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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Village Tala,Thasil Manpur, Bandhavgarh National Park 484661, India
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nr Cambridge, UK.
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From your welcome to the farewell, this stay was wonderful. EXCEPTIONALLY attentive staff ensuring your every need catered for, discussing food preferences and cooking anything you desire - the incredibly experienced chef here definitely a hidden gem in India! Our little cottage was rustic and sweet; much larger than we had anticipated, really homely and seemingly private. A cosy stay,... More

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

home is the word which i can use for this place . lively & pampered and Mr. Ramayan was the one who was luking for all our needs ans demand . we stayed for 3 days and it was less . Mr. Raj our naturalist is a fun person to be specially his signal of nature was unique . Mr.... More

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MridulaT, Owner at Mahua Kothi, responded to this review

Dear Bharti ji, Thank you very much for your kind feedback. Ramayan truly is a great asset to us; especially as he comes from the rural community. He used to be a Sanskrit teacher in the local school and after some intensive F&B training sessions, and consistent English coaching, he was raring to go! Many of our butlers are from... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

It has been a memorable trip of two nights. It is a lovely, serene place in the middle of jungle. Each and every staff takes great care of you, be it the butler, the chef, the naturalist or the General Manager. We were greeted with bubble bath with rose petals one night...which was awesome. First night the dinner was laid... More

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MridulaT, Owner at Mahua Kothi, responded to this review

Dear Rekha ji, Thank you for such fulsome praise; we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your holiday with us. We do have a great team at Mahua Kothi largely comprising of people from local communities; and all of them passionate about our guests and nature. At Taj safaris we love to celebrate the local cuisine and the organically... More

Hartsdale, New York
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159 reviews 159 reviews
40 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

What a gorgeous place coupled by exceptional service. Our lodge was enormous and even had converters for our American appliances. We also loved the enormous outdoor patio area. You must take a bubble bath with rose pedals there and use the provided products. Our butler was out of this world, as was every staff person. Please give a shout out... More

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MridulaT, Owner at Mahua Kothi, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your warm feedback; it is heart warming to get praised for all the small touches our passionate and enthusiastic Mahua Kothi team loves to put in. Bishnu does seem to have the seventh sense (if I could call it that) apart from that mischievous tinkle in his eye. It is also a great... More

London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Our two night stay coincided with unseasonably terrible weather. It poured with rain on every drive and it was extremely cold. But our butler took care of our every need, even an electric blanket to fight the cold. One evening we returned from a drive to find the bath filled with hot bubbles, scattered with flower petals and two gin... More

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MridulaT, Owner at Mahua Kothi, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from the jungles of Central India and I would like to whole-heartedly thank you for your kind feedback. I am glad that you appreciated our small touches to make your stay comfortable and memorable. We are also happy to note that you appreciated our meals that are inspired by local cuisine and use locally grown organic ingredients.... More

Oakland, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

The service here is so attentive, personal, and perfect, it is hardly to be believed. Complementing main focus--tiger tracking with an excellent naturalist guide, including a delicious picnic breakfast, and hot water bottles to keep you warm--the highlights included picking our own salad for lunch in the garden, and a cooking lesson from the talented chef. (The carrot halwa was... More

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58 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We stayed at all 4 Taj safari lodges, one in each of the 4 national parks in eastern Madhya Pradesh, and we loved every one. Each is quite different from the others in design, so we never had a sense of deja-vu. Our room at Mahua Kothi was spacious and very comfortable, with a large adjacent dressing area and bathroom... More

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London, United Kingdom
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79 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We had very good luck with tigers during our stay and this made the trip more special for us. We saw five tigers in the grassland just after a kill BUT we would not have had our 20mins alone with the tigers before the other jeeps arrived if it had not been for the lodge. They kindly arranged full day... More

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west midlands Uk
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I have recently returned from an Indian trip organised by Devika Surie of & Beyond India, during which I spent time at Mahua Kothi lodge. This is the second time I have been there. On each occasion the experience has been incredible. The staff are welcoming, friendly and efficient, especially the butlers and the naturalists. The food is an experience... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

My colleague and I reached Mahua Kothi on work. The service was brilliant, the food was awesome. The chefs ensured we go what we wanted. The manager was a pleasure to talk to. The naturalists were extremely helpful and knowledgable. What else does a chap want in the jungles?

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Also Known As:
Mahua Kothi Hotel Bandhavgarh National Park
Mahua Kothi Hotel
Address: Village Tala,Thasil Manpur, Bandhavgarh National Park 484661, India
Location: India > Madhya Pradesh > Bandhavgarh National Park
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 23 Specialty lodging in Bandhavgarh National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Mahua Kothi 5*
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