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December 24, 2008

Taj And &Beyond Unveil Third India Safari Lodge

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

New York – Pashan Garh, opening this week, will be the third lodge in the Taj Safaris’ tiger circuit – a joint venture between &BEYOND (formerly CC Africa) and Taj Resorts Hotels and Palaces.

In addition to amazing wildlife, luxurious cottages and &BEYOND scrumptious local food, guests of Pashan Garh will be offered the unique opportunity to combine a safari with visits to the bustling city of Khajuraho, home to 1,000-year-old temples. Just 25 miles from Pashan Garh, the Khajuraho temples were designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1986 and are famous for their intricately carved sandstone erotic sculptures based on the Kama Sutra.

“Combining safari and ancient temples is a first for us, and we are thrilled to be able to show our guests these slightly naughty temples,” says &BEYOND Marketing Director Nicky Fitzgerald.

Pashan Garh, meaning “stone house,” is comprised of a main lodge and 12 luxurious stone cottages that are spread out along a small stream, surrounded by 190 acres of private jungle wilderness. The lodge’s exterior lends its design to the traditional dry-packed stone houses of north-central India. The interiors are decked out with all the luxury one would expect from &BEYOND Design Director, Chris Browne: white marble floors, leather furniture and ebony and chocolate highlights. Coffee or Masala tea is discreetly delivered to each suite each morning using unobtrusive butler hatches.

www.tajsafaris.com

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