Meanwhile Janwaar has five homestays. They all carry the name of the kid  who is taking care for it – so you will find Arun’s homestay, Jaihind’s homestay, Karan’s homestay  … they are all marked with our blue tiger! Even in the hot sumers it’s cool inside the mud houses – natural AC!

To book a room and then enjoy a true village experience and discover rural India, simply write an email to: – we usually respond within a few hours.

The homestays are run by the children in the village. All the money goes directly the villagers, there is no booking fee or cut for us who act as “travel agents” so to speak.


Four of our homestays have a bathroom (Indian toilet and bucket for water).
Room service, housekeeping, care taker.
Bicycle rental.

Network: JIO is up and running in the village on 5G. With all other networks you will have trouble.


300 INR for one night including breakfast / person
100 INR each additional meal


Besides Janwaar Castle, India’s first skatepark in a rural village you can enjoy our treehouse library, our community center Villa Janwaar. You can rent bicycles and motorbikes for exploring the near and further area, you can make a safari to Panna National park, explore the temples in Khajuraho, Pandav and Raneh Falls as well as the hidden treasures of Panna itself.


Janwaar is 4 km off Panna / Satna road in Madhya Pradesh.
The village is 7 km from Panna and 60 km from Satna.

Closest railway stations: Coming from Delhi: Khajuraho – daily train from/to (Sampark Kranti)
From there you can either take a taxi (approx. 1500 INR) or a bus to Panna and then an auto (all in all 200 INR). Distance to Janwaar 55 km.

Coming from the South or East: Satna. From there you can either take a taxi (approx. 2000 INR) or a bus to Panna and then an auto (all in all 250 INR). Distance to Janwaar 60 km.

Closest airports: Khajuraho (2 daily flights to Delhi during season October – March, distance 55 km) or Jabalpur (connections from Mumbai, distance 240 km, 4.5 hours drive by taxi, 4500 INR)

Below you find some impressions from our homestays – all photos are taken by Vicky Roy.

A tally for lunch?
Clean filtered drinking water.
Your room at Arun’s homestay.
Frontside of Abhilasha’s homestay.
Frontside of Arun’s homestay.
Breakfast at our homestays.