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Samode Safari Lodge Bandhavgarh, Bandhavgarh National Park 484661, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Samode is a beautiful lodge. We spent two nights there (thanks to Spice Jet canceling our flight---do NOT use Spice Jet--terrible record for making flights). This property is perfect. Reminded me a lot of Londolozi in South Africa. Elegantly furnished cottages with lovely surroundings. It certainly has every comfort you need. The food was excellent---especially enjoyed breakfast! Every night they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as part of our time at SAMODE. Our rooms were awesome and the service was the best ever. When we would leave our suite for dinner or to go on safari, there was someone with a flashlight to light our walk in the star filled sky. It was cooler in the early AM... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The property is amazing and we had a great time. Our only disappointment was with a gentleman named Anil who claimed to be a relative of the owner. He first got friendly with us and showed us pictures of various animals he had taken during his rounds with the naturalists. When we asked him if he would be selling them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I can support 728Ashok's review as we accompanied him. Vijaybhan, our naturalist was indeed most knowledgeable and enabled us to see the animals in their native habitat. The lodge consists of 12 luxurious cottages and a central building with restaurant and common areas. We recommend the whole experience - lodging, food and Bandavgarh Park drives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We arrived at the Samode Safari Lodge at about 1:30 pm. The drive was one of the best that I have had in India. Open fields broken up by thick forest and almost no people. I did not know that places like this existed in India. We left Delhi by plane in the usual thick morning fog mixed with pollution... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We ( 3 couples ) recently stayed at this lodge for our game drives to the tiger reserve. It was a wonderful stay and loved every minute of it. It is not easy to get there, we flew from Delhi to Jabalpur and drove in a Tempo Traveller to the lodge. It was a three and half hour drive on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We had such a great time last year and saw 7 tigers, so we had to return. The accommodation is really comfortable, the food delicious and this year we not only saw two tigers, but a leopard. The lodge is beautifully constructed with as an example a tree growing through the floor of one of the mystery dining areas which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

On arriving at the lodge for a weekend we were amazed by the wonderful hospitality and the immediately relaxing feel of the lodge. We were introduced to our naturalist, who was a very knowledgable guide on the wildlife drives, and ensured that we were looked after while at the lodge. We unfortunately didn't see any tigers (we were there for... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was our first stop in India, and although it took a flight to Jabalpur and a subsequent 3 hour drive to get there, it was well worth it. Samode seems to be a bit further away from the main gates of the park than the other resorts, such as the Taj, and takes around 15-20 minutes to get to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

It was just like coming back to a friends home when we returned to Samode in the steaming Indian summer heat of June. Three of us, my wife and a safari friend from KL joined up to get pics of the tiger. Samode offers expert guides, in large four wheel drives to take you to the three zones of the... More 

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Address: Samode Safari Lodge Bandhavgarh, Bandhavgarh National Park 484661, India
Location: India > Madhya Pradesh > Bandhavgarh National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 12
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