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Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park

Village Tala, Tehsil - Manpur Dist Umaria, Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh National Park 484661 India
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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
Electric vehicle charging station
Valet parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun terrace
Butler service
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Bottled water
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discerning25 wrote a review 21 Feb
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom68 contributions45 helpful votes
We stayed here for three nights and had a wonderful stay. The accommodation is "slightly rustic" but fits in nicely with the jungle location. The room was comfortable and is well equipped - the lack of a television was not an issue but perhaps the management would give consideration of providing internet access in the rooms. The house keeping was excellent and the room was cleaned and refreshed every time we went out. All the staff were friendly and helpful but some stood out and need to be mentioned. Munshi and Promod who are the butlers were caring and welcoming. They ensured that we were always comfortable and safe. Chef Rahul produced some superb food and always ensured that our palates were catered for. Bhola Ram is a very good waiter and ensured that we were well fed - sometimes too well fed! Priyanka, the naturalist is clearly passionate about the jungle and her enthusiasm kept us going through 4 safaris. She got us two tiger sightings - one of which is probably the best we have had in our very many visits to the Indian Tiger Reserves. Apart from the tigers she kept us well informed of the flora and fauna of the forest- her knowledge is remarkable. Like all organisations the ethos of the place is directed by the senior management and Brijesh Saklani has certainly achieved this. He had a very visible presence and spent a lot of time interacting with the guests. We did have an issue during our stay but he dealt with it - showing empathy and understanding. Things do go wrong at times but it is how these are resolved that is important and for that we are grateful All in all it was an excellent stay and we will certainly be happy to return.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Sightseer761026 wrote a review 12 Feb
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The mud huts were fantastic, just no WIFI, but very quiet and well appointed. The food was excellent and worth the visit to see so many wild animals in their habitat. The people are wonderful and very helpful. Highly suggest the visit to anyone who loves animals!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: The pool is cold in the winter and there is no fitness center, so be prepared to do floor and in...
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Gotravel20 wrote a review 7 Feb
Pennsylvania154 contributions73 helpful votes
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We, group of 8 family members, stayed at Maha Kothi for 3 nights, end of Jan,2024. This was the first time majority of us had stayed in a Taj Safari property and we were simply blown away by the warmth and service of the people there. We were welcomed by all the primary staff on arrival. Chef Rahul, Sanat and Ramswarup took care of all our dietary needs and pampered us with delicious dishes. We were surprised with awesome birthday cakes as 3 of us celebrated birthdays during our stay there. Keshu, Pramod, Munshi and Bhola were the butler team assigned to help us and were there every time we needed anything. We had 4 kutiyas and the housekeeping staff did a great job of cleaning,maintaining, drawing baths etc. They were our invisible helping hands. Our rooms were decorated to mark our birthdays. We were provided hot water bottles and blankets for our morning safari which was welcome as it was quite chilly. Our naturalists were Anurag and Priyanka and it was very evident that they were quite knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the area. Although, we didn’t spot any tigers, we spotted other animals and birds and it was an enjoyable safari each time. A few of us used the SPA facility for massages and the local masseuse were really good. Kanchan ( front desk) and Brijesh (manager) coordinated it. The campus is serene and we spent some hours relaxing in the veranda, playing games by the fireplace. Each night, the dinner was set up in an outdoor area that was kept a surprise. This really was highlight of our stay. Many thanks to all the staff for making out stay memorable!! Special thanks to Brijesh for providing us with extra car for our journey back to Jabalpur.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Himanshu T wrote a review Jan 2024
Lagos, Nigeria2 contributions10 helpful votes
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Best place for staying and exploring nearby tiger safaris. The whole staff is so well mannered, they make you feel you are the most important person to them. The cottages are super luxurious, with all the amenities. Housekeeping is super efficient. Every time you go out, when you are back, your cottages are done up, special thanks to Bholaram and team, the team who was taking care of housekeeping The food served was all so yummy, the local delicacies, including the pickles,are served with a smile. Chef Rahul and Chef Nassir and Chef Sanat left no stone unturned to see that the best food is served in best of the ambience and environment Bonfire dinner and poolside candle light dinner were so beautiful, unforgettable experiences. Thank you Nilesh, Brijesh, Pramod and Rampal Ji for facilitating everything possible. We came back with an experience of a lifetime. The Taj group has lived up to and has exceeded our expectations in Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh. Rajkishore ji is an exceptional naturalist who took us to our three safaris and we were able to have a memorable and exciting tiger sighting, unforgettable experiences. Thank you Rajkishore ji Our sincere thanks to the team Mahua Kothi Rampal Singh, Pramod, Nilesh, Brijesh, Bhola Ram, Rajkishore,Keshav, Rahul, Nasser, Sanat Ji for making our stay with you so memorable for ever
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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rkdubey wrote a review Jan 2024
Mumbai, India21 contributions60 helpful votes
We stayed at Mahua Kothi for four nights. It’s a lovely property on the outskirts of Badhavgarh National Park and brings you very close to the nature. This was our first stay at “Taj Safari” resort (while we have stayed at multiple Taj Hotels). The hospitality is at par with any other Taj properties. Our room was aesthetically made to feel like a traditional hut but at the same time it had all the modern amenities. We had electric blankets to keep us warm through the night (with hot bottles placed inside for add-on comfort – a lovely gesture!). Despite in the middle of the jungle the rooms were spectacularly clean and tidy and housekeeping service were top notch (and more than once a day). Our room also had a nice sit-out for soaking the sun in the morning and appreciating the nature – while in the evening the sit out was lit with nice lamps around to take you back in time. We enjoyed the experience curated by the chef with dinner for every night – while it was always under the open sky with shining bright stars every time the venue was different. Given the setup for dinner was outside, we were comforted with the fireplace set next to our table. The staff took extra care to ensure our stay is pleasant – kept us engaged during the meals – and ensured that they serve as per our palate and preferences. We would like to specially mention the services of Sanat Kumar, the Chef and Munshi, our server – for making our stay all the very special. Our safari experience was great – to begin with our guide, Priyanka, was an experienced one. She had an eye for spotting animals and birds in the wild. While we could not spot a tiger (which was bit disappointing) – however, getting to explore nature and drive through the forest is a wonderful experience which we have taken back home. Often for our safaris the staff would greet us when back and would help us with nice hot ginger lime and honey concoction and later place a cute little bar next to the fire place (while we wait for our dinner). Overall, a great stay made special by bunch of attentive, professional and hardworking people at the resort who are committed to ensuring that the luxury in a midst of jungle is not an impossibility. Should one experience this – absolutely. Is it worth the money – a full 100%. Will I go back – oh a big yes to that. Thanks Taj, once again, for creating this wonderful experience for us – to which you have bought our loyalty forever.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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sv2911 wrote a review Jan 2024
kolkata8 contributions2 helpful votes
The staff at Mahua Kothi make the stay memorable. The warmth, personalisation and hospitality is par excellence and unmatchable!! I highly recommend this place for anyone going to Bandhavgarh!! Taj at its best!!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Shikha Singh wrote a review Jan 2024
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If you are truly interested in knowing abt jungle and wild life while staying in lap of luxury , it is the place to be. The hospitality is unparalleled, even better than most of flagship Tajs we have seen. It is a remote, no TV, no wifi resort which really lets you be with the nature. Our butler Pramod was truly exceptional and so was most of the other staff Brijwsh, Kanchan, Bhola all helped to make our stay memorable. The nature guides were very knowledgeable and funny to make the various safaries memorable for my daughter, both Anurag and Priyanka. We will definitely recommend to all nature lovers.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Diana C C wrote a review Dec 2023
London, United Kingdom31 contributions43 helpful votes
Just returned from an excellent stay at Mahout Kothi for three nights. Accommodation was very interesting , tastefully decorated camp with a fanatic view over grasslands. Super spacious cottage with all your requirements and unusual artefacts. We enjoyed our four game drives at this camp but unfortunately we didn't see any tigers . Plenty of other animals, including elephants and colourful birds and insects. Our butler Munti was most helpful and thoughtful.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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kirti wrote a review Dec 2023
Lucknow, India5 contributions
This was our second stay with taj safaris..Loved our stay at mahua kothi. The staff was very friendly and helpful.The property is very nicely done up.its neat and clean. They have great dining venues and options .the food was excellent and freshly prepared. Our server Pramod was very efficient and took care of all that we needed. Naturalist Anurag had great knowledge of the flora and fauna .He kept us entertained during our safaris. Special mention to the manager Deepu who made sure our stay was a memorable one. Looking forward to visiting the other properties as well.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Simran C wrote a review Oct 2023
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Unforgettable experience with amazing hospitality, beautiful rooms views and and delicious food. Anurag, Bhola and team, thank you very very much. They went out of their way to make our anniversary special. I cannot wait to come back again. This place is a once in a life time experience in the lap of nature!!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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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 flat screen TV, and a desk.
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, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Aangan, Her Cafe, and Cafe Malaya.
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.
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Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer 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.
Is Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari - Bandhavgarh National Park accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.