Denwa Backwater Escape is the latest enterprise in an expanding portfolio of Pugdundee’s stylish lodges and overlooks the mesmerising backwaters of a dam built on Denwa River. Its glorious location takes in the panoramic views of the surrounding grasslands and the rolling Pachmarhi hills. Built on ten acres of forested land, it lies across the river from the park. A short hop by boat then a jeep or an elephant gets you deeper into the forests. The lodge has been built using local materials like stone and baked tiles, but the design is contemporary rather than rustic. The interiors of the rooms are done up in style with leather safari furniture using local craftsmanship. The main buildings and the swimming pool use handcrafted furniture made from recycled wood and old railway sleepers, ensuring use of local artisan skills and minimum impact on this stunning landscape.