When was the last time you saw a big cat in the wild?
Plan your next safari with us and maybe come face to face with one of these beauties. Experience the breath-taking landscapes of Satpura National Park with Forsyth Lodge.
Spend time discovering the jungle through jeep safaris, canoe safaris, jungle treks, accompanied by our expert naturalists.
Satpura Tiger Reserve is also an ideal destination for bird watching. The vertical scarps are home to numerous species of birds – more than 300 species have been spotted here. And we haven’t even begun talking about the rarer ones!
This is one of the best places near Bhopal to spend your holidays and long weekends. Book Forsyth Lodge today and have a magical encounter.
The Forsyth Excursions
Madhya Pradesh is a land of infinite natural beauty and one of the best ways to explore it is by getting up close and personal with the forests.
DRIVE IN A JEEP
Experience the thrill of the versatile manoeuvring of a four-wheel-drive as it takes you across the expanse of Satpura Tiger Reserve, right into the heart of India.
Explore the botanical wonders and breath-taking landscapes of Pachmarhi Valley in a day trip or overnight stay, with walks on idyllic paths snaking across the undulating landscape and giving you a chance to explore some endemic species of birds, butterflies and plant life of this extended part of Western Ghats. A hill station near Bhopal, where you can camp out to get a world away from everything.
JUNIOR RANGER’S PROGRAM
A fun and unique three-day course, where children and interested adults learn the basics of jungle craft–how to use camp equipment, how to identify species, and how to be quick-witted with the camera-and a certificate as proof.
Experience the magic of being in a canoe, paddling quietly along the shore and drifting into little inlets to watch birds up-close and animals coming down to the water. Watch some of the rare species that can only be found in the forests of Madhya Pradesh.
Get off the jeep tracks into Satpura Tiger Reserve, discovering a vast array of species and ecosystems, as our passionate naturalists help you unravel the mysteries of the natural world on foot and closer to the ground. Decipher what you see, feel and hear as you put your five senses to test in the most primal form of exploration in these jungles of Madhai.
BLISSFUL BIRD WATCHING
Our naturalists are trained birders who will point our feathery friends out and provide you with interesting facts about them. Discover from over 360 different species across diverse habitats of human cultivation, grasslands, dry scrub jungle, riverine and forest ecosystems.
Whether you’re travelling as an individual or with a family, our wildlife safari packages are custom-designed to suit your interests and enthusiasm! Book now and get front row seats to witness Satpura’s breath-taking flora and fauna this season!
Fantastic Time at Forsyths Lodge
“We had the most fantastic time at Forsyths Lodge. The team are so welcoming and absolutely passionate about their work, it was quite infectious. We enjoyed brilliant game drives, a river safari and night drive. I was not expecting to see so many species including a magnificent tiger, thanks to Venkatesh.
I would definitely love to return, many thanks"
“This is a fantastic place to stay. The rooms are individual “houses” – ours had an additional bed on the roof with a mosquito net, we slept one night there. The food is great the chef makes about a dozen dishes every night – all made from different areas of India and all exquisitely spiced for flavour. There is a herb garden in the grounds where the vegetables and herbs are grown. There is a lovely rooftop space for pre dinner drinks. Satpura national park is next door – we saw tigers, sloth bears and many deer, antelope and an incredible range of birds. The guides are exceptional."
“This is probably the best place I have ever stayed in. All of the staff are fantastically friendy and cannot do enough to help you. For example we just happened to meantion what we’re not keen on some ingredients and they were revomed from the menu for the duration of our stay.
The guides at the hotel are also very good, they spent a lot of time talking to us before we started out safaris to understand exactly what we wanted to get from our time at the lodge and then tried their best to ensure they met or exceeded all of our expectations.
A special thank you to Venky our naturalist during our stay, he made our holiday very special and his enthusiasm for nature was lovely to see.
Finally, I want to say how much we appreciated this lodges respect for nature. It was one of the few places we visited where the naturalists encouraged drivers to give the animals space so that would not be afraid and so act more naturally."
“We stayed here for three nights and could not have had a better experience. Our room was really more like a suite with an outside sleeping area upstairs as well as the bed inside. We also had an upstairs and downstairs verandah. The surrounds of the lodge were also beautiful and open for wildlife to wander through. We had a spotted deer pass our lodge one afternoon.
The food was delicious including the picnic breakfasts for the early morning safaris.
Deepanker, the General Manager, and his entire team were superb. Definitely worth a visit if the chance arises."
“Top Lodge, top staff and top sightings. At last we got to see sloth bears (Note the plural !!). Would love to stay here again."
“Wonderful place to stay. Amazing food and a different dining area for every meal! All the staff was so helpful and friendly and efficient."
Staff was outstanding
“We had a really lovely time. Every day and every safari was outstanding. We spotted the bear and it was really an experience. My first safari and it was a great experience. Staff was outstanding. Well done!"