BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK
Bandhavgarh National Park is located in the Vindhya Hills in the state of Madhya Pradesh. With a diverse variety of habitats.it is home to a large cross section of game, including Royal Bengal tigers. Indeed the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is one of the highest in India. The park comprises a core area of 105 sq km and a buffer area of around 400 sq km. Its topography includes steep ridges, undulating forest and open meadows making it one of India's most scenic national parks.
Apart from that the park also boasts variety of species of birds like Grey Hornbill, Common Teals, Red Jungle Fowl, and White Breasted Kingfisher, Black Ibis, Brown Shrike, Long Tailed Shrike, Bay Backed Shrike, Common Iora, Wooly Necked Stork, Crested Serpent Eagle, Pariah Kite, Changeable or Crested Hawk Eagle, White Eyed Buzzard, Yellow Crowned Woodpecker, Chestnut Shouldered etc.
Taj Safari Lodge Mahua Kothi
Mahua Kothi Nestled in the vicinity of the National Park is the first of the Taj Safari Lodges in India. The name MahuaKothi draws inspiration from one of India’s most beautiful trees.
The accommodation and facilities of the lodge blend charmingly into the quaint and rustic surroundings.
It features twelve cottage suites, called Kutiyas. Each charming suite is filled with quaint local touches: wooden shutters, tapered hand-finished walls, stone floors, open rafters with roughly-hewn beams, handmade pottery roof tiles and rust and burnt orange local textile furnishings.
Dining in MahuaKothi is an exciting safari itself with several deliciously surprising twists and turns. Fresh local ingredients, homemade accompaniments, fruits and veggies grown in backyards, ancestral cooking and dining customs, and quaint village traditions create never-before dining experiences.
The facilities include Jiva Spa and swimming pool.
Tree House Hideaway
In the 21 acres of wild world of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, the outlook of tree houses is grunge and sturdy looking but the door opens to an acceptable elegance complementing the outside world. The interiors are the fusion of contemporary and traditional jungle style with earth tones and eco essentials.
They are equipped with modern attached bathrooms with hot and cold running water, Air Conditioners, mini bar and loungers in the balconies etc.
The 5 Hideaways are named after the trees on which and around they are created.
The Dining hall is built around a century old Mahua tree, in two levels. The ground level serves as a cozy dining hall and the upper floor as a bar cum lounge known as ‘The Watering Hole’. Dining hall offers Indian, Continental and Barbeque meals personalized to requirements of the guests.
The Lodge also has a Machaan overlooking a water hole frequented by wild animals.
30 acres of Sal Forest and grasslands consisting this comfortable Kings Lodge. The lodge offers the accommodation in cottages and rooms on stilts overlooking the forested hills and grasslands.
The local stoneand regularised timbers are perfectly utilised in the construction to minimize the impact on Eco system. The designs of the cottages and rooms are traditional and blend suitably with the landscape.
The huge tree trunk dining table enhancesthe character of the pleasant and wild dining hall. There are other venues to choose from.
The Lodge also features a Spa and Swimming pool