Bandhavgarh National Park is a jungle-covered sanctuary for wildlife with ancient secrets hidden among its rocky outcrops. A 2,000-year-old fort with Sanskrit-covered cave shrines stands testament to long-gone dynasties. Now the inhabitants include the Bengal tiger and the elusive white tiger of Rewa.
Once a hunting reserve of the royal family of Rewa, Bandhavgarh was declared a National Park in 1968 and subsequently developed into one of India’s finest Tiger reserves. Today Bandhavgarh is thought to be the park with the highest density of tigers in India.
In addition to Tigers, it is possible to see sloth bear, wild dog and even the occasional wolf. The park also offers bird lovers an abundance of birdlife with over 150 species known to visit the park.
Located in Bandhavgarh in central India, the Samode Safari Lodge is set in grassy plains and reed covered wetlands between the forested hills and cliffs of the Vindhayan Mountains, convenient for jeep and elephant-back safaris in the national park. Samode is an eco-tourism lodge, designed in a local style using natural materials with the smallest possible environmental footprint. The lodge uses so...
Just 20 minutes from the entrance of Bandhavgarh National Park, the Mahua Kothi lodge sprawls over 40 acres. The original homestead has been beautifully renovated to form the guest areas and the 12 charming en suite guest suites, accessed by private courtyards, feature a spacious verandah, wooden shutters, wooden beams and pottery roof tiles. Unwind in the library, beat the midday heat in the swim...
Situated just moments from the Tiger Reserve (Tala Zone) of Bandhavgarh lies the Monsoon Forest, set within a tranquil setting of 10 acres of grasslands and trees. With its focus on reforestation and preserving the forest, at Monsoon Forest guests can learn about the ecology and conservation of the tiger from the specially trained guides. Monsoon Forest is home to just 6 tents and 6 nests or eco-c...
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