Mahua Kothi

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

The name Mahua Kothi draws its inspiration from one of India’s most beautiful trees, the Madhuca Indica, or as it is commonly known, the Mahua or butter tree. The Lodge, which has an Outstanding PUG Eco rating, is set in forty acres of grounds and is just twenty minutes from the Park entrance. The original kothi (homestead) has been beautifully renovated. Guest accommodation is in kutiyas (jungle village huts) built in the vernacular style of Central India, affectionately known as ‘MP (Madhya Pradesh) Chic’. Richly coloured, local textiles are used throughout. A luxurious base from which to explore the Park’s rich wildlife with trained naturalists, enjoy cultural activities and gaze at the stars.



Twelve guest suites – or kutiyas (jungle village huts) each accessed through a private courtyard with shaded seating and traditional mud floors. Interiors include wooden shutters, tapered mud coloured walls in lime and earth washes (finished by hand), and handmade pottery roof tiles. En suite bathrooms with twin hand basins, indoor shower, bath and separate wc. Roll-down mats to keep out the early morning sun; overhead fans and A/C.


Indian, Continental and international cuisine. Special Baghiya breakfast laid out in the backyard of the village house, surrounded by mahua trees and a vegetable garden. Lunch by the cool shade of the swimming pool, by the watering hole, or in guests’ private courtyards. Cocktails and dinner served on open terraces or under the mahua tree.


Swimming pool


Twice-daily jungle safaris; &Beyond trained naturalists; guided nature walks; elephant safaris; cultural walks and cycling through a traditional village; birdwatching; picnics in nearby wooded areas; star gazing and Hukkah evenings; trek to the fort and the reclining Vishnu statue; village visit and school engagement programmes

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