not fine-dining but the food was well prepared, tasty and plentiful.
The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful and the service was always very enthusiatic. We did have some interesting "lost-in-translation" moments - all part of the joy of travel!
PJC organised an open game-viewing vehicle for us which came with our superb guide and naturalist, Prabir Patil, known to all as "Pat". Pat's knowledge of the local flora and fauna (including birds) is enormous and he really enhanced our enjoyment of the national park.
If you are planning a trip to Pench NP, PJC is a great place to stay!
Very Few Vacation Trip End With The Notation that:- "uummffff Thoda aur hojaye",,, i should say PENCH JUNGLE CAMP is a sought of hospitality resort which you cannot resist moving out of it....
say it in the terms of food, staff, ambience etc etc...
would recommend to everyone....
I went to pench after 4 years; and chose to stay with Pench Jungle Camp. And believe me it was a great decision. Very close to touria gate (main gate of Pench MP); the resort is tastefully done. We stayed in family room; a pretty big room with 2 double beds and 2 toilets!
The place has swimming pool, spa, and conference room as well. Daily wild life documentary in the evening. Garden sit outs and bonfire adds to the experience!
Above all; food quality is wonderful and hospitality at its best! Must stay place; if you are planning for pench. Every request of yours will be taken care minutely...