Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh National Park

Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh National Park

Mahua Kothi combines luxury with the Indian outdoors being just a step away from the home of some of the world’s most revered wildlife. This place is made particularly special by its rural beauty and the superb standards of the Mahua Kothi. Twelve traditional luxury cottages sit almost unseen inside a 45-acre private forest, skirting the edges of the Bandhavgarh National Park.

Rural elegance

Each of the twelve mud cottages, known traditionally as ‘Kutiyas’, are constructed in traditional design. Terracotta roofs shade exotic ensuite rooms, each with a large, welcoming king-sized bed that looks out over your own private courtyard. Bathrooms are spacious with large tubs and a step-down shower with a brass bucket and mug, where you can take an invigorating bucket bath.

Adventure in style

Once you’ve settled into your traditional cottage at Mahua Kothi, it’s time to venture out. Take a game drive shortly after sunrise or in the afternoons to finish at sunset. Settle into the theatre-style seating on specially-designed 4x4 vehicles and let expert naturalists guide you through the drive of your life. Bandhavgarh National Park has one of the largest collections of wild Bengal Tigers in the world and the guides will keep you on the edge of your seat as they track animals and listen for the wildlife.

For a more relaxed excursion, step out with one of our expert guides on a nature trail, listening and watching the abundance of small animals and creatures. The guide’s skilful storytelling will have you fascinated with this lush part of India.

Unique dining

After a busy day exploring the park and watching the stunning wildlife, it’s back to the homestead for an equally impressive array of gastronomic excellence. For the ultimate romantic setting, opt for the Mahua Dinner, sat by a stunning lily pond, flanked from left to right with oil lanterns. Chefs will serve you delicious food barbecued in a tandoor, describing in detail the mouth-watering recipes as they craft their creations.

Spa Gym Swimming Pool

before you go

Everything you need to know before planning your dream trip

The Essentials
Private transfers are 4 hours from Jabalpur Airport / 12 Suites / 1 Restaurant / Spa / Hot Tub / Outdoor Pool / In-room Gym / Private Massage Decks / Safari Shop / Jungle Safari / Nature Walks
When to travel
Generally speaking the best time to visit is between November and March, with the monsoon season running between July to October in the south and July to September in the north.
How to get there
British Airways and Jet Airways fly to Delhi and Mumbai, Virgin Atlantic fly to Delhi. You can reach Cochin with Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways via Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha respectively. Goa is serviced via Doha on Qatar Airways or via Bombay on Jet Airways.

Our Destination Specialists


our destination specialist

Jessica Jones Specialist area: Caribbean & Indian Ocean 26 years in travel industry
Paul Jones Specialist area: Asia & Indo-China 26 years in travel industry
Julie Crump Specialist area: Africa 37 years in travel industry

Have you ever wondered about the team behind your holiday? Our expert team are always on hand and invite you to give them a call to discuss your perfect holiday with Azure.

We are passionate about travel and that passion drives our desire to ensure you have your perfect holiday every time. Our promise to you is your best ever tailor-made holiday

01244 322770
Opening Hours
  • Monday - Friday- 9am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday - 9:30am - 1pm
  • Sunday- Closed

our travellers' journeys

Find out what our clients have to say about their experiences