Wildlife Camp at Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh by Taj Safaris


Duration: 1 Day

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Nestled in the vicinity of the breathtaking Bandhavgarh National Park is the first of the Taj Safari Lodges. The name Mahua Kothi draws inspiration from one of India’s most beautiful trees, the Madhuca Indica, or butter tree. Its luscious off-white flowers take centre-stage in many Indian festive rituals, and here, at Mahua Kothi, it is at the centre of many a unique and delightful experience. The lodge sprawls over the 40 acre grounds, around the renowned former tented camp, Churhat Kothi, the accommodation and facilities of the lodge blend charmingly into the quaint and rustic surroundings.

Mahua Kothi unlike any safari experience in the country so far – impeccable service and lush luxury.

Mahua Kothi promises an experience that is unconventional, focused on guests’ individual needs and emotions, knowledgeable, sophisticated and innovative.

Lodges are not operational from 1st July onwards till 15th October, as the national parks are closed due to monsoons.


Package Details

01N/02D Wildlife Camp at Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh

Duration:   1 Day
How to Reach
Mahua Kothi is conveniently situated in central Madhya Pradesh, near the major airports of Khajuraho (230 km) and Jabalpur (190 km) It is also just 230 kms away from the Kanha tiger reserve. It is easily accessible from the major cities of Delhi and Mumbai, too.

The nearest airport to Mahua Kothi is at Jabalpur. However, the most convenient route to Bandhavgarh National Park is to fly from Delhi to Khajuraho and then drive five and a half hours in. Though this is the longer route, the drive is very interesting. The road crosses the Ken river, where some stretches have been declared a crocodile sanctuary famous for Ghariyal, a rare fish eating crocodile. Then the road goes past Panna town, famous for its diamond mines, to the midway point from where it branches off on a subsidiary road across ridges of the Vindhyachal to Bandhavgarh.

From Delhi:
  • Fly to 5 ˝ hours to Khajuraho (winter months only), and a 6 hour drive via Satna will get you to the lodge.
  • Fly 3 ˝ hours to Jabalpur, from where the lodge is a 4-hour drive away.
  • Fly to Gwalior, take a 12-hour train ride to Umaira, from where a 40 minute drive will get you the lodge.
  • Fly to Gwalior, take a train to Katni (approx. 10 hrs) and drive down to the lodge in 2 1/2 hours. You could also take a train directly to Katni from Delhi (13-14 hours).
  • All trains from Delhi stop at Gwalior
From Mumbai:
  • Fly to Bhopal and take a connecting flight to Jabalpur, from where the lodge is a 4-hour drive away.

Season :

The best time to visit the place is from October to April.

  • Summers (March to May) are very dry and scorching with hot sun and maximum temperature touching above 45 °C and sometimes soaring up to 48 °C. Tourists typically avoid this season.
  • Winters (December to February) are the pleasant season with cool climate all through.
  • Monsoons (June to November) are accompanied with heavy showers and the Park thrives during the monsoons with fresh greeneries.
November to June is good for the Park visit as the park is closed from July to October due to high monsoon days. March to June is good for spotting many wild animals including tigers and leopards. During this season one can get beautiful photographs of the wild animals moving freely in the Park. July to October is good for short outings and enjoying the vista of natural beauty which is at the pinnacle.




1). Rates are per person per night on twin sharing basis with mandatory requirement of minimum 2 paying adults
2). Breakfast
3). Accommodation in Luxury cottage


1). GST @ 5.0%
2). Air/Train fare
3). Anything not mentioned under the head inclusions.
4). Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary / stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, road blocks and / or any factors beyond control.
5). The tariff does not include barbeque and activities.

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