Best places to stay in Bandhavgarh National Park

Once famed for its white tigers and as a former hunting ground of the Maharajas of Rewa, today Bandhavgarh’s exotic inhabitants are rigorously protected. Home to a stable tiger population, deer, langur monkeys, sloth bears and a colourful collection of birdlife this is one of India’s most bountiful national parks. Our pick of the best places to stay in Bandhavgarh National Park are all oozing in style and provide an opulent stay, whilst marvelling at the native beasts.

Bandhavgarh National Park

Flanked by the Satpura hills and Vindhyan ranges, the park lies along an expanse of scrubland surrounded by vertiginous red sandstone cliffs. Quite the dramatic setting.

With some of the most luxurious safari lodges in the country, there is no shortage of ways to explore the great outdoors in style.

Our pick of the best places to stay in Bandhavgarh National Park are all ensconced in nature and are an excellent base for wildlife safaris.

Best places to stay in Bandhavgarh National Park

For luxury

Spoilt for choice, Bandhavgarh National Park boasts not one but two of India’s best safari lodges. Whichever you choose you will not be disappointed.

Samode Safari Lodge

Still not sure which to book? For the utmost in stylish stays browse though our list of the best places to stay in Bandhavgarh National Park to start to plan your trip. Alternatively you can extend the search but checking out all our Madhya Pradesh recommendations, or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.

  • Mahua Kothi

    Near Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

    A joint venture between & Beyond and Taj Hotels this property has some impressive credentials. With twelve traditional, yet luxury 'kutiyas' accessed through a private verandah. Washed mud walls display iconic local artwork and richly coloured textiles. There is an alluring pool and fine dining.

    12 rooms from $737
    Birdwatching  -  From India's national bird, the peacock to the shaheen falcon, there are plenty of exotic birds to be found here.
    Great walks  -  Morning nature walks with the naturalist.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection
  • Samode Safari Lodge

    Umaria, Madhya Pradesh

    One of, if not the, top luxury safari resort in India. Twelve palatial villas are decorated with chic, colonial flair and include sitting rooms, verandahs and stunning outdoor bathrooms. Enjoy a candlelit dinner by the pool or a relaxing lunch with scenic views. There is a pool, gym and spa.

    12 rooms from $736
    Back to Nature  -  Just 1km from Bandhavgarh National Park and with luxurious indoor/outdoor living you are surrounded by nature.
    Cooking classes  -  Once you have sampled the kitchen's distinguished cuisine you will want to take home their secrets.
    Great walks  -  Go on a walking tour of the property's 22 acres and its surronuding villages.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Relais & Chateaux

Written by  Megan Lambert,
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