Mahu Kothi, Bandhavgarh National Park

Sprawled across 40 acres of lush forestland, the exotic Mahua Kothi offers 12 charming suites or ‘kutiyas’ as well as a gracious, original homestead ‘kothi’. Built in the charming, vernacular style of Central India, each air-conditioned kutiya can be accessed through a private courtyard. The lodge features a magnificent swimming pool, traditional garden, interactive kitchen and a Safari Shop.Nestled among the picturesque Vindhya Hills and lush tropical forests, Bandhavgarh National Park is a 173-square-mile (448 sq km) renowned tiger reserve and one of the most beautiful parks in India. The dramatic landscape is home to a dense Sal forest brimming with exotic flora and fauna, an ancient 1,000-year old fort and a reclining statue of Lord Vishnu. Located just 10 minutes from the Park entrance, Mahua Kothi is close to major airports—Khajuraho (143 miles, 230 km) and Jabalpur (118 miles, 190 km), and is 143 miles (230 km) away from the Kanha Tiger Reserve.Small eight- to nine-seater turboprops can land at the Umaria Airstrip 28 miles (35 km) away from Bandhavgarh. Out in the wild, trained naturalists by our partner expert naturalist ensure an intimate and meaningful interaction with Bandhavgarh’s flourishing biodiversity. Adults and children can hone their spotting skills on twice-daily jungle safaris in specially modified open 4×4 vehicles, on nature trails or elephant back.

Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast during your morning safari, picnic lunches under the beautiful mahua trees and ‘chowki’ rooftop dinners under a spectacular star-strewn sky. Savour live spit roasts, customary ‘khud’ cooking, and ‘thali’ dinners as Baiga dancers sway to folk music.Explore a Baiga tribal village. Discover incredible Indian wildlife through exciting safaris twice a day. Try your hand at traditional Indian games like marbles and ‘chaupad’. Unwind with a blissful in-room Ayurvedic massage! Indulge yourself.

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