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Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park

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Bandhavgarh National Park 484661 India
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Updated 16/06/20

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#2 of 25 in Bandhavgarh National Park
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The Mahua Kothi Lodge features 12 cottages, each of which is accessed by a spacious private courtyard with shaded seating and traditional stone floor. Interiors include wooden shutters, hand plastered mud walls washed with lime, roughly hewn wooden rafters and handmade pottery roof tiles. Floors are dressed in the locally sourced ‘Katni’ stone. Large wooden puppets adorn the walls while several small alcoves sport arches with geometric tribal patterns in keeping with local trends. A king-sized bed faces an enormous window overlooking a delightful wooded patch. A wide window seat with mattress covers and bolsters in tones of rust and burnt orange contrast delightfully with the vibrant green outside. Each ensuite bathroom features twin hand basins with vintage brass tap fittings placed in front of a glass window covering most of the wall. Bamboo blinds lined with raw silk can be drawn for a view of trees and bamboo thickets as guests ready for safari. The bath tub is lined beside a wall with beautiful ‘Jaali’ work while the step down shower area is provided with a shiny brass bucket and mug in case guests wish to take a ‘bucket bath’, as most rural Indians do. Experience the best of jungle safari at our resort in Bandhavgarh National Park!
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Valet parking
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Car hire
Taxi service
Spa
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun terrace
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
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Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Electric blanket
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Safe
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Sofa
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Bottled water
Clothes rack
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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DCJ-FloridaTraveler wrote a review 10 May
West Palm Beach, Florida27 contributions11 helpful votes
We absolutely loved this place! Great tiger sightings and the hotel offered excellent accommodations with impeccable service, top notch food and beautiful decor. Some things I really loved were the bath awaiting after the evening safari, the staff welcoming us in the driveway, and the different locations of dinner around the property. I would stay here again or at any Taj property - wonderful experience!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: You will love the chef!
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Kamalnaini wrote a review 10 May
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Superb place, beautifully done up, extremely clean, the staff makes sure your room and your ambience in never kept unattended, that was something I have never ever experienced, any time u leave the room, when u come back, the room is done up as good as new, it’s like a fairy who comes and does magic with her magic wand. The chef takes special care of our meals asking us our preference for each meal, it’s almost like a personal butler or chef making food specially for us.... food is good, place is good, safari experience is good.... nothing to pin point.... special thanx to Mr. Amit Singhvi who took care of our bookings and even arranged private safaris at the last minute for us..... and we got to enjoy 2 private safaris and one shared..... all thanx to him.... and plz do look out for Bhola bhaiya..he kept us entertained in our entire trip and took care of us very well..... thank u Bhola Bhiaya and he’s the one always with a big smile fulfilling all our demands..... even the naturalist Mr. Harsh and Mr. Karun were very good and thanx to them We saw 8 tigers in our 3 safaris and we had a beautiful sighting of a tigress and her cubs with Mr. Harsh.... over all I must say it was a wonderful 5 star experience....totally worth it👍🏻😊🙏🏻
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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PradipKanakia wrote a review Apr 2022
Bengaluru, India3 contributions
Nestled in the raw jungles of Bandhavgarh National Park, Taj Mahua Kothi provides a unique nature experience that you can never forget. Each cottage is decorated with village theme and with amazing artifacts that gives every cottage a royal look from inside. There is a verandah outside every cottage that you can enjoy early morning or in the evening. It is a resort surrounded by trees and grass with amazing bird life. You wake up to hear the chirping of the birds. You get your morning tea and coffee delivered to your cottage. The food is absolutely delicious and served so many times in the day (of your choice) that you get spoiled! The staff are courteous, friendly and helpful all the time. The service standard is simply superb. There is no wifi or TV in the room that compels you to integrate with nature. Mobile usually works in the resort that helps you to keep in touch with outside world. There is a swimming pool that you can use as a family to refresh, particularly when it is hot. The main activity is jungle safari that you can take multiple times through different entrances and there is a night safari too. We saw tigers twice during our safaris, but were thrilled to see diversity of animals, vast jungles with mountains in the background. The safaris are long (almost 4 hours in the morning and 2.5 hours in the afternoon), but you will always want more of the safaris. I have done safaris in several other places in India, but Taj Mahua Kothi will remain entrenched in my memory for ever for the quality of cottage, top class service, delicious food and the natural environment that it provides to give you a real break from our busy life.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: All cottages are the same
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Response from Kanhai Kapoor, Other at Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park
Responded 10 Apr 2022
Dear Mr. Kanakia Greetings & Big thanks for beautiful comments. Your appreciation really helps to motivate team to care about all guests with same Zeal, ensuring the best and memorable stay with us. Your extended family here at Bandhavgarh awaits to welcome you once again. Regards
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Binoy K wrote a review Mar 2022
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1 contribution
The hospitality was amazing. All the chefs, Mr Amit and our butler-Mr. Rajkumar took special care. We had an 11-year-old kid with us, and he loved the overall experience at the lodge. We also availed of Spa facilities, and this was also very good.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Kanhai Kapoor, Other at Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park
Responded 6 Apr 2022
Dear Mr. Kejriwal, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to host you. I will surely share your message with team and specially chef’s team, Rajkumar and to Amit. We would love to see you again and make new memories with Taj Safaris Mahua Kothi.
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Ankit Choudhary wrote a review Feb 2022
Patna, India22 contributions33 helpful votes
I read about it.....I was super excited. I reached it.....I was kind of disappointed. I stayed here.....I was delighted. So I would start with my most controversial statement first. Yes, I indeed was disappointed in first 15 minutes. Why? Because of these reasons - 1. The resort is built in a small area, though the overall area is large. 2. No wi-fi in rooms. 3. No TVs. 4. No coffee / tea maker in room. 5. Large courtyard, relatively small room and bathroom. 6. Set-menu dining. However, within a few hours I realized that all of the above reasons were totally justified and well thought-out plan. In a true Taj style, this was a curated experience to ensure our connectivity to the forest rather than technology! Great…. To begin my slew of compliments, I must first compliment the service staff at Taj. Starting with Amit - Resort Manager to Mukhesh Ji – Chef to Munshi, Bhola – Butlers to Rajkishore Ji – Naturalist….everyone was impeccable at their respective jobs. The overall environment was very warm and homely which is a great thing after you come back from multiple safari drives daily. This gets me to my next misguided critic about the set-menu. In reality the set-menu is perfect because in the evenings you just want to relax, chit-chat with other guests at the hotel and have a good time instead of having to think about what to order etc. Infact, I must add that the guest can always request the chef to cook whatever they’d want to have for the next meal. The rooms / cottages too have a minimalistic footprint which is healthy for the jungle around. The rooms are a little bit small but well done with all elements trying their best to give you the feeling of being in a village (albeit a super luxurious one). Overall, a fantastic experience. I am now dead-sure I will visit other Taj Safari properties sooner rather than later.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Kanhai Kapoor, Other at Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park
Responded 7 Apr 2022
Thank you for unboxing the life in a jungle. We always try to maintain our balance with jungle and hence, kept everything as it is. It was always our motive for the travellers to enjoy forest life with peace. I will share your message with the team especially Amit, Chef Mukesh, Bhola and Naturalist Rajkishore. We hope to see you again!!!
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lekha s wrote a review Feb 2022
Algiers, Louisiana21 contributions
Quaint cottages in a forest setting. Impeccable service and food. Naturalist guided wildlife visits in jeeps. all of this awaits you at Mahua kothi. We were rewarded by much more than we expected. I am compelled to name the best. Mukesh the chef, Bhola the butler just for us and a Naturalist who enjoyed educating our eyes, ears and senses, to the best in Nature. Only negative is the 4-5 hour drive from the closest airport at Jabalpur.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Pre book the Taxi to take you there.
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Response from Kanhai Kapoor, Other at Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park
Responded 7 Apr 2022
Dear Ms. Subhaiya Thank you for the warm review. Forest always unfolds unexpected things, and it is good to hear that you experienced them. We hope more of such experiences in your next visit to your extended family here at Bandhavgarh.
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Deepak Ramineedi wrote a review Jan 2022
Mumbai, India1 contribution
Overall experience at Mahua Kothi was fantastic. Chef Mukesh and Ram Kumar were exceptional serving wonderful food everyday with care. We had two young kids and everyone took great care. Managers Amit and Ajay were super helpful too. We look forward to re-visiting shortly.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: all rooms are quiet and very good
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Response from Kanhai Kapoor, Other at Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park
Responded 7 Apr 2022
Dear Mr. Ramineedi, Thank you for your Review. We are happy to hear from you. I will surely share your appreciation with the team especially Chef Mukesh and Raj Kumar. We all wait to welcome you again to our peaceful garden in Bandhavgarh.
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Shankh Sengupta wrote a review Jan 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Truly unique. No better place to stay in Bandhavgarh. Hospitality and food was great. Ambience was perfect. Service was top class. The whole team led by Amit were fabulous. Safaris organised by Taj was well thought out.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Kanhai Kapoor, Other at Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park
Responded 10 Apr 2022
Thanks so much for all your appreciation, it was pleasure to host you. surely will share your comments with Amit and team Mahua Kothi team waits to welcome you again
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DDalal wrote a review Dec 2021
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India36 contributions24 helpful votes
Excellent place. Staff was very good and helpful. Food was good . Dinner at different outdoor places was unique. Heating in the room was a bit tricky but housekeeping staff was helpful . Food was good. Breakfast was on the Safari but quite nice
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: If you are 5/6 visitors together book safaris directly from Third party as Taj is quite expensive...
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Response from Kanhai Kapoor, Other at Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park
Responded 12 Apr 2022
Dear Mr. Dalal Thank you for the warm review. We are happy that your visit Went smoothly. Thank you for taking time and for writing kind review. We all are looking forward for next visit soon.
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Nithya G wrote a review Nov 2021
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India40 contributions26 helpful votes
The day we left Mahua Kothi, many staffers asked me to review them on Trip Advisor. This was also the day when I saw the last part of a movie called Ratatouille. In it, the food critic Gustav writes “ In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment”. What do I say? Do I talk about Karun the naturalist with his genial smile and made sure that we saw, appreciated and enjoyed every inch of the magnificent jungle? Or the smiling Mr Amit Singhvi who made sure we had everything we needed and more? Or the other Amit who magnificently organized everything? Or chef Mukesh and his team who cooked food so close to home including the lip smacking jungle breakfast on the car bonnet? Or made sure to pack sandwiches for our return journey? Or the staff who laid out a warm water bath with divine smelling salts on the last day? My special praise is however reserved for Munshi ji who served us our meals. I cannot think of another person in my life who has served love in lieu of food. Mahua Kothi is paradise nestling in Bandhavgarh. Go there to get a slice of heaven.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Kanhai Kapoor, Other at Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park
Responded 12 Apr 2022
Dear Ms. Gogtay We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky to have guests like you. I will surely share your warm gesture of appreciation to my team and especially AmiS, Amit, Karun, and Munshi. We are happy that we hit your expectation up to the mark.
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$412 - $481 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IndiaMadhya PradeshUmaria DistrictBandhavgarh National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Which popular attractions are close to Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park?
Nearby attractions include Bandhavgarh National Park (0.9 km), Bandhavgarh Hill (1.6 km), and Shesh-Saiya (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include Her Cafe, Cafe Malaya, and Citrus Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park have airport transportation?
Yes, Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.