The principal character Mowgli, from the timeless classic Jungle Book, represented the perpetual conflict between man and the wild. The story also emphasizes on the frantic need to preserve nature’s wilderness, steps towards which have been taken for many years now by environmentalists and conservationists. One such wildlife conservation initiative is what you get to witness in Pench Tiger Reserve, a part of the larger Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh, which aims to sustain the dwindling numbers of the Bengal tiger. Get a glimpse of the wilderness at this hideout in the wild, where you get to experience the best of nature and wildlife, along with modern comforts. Follow the pugmarks of the revered tiger to a village in the periphery of the forest reserve, nestled in serene, lush green surroundings. Run by professionals from the service industry, the camp believes in and promotes sustainable wildlife tourism, creating awareness amongst visitors about the wilderness and welfare of local communities. They strive to maintain the socio-economic balance by using only locally procured goods and creating opportunities of livelihood for the villagers. Conserving the local environment and preventing it from degradation due to tourism is something they are committed to. Even though set in such a rustic backdrop, the stay delivers impeccable services to make it a thoroughly enjoyable vacation for you. Offering the perfect blend of comfort and natural elements, you have the standard room and the deluxe room. Whether you choose to retire, relax or refresh, the rooms are cozy and comfortable. But hey, you didn't come all they way to a national park to put your feet up and relax, did you? Get out there and explore the wild! You have the jungle safari in Pench, one to capture the sunrise and another in the evening. Following the wilderness trails are the jungle trek and the night trek to give you that tingle of excitement. With leisure at hand, you can opt for boat rides, visit the nearby dam, go fishing or even picnic by a picturesque lake. The countryside scenery would nudge you to take a peek into the rural life during a village tour. And if you prefer something more sedentary, get your hands messy as you give shape to some wet clay at the potter’s wheel. All the walking and sightseeing is bound to kick in the hunger pangs. And to satiate your appetite, you have variety galore in fresh homely food featuring tribal cuisine, to be savoured in an open-air setting. Take the indulgence a notch higher a massage to soothe your tired muscles and aching feet. As the day draws to an end, watch the stars rise one after the other; set a bonfire crackling alongside a barbeque grill. The burning embers would somewhere reflect the glowing eyes of a seething Sher Khan having sought protection in a man’s sanctuary!