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Taj Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari Lodge - Bandhavgarh National Park

Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park

Mahua Kothi or homestead is named after the Mahua tree which is prized and revered in the region. 12 standalone luxury cottages blend into a 45 acre private forest on the periphery of the national park. The guest area overlooks a large grassland where monkeys and birds in vivid colours are a regular feature. The mud cottages or ‘Kutiyas’ are built in the local style of architecture. A bean shaped pool screened by a bamboo thicket and shaded by Mahua trees is perfect for cooling off at midday. The guest areas are housed in a large brick building with deep verandas overlooking a grassland ringed by a forest patch. The dining hall has a large fireplace to keep guests warm during chilly winter evenings. Guests delight in picking fresh vegetables and fruit from the lodge’s private organic gardens for a salad. A select menu of treatments offered by professional in-house masseurs is the perfect indulgence to top off a safari holiday.
Hotel Highlights
Located in 448 sq. km. Tiger Reserve
Jungle Safaris with Trained Naturalists
Charming Traditional Cottages
In-room Ayurvedic Massage
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Hotel Policies
  • Check-in from 1:00 PM
  • Check-out till 11:00 AM
  • Early check-in and late check-out on request
  • We accept American Express, Diner's Club, Master Card, Visa, JCB International
  • Pets are not allowed.
Hotel Essentials
  • Air conditioning & power backup facility
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Anywhere, anytime dining concept
  • Private & unique dining options
  • 12 kutiya cottages with sweeping bamboo thicket views
  • 24-hour in-room dining
  • 24-hour on-call doctor & nurse
  • Expert naturalists—skilled experts interpret the sights & sounds of the forest
  • Jungle safaris—in our customised Tata open 4x4 safari vehicles
  • Village visits—explore the quaint lifestyle of surrounding villages
  • Safari Shop
  • Private butlers
  • Wild Kids@Taj programmes & baby-sitting services for young guests on prior intimation
  • Nature walks—discover exotic flora & fauna on foot
  • Safe deposit lockers & 24-hour laundry
  • Chauffeur-driven pickup from & drop to Khajuraho & Jabalpur airports
  • Jiva Spa therapies
  • Large outdoor pool
  • In-room gym equipment
  • Private massage decks

Guest Rooms


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Getting There:

By Air : Nagpur - 100 KM| Jabalpur - 220 KM 

By Rail : Nagpur - 100 KM| Jabalpur - 220 KM


Guest Speak

Service 4.9
Amenities 4.9
Food 4.9
Room 4.8
Value 4.7
Comfort 4.6
Location 4.3
8 days ago
Beautiful camp and amazing tiger watching
We arrived in the evening at the camp and were very warmly welcomed. We were taken to,our very luxurious room to settle in. We then met our guide Kuran and he told us about the camps and different areas and where we would go the next morning. This was our third Taj Safari camp so were now aware of how hard it is to spot these beautiful animals. But we were very fortunate as we spotted one the next morning on our first Safari from this camp.The atmosphere in the camp was excellent and you felt at all times as if you were the only people who were important. This was from all staff from Amit, the manager, to the housekeepers. Thank you very much for such an amazing experiance
Mr N. S.
11 days ago
Mr Nileen S.
I had stayed in Mahua Kothi for 3 nights between 5-8th March 2019 & was appointed Room no 8 all thanks 2 your camp manager Sadhvi Singh whom I had pre requested to keep a particular Room for me.Room 8 has a lovely view of the jungle from your private courtyard where you can relax & have a drink on one of 2 courtyard seaters.The room was terrific & was so surprised & happy that the Mini Fridge was totally free.Your Bathroom is totally out of d world with a lovely rustic feel to it!Our main objective was to celebrate our marriage anniversary there & what a evening it was!An unique experience 2 have your celebration in d middle of d jungle under d famous tree.I would like to mention a few names for the memorable setup especially Our personal butler Rajkumar who spent his vaulable time giving us an unforgettable setup.Ajit the Chef who had his live food station besides it.coming to your chefs Ajit,Sanath,Ramswarup & forgive me if I have missed out on other Chef Names did work round d clock by making special dishes for my wife especially r d best chefs 2 have!I would call them Masterchefs instead!Their lip smacking food are finger licking good!The sandwiches on breakfast were d best sandwiches I have had.The head butler was so friendly too Mr Bishnu who was always around when you are at the seated patios around the reception & looking after you & brining us a surprised drink for us!Coming 2 our appointed naturalist Mr Tarun was terrific.We were lucky 2 have 12 sightings over d 4 days we stayed.Tarun was very knowledgable in what he does especially when tracking down the big cat.He knows 2 b there at the right time at the right spot!Kudos 2 him for d sightings of The Tigers!Next comes our Spa Treatments.We opted for 3 treatments which were terrific.The Tea Therapists Mr Ajay & Ms B gave us the ultimate relaxing experience especially when you return from your Safaris.I would recommend every1 to go for the Champi Head Malish!Wish we could have stayed longer 2 go for d other Spa Treatments.Coming 2 the main people who made Mahua Kothi a 2nd home Mr Amit The General Manager.He is a terrific guy,so down to earth & so friendly.He would always be there hanging around the property & seeing that everything’s runs out smoothly.He would always take time out his busy schedule & would come & have a chat with us.Kudos to him for assembling the best team!Last but not the least coming to the Last of your Staff whom we had our interaction.Sadhvi Singh The Camp Manager.The Super friendly Lady.From our Check In 2 our Departure she always made sure she was hanging around us & chit chatting on various topics.Sorry for giving you lots of trouble!!I would especially like to give a vote of thanks 2 Sadhvi on the time she spent on the verge of our check out.She was very very busy on that particular date.But she made sure she came out of the busy schedule & spend lots of time with us while having our lunch.Coming 2 the Whole Property.The whole Setup is so well done spread among the thick bamboo Vegetation.The rooms & the pathways are so well Setup.glad 2 admit that we entered us Strangers but we have left making so many relationship with your staff members.Keep your terrific work!!!Kudos 2 all!! Only a thing which you could add on your Souvenir Shops.As per my judgment I rate Bandhavgarh As the king of Jungles for the Big Cat.So would be happy if you can keep a couple of soft toys epsically Tiger Soft Toys taken from the souvenir shop from Oberoi Vanyavilas in Ranthambore.Was looking for something similar to take home but still purchased a couple of lovely souvenirs which they keep!
Mrs J. S.
11 days ago
Home away from Home.The Mahua Kothi
Have travelled to 6 safaris in d past be it in India or Africa.Would rate this one of my best experiences.all thanks 2 your lovely staff who made us feel special by organising special arrangements for us such as d 1st night we were surprised by an unique dinner at the pool & on the last night an unique dinner at our private courtyard in our room.But the cherry on the cake was the lovely & unforgettable experience on our marriage anniversary celebration under the Mahua Tree.The arrangements were terrific & too notch.Would like to mention a few names who went out of their way to make our stay so memorable.Our personal butler Rajkumar,The headbutler Mr Bishnu.The chefs Mr Ajit,Ramswarup & Sanath who always took my demands & preparing the best dishes (Indian)The therapy was terrific.A special mention to both the therapists Ajay & ‘B’ for their relaxing experience.A special vote of thanks 2 Mr Tarun our naturalist who made sure we sighted as many as 12 tigers which were all quality sightings.The unique breakfast was wonderful with d sandwiches just d best in d world!At the end a special special thanks 2 The GM,Mr Amit who inspite being busy with a foreign national group mAde sure that our stay was comfortable & would always come out of his way & have a chat.& What do I say about the Gem of your property Ms Sadhvi Singh.She is the shining star!From check in to our Check our she compiled with all our needs & made our stay so special.have already arrived home & have still not stopped singing praises for Sadhvi.In a short span she has really close to our hearts.No words can express our gratitude to her & all the staff.Thank u Mahua Kothi & Taj Safaris.would hope 2 back among u soon.
Lisa D.
13 days ago
A very memorable experience!
A Very Lovely, peaceful setting where I was taken care of by extremely kind and wonderful people!