Mahua Kothi Bandhavgarh Experience

Jungle Lodges | Luxury Jungle Lodge

(Nivalink Trip Dated - 23 January 2008)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 23 January 2008)

Taj Safaris, collaboration between CC Africa and Taj Hotels brings in a set of experiences that are completely different and unique from what is offered in India. Taj Safaris is a experience in style and exclusivity. Mahua Kothi at Bandhavgarh is one of that.
Mahua Kothi accommodation comprises the twelve guest suites – or kutiyas (jungle village huts) – are built in the vernacular style of Central India. Each is accessed through private courtyards with shaded seating and traditional mud floors. Interiors include wooden shutters, tapered mud coloured walls in lime and earth washes (finished by hand), open rafters with roughly hewn wooden beams, and handmade pottery roof tiles. Floors are dressed in katni stone strips set in lime mortar. Each ensuite bathroom features twin hand basins, indoor shower, bath and separate w.c. Richly coloured local textiles, used throughout, are in shades of rust and burnt orange. Each kutiya features roll-down mats to keep out the early morning sun, as well as overhead fans and air conditioning.
Mahua Kothi overlooks open grassland on the periphery of the reserve forest. Guests delight in the yoga amenities provided in a basket (complete with instructions), as well as traditional Indian games of marbles and Chaupad. Kettles of boiling water on chulhas (charcoal burners) are brought out with early morning tea to the kutiyas. Bicycles, parked in the kutiya courtyards, are an invitation to explore.
Mahua Kothi as an experience that goes well beyond wildlife and here guests are treated to an exclusive and personalized experience that blends into the surroundings and wildlife beyond and differentiates itself from anything a world traveler has seen or experienced elsewhere.


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