The Bandhavgarh National Park is a 448 sq. km. area renowned tiger reserve. Nestled between the awe-inspiring Vindhya and Satpura ranges, the park features a dramatic landscape, with tropical forests and woodlands and steep rocky hills with flat grasslands in the valleys. Named after one of India’s most beautiful trees, the Mahua or butter tree, the Mahua Kothi Lodge, spread across 40 acres of lush forest-land, is just twenty minutes from the entrance of Bandhavgarh National Park.
Twelve charming luxury suites, or ‘Kutiyas’ and a homely, authentic homestead ‘Kothi’ make up this property. Private courtyards, a magnificent swimming pool, a traditional garden, an interactive kitchen and a Safari Shop adds to the charm of this Lodge. Close proximity to Jabalpur and Khajuraho airports as well as the Kanha Tiger Reserve makes Bandhavgarh the ideal spot for wildlife enthusiasts looking for a unique experience.
The food is the highlight of this region, and is prepared and served in a unique manner. Breakfasts during safaris, lunches under the gorgeous Mahua trees and rooftop dinners under the starlit sky, are bound to mesmerise. The extensive menu, comprising live spit-roasts, customary ‘Khudi’ cooking and thali dinners, makes for a gastronomic adventure.
Specially organised jungle safaris explored either on purposefully modified open 4×4 vehicles or on elephant back make up the quintessential Bandhavgarh experience and allow for intimate interaction with the area’s wildlife and biodiversity.
All this while enjoying the steady rhythmic swaying of traditional Baiga dancers’ mellifluous folk music. Dabble in authentic Indian games like ‘marbles’ and Chaupad. And, at the end of a long day exploring the adjoining reserve, unwind with an in-room Ayurvedic massage.
Get in touch with nature, in the most unique and fulfilling way possible, while staying at the most luxurious accommodation in Bandhavgarh.