Understated luxury

Understated luxury

Our lodge

Forsyth Lodge was built on a fallow agricultural land which has been resurrected with a strong philosophy of preservation of indigenous forests by protecting from grazing, fires and planting local species of trees and plants.

Of the 44 acres of this resurrected forests we have barely occupied 10% of the land to host you

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A central swimming pool and the central lodge is where meals are served, it has a library and a bar where we meet to discuss your checklists, exchange sightings and hear your stories of travel. Wildlife is rich in the Lodge acreage, we have Chital and Wild Pigs resident on the property, who are often visited by Leopards and Dholes. In peak fruiting season, we even see Sloth Bears ambling around in daylight or on our camera traps. Our naturalists have been documenting several species of birds, butterflies, dragonflies, spiders, scorpions and many flowering plants and climbers.

In order to keep the property wild and not make the wildlife accustomed to our food waste it is responsibly segregated and composted. The plastic and other recyclable waste is sent across to the nearby city for disposal and certified recyclers.

To sustain such abundance of wildlife, we at Forsyth Lodge believe in minimal impact to the land, the lights are just enough to get you to meals and back to cottages, man-made sounds are limited around living areas so as to not disturb sleeping Langurs or the flower visiting Civets.

Even our wastewater is recycled. While the grey water from the cottages is used to irrigate lily ponds, the kitchen wastewater is released in a reed pond for recharging the ground water after natural filtration.

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In order to keep the property wild and not make the wildlife accustomed to our food waste it is responsibly segregated and composted. The plastic and other recyclable waste is sent across to the nearby city for disposal and certified recyclers.

To sustain such abundance of wildlife, we at Forsyth Lodge believe in minimal impact to the land, the lights are just enough to get you to meals and back to cottages, man-made sounds are limited around living areas so as to not disturb sleeping Langurs or the flower visiting Civets.

Even our wastewater is recycled. While the grey water from the cottages is used to irrigate lily ponds, the kitchen wastewater is released in a reed pond for recharging the ground water after natural filtration.

44acres of resurrected forest | 11 Independent AC Cottages | Central Swimming Pool | Outdoor and Indoor Dining
Organic Garden |Village Lunch | Indian & Continental Menus | Special Setups

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As a Leopard seeks respite in the cosiness of his canopy bed, our Gondia cottages and Machaans provide the same comfort and insulation from the Satpura climate, however hot or cold. We do have air-conditioning and heating when you need it. The room is a simple lap of luxury, with small signs of our sustainability efforts peppered all around. We provide you with all the basic amenities and comforts.

The bathrooms, with a view to the wild provide a unique experience of feeling one with nature, even when nature calls!

Each of the cottages boast a luxurious sit out area, totally integrated with the wild. When sprawled out on comfortable armchairs, one would often experience a beautiful bird flitting by, or a herd of deer munching noiselessly a few feet away.

Our premium Machaan cottages provide an additional place to sleep during the cooler months and when it’s hot, provide a canopy of cosiness, overlooking the 44 acres of wild that surrounds Forsyth Lodge.

Machaan cottages

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Forsyth’s Kitchen

While being lulled by the sounds of the birds at the lodge, we promise to leave no stone unturned! We try to satiate both your wildlife wanderings as well as your tastebuds with the most exquisite local and continental food whipped up by our infamous Chef Krishna. When he isn’t tending to his beloved organic garden which he takes much pride in, he is concocting a special culinary experience that will take you right through a local culinary experience of Satpura!

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Check out the availability of our luxurious cottages

Amenities

Tea/ Coffee Station
Safe
Hair Dryer

Wifi On Request

Heater
Torch
Filtered Water Flasks
Toiletries
Mosquito Repellent

24 Hrs Power Backup

Experiences at Forsyth Lodge

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With 44 acres to call home you will never feel bored of exploring the property. Walk around to look for birds and butterflies with our naturalists. Choose your salads at the organic garden or give a hand to the village ladies cooking Daal baati on the woodfired Chulha. Go for a walk around the Gond village or get a crash course from our naturalists in deciphering nature’s web of life.

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Nature walks

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Spa & massage room

Nothing is more relaxing than getting a massage in a jungle, the silence and serenity of our property surrounded by nature gives pampering yourself a new meaning. Connect with nature and within with are massages in the spa or get one with a view on the Machaan.

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Stargazing with the celestial stories

Huddle near a quiet and comfy bonfire, while our naturalists point out constellations and retell beautiful stories, engaging you in tales of Greek and Roman mythology.

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Food experiences

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Organic garden

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Village lunch

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Village walk

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Junior rangers program

Enroll for a short journey into opening up your mind to the mysteries of nature. Identify insects, birds and plants. Decipher tracks and signs. Setup camera traps to capture creatures of the night. Learn to use binoculars and use your camera to observe and capture.

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With 44 acres to call home you will never feel bored of exploring the property. Walk around to look for birds and butterflies with our naturalists. Choose your salads at the organic garden or give a hand to the village ladies cooking Daal baati on the woodfired Chulha. Go for a walk around the Gond village or get a crash course from our naturalists in deciphering nature’s web of life.

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Nature walks
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Spa & massage room

Nothing is more relaxing than getting a massage in a jungle, the silence and serenity of our property surrounded by nature gives pampering yourself a new meaning. Connect with nature and within with are massages in the spa or get one with a view on the Machaan.

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Stargazing with the celestial stories

Huddle near a quiet and comfy bonfire, while our naturalists point out constellations and retell beautiful stories, engaging you in tales of Greek and Roman mythology.

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Food experiences
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Food experiences
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Village lunch
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Village walk
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Junior rangers program

Enroll for a short journey into opening up your mind to the mysteries of nature. Identify insects, birds and plants. Decipher tracks and signs. Setup camera traps to capture creatures of the night. Learn to use binoculars and use your camera to observe and capture.

FAQs

Given the amount of land available at Forsyth’s (44 acres) why are the cottages not dispersed more widely?

We adhere to the responsible eco-tourism guideline of using about 10% of land for construction and allowing the balance to revert to wilderness. We also use live fencing around the property i.e. no barbed wire for better wildlife safety. It’s certainly pretty good as we have had bears (right outside the main building) and leopard pugmarks in the property. We have resident wild boars on the lodge grounds along with rusty spotted cats, jungle cats, spotted deer, Indian hare (Rufous tailed), monitor lizards, jackals and palm civets.

Is it safe to walk in the property? Sit or sleep out in the Machaan at night?

Yes, it is safe to walk on the pathways but its better to be accompanied by any of the staff for a walk in the wilder part of the property. In the night you should always carry a torch, so you do not step on anything unknowingly, this is also the best way to avoid getting bitten by snakes or Scorpions. Animals to venture within the property but they are all extremely shy and usually will stay away from us. We also avoid serving any food in the cottages to avoid mice and their reptilian predators.

Do animals come to the sit out?

No, except for Langurs which do jump on the cottage roofs and trees nearby, the other animals stay a safe distance away from us as they are more scared of us than we are of them.

Can we have a party or play music?

As a responsible jungle lodge, we follow the rules of the forest department and do not allow any recorded music within the property as it will disturb the serenity of the jungle atmosphere and the creatures around. Your most welcome to sing and play an instrument like the guitar, I am sure some of us will join in.

Can we have a campfire?

Yes, during the winter months we do provide campfires in outdoor sitting areas, but they must be monitored and managed so that the fire doesn’t spread to the surrounding grassland or forest even by accident.

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Home

Experiences

The Lodge

Enquiry

Offers

Blog

Contact

FAQ

Learn

The Forsyth Story

About Satpura

Our Initiatives

Follow Us

For Updates From Satpura And Our Jungle Lodge

For Lodge Directions

All Rights Reserved © 2021 Forsyth Lodge
Made with ❤️ by Savage & Palmer